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1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 23 (xxiii)

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition
1953-54 Theatre Catalog
1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 23
Page 23

1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 23

['1' IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO VISUALIZE more efficient use of space than that shown in these views 0! the Pix auditorium.

is convinced that his screen is easier on the eyes, gives the effect of better color, causes an illusion of added width and height, and creates an atmospheric effect. The screen has been installed in many theatres in the United States and England, and the reaction has been a gratifying approval of Schlangeris original intentions and beliefs.


Schlanger has long been an advocate of larger screens in theatres. He believes that the larger screens must be used along with a cinematographic technique which takes advantage of the extra Surface provided, rather than merely using the bigger field for magnification of the image. He says that while it is true that a wide angle camera View becomes consistent with the new large screen areas, it is important to remember that film story telling can utilize wide camera angles only for some of the scenes in most productions, and very few of the scenes in the intimate type of production. Schlanger is of the opinion that the added screen area can be used very effectively for interpretative cinematography, rather than for forcing panoramic scenes constantly.

In keeping with this thinking, Schlanger is currently working on a device which he calls the Variascopc. The Variau scope is to be used in connection with a motion picture camera which will cnablc the constant changing of the aspect ratio on a given screen area, without changing lenses or aperture plates in projection.


1953-54 Theatre Catalog, 11th Edition, Page 23