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    This is Cinerama (Cinerama Europe 1, 1961). French Horizontal (47" X 62.5").
    With the premier of This is Cinerama in New York City the fall of 1952, audiences were treated to a groundbreaking viewing experience like no other. The Cinerama technique created wide screen images almost three times larger than that of traditional movie screens. The film's distribution was also revolutionary, as the new technology required a special setup of three projectors and multiple soundtracks. It was shown in a single theater in most cities, with reserved seats and lengthy runs, a distribution method known as the "road show." The film begins in black and white in standard 4:3 aspect ratio, as a travel newscaster narrates the evolution of motion picture entertainment, from cave paintings intimating movement, up to the introduction of color and sound. Audiences then hear "This is Cinerama" and the screen expands into the full Cinerama aspect ratio and color. A series of breathtaking vignettes unfold before the viewer's dazzled eyes -- Niagara Falls, Rockaway Playland Roller Coaster, the canals of Venice, a bullfight in Spain, and water ski tricks from Cypress Gardens amusement park, depicted on this large format French poster. Artist Boris Grinsson brings the extraordinary Cinerama experience to life in rich, vibrant color, doing beautiful justice to the film itself. Heritage is delighted to offer in the March Signature Auction three incredible styles from the picture's 1961 release in France. This version shows very minor handling: edge wear with small tears, foxing in the left border, a small tear in the image area, fold wear and cross fold separation. Folded, Very Fine-.


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