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  1. jayembee

    What Is It About the 1.66:1 Ratio That I Love So Much?

    I think the real point isn't how large the image is, but what the content of the image is. The Mona Lisa's "aspect ratio" is roughly 1.50:1. The Last Supper's aspect ratio is roughly 1.90:1. Both paintings are masterpieces, but neither one would look right if the former was 1.90:1 and the latter...
  2. jayembee

    What Is It About the 1.66:1 Ratio That I Love So Much?

    And yet, there's an increase in TV shows using 2.00 or 2.35. Granted, they tend to be (a) streaming, rather than broadcast, series, and (b) more action/adventure-oriented fare, which is the kind of thing you expect to see in 2.35 for theatrical films, rather than sitcoms or standard dramas. But...
  3. jayembee

    What Is It About the 1.66:1 Ratio That I Love So Much?

    It's Warner. I'd be very surprised if it ended up being anything other than 1.78. I'd love to be surprised, though.
  4. jayembee

    What Is It About the 1.66:1 Ratio That I Love So Much?

    True enough, that a 2.35 film on a TV looks "smaller" than a 1.85 film. But I tend not to notice that unless it's a movie with a varying aspect ratio, such as Nolan's Dark Knight films with the IMAX scenes at 1.78. Or Brainstorm, where the "device" sequences expanded in size, clarity (they were...
  5. jayembee

    What Is It About the 1.66:1 Ratio That I Love So Much?

    The US Blu-ray is also 1.66:1. I didn't see the film theatrically when it was released, so I've no idea if it was screened at 1.66 or 1.85, but the BD looks just right.
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