THE ART OF PROJECTION…


On Tuesday, I had posted a brief collection of artistic projector photography on nEoFILM's sister blog, nEoPOL Photography. *** This collection was taken 10 years ago with my old Vivitar Vivicam 3765 (3mp) camera. This was my FIRST digital camera. The quality was questionable but it did produce a nice grain which was more reminiscent … Continue reading THE ART OF PROJECTION…

SPIDEY COME HOME…


After years of speculation, Spider-man is returning to Marvel, at last. Back when The Avengers was first being planned and discussed, many, myself included, expected a Spider-man's reboot to be a part of this project. Instead we got a whole new reboot with the Amazing Spider-man as a separate entity from Marvel. Marvel's attempts to regain … Continue reading SPIDEY COME HOME…

BAFTA 2015: THE RESULTS


Let's face it, it has been a low key year in cinema despite what the hype may be saying. The awards have been dominated by the usual human dramas and historical biopics, with both the British contributions The Theory Of Everything and The Imitation Game, shed light on some unfortunate subjects, not least, the horrendous … Continue reading BAFTA 2015: THE RESULTS

“IT’S ALL ‘BOUT THE BASS, ‘BOUT THE BASS… NO TREBLE!” : A BRIEF LOOK AT SENSURROUND


There have been so many technical leaps and innovations since the birth of cinema in 1896, with many failures and successes but more than not, they are failures which inspire. Cinerama was the godfather of the modern widescreen, multi-track surround sound cinema, but it wasn't the first attempt at widescreen, any more than The Jazz … Continue reading “IT’S ALL ‘BOUT THE BASS, ‘BOUT THE BASS… NO TREBLE!” : A BRIEF LOOK AT SENSURROUND

CINERAMA HOLIDAY (CINERAMA)


1955 DIRECTOR: Robert L. Bendick, Philippe De Lacy May Contain Spoilers! Today is the 60th Anniversary of Cinerama Holiday's New York premier, which The Troller's and The Marsh's are "supposed" to have attended during the film's premier... But more on that intriguing twist later... The second of only five "True" Cinerama Travelogues, as well as one … Continue reading CINERAMA HOLIDAY (CINERAMA)

SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE (CINERAMA)


1958 DIRECTORS: Carl Dudley, Richard Goldstone, Francis D. Lyon, Walter Thompson & Basil Wrangell May Contain Spoilers! The Orson Welles narrated South Seas Adventure is the fifth and final entry of the three-strip Cinerama Travelogues, though Orson is the not the only voice to appear on this soundtrack, with his credit overshadowing the word of several others. Opening without the customary 1.37:1 segment, originally … Continue reading SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE (CINERAMA)

RENAULT DAUPHINE (SHORT) (CINERAMA)


   1959 DIRECTOR: Unknown May Contain Spoilers! This Cinerama promotional short is, to my knowledge, one of only TWO such shorts that exist and to be photographed in the three-strip process. The second, In The Picture (2012) would be shot in 2012, using a vintage Cinerama camera in honour of the format's 60th Anniversary in September of … Continue reading RENAULT DAUPHINE (SHORT) (CINERAMA)

HOLIDAY IN SPAIN (“SCENT OF MYSTERY”) RELEASED


The release of this 1960 Smell-O-Vision curio, Scent Of Mystery, which was re-released in 1962 as a Cinerama film, blown-up from its original TODD-AO 70mm master, has actually been released after all. It sneaked out in November 2014 and passed many of us by. Surprisingly, it was not released by Flicker Alley, who many of us … Continue reading HOLIDAY IN SPAIN (“SCENT OF MYSTERY”) RELEASED

FLICKER ALLEY’S 3-STRIP CINERAMA LINE-UP


IT ALL BEGAN... ...back in 2008 with the release of the new experimental feature which help make up Warner's How The West Won (1962) Blu-ray, Smilebox, a 3D mapping system which recreates the 146 degree curved screen of the three-strip Cinerama process, which only lasted 10 years before it was phased out in favour of the … Continue reading FLICKER ALLEY’S 3-STRIP CINERAMA LINE-UP