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Frame capture of San Francisco from the Internet Archive.

Identifier:

  • (Source: https://archive.org/details/SanFrancisco1955CinemascopeFilm)

Date produced: 1955

Filmmaker(s):

Tullio Pellegrini

Languages:

English

Length:

21 minutes

Format:

16mm

Colour:

Kodachrome

Sound Notes:

Unknown

Sound:

Sound on film

Description:

San Francisco "...is a 16mm Filmorama travelogue of San Francisco in 1955 that employs a conventional structure and makes emphatic use of the widescreen equipment. The film’s use of traveling car shots, or updated phantom rides, heightens our sense of being in motion, much like early Cinerama films. This is no rough home movie; it is a very polished travelogue and was shown before an audience of five hundred amateurs at a Bay Area amateur screening the year it was produced" Tepperman, 125.

Resources:

Tepperman, Charles. Amateur Cinema: The Rise of North American Moviemaking, 1923-1960. University of California Press, 2014.
Archived by the Prelinger Archives.
Description of the film by Rick Prelinger for Boing Boing.

Locations:

  • San Francisco, California (Filming)

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The Prelinger Archives

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