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A cinema special-effects technique whereby the audience is apparently surrounded by low-frequency sound.as modifier ‘Sensurround sound’
- ‘The team from York's City Screen have spent a year working to bring about the return of the disaster film in its original format with Sensurround which causes the cinema to physically vibrate during the earthquake sequences.’
- ‘However the lights dimmed and the Dolby Sensurround richly broadcasted itself with all the panache of a ‘proper’ film.’
- ‘It may well be that performance capture is going to be viewed, a hundred years from now, as a blind alley that a few people went down for a time, and as relevant and as interesting to what's going on as Smell-o-vision or Sensurround.’
- ‘I would have liked the average cinemagoer to see on the screen what Masson saw in her imagination - and for that list and litany of human evil to have been experienced in Sensurround and Dolby.’
- ‘Hollywood is itself a hubristic enterprise, built on a geological fault line, a fear examined in Earthquake, the first disaster movie to be screened with seat-rattling technology called Sensurround.’
1970s: blend of sense and surround.
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