Cinema: Buffalorama

How the West Was Won. Cinerama, that megalomyopic miracle, has come a long way since it took theater audiences over the top on its initial roller-coaster ride in 1952 and infected the nation's shopkeepers with an "o-rama" syndrome. Having won its spurs at Angkor Wat, it now tries an epic with a plot. No other screen could contain all the bang-banging, choo-chooing, galloping, whooping and thundering that three directors (Henry Hathaway, John Ford and George Marshall), 13 stars, ten costars, 12,000 extras, and 1,000 buffaloes have done in How the West Was Won....

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