Go Big or Go Home: The History of CinemaScope.
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Described at the time as "the modern miracle you see without glasses," CinemaScope was an epic-sized film format made for epic-sized productions.
In this video, David Bordwell of the University of Wisconsin-Madison takes an interesting and in-depth look at the history of the CinemaScope movie experience, how the technology of this extremely wide-screen format affected the creative choices of filmmakers back then, and how those wide-screen creative lessons still carry over into today's wide-screen formats for film and television.
Video duration: 53 mins.