Todd-AO Feature Films, Shorts and Tests
|All 70mm film lists|
|Compiled by: Thomas Hauerslev.||Date: November 2002. |
Updated November 2019
|Oklahoma!||10.10.1955||Rivoli, NYC, USA||30 frames per second|
|Around the World in 80 Days||17.10.1956||Rivoli, NYC, USA||30 frames per second. |
Also filmed in Todd-AO 24 frames per second for 35mm reduction printing.
The 24 fps 65mm negative was used for the 1983, 140 min. short version 70mm re-issue by Warner Bros.
|"South Pacific"||19.03.1958||Criterion, NYC, USA||New DTS 70mm print struck in 2006|
|“Porgy and Bess”|
“Porgy and Bess”: The North American Roadshow and 70mm Engagements
|24.06.1959||Warner, NYC, USA|| |
|“Can-Can”||09.03.1960||Rivoli, NYC, USA|| |
|The Alamo||24.10.1960||Woodlawn, San Antonio, USA||26.10.1960 Rivoli Theatre, New York|
|"Cleopatra"||12.06.1963||Rivoli, NYC, USA||New DTS 70mm print struck in 2006|
|The Sound of Music|
|02.03.1965||Rivoli, NYC, USA||New DTS 70mm print struck in 2003|
|Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, or How I flew from London to Paris in 25 hours and 11 minutes|
|03.06.1965||Astoria, London, England, UK|
|New DTS 70mm print struck in 2004|
|The Agony and the Ecstasy|
|07.10.1965||State, NYC, USA||New DTS 70mm print struck in 2005|
|“Doctor Dolittle”||12.12.1967||Odeon Marble Arch, London, UK|
|New DTS 70mm print struck in 2005|
|“Star!”||18.07.1968||Dominion, London, UK|
|New DTS 70mm print struck in 2008|
|Hello, Dolly!||16.12.1969||Rivoli, NYC, USA||New DTS 70mm print struck in 2004|
|05.03.1970||Radio City, NYC, USA|| |
|“The Last Valley”||28.01.1971||Rivoli, NYC, USA|| |
|Baraka||04.06.1993||Imperial Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark|
|In CINESPACE 70 by Todd-AO|
Todd-AO 65mm (1992).
|Further in 70mm reading:|
Todd-AO Home Page
Todd-AO Concept Tests. June 1953
(S) = Short film
Todd-AO Short films, Documentary footage and Concept Tests
|June 1953 Tests|
|Photographed in New York, USA, USA|
|Todd-AO concepts filmed at 20-30 fps. directed by Mike Todd. Cameraman: Schyler Sandford. Photographic equipment was Thomascolor 65mm cameras rebuilt by American Optical Corporation and Mitchell Camera Corporation.|
Rollercoaster scene photographed at the Far Rockaway Playland’s “Atom Smasher” coaster (also seen in "This is Cinerama"). The camera faced the people in the rollercoaster, one of which were actress Evelyn Keyes, then-girlfriend of Mike Todd.
|Photographed in Elicott Creek Park, Buffalo, New York, June 1953|
Shown at Regent Theatre, Buffalo, USA
|Fred Zinnemann and Harry Stradling|
30 frames per second
|Photographed in MGM Studios, Culver City|
|Fred Zinnemann and Harry Stradling|
30 frames per second
|Photographed in Venice, Italy|
Todd-AO Concepts directed by Signor Michael Todd. Cameramen: Harry Stradling & Schyler Sandford
Venice's La Fenice opera house.
Basillica di San Marcos
Canals of Venice.
|Photographed in MGM Stage 2, LA, USA|
|30 frames per second|
|The Miracle of Todd-AO||25.05.1956||Rivoli, NYC, USA||30 frames per second. New DTS 70mm print struck in 2005|
|The March of Todd-AO||24.12.1958||Rivoli, NYC, USA||New DTS 70mm print struck in 2006|
|"Man in the 5th Dimension"||22.04.1964||World Fair, NYC, USA||"Serving as the centerpiece of the Billy Graham Pavilion, a 70-mm wide-screen film called Man in the Fifth Dimension was shown hourly from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in a special 400-seat theater that offered viewers earphones in a choice of six languages. Each inquirer was counseled afterward in his or her own language."|
"So we went ahead, developing a seventy-millimeter wide-screen Todd-AO film entitled Man in the Fifth Dimension. Using spectacular photography to tell the story of God’s creation and His love in Christ, scriptwriter Jim Collier and director Dick Ross put together a presentation of the Gospel that touched thousands of lives."
|The Artist Who Did Not Want To Paint|
|07.10.1965||State, NYC, USA||Prologue to "The Agony and the Ecstasy". 13 minutes narrated by Marvin Miller, and directed by Vincenzo Labella. Photographed by Piero Portalupi. Music by Jerry Goldsmith|
|"Circus"||1973||Chicago||Steve Kraus [11.12.2018] on Facebook:|
"Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry had a theatre as part of their circus exhibit sponsored by Sears . It was shot in 5/65 turned on its side to showcase aerial wire acts. But projection was not 70; they used 16mm triple frame on a specially adapted Century projector. Film handling was with an endless loop device atop the projector. Sound was 35mm full coat on a dubber in the next room with the film running up and down over many rollers. I don’t recall the track arrangement but there were some holes punched to trigger effects like a strobe in the theatre."
|Glen Glenn Sound, Todd-AO, Hollywood, USA|
|CineSpace 70 demonstration. Filmed at 30 frames per second. Launch of new 65mm cameras by Todd-AO. Camera designed by Doug Fries (Fries Engineering, Inc).|
• Go to CINESPACE 70 by Todd-AO
Todd-AO introduced its new CineSpace 70 series of cameras at a special meeting of the American Society of Cinematographers on August 10, 1987.
|Sundance Film Festival, USA|
|"65mm Panavision collection" consist of 61 65mm reels of Apollo 11 footage, out of a collection of 165 reels of 65mm film about the Apollo missions (Apollo 8 - 13) made by NASA for public relations and MGM Studios for the project: "Moon Walk One", MGM Studios and the story of the NASA Apollo Program.|
• Go to Stephen Slater in Conversation
• Go to Apollo program photographed in Todd-AO by NASA
|“Apollo 11: Quarantine”||29.01.2021||-||Apollo 11: Quarantine will feature never-before-seen 70mm footage (Todd-AO) sourced from the National Archives and NASA.|
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