On the evening of September 30, 1952,
the shape and sound of movies changed forever with the introduction of Cinerama.
In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of its premiere, Flicker Alley is proud to present THIS IS CINERAMA, exactly as seen by over 20,000,000 viewers in its original roadshow version. You will travel around the world with Cinerama, from Venice to Madrid, from Edinburgh Castle to the La Scala opera house in Milan, and concluding with a flight across America in the nose of a B-25 bomber.
This edition is mastered from a multi-tinted 16mm print struck in 1926 from the original camera negative.
(The film apparently does not survive in 35mm)
For years film historians have accepted the legend that Irving Thalberg, who was in charge of production at Universal Studios in the early 1920s, was the driving force behind the production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. But in reality, the idea of making the film was not Thalberg's but Lon Chaney's.
2011 National Society of Film Critics
"Best Film Restoration" Award
A Trip to the Moon also features The Extraordinary Voyage, a fascinating documentary directed by Serge Bromberg and Eric Lange about the life of Georges Méliès and the magic of film history and preservation.
"And the best ending of 2011? That would be the painstaking full-color restoration of Georges Melies' A Trip to the Moon by Lobster Films and the wizards at Technicolor. The 14-minute marvel bowed on opening night at Cannes, played an encore at Telluride and made an indelible cameo in Martin Scorsese's Hugo."
- Peter Debruge, Variety Magazine
"I'm blown away by the talent of Donald Barthelemy, aka, The Dondada!"-Sheri Nightingale - Executive Reggae Festival Magazine
The debut album by Donald "Dondada" Barthelemy is an instrumental journey that takes its flavoring from Reggae, Dub, Jazz and Hip Hop blending into a sound that is all his own. Featuring special guest musicians on select tracks, all songs were composed, arranged & performed by Donald "Dondada" Barthelemy.