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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Fishko Files on the rise and fall of the innovative wide-screen film format Cinerama, which, as WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us, delighted viewers and gave the post-WWII film business a much-needed jolt.

WNYC Production Credits

Associate Producer: Laura Mayer

Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister

WNYC Newsroom Editor: Karen Frillmann

Produced by:

Sara Fishko
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Comments [1]

Diane from Louisville KY


Your segment on Cinerama revived some long forgotten memories for me. For my 6th birthday party in 1960, I and my party invitees, all in our stiffly starched party dresses and patent leather mary-janes, attended a Cinerama travelogue at the newly opened Hellman Theatre in Albany NY. Although the topic might seem fairly pedestrian to today's youth, we all thought it a great treat. I later saw "How The West Was Won" with my family at the same theatre, a film with epic proportions made for the glories of Cinerama. It was an experience, especially Debbie Reynold's rendition of "A Home in the Meadow" (to the tune of Greensleeves), that moved me at the time and still resonates to this day, despite all its anachronisms and political incorrectness.

Feb. 28 2014 08:22 PM

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