Tag: Cinerama

Documentary Collages: Sacred (2016) + Bodysong (2003)

Documentary Collages: Sacred (2016) + Bodysong (2003)

June 12, 2017 | By

Review of two documentary collages: Thomas Lennon’s Sacred (2016), currently screening at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, and a DVD review of Simon Pummell’s still mesmerizing Bodysong (2003) + some Editorial Blather.

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David Strohmaier talks Cinerama + Tales from Dental Hell

David Strohmaier talks Cinerama + Tales from Dental Hell

January 11, 2015 | By

Podcast interview with Cinerama Restoration Director David Strohmaier, details of upcoming posts + a modest tale from Dental Hell.

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BR: Scent of Mystery / Holiday in Spain (1960 / 1962)

BR: Scent of Mystery / Holiday in Spain (1960 / 1962)

December 15, 2014 | By

Holiday in Spain / Scent of Mystery was initially planned as an alternative evolution of film exhibition by its original benefactor, Mike Todd, one of the partners in the 3-panel, super-widescreen format Cinerama in the early fifties. Widescreen films had existed as early as the twenties and early thirties…

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Holiday in Spain: Interviews with producer Brian Jamieson and Cinerama preservationist & historian David Strohmaier

Holiday in Spain: Interviews with producer Brian Jamieson and Cinerama preservationist & historian David Strohmaier

December 15, 2014 | By

Interview with home video producer Brian Jamieson and esteemed Cinerama preservationist Dave Strohmaier on the reconstruction, restoration, and home video release of Holiday in Spain (1962), the ‘deodorized’ version of the world’s first and last Smell-O-Vision film, Scent of Mystery (1960).

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CD: Scent of Mystery (1960)

CD: Scent of Mystery (1960)

December 15, 2014 | By

Long a top collectible LP, Kritzerland’s limited CD rescues a very rare Mario Nascimbene score from oblivion, as well as providing some details on an even more rare film – the first and only movie presented in the branded Smell-O-Vision process…

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BR: Khartoum (1966)

BR: Khartoum (1966)

July 24, 2014 | By

A film clearly put into production to cash in on the success of David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Khartoum’s central subject is another forgotten British hero – General Charles ‘Chinese” Gordon – whose claim to fame was problem-solving strife and divisions in Asia, Africa, and later the Middle East…

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Khartoum – a Cinerama Desert Panorama!

Khartoum – a Cinerama Desert Panorama!

July 24, 2014 | By

Review of Twilight Time’s really gorgeous Blu-ray of Khartoum (1966), starring Charlton Heston as Another Important Historical Figure With Grey Hair.

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Screenwriter William Rose: Part I

Screenwriter William Rose: Part I

September 19, 2011 | By

Reviews of 3 films written by William Rose: The Flim-Flam Man (Twilight Time), It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (MGM), and Genevieve (VCI), plus quick thoughts on the current restoration of the Cinerama catalogue for theatrical and home video.

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DVD: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World (1963)

DVD: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World (1963)

September 18, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / I . Film: Very Good/ DVD Transfer: Very Good/ DVD Extras: Very Good Label: MGM/ Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: September 18, 2001 Genre: Comedy / Slapstick / Cinerama Synopsis:  Several teams of ordinary nutbars race to the West Coast in search of a buried loot. Special Features: […]

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The Car in Motion: Racing Films, Part I

The Car in Motion: Racing Films, Part I

June 3, 2011 | By

First enty in racing films, starting with a review of John Frankenheimer’s Grand Prix (Warner Home Video), which contains superb widescreen racing sequences…

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