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This Is Cinerama (1952)




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This 1952 documentary was created in order to showcase a new filming and exhibition style known as Cinerama. The technique created an image nearly three times as large as traditional movie screens, and was launched right at the beginning of the boom in the sales of televisions in order to help the movie business differentiate itself from this new form of media. This Is Cinerama features a number of images designed to accentuate the vastness and beauty of the form and includes footage from airplanes as well as images from some of the most celebrated international landmarks including the Edinburgh Castle and the La Scala opera house.

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Critic Reviews for This Is Cinerama

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It's easy to see why such a film became so wildly popular, but like its opening sequence, it's basically a carnival ride.

August 6, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Pumps up the process of Cinerama.

October 21, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

After about 15 minutes, the curtains part, and the full, color, Cinerama picture appears; it's literally a roller coaster about to start its ascent. And darned if it isn't kind of thrilling.

October 4, 2012 | Full Review…

The film that gave birth to the modern widescreen era.

September 14, 2012 | Rating: 3/5

One of those rare, never-to-be-duplicated cinema experiences that any serious film lover should make an effort to see while it's available.

January 2, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Still impressive even in lieu of today's standards.

May 29, 2002 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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