In the Cyber Museum we feature extensive coverage of Cinerama, CinemaScope, Technirama, Panavision, Vistavision, Superscope, Todd-AO, Technicolor, Cinecolor, Kinemacolor and other motion picture photographic processes. In addition, the web site also features a great deal of historic material on the development of early motion picture sound systems of the variable area and variable density optical soundtracks, plus Vitaphone sound on disc motion picture audio systems.
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Cinerama, CinemaScope, Vistavision, Todd-AO, Superscope, Ultra Panavision, Cinemiracle, Super Panavision, Technirama and more.
Additive, Subtractive, Cinecolor, Technicolor, Kinemacolor, Pathé Color, Kodachrome, Gaumont, Colcim, Horst, and other color systems.
Western Electric, RCA, DeForest, Variable Density, Variable Area, Fantasound, Vitaphone, just lots and lots of old stuff.
A potpourri of high resolution images reproduced directly from motion picture prints and negatives
Posters make for crummy bar bets. This little gallery shows how uninformative they can be.
Promises, Promises, Promises. The electronics industry is trying to convince us that we are facing new wonders in television. Find out the truth in this hard hitting exposé
If you don't own one now, you will own a widescreen TV some time in the near future. You need to be aware of some facts now in order to avoid some disappointments in the future.
Film restorer Robert A. Harris discusses restoration and preservation as they are and they ought to be. Still relevant a dozen years after presented to a symposium.
We're not sure why, but we've received numerous requests to make this review available again. So here it is.
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Opinions that The Sound of Music and The Greatest Story Ever Told are boring are those of the Curator and his opinions are final. Don't bother complaining.