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|What is Todd-AO?||"Baraka" cast and credits|
|The Amazing Optical Adventures of Todd-AO|
By Jeff Hecht
Todd had just launched Cinerama, a wide-screen system that put the audience in the middle of the action. Yet he knew the cumbersome three-projector Cinerama system dated from before World War II, and had split with his partners even before the first Cinerama film opened.
|Hollywood Comes to American Optical Co.|
Roy C. Gunter Jr.
O'Brien was interested in what Todd said about Cinerama and sent Siegmund to New York to look at the system. He reported back to O'Brien that while the optical system was not really sophisticated, the audience response to the wide screen was clearly favorable.
|The Importance of Panavision|
By Adriaan Bijl
In the fall of 1953, Panavision started, as a company which supplied theaters with anamorphic projection attachments. By the time this market was saturated, the company had established itself in the field of motion picture equipment by developing and marketing other products like printer and photography lenses, and cameras.
|In the Splendour of 70mm|
By Grant Lobban
During the first few years of this century the wide gauge films were abandoned in favor of the smaller and more economical 35mm width. For example the Biograph Company made its last 68mm subject in 1905 and in 1912 the 35mm Edison format was internationally adopted as the professional theatrical standard.
|Die Herrlichkeit von 70mm|
Von Grant Lobban
In den ersten Jahren dieses Jahrhunderts wurden Breitbildformat-Filme zu Gunsten der kleineren und ökonomischeren 35mm-Breite aufgegeben. So stellte die Biograph Company beispielsweise ihr letztes 68mm-Format 1905 her, bis 1912 war das 35mm-Edison-Format zum internationalen Standard der professionellen Lichtspielhäuser geworden.
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