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21 Ratings

This Is Cinerama

United States, 1952


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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Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1954 | Nominee: Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

National Film Preservation Board

2002 | Winner: National Film Registry

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  • Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film This Is Cinerama

    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.

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