This is the first real example of what 3D was to me as I grew up. Short and to the pointy!
- Of the modern 3D era, which is essentially 2007 to the present, several movies have made limited appearances in IMAX 3D. The first was an early example of IMAX's attempts to use 3D in mainstream cinema, with Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (2007) and Superman Returns (2006) both contain segments of 3D. But… Continue reading RARE 3D TITLES OF THE MODERN ERA
1915: The first known exhibition of a 3-D film was on June 10th of that year, 100 years ago today. Yes, that's right, the "new" 3-D fad in just that, "new" as in the latest of many attempts to lift images off the screen and thrill audiences with what over 90 years later, Christopher Nolan… Continue reading A CENTURY OF 3-D
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)
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
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
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…