On Monday’s show, Lloyd Schwartz had a piece about Cinerama films from the 1950s, two of which are newly released on DVD and Blu-Ray. Above is an image (reproduced from Flicker Alley’s Cinerama catalog) of just how they made that magic happen. The image Cinerama reproduces mimics a person’s peripheral vision. Because no single lens recreate that without distortion, the Cinerama camera had three lenses, each taking a third of the picture’s total width.
Image courtesy of Flickr Alley