2010's, 3D, Documentary

THE ULTIMATE WAVE: TAHITI IMAX 3D (2010) – QUICK REVIEW


2010 DIRECTOR: Steven Low 60/100 What's to say? It looks good. But being as this is a low budget IMAX documentary about surfing, plot is not really high on the agenda. But as with all IMAX documentaries, this splits its 45 minute runtime between some pretty decent surfing footage (though I have to admit that… Continue reading THE ULTIMATE WAVE: TAHITI IMAX 3D (2010) – QUICK REVIEW

10 Candles, 1950's, 1960's, Article, Documentary, Science Fiction, War

FILM OF THE MONTH ~ SEPTEMBER 2015


The FOTM for September is none other than Val Guest's British sci-fi classic, The Day The Earth Caught Fire (1961). This was covered in detail this month with a week dedicated to reviews from the latest BFI Blu-ray edition, which also included three nuclear themed documentaries from 1950's/60's. This ran here on nEoFILM between 14th -… Continue reading FILM OF THE MONTH ~ SEPTEMBER 2015

1960's, 7 Candles, Documentary

THE HOLE IN THE GROUND (SHORT)


1962 DIRECTOR: David Cobham The Hole In The Ground is a colour docudrama, the nearest that I've seen to the chilling 1984 docudrama, Threads, which focuses on the role and procedures of the Royal Observer Corps (British) in the event of a nuclear attack. It is a bit dry, stiff upper lipped and reeks of… Continue reading THE HOLE IN THE GROUND (SHORT)

1950's, 9 Candles, Documentary

THE H-BOMB (SHORT)


1956 DIRECTOR: David Villiers This 22 minute short subject was an information film trying to put into context the dangers and the attitudes needed to survive a nuclear attack in Great Britain, just a year after the Warsaw Pact was signed and the A-Bomb was giving way to the much more powerful Hydrogen, or H-Bomb.… Continue reading THE H-BOMB (SHORT)

1950's, 7 Candles, Documentary

OPERATION HURRICANE (SHORT)


1952 DIRECTOR: Ronald Stark Operation Hurricane is a short subject chronicling in detail, the efforts made during the early days of the cold war and more importantly, the beginnings of the Nuclear Arms Race, as Great Britain test their first A-bomb in the Indian Ocean. This was it, the Atomic bomb test by Britain as it entered the burgeoning… Continue reading OPERATION HURRICANE (SHORT)

2000's, 8 Candles, Documentary

9|11 (TV DOCUMENTARY)


2002 DIRECTORS: James Hanlon, Gédéon Naudet & Jules Naudet 9|11 was first aired on the 1st Anniversary of the attacks in September 2001, but by now, the 14th Anniversary of the world-changing event, 9|11 has lost some of its poignancy but not much. After so many more detailed accounts, following the jumpers, the heroic emergency services and the… Continue reading 9|11 (TV DOCUMENTARY)

1950's, 6 Candles, CINERAMA, Documentary, Drama

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)

1950's, 7 Candles, CINERAMA, Documentary

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)

1950's, 9 Candles, CINERAMA, Documentary

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)

1950's, 7 Candles, CINERAMA, Documentary

CINEMIRICLE ADVENTURE: WINDJAMMER: THE VOYAGE OF THE CHRISTIAN RADICH (aka WINDJAMMER) (CINERAMA)


1958 (Cinemiricle Release) 1962 (Cinerama Re-Release) DIRECTOR: Bill Colleran & Louis De Rochemont III May Contain Spoilers! This is the third and final, to date, Cinerama (Smilebox) film which I have watched and I expected this to be one of the best. I must admit that I was a little disappointed. Windjammer was the first major restoration… Continue reading CINEMIRICLE ADVENTURE: WINDJAMMER: THE VOYAGE OF THE CHRISTIAN RADICH (aka WINDJAMMER) (CINERAMA)