Talk:To Fly!

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"a 1976 short documentary film which follows the history of flight, from the first hot air balloons in the 19th century to 21st century space probes. It was the first IMAX film shown at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. The movie is still shown in the Air and Space Museum today." Although the Library of Congress labeled the movie "culturally insignificant," it could be argued that many people who saw the movie in the 1970s as children are involved in aviation in no small part to the flying scenes in this movie.

Please reconcil "cultural significance|significance" in talk vs. main page.

The first hot air balloons were in 1783 in the 18th century; and how can a 1976 documentary include 21st century space probes?


Artists making models was how probes was shown. Doug Trumbull models were popular. (talk) 16:42, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

"First" IMAX film claim[edit]

I've now seen 3 different films released in 1970 claiming to be the first film shot for IMAX. See list of IMAX films and the films entered for 1970. Anyone know which film was the first? - Jmartinsson (talk) 18:47, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

  • Make that four. Circus World was reportedly released in 1974. [1] and [2] for citations on that. -Etoile (talk) 00:43, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
  • As far as I know, Tiger Child (1970), exhibited at Expo '70 was first. I know that there are at least two others that are earlier than To Fly (1976) -- I can recall seeing Catch the Sun in 1973, and North of Superior in June 1975. North of Superior is probably the second IMAX film made -- it was the premiere IMAX film for the opening of the Cinesphere (the first permanent IMAX theater) at Ontario Place in 1971. So I think there's plenty of evidence for dropping the claim that To Fly was the first IMAX film.--Voodude (talk) 15:03, 29 March 2010 (UTC)