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2012 Widescreen Weekend Program
Pictureville, Bradford, England

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Text and images by: -Date: 01.02.2012. Updated 21-01-24

Friday 27.04.2012


"Cinerama’s Russian Adventure" 10:00

10:00 – 12:22 “Cinerama's Russian Adventure” (2:07) + 15 min intermission. Filmed in: 3x35mm 6 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Sovcolor 3-strip Kinopanorama. Presented on: The curve in Kinopanorama. Smileboxed and remastered with 5.1 digital stereo. Angle of view: 146°. Country of origin: USSR. Originally released March 29, 1966 in Chicago. Later optically printed to 70mm.

Included sequences from: 
Great is my Country 28.02.1958
The Enchanted Mirror 1958
One hour of Unexpected Travels by Helicopter 1960
Fourth Programme of Panorama Films: "Circus Performance " and "On the Red Square" 1961
Naughty Curves 1961 
With an Open Heart 1961
To the Antarctic for the Whales 1961
Amazing Hunting 1962
The Volga Flows On 1963

Introduced by Randy Gitsch and Dave Strohmaier

Update on remastered "Cinerama's Russian Adventure"
| Orphan Films Discovered in Hollywood Basement | in70mm.com's Cinerama page
More in 70mm reading:

Widescreen Weekend 2012
Gallery: 2012
Mission Report
WSW Home
Through the Years
The Best of WSW

Academy of the WSW

Creating the WSW
Planning the WSW
Projecting the WSW
Projecting CINERAMA


"The Windjammer Voyage: a Cinemiracle Adventure" - 12:45 - World Premiere showing

12:45 "The Windjammer Voyage: a Cinemiracle Adventure" (0:56) Presented on: The flat screen. Country of origin: USA/Australia/Norway. Production year: 2011. World Premiere: 27.04.2012, Pictureville Cinema, Bradford, UK

"The Windjammer Voyage: a Cinemiracle Adventure" is a 56 minute documentary starring members of the cast and crew of the Cinemiracle film "Windjammer". Filmed in Norway and Australia in January 2011, crew and cadets share their incredible stories about of the voyage, the filming and what happened to them in the years that followed. Featuring never before seen behind the scenes photos of the voyage and rare home movies taken during the production. The film "Windjammer" was hugely successful in 1958-60 almost all over the world. Largely unseen since the original release, the "lost" film about a Norwegian school ship, has undergone a digital remastering process for theatrical presentation and DVD/Blu-ray release.

Credits: Produced and Edited by David Strohmaier. Interviews conducted by Thomas Hauerslev, Espen J. Jørgensen, John Steven Lasher. Norwegian Producer Espen J. Jørgensen. Associate Producer in Norway Thomas Hauerslev. Associate Producer in Australia John Steven Lasher. Contributing Producer Randy Gitsch. Cinematography Morten Skallerud (Norway) and Richard Monk (Australia). Special Thanks to Jan E. Olsen of the Norwegian Film Institute and to Kaare Terland

Cast: Lasse Kolstad, Barbra Karine "Kari" Christensen, Kaare Terland, Alf Bjerke, Kjell Grette Christensen, Jon Reistad, Tore Bilet, Turi deRochemont, Jan Halvorsen, Sven Libaek, Jan E. Olsen & Thomas Hauerslev

"Windjammer" Cast & Crew Interviews in Oslo | Composer & Movie Star Sven Libaek interviewed | Sven Libaek's Autobiography - Chapter 3 "WINDJAMMER"

Introduced by David Strohmaier

"This is Cinerama" - 14:15

14:15 – 16:30 “This is Cinerama” (2:00) + 15 min intermission. Filmed in: 3x35mm 6 perforations, 26 frames per second. Principal photography in: Cinerama. Presented on: The curve in 3-strip Cinerama with 7-track magnetic stereo. Angle of view: 146°. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 1952. World Premiere: 30.09.1952 The Broadway Theatre, New York, USA.

Developed by Fred Waller. Narrated by Lowell Thomas. Supervised by Michael Todd and Michael Todd Jr. Produced by Merian C. Cooper and Robert L. Bendick. Music by Cinerama Philharmonic Orchestra. Cinematography by Harry Squire.

Print: National Media Museum

This is the original Cinerama feature which launched the widescreen era, here presented in a recently struck print in the original three-strip format, with seven-track stereo sound. There is no narrative, merely a variety of 'attractions': the famous rollercoaster ride is followed by a series of musical and travelogue episodes culminating in an aerial tour of America. More than a technological curio, it's a document of its era.
Internet link:

Cinema Retro

National Media Museum

Reel Solutions

Tom March is a co sponsor of Grimm (Paid for the new sound track)
Full Sponsor of the the This Is Cinerama "reprints" to update Bradford's Print

Co Sponsor of South Seas Adventure (credited as co producer) on the restoration credits

Full sponsor of the new print of the Renault Commercial - which Bradford gets to keep the new print

Full Sponsor of "Precious Images" along with Chuck Workman of the HD digital copy being donated to the Museum
How Cinerama works. 3 cameras photograph a scene on three separate side-by-side films in a 146 degree panorama. In the cinema, all three films are shown side-by-side on a curved screen. This creates a sense of depth and reality unlike anything you have ever seen. If you have not seen Cinerama yet, then this is your chance.

1953 Academy Award Wins:
Fred Waller (d. May 18, 1954) for designing and developing the multiple photographic and projection systems which culminated in Cinerama.

Academy Award Nominated:
Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

What is Cinerama?

Cinerama is a very complicated projection process with three projectors electronically locked together, showing three 35mm films side by side on the same curved screen, at the same time. Cinerama, very effectively creates an illusion of reality, by photographing an extreme wide-angle picture on three strips of film. Cinerama is shown on a large curved screen like
Pictureville's. The curve is defined as being 146 degrees of a circle. The screen is geometrically the same size as the human eye, which when a spectator sits somewhere close to the center of the circle, looking at the middle of the screen, he’s having A First Person Experience. He’s having the sensation he is there, right in the middle of the action. The audience will feel a sensation of participation.

Why does a Cinerama screen have to be deeply curved?

”If you photograph a cavalry of horses coming toward you and sweeping past, using conventional narrow angle lenses (and this includes CinemaScope), the camera never sees the sides of the horses. If this is now projected on a screen, even a wide curved one, wrapped around the audience, as the horses go off the screen, they all turn facing you and gallop sideways. This is a subtle effect, but the fact that you never see the sides of objects, destroys the participation effect - the sense of being in the middle of the action.”

Brian O'Brien, Jr. about Cinerama
| in70mm.com's Cinerama page | The Birth of an Idea

Introduced by Dave Strohmaier and talk about the new replacement footage with Tom March

Loren Janes Lecture: “How The West Was Won” behind the scenes 16:50

Loren Janes with Tom March on the site where "How the West Was Won" was filmed. Image by Tom March

Stuntman and Film Raconteur, Loren Janes shows you his personal film clips of his work on the epic Hollywood film "How The West Was Won". He has been an icon in the stunt industry for more than 50 years. The founder of the Stuntmen Association of Motion Pictures and Television has spent a lifetime perfecting his skills and thrilling audiences around the world. Loren will tell of those days and the locations where his historic stunts were performed. Listen to his reminiscences of when he worked along side numerous Hollywood stars including Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, Jack Nicholson and Debbie Reynolds. Loren shows you where he appears as a stunt double in ”How The West Was Won” and where he appears in supporting roles so that you can better appreciate his contribution to the film. He takes you on an actual behind the scenes look at how his stunts were prepared to create the action you will see on the big screen. Action movies would seem very static were it not for performers like Loren Janes.

Widescreen Reception for weekend delegates + Academy of the Widescreen Weekend 18:00

Reception guests 2011 - the Russian, French, Arabian delegation. Sebastian Rosacker (left) Francois Carrin and Mark Lyndon


"How the West Was Won" - The Cast Remembers - 19:00

"Stars Debbie Reynolds, Carroll Baker, Russ Tamblyn and Eli Wallach, as well as stuntman Loren James appear in a short potpourri of additional interviews originally compiled as an intended value-added documentary for the 2008 Warner Bros Home Video release of "How the West Was Won".

Introduced by Randy Gitsch
(20 min)

"How the West Was Won" - 19:30

“How the West Was Won” (2:42) + intermission. Filmed in: 3x35mm 6 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Cinerama. Presented: On the curved screen in 3-strip with 7 track magnetic stereophonic sound. Angle of view: 146°. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 1961. World Premiere: 01.11.1962 Casino, London, England.

Written by James R. Webb. Produced by Bernard Smith. Original Music by Ken Darby and Alfred Newman. Cinematography by William H. Daniels, Milton R. Krasner, Charles Lang and Joseph LaShelle. Directed by John Ford, Henry Hathaway and George Marshall.

Carroll Baker (Eve Prescott Rawlings), Lee J. Cobb (Marshal Lou Ramsey), Henry Fonda (Jethro Stuart), Gregory Peck (Cleve Van Valen), Debbie Reynolds (Lilith 'Lily' Prescott), James Stewart (Linus Rawlings), Eli Wallach (Charlie Gant)

"How the West Was Won"

Academy Award Wins:
Best Film Editing Harold F. Kress
Best Sound Franklin Milton (M-G-M SSD)
Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen, James R. Webb

Academy Award Nominated:
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color George W. Davis, William Ferrari, Addison Hehr, Henry Grace, Don Greenwood Jr., Jack Mills
Best Cinematography, Color William H. Daniels, Milton R. Krasner, Charles Lang, Joseph LaShelle
Best Costume Design, Color, Walter Plunkett
Best Music, Score - Substantially Original Alfred Newman, Ken Darby
Best Picture Bernard Smith

Youtube trailer
| in70mm.com's Cinerama page | Introducing "How the West Was Won" in Digital in 2009 |
"How The West Was Won" Cinerama Event at the Cinerama Dome
allmovie.com: Filmed in panoramic Cinerama, this star-studded, epic Western adventure is a true cinematic classic. Three legendary directors (Henry Hathaway, John Ford, and George Marshall) combine their skills to tell the story of three families and their travels from the Erie Canal to California between 1839 and 1889. Spencer Tracy narrates the film, which cost an estimated 15 million dollars to complete. In the first segment, "The Rivers," pioneer Zebulon Prescott (Karl Malden) sets out to settle in the West with his wife (Agnes Moorehead) and their four children. Along with other settlers and river pirates, they run into mountain man Linus Rawlings (James Stewart), who sells animal hides. The Prescotts try to raft down the Ohio River in a raft, but only daughters Lilith (Debbie Reynolds) and Eve (Carroll Baker) survive. Eve and Linus get married, while Lilith continues on. In the second segment, "The Plains," Lilith ends up singing in a saloon in St. Louis, but she really wants to head west in a wagon train led by Roger Morgan (Robert Preston). Along the way, she's accompanied by the roguish gambler Cleve Van Valen (Gregory Peck), who claims he can protect her. After he saves her life during an Indian attack, they get married and move to San Francisco. In the third segment, "The Civil War," Eve and Linus' son, Zeb (George Peppard), fights for the Union. After he's forced to kill his Confederate friend, he returns home and gives the family farm to his brother. In the fourth segment, "The Railroads," Zeb fights with his railroad boss (Richard Widmark), who wants to cut straight through Indian territory. Zeb's co-worker Jethro (Henry Fonda) refuses to cut through the land, so he quits and moves to the mountains. After the railway camp is destroyed, Zeb heads for the mountains to visit him. In the fifth segment, "The Outlaws," Lilith is an old widow traveling from California to Arizona to stay with her nephew Zeb on his ranch. However, he has to fight a gang of desperadoes first. How the West Was Won garnered three Oscars, for screenplay, film editing, and sound production.

Saturday 28.04.2011


Cinerama Update by Randy Gitsch and Dave Strohmaier - 10:00

"What is happening the world over in Cinerama in 2012 during the 60th anniversary of the film format which started the widescreen revolution? An entertaining look at the ever popular Cinerama format told by special friends of the Widescreen Weekend, the Crusaders of 3-strip; Gitsch and Strohmaier.

The update - Sponsored by Cinerama, Inc. - will include information about John Sittig, Mike Forman, Copyright issues, Restoring "This Is Cinerama", Flicker Alley, "Windjammer", "Holiday In Spain", "The Golden Head", "South Seas Adventure", "Cinerama Holiday", Cinerama Dome, Seattle Cinerama, Schedule of 3-panel and digital Cinerama events to be held worldwide this year, and the highpoint of it all, actual 3 panel Cinerama dailes from
"In the Picture", a short film filmed in 3-strip Cinerama in 2012.
CINERAMA 2012 - First day of shooting "In the Picture"

Lecture: Cinerama in the South Seas

David Coles from Australia

Lecture by David Coles featuring behind-the-scenes anecdotes and stills relating to the production and release of the fifth Cinerama travel title.

Two years ago David Coles travelled from Australia to give us a one hour behind-the-scenes history of Cinerama's Oyster Bay production facility. This year he returns to join our 60th Anniversary Tribute with another quirky Powerpoint presentation.

David has had a unique opportunity, denied others over the last 45 years, of being able to see and study the only surviving print of the 5th travel title "Cinerama South Seas Adventure" (1958) [Thanks to John H. Mitchell who lives in a neighbouring Sydney suburb].

As the production unit was based in Sydney for half the shoot, there were many local people to trace who had anecdotes about their involvement in various aspects of the production. No matter how obscure or trivial, David was keen to seek out every minute detail.

What happened to the camera in the surf at Bondi Beach, and how was it saved? Did the Cinerama plane fly under the Harbour Bridge? What did the Te Vega's captain have to do with the first anamorphic widescreen film released in 1953? (A lot actually - he photographed it!) What was the strange relationship between the actor playing the French artist looking for romance in the South Seas and the beautiful Tahitian dancer Ramine? Did Elvis Presley really try to stop the filming?

David brings us up to speed on who was who, and what to look out for as the film unfolds. He examines the whys and wherefores of how it was all put together and released.

The presentation contains dozens of never before seen behind-the-scenes photos, and is intended to enhance the enjoyment and appreciation of the production for Cinerama fans about to enjoy the South Seas for the first time, and those revisiting the locale after half a century.

David would particularly like to thank both John H. Mitchell and Dave Strohmaier for their generous assistance in making this project possible.

Who is David Coles?
| Magnified Grandeur

"South Seas Adventure" - 12:30
"Presenting the World Premiere of the new, digitally remastered, recombined and Smileboxed® motion picture, which was scanned off of the original camera negatives, and will be presented in a 2K digital format."

12:30 – 14:51 “South Seas Adventure” (2:06) + 15 intermission. Filmed in: 3x35mm 6 perforations, 26 frames per second. Principal photography in: Cinerama. Presented on: The curve in Cinerama. Smileboxed and remastered with 5.1 digital stereo. Angle of view: 146°. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 1957. World Premiere: 15.07.1958, USA.

Directed by: Carl Dudley, Richard Goldstone, Francis D. Lyon, Walter Thompson, Basil Wrangell. Written by: Charles Kaufman, Joe Ansen, Harold Medford. Produced by: Carl Dudley, Richard Goldstone. Original Music by: Alex North. Cinematography by: John F. Warren.

Diane Beardmore (Kay Johnson), Marlene Lizzio (Marlene Hunter), Tommy Zahn (Ted Hunter), Igor Allan (Jean-Louis Martin), Ed Olsen (Amos Dorn, skipper of the Te Vega), Walter Gibbons-Fly (Oley, the engineer), Fred Bosch (Pete, the cook), Ramine (Turia), Jay Ashworth (Jim Perry), Maxine Stone (Nurse), Don Middleton (Nurses Husband), Hans Farkash (Stefan Koschek), Janice Dinnen (Anna Koschek), Eric Reiman (David Koschek), Sean Scully (Bobby Koschek), Margaret Roberts (Betty Koschek), Mrs Gibb, Frank Basden, Dr Huxtable, Vic Cover.

Introduced by Randy Gitsch and Dave Strohmaier

2012 restoration

Combined Frame from South Seas Adventure, The Te Vega at Port.

Restoration Supervised by David Strohmaier. Producer: John Sittig. Co-producer: Tom H. March. Associate Producer: Randy Gitsch and Carin-Anne Strohmaier. Post Production Consultant: Philip Hodgetts. Seven channel Cinerama Sound transferred by Chace Audio by Deluxe. Sound transfer by Thom Piper, Jr. & Paul Gilbert. Cinerama Sound remastered by Gregory Faust. Special 6 perf film scanning and image restoration by Image Trends, featuring special processing with Digital Ice. Image Trends president & CEO: Dan Sullivan. Image Trends CTO & algorithm invention: Al Edgar. Image Trends PE lead engineer alignment & restoration: Michael Wilder. Image Trends quality control data management & process scheduler: Amanda Cook.

Thanks: David Coles. Special thanks (2012 restoration): Carol Dudley Katzka, Family of Carl Dudley, Gregory Lukow, The Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation, John H. Mitchell, Larry Smith

Scanning Cinerama Films
| in70mm.com's Cinerama page
“Cinerama South Seas Adventure” proved to be the 5th and last of the original, 3-panel Cinerama travelogues. Released in 1958, and 4 months after the 3-panel competitor, “Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich”, it is at moments similar, although overall an entirely different tale than previously seen in the format. Five separate stories are woven out of a theoretical voyage that starts enroute to Hawaii, and after traversing the south seas as far as Australia, ends up flying back home from Honolulu.

Unseen since the early 1970’s the picture, now remastered from it’s original camera negatives, shines bright emitting both a panorama that is at times breathtakingly colorful, as well as a fascinating time capsule of 1950’s innocence and quaintness. With a rousingly superb score by Alex North, and part narration by Orson Welles, the picture also, surprisingly may be the first to chronicle primitive bungee jumping.

This remaster is the original roadshow version of the picture, complete with overature, intermission and exit music. Randy Gitsch

"Ryan's Daughter" - 15:15

"Ryan's Daughter" (3:26 + intermission). Filmed in: 65mm 5 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Super Panavision 70. Presented: on the flat screen in Super Panavision 70 with 6-track magnetic stereo. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 1970. World Premiere: 09.11.1970 Ziegfeld, NYC; USA. UK Premiere: 09.12.1970, Empire, London.

Directed by David Lean. Written by Robert Bolt. Produsced by Anthony Havelock-Allan. Music by Maurice Jarre. Cinematography by Freddie Young. Edited by Norman Savage

Robert Mitchum (Charles Shaughnessy), Trevor Howard (Father Collins), Christopher Jones (Randolph Doryan), John Mills (Michael), Leo McKern (Thomas Ryan), Sarah Miles (Rosy Ryan), Barry Foster (Tim O'Leary)

Movie poster art by Howard Terpning

"Ryan's Daughter" reprinted in 70mm
Academy Awards
Best Actor in a Supporting Role - John Mills
Best Cinematography - Freddie Young

Also Nominated for
Best Actress in a Leading Role - Sarah Miles
Best Sound - Gordon McCallum, John Bramall

"Ryan's Daughter"
| On the trail of "Ryan's Daughter" | School House | There Were Giants in the Land | The Importance of Panavision | Takuo "Tak" Miyagishima of Panavision Passed Away

"The Wonderful World of Brothers Grimm" - 20:00

“The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm” (2:15) + intermission. Filmed in: 3x35mm 6 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Cinerama. Presented: On the curved screen in 3-strip with 7 track magnetic stereophonic sound. Angle of view: 146°. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 1961. World Premiere: 07.08.1962, USA.

Directed by Henry Levin. Produced by George Pal. Original Music by Leigh Harline. Cinematography by Paul Vogel. Film Editing by Walter Thompson. Written by: David P. Harmon, Charles Beaumont and William Roberts

Laurence Harvey (Wilhelm Grimm), Karlheinz Böhm (Jacob Grimm), Claire Bloom (Dorothea Grimm), Yvette Mimieux (The Princess), Russ Tamblyn (The Woodsman), Terry-Thomas (Ludwig) ('The Singing Bone')

"The Wonderful World of Brothers Grimm" soundtrack released by Film Score Monthly
 | in70mm.com's Cinerama page | Interview with John H. Mitchell, Australia
Right reel: "This IS of course, the Model 34", well, not really. It's an optical illusion. Both reels are the smaller version. Image by "Dr. Cinerama", alias David Coles.

Bradford will be the first public 3-strip screening of "Grimm" for 40 years. It played a revival season at the Paris Empire March 22,1972 to June 8, 1972. There MAY have been later showings (possibly in Spain) but I have not yet found the evidence for them. Also of interest is the fact that "Grimm" was cut to a precise maximum running time of 135 minutes. It was determined that the original '7,500 foot' spools could hold up to 62 minutes at the original 26 fps. At the slower speed of 24 fps this running time increases to 67½ minutes (half of 135). At the time of its release in August 1962 the need for larger reels for "HTW3" had already been determined, and venues were progressively being upgraded for the larger '10,000 foot' 34 inch reels, but the limit on "Grimm" had been set sometime earlier. As evidence of this, the enclosed John H. Mitchell photo taken recently is of Parts I and II of "Grimm" on the smaller size (30½ inch diameter) reels. Part One on the left is full to overflowing, as you would expect at over 9,500 feet !!! David Coles

Sunday 29.04.2012


Cinerama! Cinerama! - 10:00

New 3-strip print of "Renault Dauphine" commercial with a 5 min intro mention academy so RT would be 10 minutes.

..in Cinerama "Renault Dauphine" Tentative shooting script

John Harvey 13 minute short on New Neon

John H. Mitchell Tribute for his work on Cinerama

Scenes not in "Cinerama Adventure" - Mona lisa, Cuba etc. with intros

Audience on Stage
Widescreen Academy

“From Biograph to Fox Grandeur. Early Experiments in Large Format Presentations”
Lecture by Kevin Brownlow - 13:00

Legendary Film Historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow during a lecture. Image by Thomas Hauerslev

We are delighted that historian and preservationist Mr. Kevin Brownlow of Photoplay Productions has accepted our invitation to come and give a lecture. Mr. Brownlow has recently (2010) been awarded an Academy Award (OSCAR) - The Honorary Award, an Oscar® statuette, is given to an individual for “extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.”

As a film editor, Brownlow worked on Tony Richardson's "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1968). With Andrew Mollo, he directed two feature films, "It Happened Here" (1964) and "Winstanley" ( 1975). In 1980, with David Gill, he directed for Thames TV a 13-part TV series devoted to the American silent film. In 1980, his five-hour restoration of Abel Gance "Napoleon" was presented with a score composed by Carl Davis. Following the demise of Thames TV, Brownlow and Gill formed their own company, Photoplay Productions, with Patrick Stanbury. Their restorations included the Valentino classic, "THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE" (1921). In 1995, they completed the six-part CINEMA EUROPE to mark the centenary of cinema. David Gill died in 1997. Brownlow and Stanbury continued the tradition with documentaries like CECIL B DEMILLE – AMERICAN EPIC and I’M KING KONG, the career of Merian C Cooper, for TCM.

Kevin Brownlow Interview - Part 1 and Part 2
| Kevin Brownlow visits the Schauburg in Karlsruhe

"Around the World in 80 Days" - 14:00

"Around the World in 80 Days" / "In 80 Tagen um die Welt" (German) / "Le Tour du Monde en 80 Jours" (French) (3:03) + intermission. Filmed in: 65mm 5 perforations, 30 frames per second. Principal photography in: Todd-AO. Presented: on the curved screen in Todd-AO, with 6-track magnetic stereo. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 1955. World Premiere: Rivoli, New York, USA 17.10.1956–05.10.1958. German premiere: 04.10.1957.

Directed by Michael Anderson. Produced by Michael Todd. Written by James Poe, John Farrow and S.J. Perelman. Music by Victor Young. Photographed by Lionel Lindon. Edited by Howard Epstein and Gene Ruggiero

David Niven (Phileas Fogg), Cantinflas (Passepartout), Robert Morley (Ralph), Noel Coward (Hesketh-Baggott), John Gielgud (Mr. Foster), Trevor Howard (Denis Fallentin), Fernandel (French Coachman), Charles Boyer (Monsieur Gasse), Evelyn Keyes (The Flirt), Cesar Romero (Achmed Abdullah's Henchman), Robert Newton (Mr. Fix), Ronald Colman (Railway Official), Shirley MacLaine (Princess Aouda), Peter Lorre (Steward), George Raft (Saloon Bouncer), Red Skelton (Drunk in Saloon), Marlene Dietrich (Saloon Hostess), John Carradine (Col. Proctor Stamp), Frank Sinatra (Saloon Pianist), Buster Keaton (Train Conductor), Joe E. Brown (Stationmaster) and many mor
Academy Award winner:
Best Cinematography, Color Lionel Lindon
Best Film Editing Gene Ruggiero & Paul Weatherwax
Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Victor Young (Posthumously)
Best Picture Michael Todd
Best Writing, Best Screenplay - Adapted James Poe, John Farrow, S.J. Perelman

Academy Award Nominated:
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color, James W. Sullivan, Ken Adam, Ross Dowd
Best Costume Design, Color Miles White
Best Director Michael Anderson

Cinestage in London
| "Around the World in 80 Days" 70mm Seasons | Todd-AO films | The Saga of Todd-AO

"Cinerama Adventure" - 17:30

“Cinerama Adventure” (1:37). Filmed in: video, 25 frames per second. Principal photography in: all sorts of video formats. Presented in: On the flat screen in 35mm Dolby Digital. Aspect ratio: 1,75: 1 - 1,85:1. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 2003. World Premiere: 22.08.2003 - 28.08.2003, Arclight Hollywood, Los Angels, USA (Academy Award qualifying run).

Produced, written and edited by: Dave Strohmaier. Produced by: Randy Gitsch. Original Music by William Stromberg & John Morgan.  Camera: Gerald Saldo and many others.

Debbie Reynolds, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach, Louis de Rochemont III, Michael Todd Jr., and Russ Tamblyn (as themselves).

Complete Credits

THE CINERAMA ADVENTURE is a 96 minute documentary celebrating the long lost three-camera three-projector cinematic process which thrilled millions of baby boomers around the globe in the 1950s and early 60s. Though abandoned in 1966, the Cinerama process still brings back fond, and sometimes passionate, memories to millions of Baby Boomers - of sweeping aerials, world travel, thrilling roller coaster rides, and other virtual reality experiences designed to lift the audience out of their theatre seats and into the action.

Using unusual film clips that have not been seen for over 40 years, "Cinerama Adventure" will take you behind the scenes for the human interest stories of the trials ans triumphs that were involved in making theses films: stories of hair rasing danger, international intrigue, critical injury and death.

"Cinerama Adventure" is a dramatic and nostalgic look back at forgotten era in film history. Cinerama forever changed the way we see and hear movies and single handedly thrust the entire film industry into the wide screen stereo sound era that is with us to this day.

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Introduced by Dave Strohmaier and Randy Gitsch

"Samsara" - 19:45

“Samsara” (1:40). Filmed in: 65mm, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Panavision System 65. Presented in:  4k DCP Panavision Super 70 in Dolby Surround 7.1 with full PCM sound, on the flat screen. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 2011. World Premiere: 11.09.2011, Toronto Film Festival, Canada. UK Premiere: 29.04.2012

"Samsara" to Premiere in Canada, September 11, 2011 | "Samsara" is a Triumph of the Moving Image | A Conversation with Mark Magidson and Ron Fricke | "Samsara" a 70mm film project by Ron Fricke | Super Panavision 70 | The Importance of Panavision | Takuo "Tak" Miyagishima of Panavision Passed Away

Monday 30.04.2012


"The Star Chamber" - 10:00

"The Star Chamber" (1:49). Filmed in: 35mm, 4 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Panavision. Presented on: The flat screen in a vintage 70mm print with 6-track magnetic Dolby Stereo. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 1983 World Premiere: 05.08.1983, USA

| Films blown up to 70mm | 70mm Blow Up List 1983 | The Importance of Panavision


"Black Rain" - 12:30

"Black Rain" (2:05). Filmed in: 35mm, 4 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal photography in: Panavision. Presented on: The flat screen in a vintage 70mm print with 6-track magnetic Dolby Stereo SR. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1. Country of origin: USA. Production year: 1989 World Premiere: 22.09.1989, USA

| Films blown up to 70mm | 70mm Blow Up List 1989 | The Importance of Panavision
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