Search results

  1. OLDTIMER

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

    And conversely, here's a frame grab from the 1930 British film "Harmony Heaven" It's 1.18 :1 ... So "What is it about 1.66 that I love so much" - It's a good compromise.
  2. OLDTIMER

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

    Speaking of widescreen!
  3. OLDTIMER

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

    Film makers tried wide screen ratios in the 1920s and earlier and it failed. I wonder why?
  4. OLDTIMER

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

    I posted earlier that I projected 35mm at home. I had 4 different lenses and several (home-made) aperture plates for various films.
  5. OLDTIMER

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

    Was that the Clayton Drive In (formerly the Metro) in Melbourne? I moonlighted there as a projectionist for a couple of years in the 1960s and we had Cinemascope splice flash problems.
  6. OLDTIMER

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

    I envy those of you using projectors. At least you can keep the picture height the same for all screen ratios. With a fixed 1.78:1 TV screen, films of 2.35 or wider makes the image look soooo small! Since most people watch on a TV screen these days, (and cinema audiences are diminishing) I...
Top