|Series title:||Harvard Film Studies|
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||Harvard University Press|
| Book Format:||Ebook|
|List Price:||USD $65.00|
| Book Description: |
"Ladies and gentlemen: THIS IS CINERAMA." With these words, on September 30, 1952, the heavy red curtains in New York's Broadway Theatre opened on a panoramic Technicolor image of the Rockaways Playland Atom-Smasher Roller Coaster--and moviegoers were abruptly plunged into a new and revolutionary experience. The cinematic transformation heralded by this giddy ride was, however, neither as sudden nor as straightforward as it seemed. Widescreen Cinema leads us through the...