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  1. Douglas R

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

    That proves nothing. As had often been said in this forum, the vast majority of films are shot open matte i.e. 1.37:1 https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/threads/wide-screen-cinematography-shot-in-camera.369841/
  2. Douglas R

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

    I'm sure Summertime would not have been shown in 1.37:1 in the UK, other than in some smaller second run cinemas. We know that the UK converted fairly quickly to widescreen. At the age of 10 I saw many films during 1955 at my local cinemas in the London suburbs either with the whole family or...
  3. Douglas R

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

    In that Motion Picture Exhibitor article Ilya Lopert refers to using "..,production people from America rather than hire Italians". That's not correct according to Kevin Brownlow's well researched biography of David Lean who says a small crew came from England but the majority of crew were...
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