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as remembered by the people who worked with the films. Both during
making and during running the films in projection rooms and as the
audience, looking at the curved screen.
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mystery sign By Jan E Olsen
This sign was found
in a scrap container
last year, probably
after cleaning out
an old house. It was
given to the
charity that runs
the school ship
famous from the
Does any body know
where this sign was
to set sail soon in
a new digital
version By Randy Gitsch
“WINDJAMMER: THE VOYAGE OF THE CHRISTIAN RADICH” to set sail soon in a new digital version. Widescreen film fans
around the world will be thrilled to hear that a new, sharper, clearer
version of the 1958 three-panel picture has now been created by the Cinerama
Restoration Team. Its theatrical rollout is now nearing its kick-off and
will lead to a new Blu-ray launch next spring.
Manual For Louis De Rochemont's Windjammer
A film for all people of all ages, WINDJAMMER is a self-selling
commodity; as evidenced by the record breaking grosses. It is a high
level production, an entertainment, and, as such must be handled with
special care. This is why WINDJAMMER has been and will be presented just
like a Broadway show, on a hard ticket basis.
Installation and Operating Procedures By R. H. McCullough
Cinemiracle uses a triple camera, using three 35 millimeter negatives. This results in the filming of a scene under a triple angle. Such a method gives, in principle, a vision in wide angle in the projection system, similar to that which one has in real life.
Cinemiracle is a system of photography and projection developed by National Theatres Amusement Company and first used by Louis de Rochemont in the production of "Windjammer".
Theatre Survey By R. H. McCullough
Attached is a list of 205 theatres in the United States which have been surveyed for Cinemiracle. Out of this number of houses 102 are suitable for the Cinemiracle process.
There are several things to be considered in selecting a theatre for Cinemiracle. The theatre must be in good condition. Sometimes a small house with a large screen will be a great success. Huge houses with a large seating capacity and heavy overhead should be avoided.
with producer Randy Gitsch By Thomas hauerslev Cinerama has not played here
in years. Many, many years, and you can now get a clue as to the excitement
of the live experience, seeing it in a real theatre on a big screen, and
enjoy that experience. It is very theatrical. There is a lot of Showmanship
in Cinerama and this is a chance to go back to a theatre and learn about
what that was like.
On the Trail of "Windjammer" - A
Visit to Oslo By Thomas Hauerslev
I left Copenhagen by train bound for Oslo, the beautiful capital of Norway. The goal of the journey was an interview with the director of "Windjammer", Mr Louis de Rochemont III.
Sepia records has
soundtrack from the
original tapes in
stereo and together
with the studio LP
are releasing the
on 2CDs. It took a
lot of hard work by
Audio Mechanics in
LA to get the
somewhat warped 1/4"
tapes to properly
play back but they
did it! The tapes
recorded for a sound
track album but then
Records committed to
a LP version that
WINDJAMMER sails again! By Rick Mitchell
"Windjammer" sailed across the screen of the Cinerama Dome, 58 years after it first sailed across the screen of the Chinese Theater
Movie Star Visits Copenhagen By Thomas Hauerslev Cinemiracle star S/S Christian Radich visits Copenhagen. See the images from a visit on the deck of the magnificent ship.
My "Windjammer" Story By Sven Libaek
The world premiere was a typical Hollywood event, and there we were, three
young Norwegian boys, who a year earlier could only have dreamt about
attending such a spectacle.
Working for Louis deRochemont By Borden Mace Riding back to Manhattan alone with a captive David Lean in a thirty minute taxi ride, I had questions of a lifetime to ask him. I never got to ask one. He was so excited and had so many questions he wanted answers to.
The Danes And The Windjammers By Borden Mace I tried to convince Captain Hansen to sail the S/S Danmark, to be the “star” of our scheduled second wide screen spectacular following “Cinerama Holiday”
Is "Windjammer" the Queen of Kitsch? By Fans at the Widescreen Weekend
It is a grand movie! As a colleague of mine in London told me. It must be the queen of kitsch. But it was an incredible experience to see "Windjammer", the film all Norwegians have talked about since the original release in 1958.
Out “Windjammer” By Randy Gitch
After 22 days on marquees and movie screens, the 2015 European Cinerama
Festival Tour has closed its’ last show in Oslo, Norway with a sold-out
presentation of “Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich” at the
Norwegian Film Institute’s Cinemateket. The film is a Norwegian
Stopping Soon In Two
German Ports By Randy Gitsch
shown on two
successive nights as
open-air events at
Lubeck’s Old City,
on Nov. 2 & 3. These
will be in the
front plaza where
the film will be
projected onto three
the this one-time
prison yard, as a
part of the 58th
Nordic Film Days
Kolstad passed away By Kaare Terland Four days after his ninetieth birthday Lasse Kolstad
passed away. He was one of the main actors in Norway and mastered all
disciplines from classics to musicals.
R. Bjercke passed away By Kaare Terland In the mid-fifties he co-chaired on the Board of The
Christian Radich Foundation in Oslo. In that position he
became instrumental in the negotiation with Louis de
Rochemont II in using the S/S Christian Radich as the
windjammer in the Cinemiracle production
"Windjammer" cast and credits Producer: Louis de
Rochemont. Directors: Louis de Rochemont III and Bill Colleran. Directors of photography: Gayne
Rescher, A.S.C. and Joseph Brun. Film editor: Peter Ratkevich. Music: Morton Gould.
Director of sound: Richard J. Pietschmann, Jr.
Film: Eastman Kodak Company. Color by:
Dubray-Howell. Recorded in: RCA Stereo Hi-Fi 7-track Cinemiracle sound.
Running time: 142 minutes including overture, intermission and exit
at the Tonhallen By Thomas David Boehm
A former friend of mine, Arno Buchholtz, who died many years ago, was a
projectionist at the Tonhalle. There he took some slides which show the
projection room with the Cinermiracle-setup.
of "Windjammer" at the Empire in
Paris By Gerhard Witte
The very successful Cinemiracle movie "Windjammer" had its World Premiere at Grauman´s Chinese Theatre
in Hollywood on Tuesday, April 8, 1958.
In France, in Paris, "Windjammer" opened relatively late at the Empire-Cinérama-Théâtre Abel Gance on Monday,
February 5, 1962.
"Windjammer" @ the Dome By Dave Strohmaier
The 1958 roadshow production "Windjammer", will screen at the Cinerama Dome, September 5th, 2010
- Exclusive Danish Re-release By Biffen & Hauerslev
presenting the remastered version of Louis de Rochemont's CineMiracle Adventure
"Windjammer" for 4 days in July 2010 and welcoming
Carin-Anne and David Strohmaier to Aalborg to introduce
movie miracle in Aalborg By Lars Borberg
The biggest movie in the
world will now be shown in one of the world’s smaller theatres: The Biffen, at Nordkraft in Aalborg.
"Windjammer" dialouge Retyped by Anders M. Olsson Transcribed from the actual English soundtrack. Translations from Danish and German sources have been used to fill in some sections for which the English soundtrack couldn't be located.