CINEMA-SCOPE @ 62


This is the one that stuck! Just a few days shy of a year after the release of the phenomenally successful This Is Cinerama at the end of September 1952, The Robe (1953) ushered in the simpler and more palatable widescreen format, Cinema-scope and one which quickly evolved to become one of the industry standards. Even … Continue reading CINEMA-SCOPE @ 62

“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

DISNEY’S BLU-RAY 3D SNUB


Andy Blanchard of Knoxville, Tennessee has begun a petition on Change.org for the CEO of Walt Disney to adopt a fairer policy on their releases of 3D Blu-ray's in the U.S.  "There is a market for 3D Blu-Ray releases in the United States. It is absurd that you create 3D content, then refuse to release it … Continue reading DISNEY’S BLU-RAY 3D SNUB

A BRIEF & PERSONAL HISTORY OF CINEMA…


OVERTURE Self indulgent though this story may appear, this is surely the purpose of blogging. I normally regale you all with my views on film, and have gone onto comment about issues within the genre which have caught my interest, but this is about as personal as I can get. This is the story of how … Continue reading A BRIEF & PERSONAL HISTORY OF CINEMA…