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"That's where you're wrong. You can get a lens attachment right now that will give you wide-screen 16-mm. movies. It's FilmoRama, just put out by Bell & Howell And there's another one, Vistascope, imported from Holland. That one comes in two sizes, one for 16 mm. and another for 8 mm."

"You mean I actually can take movies like CinemaScope?"

Same Principle and Lens as Pro Jobs

"As a matter of fact, FilmoRama works on the same principle as CinemaScope, which was developed and made by Bell & Howell."

"Yes, but what about showing what I took?"

"Same lens attachment," I told him. "Use it on your camera while shooting, then put it on your projector. Like the professional jobs, these are anamorphic lenses."

"Anamorphic? What's that?"

"Anamorphic," I explained, "means that they see to the sides as well as straight ahead, taking in a wider scene more like what the human eye sees. Then they squeeze the wide view onto the film. When you use the FilmoRama or Vistascope attachments on your projector, the process is reversed, and the squeezed, distorted image is unsqueezed.

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