There have been so many technical leaps and innovations since the birth of cinema in 1896, with many failures and successes but more than not, they are failures which inspire. Cinerama was the godfather of the modern widescreen, multi-track surround sound cinema, but it wasn’t the first attempt at widescreen, any more than The Jazz Singer (1927) was the first attempt at talkies. They were just the most successful versions and one’s which have paves the way for what we have today.
The rest are more like cousins, some closer than others. Smell-O-Vision for example, only used once with the relatively unknown “Lost” film, Scent Of Mystery (1960), was reissued by being adopted and re-cut into a Cinerama movie Holiday In Spain (1962), but Cinerama was about fall into obscurity itself, so the film was lost again, only to be restored in the last couple of years.
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