Tonight, as I’m ready for my close-up goes podcast only for the next four weeks*, it’s the first of two shows looking at the largest of large screen cinema. In part one, Alex Fitch interviews David Strohmaier, director of the documentary Cinerama Adventure which looks at the rise and fall of the seminal 1950s big screen format from its initial use as a military application, how the revolutionary three camera and projector format was used for nature documentaries and feature films, to its disuse and legacy in other large screen formats.
Original podcast: 26th July ’07 (mp3 format, 29.9 mb)
Â *While Resonance FM moves studios across London… The podcast only shows will then be broadcast on FM in the Autumn.
Links: IMDb entry for Cinerama Adventure
Wikipedia page on Cinerama
Info about Bradford’s Cinerama and 70mm cinema, the National Media Museum and the next screening of This is Cinerama
For more info and a selection of different file formats you can download or stream, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.com