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Widescreen film as window on the world

by Kate Fortmueller

The opening sequence from Around the World in Eighty Days sets the tone for this film. Like many films from the 1950s and early 1960s, the widescreen film presented a window on global lands and cultures on the big screen and in full color.

Around the World in Eighty Days (Todd, 1956) - Opening

Around the World in Eighty Days begins with a self-reflexive discussion about changes in global travel and the vision of Jules Verne.

from Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
Creator: Mike Todd
Posted by Kate Fortmueller
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