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How many films were shot in Cinerama?


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Just saw an advert announcing that How the West Was Won will be shown in true Cinerama. It's not a great film, but it's watchable, at least once. The best sequence is the Jimmy Stewart one. The only movie I've seen in the dome (which I didn't know could still project Cinerama) was 2001--even though it was straight 70mm.

 

Cinerama never overwhelmed the movie industry, so the question arises, how many films (I mean feature films) were made in that format? Any good ones? None come to mind.

 

Oh, yes, I also saw Blue Water, White Death in the dome, too. That was something.

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The Arclight is having a celebration of Cinerama in September. They'll be showing all the Cinerama travelogs, *This is Cinerama* and *How the West Was Won*.

 

The only other feature length Cinerama film is *The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm*.

 

Films like *Mad, Mad, Mad World* were shot in Ultra Panavision 70 and presented in Cinerama.

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Thanks for the reference. From that article, and the linked one on Todd-AO, a complicated picture arises

 

Hm. I am thinking it would be interesting to see Grand Prix in a Cinerama theater.

 

Oh, I also remember seeing Krakatoa, East of Java at the dome.

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My grandmother took me to see *This Is Cinerama*, and *Seven Wonders of the World*, when I was a wee sprout, in the mid 50s. I remember liking them both, and marveling at the expanse of screen. To this day, I normally sit in the center of the front row in a movie theater. I'm probably trying to recreate that Cinerama thrill!

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I believe the original question meant how many films were actually made in the true Cinerama three-panel process. It's well-known (and accepted) that any other films shot in 70mm but presented as "Cinerama" were not TRUE CInerama movies.

 

Which would mean ONLY these films were true Cinerama (and even two of them are questionable):

 

1952 [This is Cinerama|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_is_Cinerama|This is Cinerama] 3-Strip Cinerama; re-released in 1972 in 70 mm Cinerama

1955 [Cinerama Holiday|http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cinerama_Holiday&action=edit&redlink=1|Cinerama Holiday (page does not exist)] 3-Strip Cinerama

1956 [seven Wonders of the World|http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Seven_Wonders_of_the_World_%28film%29&action=edit&redlink=1|Seven Wonders of the World (film) (page does not exist)] 3-Strip Cinerama

1957 [search for Paradise|http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Search_for_Paradise&action=edit&redlink=1|Search for Paradise (page does not exist)] 3-Strip Cinerama

1958 [south Seas Adventure|http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=South_Seas_Adventure&action=edit&redlink=1|South Seas Adventure (page does not exist)] 3-Strip Cinerama

[Windjammer|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windjammer_%281958_film%29|Windjammer (1958 film)] originally filmed in 3-strip [Cinemiracle|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinemiracle|Cinemiracle]; later exhibited in Cinerama

1962 [The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wonderful_World_of_the_Brothers_Grimm|The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm] 3-Strip Cinerama

[ Holiday in Spain|http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Holiday_in_Spain_%28film%29&action=edit&redlink=1|Holiday in Spain (film) (page does not exist)] a re-edited version of [scent of Mystery|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scent_of_Mystery|Scent of Mystery]; originally filmed in Todd-70; converted to 3-strip Cinemiracle and exhibited in both Cinemiracle and Cinerama

[ How The West Was Won|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_the_West_Was_Won_%28film%29|How the West Was Won (film)] 3-strip Cinerama, although some sequences were filmed in [ultra Panavision 70|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra_Panavision_70|Ultra Panavision 70]

1963 [The Best of Cinerama|http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Best_of_Cinerama&action=edit&redlink=1|The Best of Cinerama (page does not exist)] 3-Strip Cinerama

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> I believe the original question meant how many films were actually made in the true Cinerama three-panel process. It's well-known (and accepted) that any other films shot in 70mm but presented as "Cinerama" were not TRUE CInerama movies.

 

It wasn't my intention to imply that the 70mm films were true Cinerama movies. That's why I included the caveat that they were shot in 70mm but presented in Cinerama.

 

And I tried to keep them separate from the films that were true Cinerama films.

 

My apologies for any confusion I may have caused.

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