UPDATE 3.11.15: Due to the number of additional bloggers within the last couple of weeks, we are adding an EXTRA DAY to the blogathon - MONDAY, MARCH 16 - so that all the bloggers will have more time to finish their posts! Check the revised schedule over at Becky's blog!
The battle between film and television goes all the way back to the early days of TV, and the movie industry, then as now, did whatever it could to win the battle against the young upstart medium. One of the most memorable enhancements to the movie-going experience is the one my pal Becky and I are gonna explore in March with the CinemaScope Blogathon!
Before IMAX, there was CinemaScope - basically, movies filmed in a much wider image than had been the norm up to that point in film history. The curved-screen image of Cinerama was the predecessor, but CinemaScope was what 20th Century Fox and other major Hollywood studios used for many of their movies throughout the 50s and 60s, and some of the greatest films of all time, in a wide variety of genres, were filmed in CinemaScope.
The choice is yours: to get in on the action, pick a movie shot in CinemaScope to write about, or maybe an actor or director or studio associated with CinemaScope movies, or the filming process itself, or foreign movies shot in CinemaScope, or maybe the connection to Cinerama. It's up to you! Becky and I will round up all your posts on the weekend of March 13-15.
Here's the master list of eligible movies, at a very good site called the American Widescreen Museum, which you should totally check out while you're there. They've got a ton of information about CinemaScope, Cinerama, plus a poster gallery, and a lot more.
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