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This Is Cinerama (1952)

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The film begins in black-and-white and in standard 4:3 aspect ratio, as travel writer and newscaster Lowell Thomas appears on screen to discuss the evolution of motion picture entertainment, from the earliest cave paintings designed to suggest movement, up to the introduction of color and sound. At the conclusion of the 12-minute lecture, Thomas speaks the words "This is Cinerama" and the screen expands into the full Cinerama aspect ratio and color as a series of vignettes, narrated by Thomas begin.
The film includes scenes of the roller coaster from Rockaways' Playland, then moves on to a scene of the temple dance from Aida, views of Niagara Falls, a performance by a church choir (out of pace with the rest of the film, this segment is shot in black and white), a performance by the Vienna Boys' Choir, scenes of the canals of Venice, a military tattoo in Edinburgh, a bullfight, more from Aida, a sound demonstration in stereo, scenes from Cypress Gardens amusement park including a water skiing show,[2] and the playing of America the Beautiful as scenes are shown from the nose of a low flying B-25.
Kathy Darlyn
Narrated By:
Lowell Thomas
Louis Forbes
Release Date:
Not released

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