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This Is Cinerama

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Original title
This Is Cinerama
Year
Running time
116 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
,
Music
Howard Jackson, Paul Sawtell, Roy Webb
Cinematography
Harry Squire
Cast
Producer
Cinerama Productions
Genre
Documentary
Synopsis / Plot
A standard screen B&W prologue during which Lowell Thomas shows how, from the dawn of history, mankind has attempted to create the illusion of depth & movement by artistic, mechanical and photographic means. Cinerama format opens with Rockaway Playland Roller Coaster, then Temple Dance from "Aida", views of Niagra Falls, Long Island Choir - an early test of CineramaSound in B&W -, Canals of Venice, Edinburgh Military Tattoo, bullfight and musical performance in Spain, Act II finale of "AIDA" at La Scala Opera House, Milan. "Intermission 15 minutes" Act II commences with a sound demonstration - "we call it stereophonic sound" says LT. Then to Cypress Gardens, Florida, for trick water skiing and boating scenes. The last half of Act II- "America the Beautiful"- is viewed from the nose of a low flying B-25 aeroplane. Finally, credits.
Awards
1953: Nominated for Oscar: Best Soundtrack (Drama or Comedy)
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