Chapter

The Stereoscopic Overture Finishes

Ray Zone

in Stereoscopic Cinema & the Origins of 3-D Film, 1838–1952

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780813124612
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134796 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813124612.003.0011
The Stereoscopic Overture Finishes

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This chapter discusses autostereoscopic cinema, which has always been considered as the “holy grail” for utopian inventors. Semyon Ivanov successfully created autostereoscopic motion pictures in the 1940s, and soon a slew of motion pictures were being filmed and presented using this method. This process was followed by the single-strip 3-D systems and other works in stereography. The chapter ends with a discussion on the Festival of Britain, which marked the end of the novelty period of stereoscopic cinema.

Keywords: autostereoscopic cinema; utopian inventors; Semyon Ivanov; autostereoscopic motion pictures; single-strip 3-D systems; stereography; Festival of Britain; novelty period; stereoscopic cinema

Chapter.  5647 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Film

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