Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on September 26, 1952 · Page 14
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 14

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Friday, September 26, 1952
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14 THE REGISTER-NEWS -- Ml. VERNON, ILLINOIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1952 Sights and Sounds in New Motion Picture System Are So Real They Can Even Make Audience Duck BLUFORD Zdma Kovich. Correjpondtnt CU^l^^fc:D SCREEN of cinerama dwarfs an orchestra roc-ording bacUgroiind music for the first test sequence of films. Bv RICHARD KLEINER iNEA Staff Correspondent WEW YORK— (NEAl — Fred Waller seemed very happy about the whole thing, especially the jjart where three people got sick. "Yet., sir," he said, "three of tliem got right up, real sick. It was \cr>' successful." .-\nd he chortled o\er the memor>'. 11-^ had a right to be happy. When those three peopk became ill, it. meant Waller' 15-\ear work was o\er. He had built a method of taking and projecting motion pictures that makes the audience part of the action. A test sequence, a shot of a roller •roaster, was what caused the .nausea. For lack of belter words, \\'a\- ler's "Cinerama" system must be classed as three-dimensional pictures. But it is mo - than just a way of fooling the eyes into seeing depth. Waller, himself, likes to call it "motion pictures with a thrill dimension." The heart of Cinerama is a new concept of sight and sound. Three cameras are hooked together in the photographing of a scene, each recording a third of the scene in perfect s\ncroniza- tion. Similarl.w six microphones are used, eacli recording the sounds picked up in six different areas on its own sound track. * » » » To show a Cinerama film. Waller designed an imm.ense. curved screen, higher and wider than any existing projection screen. Three projector-- flash the three films on the screen, and eight speakers, spotted all around the theater, amplify the sound tracks. The result is a scene tliat leaves the audience "uTapped in WALLER: "I would hate all I know how to do." I ducked to avoid the boom of a 'sailboat and threw up its arms to a\ Old the spra.v of a spcedirig : motor boat. \\"aller sa\s this is only the beginning. '. "I would hatt to cki all I ktiow : how to do now with a horror •picture.' he sa\-s. "If I did a real Boris Karloft chiller on Cinerama Id iijue people fainting all over i!ic place," * ^ * V !Siinie moMe officials look to Cinctama as a ueapon to get people out of their teie\-ision- o(luipped li\ing rooms and back in t>ie theaters. Waller thinks that nia,\ happen. "l! Joiiiin\ Q. Public likes it," ho >a\s. "and likes it enough to pa\ 111 III -1) i-ier cent more to see it w li\. !h.e \\orld is ours." The admisvkm charge will liave to lie inc'roasc'. because Cine­ rama e(iuipm<-=nt is expensive to insiall in a theater, and Cinerama action and bathed in sound." If someone speaks at the left side ! of the screen, the words come from the left. If an airplane zooms across the screen, the sound follows it across. "The audience isn't just looking at a picture," says Waller, "they'r'e going through a real, physical, emotional experience." The intense realism created is obvious in p scries of shorts, which will mark Cinerama's public debut, .A Broadway theater has been rebuilt and equipped with the Cinerama s^^tem to present the two-hour program. At pri\"ate showings, though. Cinerama has proved its point. Besides the unfortunate trio who couldn't take the roller coai^ier trip, the audience leaned in its seats to bank, u-itli an airplane. cos t lie's lilir. sa> S3\"s it might to i-eliuild a more to make. Waller "onl. estimating." but cost about 560,000 theater and install Cinerama. "But if it would bring people Mrs. Grace Huff and Ellen Johnson of Hennepin, III., Mrs. Betty .Vdrian and children of l.a Salle. HI., and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Henry visited witli Mr. and Mrs Clarence King over the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. L;coi-go Green visited last ucck with their daiighI (M- Mr. and Mrs. Millard Chrisman of Effingham. They also visited in Mat toon and St. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. Robt. K. Davis oi Casev. 111. and Mrs. Xortna Alle.v of Carbondale spent the week end with their parents. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Parker Mr. and .Mrs. tiuy Williams have received word fi'om their son Rogene that he landed safe]v in Japan and expected to go to Korea right awav'. .\ number of people fi-om Rlu- ford attended the homecoming at the Salem church Sunda.v. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stalev- spent Sunda.v in Mf. Carniel with her sister, Mr. and Mrs. Zaiah Rcodcr Florence Mendenhall of Paducah spent the week end with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Lory Mendenhall. Mi^. and Mrs. Clarence Williams were' called to Sullivan. 111., b.v the death of her brother and sister, Mae Holl.v and Henry Pickle. Mr. and Mrs. .Mbert Woodworth back to the theater," he says, "what difference how much it costs^" A tall, thin, graving, nervous man. Waller ha.s been inventint; things —from w atcr skis to t h o widelv- - used Waller Gunnerv Trainer —for \ears. He's an old hand in the movie industr.v. too. having been a producer, director and special effects expert. The production division of Cinerama is now working on its first dramatic film. And plans arc underwav- for other Cinerama theaters. "I just hope." sa.vs \\'aller. "they use great restraint in picking subiects for 'ilms. Outdoor epics would be <,-reat and would straight dramas. But Em worried about horror on Cine­ rama. It might scare people so they 'd never go to the movies again." attended the funerals, as they were n cousin of his. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Huff and son Dean of El Cerrilo, Calif., arc V isiiing liere. The.v were called here h> t !ic illness of her sister Mrs. Willuiiii Henry. .Mr and Mrs. H. C. Combs viMted ri-lati\es m Rose Hill, 111. recent l,\. Mr. ,ind Mrs. v'harles Woodworth liavi' relumed to their home .liter --|H'tKlmg (he past two wi 'eks at thi' (,'lareiice Hollow :i\ home while the\' were on a i \\o weeks vacation. Mi> \'e! a Huff vrsited her brother Ivan near Belle Rive last w eek. Mr. and Mrs. l''red Watson of Monti;emer>. Ind. sv^ent the week end with their son Mr. and Mrs. Jim Watson. Visitors in (he X'criion Popple home over the weekend were Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Mnxe.v. Donn Pepple and Ollie Green of Mt. N'einon, Beulah Ashby and Mrs. t^harles Esmoii. Mr. and Mrs. P;.ul Stewart have moved to Carbondale where he is emploved b.v the I. C. R. R. Mr. and Mrs. Claire Jenkins and daiighler have moved to the Walter Gul/ler piopert.v recently vacated Iw Mr and Mrs. Paul Stewart. .Mr. Jenkins is music instructor in the Bluford schools. Mr. and Mrs. Matt Cummins land their Sunda.v school class of Mt. X'eriion visited one evening last week witii Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bise. Tliey also cn.ioycd an old fashion hayridc with team and wagon and a wiener roast. The Bluford P, V. A. was very well attended Tuesday night. A nice program was presented by the children of Mrs. Dorolh.v Bise's room and Rev. Hugh Piper of West Fratikfort was tlie speaker. Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Chapman and son L.irry spent Sunday with Mr and .Mrs. P. E. Bell. Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Huffman of Fah-field, III. spent Sunday witl^ and Mrs. John Kovacli. w .Ml WE'VE GOT IT! The BI6 BARGAIN in FARM POWER and HTILirr There'* PO tractor that can help you so much with so many jobs as the ."mproved Case "\'AC" It hustles your field work, helps with your chores. You can carry feed to the cows and bring back the milk, without heavy lifting. You can pull posts, dig holes, stretch fence with it. Latch on to the CMC Mounted Hammer Mill and go a-grinding. Dozens of mounted field implements plus diggers, loaders, scoops, scrapers, etc. fit the Case ""VAC" Tractor foe a hundred jobs or more FINANCE YOUR HOME Through '.n EQUITABLE ASSURED HOME OWNERSHIP PLAN which provides— (1) Life Insitrance to cancel mortgage If owner dies. (2) Interest at only 4%. (3) A Cash Fund for emergencies. Call: A. 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