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  1. Todd Erwin

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

    It’s not just IMAX. Most newer build theaters use a standard height 1.78:1 or 1.85:1 screen with little to no masking, so “scope” or 2.39:1 movies often look smaller. Older builds often used a standard width screen of 2.39:1. Douglas Trumbull’s 1983 film Brainstorm was shot in alternating...