"Cinerama Adventure" update and credits
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|Written by: Dave Strohmaier. January 2002 ||March 2002 |
|The documentary is in Director's cut and is 100 minutes long. A lot has changed since the early versions. We have shown it around Los Angeles at several "test screenings" and also at professional documentary film maker private screenings to get some needed feedback. It's all on history now with nothing on Bradford, Ohio or Seattle. Everyone told us to keep it focused on the history of the process and how it changed the movies forever. As it stands now there is very little "Fat" in the film, it moves pretty fast and is very detailed on all the history and original Cinerama Pioneers.|
It has been strongly suggested by many professional documentary producers that all that material we gathered on Bradford, Ohio, and Seattle is valuable for "added value" and be put together in a "supplemental section" or special features section for the DVD. We have put a title at the end that says "Due to the efforts of preservationists Cinerama can be seen on special occasions in Bradford England, Seattle Washington, and Hollywood, California." So far we have gotten wonderful response with this 100 minute version, most people even said they had an emotional experience watching it.
At this point we still need finishing funds for Music rights and video on line, color correction and some special effects, but the film is at least creatively finished now.
|Further in 70mm reading:|
1st review of "The Cinerama Adventure"
"Cinerama Adventure" update
Credits: Cinerama Remastered
C . A . P R O D U C T I O N S , L L C
“CINERAMA ADVENTURE” CREDITS, CAST & SYNOPSIS
|An amazing documentary chronicling the nearly lost three-camera, three-projector cinematic process which thrilled millions of moviegoers worldwide, in the late 1950’s and early ‘60’s. When its films captured, with a trio of wide-angle 27mm lenses, images then shown on a gigantic, deeply curved screen, with, for the first time, 7-channel stereophonic surround sound, audiences were enthralled by the crystal clarity and immersive pull of the Cinerama experience. The effect jump-started Hollywood to ever after adopt widescreen aspect ratios and stereo sound for theatrical films.|
Told by eyewitness accounts of those who not only saw, but participated in the making of these larger than life films, “Cinerama Adventure” historically delves into the American technology that led to the development of the process, and the American psyche of the era that so appreciated its filmed content, and sheer showmanship. It’s a filmic account of which Variety’s Todd McCarthy said, “…not a beat seems to have been missed.”
As a technical first, “Cinerama Adventure” recombines three-panel images and uniquely letterboxes the results, using a three dimensional graphic that slightly stretches and squeezes the picture panels. Christened SmileBox®, this process simulates an authentic curved screen viewing experience on any flat screen, and also works on curved screens.
The process has subsequently been used on Warner Bros.’ 2008 Blue-ray release of “How the West Was Won”, which features “Cinerama Adventure” as a bonus feature.
|Here are the end credits as listed:|
THE CINERAMA ADVENTURE
Through the efforts of preservationists the Cinerama process can now be seen on special occasions in:
Produced and Directed by
Gary S. Hall
Mark A. Martin
John Morgan and William Stromberg
With special appearances by
Special thanks to
Pacific Theatres and Michael Forman for without their support this film would not have been possible.
Consultant for Cinerama, Inc.
Written and Edited by
Camera Los Angeles and New York
Anchorage, Alaska – Greg Grant
Brinkley, Arkansas – John Mitchell
Chicago, Illinois – Dan Steger
Colorado Springs, Colorado – Britt Jones
Dayton, Ohio – Jim Prues
Hanover, New Hampshire – Paul Scrabo
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina – Mickey Youmans
Las Vegas, Nevada – Todd Fisher
Portal, Arizona – Rodney Diehl
Salt Lake City, Utah – Michael Droubay
Santa Monica, California – Lloyd Friedus
Bradford, England – Adrian Raistrick
Cheshire, England – John Chester
County Kildare, Ireland – Steve Shorten
Oslo, Norway – Morten Skallerud
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS AND SMILEBOX CREATED BY
Brian P. Ross
CINERAMA SEQUENCES RECONSTRUCTED BY
ORIGINAL CINERAMA ENGINEERS
ORIGINAL CINERAMA PRODUCTION STAFF
Gloria Tetzlaff Conroy
Louis de Rochemont III
Gayne Rescher, A.S.C.
Jane MacLardy Schacht
Lowell Thomas, Jr.
Mike Todd, Jr.
A. C. Lyles
CINERAMA FANS & FRIENDS
Carol Dudley Katzka
Mark A. Martin
Stuart Galbraith IV
USC Warner Brothers Archives
Claire Keith, Marist College
Lowell Thomas Archives
James D’Arc, Brigham Young University
Merian C. Cooper Collection
Pacific Theatres & Cinerama, Inc. Archives
Michael Friend and Barbera Hall
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
John Caron and Catherine Munroe
Fred Waller Family Archives
Paul Mantz Family Archives
Richard J. Sklenar
Theatre Historical Society of America
National Air & Space Museum
Autant-Lara Collection, Kevin Brownlow / Photoplay Prods.
Kevin Brownlow Colllection
Edwin Schober© 2005
South Dakota Historical Society
National Museum of
Photography, Film & Television
Cinerama Preservation Society
The International Cinerama Society
Friends of Cinerama
Leon Briggs, LB Film Consultants
UCLA Film and Television Archive
Mott Studios / S. Charles Lee Papers Collection
Dept. of Special Collections
Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Fox Movietonews, Inc.
The WPA Film Library
Producers Library Service
Grinberg Worldwide Images
The Douris Corp.
Jeff Joseph, SabuCat Productions
Milestone Film & Video, New Jersey
British Pathe plc
Twentieth Century Fox Film Library
Peter G. Kuran
Michael Rose Productions, Inc.
Mitzi Cuputo and Karen Martin
Huntington Historical Society
American WideScreen Museum
American Museum of the Moving Image
Museum of the City of New York
Mountain Light Gallery
SPECIAL THANKS TO
C. Chapin Cutler, Jr.
John Steven Lasher
Dr. Maynard Miller
Bill and Stella Pence
Susan McCarthy Todd
Museum of Flying, Santa Monica, California
Pius V Chapel, Oyster Bay, Long Island
Birthplace of Cinerama
Richard Crudo, A.S.C.
Steven Poster, A.S.C
John Hora, A.S.C
William A. Fraker, A.S.C.
Robert Primes, A.S.C
Roy H. Wagner, A.S.C
American Society of Cinematographers
and Christine Purse
LaserPacific Media Corporation
Eastman Kodak Company
ADDITIONAL THANKS TO
THE PRODUCERS ALSO WISH TO THANK WARNER BROS. AND TURNER ENTERTAINMENT, CO. FOR PROVIDING CLIPS FROM
Bring ‘Em Back Alive
How the West Was Won
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
2001: A Space Odyssey
AND PACIFIC THEATRES FOR PROVIDING CLIPS FROM
This Is Cinerama
Seven Wonders of the World
Search for Paradise
South Seas Adventure
Footage from Star Wars (Special Edition) courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox and LucasFilm Ltd. All rights reserved.
Footage from Indiana Jones And the Temple of Doom courtesy of Viacom Consumer Products, Paramount Pictures and LucasFilm Ltd. All rights reserved.
Footage from Able Gance’s Napoleon courtesy of Robert A. Harris/ The Film Preserve and American Zoetrope
SPECIAL THREE-PANEL TELECINE BY
Greg Kimble at Riot Colors
Marcie Malooly, General Manager
an Ascent Media Company
and at Crest National Digital Media Complex
by John Truckenmiller and Ron Feneis
SOUND DESIGNED BY
Technicolor Weddington Productions
Supervising Sound Editors
Richard L. Anderson, M.P.S.E.
Andrew Simon Sisul
Sound Effects Editors
Sheldon M. Bridge
Sound Effects Recordist – Nick Shaffer
Digital Assistant – Mark Coffey
Music Editorial – Erin Michael Rettig
Virtual Mix Studios
BG Predub – Mark Binder
POST SOUND FACILITY
Sound Trax Studios
Jeremy Hoenack, CAS
Re-recording with Sound Trax Virtual Mix ™
Mixed and Recorded in a
THX Certified Facility
DOLBY SOUND CONSULTANTS
Russell H. Allen
MUSIC CLEARANCE BY
Diane Prentice Music Clearance, Inc.
Bayside Video, Santa Monica, California
POST PRODUCTION FACILITIES
LaserPacific Media Corporation
Michael Weitzman and Val Eisleben
Fiscal Sponsorship by
The International Documentary Association
DIGITAL FILM TRANSFER BY
Ascent Media LOGO
Digital Imagining Manager Matt McFarland
Production Manager Beverly Brooks
Transform Colorist Robert Jun
Special Thanks to Keith Sajack
C.A. Productions LLC is the author of this motion picture for the purposes of copyright and other laws.
This motion picture is protected under the laws of the United States and other countries. Any unauthorized reproduction, distribution or exhibition of this motion picture or any part thereof including the sound track may result in severe civil and criminal penalties.
KODAK LOGO LASERPACIFIC LOGO DOLBY LOGO
"Cinerama" and the Cinerama logo are registered trademarks of Cinerama, Inc. Used with permission.
This film is dedicated to all the original Cinerama crews, technicians and exhibitors who for fourteen years lifted us out of our seats and put us into the picture.
MADE IN HOLLYWOOD, U.S.A.
COPYRIGHT 2003 C.A. PRODUCTIONS LLC
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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