Definition of Vistavision in English:



trademark in US
  • [mass noun] A form of widescreen cinematography employing standard 35 mm film in such a way as to give a larger projected image using ordinary methods of projection.

    • ‘The picture was beautifully shot in Utah's Monument Valley in Technicolor and Vistavision.’
    • ‘Note how the small black and white TV transmissions are always contrasted to the Vistavision and vibrant Technicolor of the ‘real’ filmic world.’
    • ‘But in his 1950s Vistavision, Technicolor period, Hitchcock learned to use the camera to tell the story much more than ever before.’