A standard screen B&W prologue during which Lowell Thomas shows how, from the dawn of history, mankind has attempted to create the illusion of depth & movement by artistic, mechanical and photographic means.
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Cinerama, a panoramic process that involved projecting on three screens made its debut in this glorified slideshow presented by Merian C. Cooper that toured the nation in 1952. Basically just an extended clip show meant to showcase the technology, the film features lots of sweeping shots of landscapes, a roller coaster ride, and a thrilling boat race. Most notable as a historical curiosity, but gorgeous nonetheless.