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North of Superior

Year: 1971
Language: English
Format: IMAX 70mm Colour
Runtime: 18 min
Director: Graeme Ferguson
Producer: Graeme Ferguson
Cinematographer: Graeme Ferguson
Editor: Toni Trow
Music: Zalman Yanovsky, Bill Houston
Production Company: Multiscreen Corporation, Ontario Place Corporation

The first official IMAX film, North of Superior was commissioned by Ontario Place at a cost of $270,000 and was presented to rave reviews on a huge curved screen at the Toronto theme park. The film, which proved to be very popular, presented a towering, breathtaking, wide-screen look at the almost untouched world of Northern Ontario. The aerial shots that provide an in-flight effect would become widely imitated in future IMAX films.

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