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1953 First Year of Widescreen Production


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It's actually a fascinating and easy read, shows the various aspect ratios that were tried with the comparison photos. It shows the overlap of productions first widescreen production at each studio listed in green and the final 1.37 feature listed in red. 

 

Check it out.  ;)

 
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Thank you very much for your kind words! I'm glad that you found the article interesting.

 

Sometimes when you are in a rush to get something done, an important bit of information slips through the cracks.

 

I had this in my notes and completely forgot to add it to my new widescreen article. It's just been updated.

 

September 16 – ALOHA NUI opens in anamorphic 2.50 at the Center Theatre in Buffalo, NY.

 

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I understand "widescreen" production spelled a lot of trouble for long standing movie houses.  Having to go through the expense of installing screens large enough to show those movies probably caused several theaters to close their doors.  Cinerama too, caused some problems is my guess.  I related before that I saw HOW THE WEST WAS WON at the local theater here that was NOT a Cinerama theater.  IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD too.  Though now, I realize I must have only seen 1/3 of each movie.

 

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Amazing research here. I remember the excitement building as the local theater actually shut down..I forget for how long...and reopened with a lot of hoopla. My dad took us to see The Robe and to this day I remember the feeling of watching the curtains open and open....and open and the whole wall of the theater being filled with the titles and the stereo theme music. For a kid, it was something to remember your whole life. I'm so impressed that the stated reason for this research is to convince the rights holders of widescreen films to release them in their original ratio, whatever it happens to be. I couldn't agree more and congratulations on a job well done.

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