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On the Waterfront -- aspect ratio


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What's the proper aspect ratio for On The Waterfront? The DVD is in 1.33:1 and imdb lists 1.37:1 and 1:85.1. I remember reading that as a 1954 film it was on the cusp of the transition from the Academy ratio and that because it was in black and white and shot in 1.37:1, some of the major studios didn't want it. TCM is showing it now in 1.85:1. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of headroom in some of the shots, so it does appear that it's been matted down to look like a widescreen film. Does anyone know for sure?

 

Edited by: RazorX on Feb 11, 2012 2:30 PM

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