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  1. Carlo_M

    Throwaway comment I made got me thinking: IMAX taking us backwards in time to Academy ratio

    I realize this will vary based on each individuals' face structure. My forehead and eyebrows clips my vision upward, and my cheekbones clip it downward. So while the eye may be able to see, I think the page I read said 60º above axis and 75º below, the functional view (since our brains learn to...
  2. Carlo_M

    Throwaway comment I made got me thinking: IMAX taking us backwards in time to Academy ratio

    I'm only referring to TVs since the vast majority of Americans do not have home projectors. In that case, TV was originally released in 4:3, and with the HDTV age starting in the late 90s to current, 16x9 (technically 1.78:1 so true 1.85 movies with no overscan still have small black bars at the...
  3. Carlo_M

    Throwaway comment I made got me thinking: IMAX taking us backwards in time to Academy ratio

    The movie theater even at Academy ratio was always spectacularly larger than the common TV sets people had back in the 1950s. Yet in the 50's there was a move towards wider aspect ratio. The reasons for it are numerous. For the cynical "money runs everything" rationale, it was to get people back...
  4. Carlo_M

    Throwaway comment I made got me thinking: IMAX taking us backwards in time to Academy ratio

    DISCLAIMER This post was made partially in jest (or at least in good humor) based on a throwaway comment I made when looking at the different aspect ratios of Dune and various other partially (or fully) shot in IMAX films. One could watch them on a fixed 2.40:1 aspect ratio in a cinema, or in...
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