From: Merseyside, Great Britain
Registered: Jun 2005
posted May 04, 2010 03:06 PM
Hi David, I have 'Los Angeles' and 'Grand Canyon'. I have a few other travelogues which I have yet to watch that are in unmarked boxes, so they may be Panorama too. Totally agree with you on the sharpness. In fact, all round I think they are very professionally done.
A question for our American members; in 'Los Angeles' there is clearly a sign at or near the Chinese cinema which says 'Star Wars' in the usual Star Wars font, however the documentary is dated 1975, a year before Star Wars was filmed. Is the film wrongly dated, or is there another explanation?
From: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Registered: Feb 2006
posted May 04, 2010 10:05 PM
Dave, I first saw them advertised here in Australia in 1978.
You are correct, it does say 1975 at the end of Los Angeles, perhaps it was updated with scenes and they did not update the original end title?
The NYC one is similar in many ways to the Castle short that was out at the same time, but the Castle short was shot a few years before going by the mid 1960's Plymouths and Dodges. It is nowhere near as sharp as the Panorama International version.