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Windjammer mystery sign By Jan E Olsen This sign was found in a scrap container last year, probably after cleaning out an old house. It was given to the Christian Radich Foundation, the charity that runs the school ship famous from the movie Windjammer. Does any body know where this sign was used?
“WINDJAMMER” to set sail soon in a new digital version By Randy Gitsch “WINDJAMMER: THE VOYAGE OF THE CHRISTIAN RADICH” to set sail soon in a new digital version. Widescreen film fans around the world will be thrilled to hear that a new, sharper, clearer version of the 1958 three-panel picture has now been created by the Cinerama Restoration Team. Its theatrical rollout is now nearing its kick-off and will lead to a new Blu-ray launch next spring.
Sales Manual For Louis De Rochemont's Windjammer A film for all people of all ages, WINDJAMMER is a self-selling commodity; as evidenced by the record breaking grosses. It is a high level production, an entertainment, and, as such must be handled with special care. This is why WINDJAMMER has been and will be presented just like a Broadway show, on a hard ticket basis.
Installation and Operating Procedures By R. H. McCullough Cinemiracle uses a triple camera, using three 35 millimeter negatives. This results in the filming of a scene under a triple angle. Such a method gives, in principle, a vision in wide angle in the projection system, similar to that which one has in real life. Cinemiracle is a system of photography and projection developed by National Theatres Amusement Company and first used by Louis de Rochemont in the production of "Windjammer".
Cinemiracle Theatre Survey By R. H. McCullough Attached is a list of 205 theatres in the United States which have been surveyed for Cinemiracle. Out of this number of houses 102 are suitable for the Cinemiracle process. There are several things to be considered in selecting a theatre for Cinemiracle. The theatre must be in good condition. Sometimes a small house with a large screen will be a great success. Huge houses with a large seating capacity and heavy overhead should be avoided.
Interview with producer Randy Gitsch By Thomas hauerslev Cinerama has not played here in years. Many, many years, and you can now get a clue as to the excitement of the live experience, seeing it in a real theatre on a big screen, and enjoy that experience. It is very theatrical. There is a lot of Showmanship in Cinerama and this is a chance to go back to a theatre and learn about what that was like.
"Windjammer" Remastered Soundtrack Sepia records has remastered the soundtrack from the original tapes in stereo and together with the studio LP are releasing the complete "Windjammer" music on 2CDs. It took a lot of hard work by Audio Mechanics in LA to get the somewhat warped 1/4" tapes to properly play back but they did it! The tapes were originally recorded for a sound track album but then when Columbia Records committed to a LP version that was it.
WINDJAMMER sails again! By Rick Mitchell "Windjammer" sailed across the screen of the Cinerama Dome, 58 years after it first sailed across the screen of the Chinese Theater
Movie Star Visits Copenhagen By Thomas Hauerslev Cinemiracle star S/S Christian Radich visits Copenhagen. See the images from a visit on the deck of the magnificent ship.
My "Windjammer" Story By Sven Libaek The world premiere was a typical Hollywood event, and there we were, three young Norwegian boys, who a year earlier could only have dreamt about attending such a spectacle.
Working for Louis deRochemont By Borden Mace Riding back to Manhattan alone with a captive David Lean in a thirty minute taxi ride, I had questions of a lifetime to ask him. I never got to ask one. He was so excited and had so many questions he wanted answers to.
The Danes And The Windjammers By Borden Mace I tried to convince Captain Hansen to sail the S/S Danmark, to be the “star” of our scheduled second wide screen spectacular following “Cinerama Holiday”
Is "Windjammer" the Queen of Kitsch? By Fans at the Widescreen Weekend It is a grand movie! As a colleague of mine in London told me. It must be the queen of kitsch. But it was an incredible experience to see "Windjammer", the film all Norwegians have talked about since the original release in 1958.
Oslo's Red Carpet Widescreen Event By Randy Gitsch "Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich" returned to Oslo by storm last week, resulting in capacity audiences and many pleased patrons.
Sold Out “Windjammer” By Randy Gitch After 22 days on marquees and movie screens, the 2015 European Cinerama Festival Tour has closed its’ last show in Oslo, Norway with a sold-out presentation of “Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich” at the Norwegian Film Institute’s Cinemateket. The film is a Norwegian favorite.
“Windjammer” Stopping Soon In Two German Ports By Randy Gitsch "Windjammer" is shown on two screenings on successive nights as open-air events at the European Hansemuseum in Lubeck’s Old City, on Nov. 2 & 3. These unique presentations will be in the museum’s harbor front plaza where the film will be projected onto three obelisks encircling the this one-time prison yard, as a part of the 58th Nordic Film Days Lubeck event.
Lasse Kolstad passed away By Kaare Terland Four days after his ninetieth birthday Lasse Kolstad passed away. He was one of the main actors in Norway and mastered all disciplines from classics to musicals.
Alf R. Bjercke passed away By Kaare Terland In the mid-fifties he co-chaired on the Board of The Christian Radich Foundation in Oslo. In that position he became instrumental in the negotiation with Louis de Rochemont II in using the S/S Christian Radich as the windjammer in the Cinemiracle production
"Windjammer" cast and credits Producer: Louis de Rochemont. Directors: Louis de Rochemont III and Bill Colleran. Directors of photography: Gayne Rescher, A.S.C. and Joseph Brun. Film editor: Peter Ratkevich. Music: Morton Gould. Director of sound: Richard J. Pietschmann, Jr.
Film: Eastman Kodak Company. Color by: Dubray-Howell. Recorded in: RCA Stereo Hi-Fi 7-track Cinemiracle sound. Running time: 142 minutes including overture, intermission and exit music
"Windjammer" at the Tonhallen By Thomas David Boehm A former friend of mine, Arno Buchholtz, who died many years ago, was a projectionist at the Tonhalle. There he took some slides which show the projection room with the Cinermiracle-setup.
Premiere of "Windjammer" at the Empire in Paris By Gerhard Witte The very successful Cinemiracle movie "Windjammer" had its World Premiere at Grauman´s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Tuesday, April 8, 1958. In France, in Paris, "Windjammer" opened relatively late at the Empire-Cinérama-Théâtre Abel Gance on Monday, February 5, 1962.
"Windjammer" @ the Dome By Dave Strohmaier The 1958 roadshow production "Windjammer", will screen at the Cinerama Dome, September 5th, 2010
"Windjammer" - Exclusive Danish Re-release By Biffen & Hauerslev Biffen is presenting the remastered version of Louis de Rochemont's CineMiracle Adventure "Windjammer" for 4 days in July 2010 and welcoming Carin-Anne and David Strohmaier to Aalborg to introduce the film
The movie miracle in Aalborg By Lars Borberg The biggest movie in the world will now be shown in one of the world’s smaller theatres: The Biffen, at Nordkraft in Aalborg.
"Windjammer" dialouge Retyped by Anders M. Olsson Transcribed from the actual English soundtrack. Translations from Danish and German sources have been used to fill in some sections for which the English soundtrack couldn't be located.