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  1. andersmo

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    I completely agree that the headroom clearly reveals that this film was intended to be projected in widescreen. Also that the switchover to wider formats was pretty swift in the 1950's. However, I'm not so sure that the theaters in general threw out every ability to run 1.37:1 in the process...
  2. andersmo

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Summertime (1955) (Blu-ray)

    There's no doubt in my mind that it was originally intended to be projected in widescreen, but probably not quite as wide as 1.85:1. How it was actually projected may have varied from country to country, and even from theater to theater, depending on how each theater was installed. I have...
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