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AVATAR 2, 3, 4 & 5 -WHY THE DELAY?


After watching Avatar in 3-D for the first time since theatres in 2009, I began to think about the long delay in the production of the sequels. I remembered how long it took to bring the original to the screen, a decade to be precise, with talk of "developing something new and innovative". It was… Continue reading AVATAR 2, 3, 4 & 5 -WHY THE DELAY?

1900's, 1950's, 1960's, 1980's, 9 Candles, Action, Adventure, CINERAMA, Comedy, Science Fiction

FILM OF THE MONTH ~ OCTOBER 2015


"Are we back?" "We're back" replied Doc Brown, but he was referring to 1985 after Marty and Doc's trip to October 2015, but this month saw US arrive on that "future" date, a date that has now slipped peacefully into the past. The buzz surrounding this fictional interpretation of the future has been as fascinating… Continue reading FILM OF THE MONTH ~ OCTOBER 2015

1960's, 8 Candles, CINERAMA

THE BEST OF CINERAMA (CINERAMA)


1963 May contain spoilers! Created as filler to use between major Cinerama performances during the early 1960's, it is rumoured that there were other, rougher cut versions of this as early as 1960, but this, the "final" version as it were, was initially played in the interim before How The West Was Won (1962) hit… Continue reading THE BEST OF CINERAMA (CINERAMA)

1960's, 7 Candles, CINERAMA

HOW THE WEST WAS WON 3-STRIP REVIEW (CINERAMA)


If we were to walk into a theatre today and watch a film in which the widescreen image was clearly separated in to thirds, with each third looking different from its neighbour, jumping around and not even marrying up with it, I think that we would be right out the door demanding a refund before… Continue reading HOW THE WEST WAS WON 3-STRIP REVIEW (CINERAMA)

1950's, 1960's, 2010's, Article

WIDESCREEN WEEKEND 2015 @ BRADFORD ~ REVIEW


A young man made his way through the crowd which had assembled outside the single Pictureville screen, the only Cinerama screen left in the England, carrying a large 35mm spool, giving us a taste of what we where in for that night. The film which was about to be presented was an original three-strip Cinerama… Continue reading WIDESCREEN WEEKEND 2015 @ BRADFORD ~ REVIEW

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WIDESCREEN WEEKEND SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED (BRADFORD – 15th – 18th OCTOBER)


As promised, here is the running order for next month's Widescreen Weekend which is being held at the Pictureville Cinema, attached to the National Media Museum in Bradford, England. SCHEDULE 15th ~ 18th October 2015 THURSDAY 15th 11:00 - A INTRODUCTION TO CINERAMA & WIDESCREEN CINEMA (PICTUREVILLE) 18:00 - WIDESCREEN WEEKEND RECEPTION (TBA) 19:00 -… Continue reading WIDESCREEN WEEKEND SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED (BRADFORD – 15th – 18th OCTOBER)

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WIDESCREEN WEEKEND BACK AT BRADFORD


After some concern over the future of the festival, the Widescreen Weekend, a celebration of classic widescreen films including those made in the Cinerama format, is set to return in October. The very future of the Media Museum itself was in jeopardy back in 2013 too... ...But they were ultimately saved. The festival begins on Thursday… Continue reading WIDESCREEN WEEKEND BACK AT BRADFORD

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)

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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