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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30th - 7:30PM
A SPECIAL CINEVENT

The Classic 50s Sci-Fi Landmark Film

The Biannual International Electroacoustic Music Festival presents THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL

- ADMISSION IS FREE -

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One of Brooklyn Center Cinema's joint ventures with the Department of Film at Brooklyn College was a series of wide screen films, opening with a Special Presentation of

THE ROBE 1Sheet

Starring
RICHARD BURTON, JEAN SIMMONS and
VICTOR MATURE
with Michael Rennie, Dean Jagger and Anne Bancroft
Directed by HENRY KOSTER
Music Score by ALFRED NEWMAN

presented in
CinemaScope Logo - Go To Anamorphic
Click on the logo above for an explanation of the revolutionary Wide Screen process

and
Extreme MegaSound
     

This is a very rare screening of the first CinemaScope release (1953), a process developed by 20th Century Fox (for which they won a Special Academy Award that year).  CinemaScope, and all the 35mm wide screen systems it fathered, revolutionized the way motion pictures were filmed and presented.  The ability for the filmmaker to capture an expanse that encompassed nearly the eye's entire visual horizon was a formidable cinematic tool.   

This was the first in a series of films that utilized wide screen technology in ways that were aesthetically new and inventive and which have become so natural that it might be easy for us to take for them granted today. 

This special collaboration which included five CinemaScope title were part of a lecture series by film scholar and critic Foster Hirsch for Brooklyn College's Film Department.

THE AESTHETICS OF WIDE SCREEN MOTION PICTURES
was presented by Brooklyn Center Cinema and Film Department at Brooklyn College

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For detailed technical and historical information about Hollywood's romance with wide screen cinema processes and their evolution, we suggest a visit to Martin Hart's highly informative 
The American Widescreen Museum


The CinemaScope logo and THE ROBE graphics which are used above and elsewhere on this site are trademarks of Twentieth Century Fox with design enhancement and additional creative elements by Martin Hart.  Used with permission.

 

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