Cinerama Adventure

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  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2002
  • Running time: 93 min
Cinerama Adventure is a 2002 documentary about the history of the Cinerama widescreen film process. It tells the story of the widescreen process' evolution, from a primitive multi-screen pyramid process to a Vitarama format that played a big part in... read more

Cinerama Adventure is a 2002 documentary about the history of the Cinerama widescreen film process. It tells the story of the widescreen process' evolution, from a primitive multi-screen pyramid process to a Vitarama format that played a big part in World War II, to the three-screen panoramic process it eventually became. The film includes interviews with surviving cast and crew who personally worked on the Cinerama films, plus vintage interviews with late creator Fred Waller. To simulate the Cinerama experience for The Cinerama Adventure, a special three-panel telecine process termed SmileBox (a registered trade mark of C.A. Productions), was developed by video and film expert Greg Kimble for use in this film; it was later utilized for TV broadcasts and Blu-ray releases of Cinerama-formatted films such as This is Cinerama and How the West Was Won. It was written, produced, directed, edited and narrated by David Strohmaier; produced by Randy Gitsch; executive produced by David's wife, Carin-Anne Strohmaier; and was presented in association with the American Society of Cinematographers. The running time is 97 minutes. In 2008, the documentary was released as an extra feature on the DVD and Blu-ray releases of the movie How the West Was Won by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Interviews:

Original Release

08/30/2002

US Release

08/30/2002

Cast

Milton Berle J. Russell Finch
Sid Caesar Melville Crump - DDS
Albert Dieudonne Napoleon
Carl Dudley Himself
Thomas A. Edison Himself
Buddy Hackett Benjy Benjamin
George Peppard Zeb Rawlings
Robert Preston Roger Morgan
Mickey Rooney Ding 'Dingy' Bell
David Strohmaier Narrator
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

David Strohmaier

Writers

David Strohmaier

Cast

Milton Berle J. Russell Finch
Sid Caesar Melville Crump - DDS
Albert Dieudonne Napoleon
Carl Dudley Himself
Thomas A. Edison Himself
Buddy Hackett Benjy Benjamin
George Peppard Zeb Rawlings
Robert Preston Roger Morgan
Mickey Rooney Ding 'Dingy' Bell
David Strohmaier Narrator
Jonathan Winters Lennie Pike
Edie Adams Monica Crump
Ethel Merman Mrs. Marcus
Lowell Thomas Himself
Fred Waller Himself
Jim Morrison Himself, Cinerama crew member
Rudy Behlmer Himself, film historian
Jane MacLardy Schacht Herself, production secretary
Kevin Brownlow Himself, film historian
Michael Todd Jr. Himself, Cinerama crew member

Producers

Editors

David Strohmaier

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