Allegro Non Troppo on 2/3... but?????

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  1. Rick P

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    Found this over on Amazon... but found this on DVD Empire..

    Features:
    Bonus Feature: The Best Of Bruno Bozzetto: 10 Short Films by Bozzetto
    I Mondi Di Bozzetto: Italian Television Documentary That Includes Interviews with Bozzetto and Actor Maurizio Nichetti
    Liner Notes by Film Critic Phil Hall (Film Threat, Wired Magazine)

    Video: Standard 1.33:1 Color
    Standard 1.33:1 B&W


    Audio: ITALIAN: Dolby Digital Stereo

    Subtitles: English

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    1.33:1 ??? Is this right? Was it filmed thus? I've waited for this for a LONG time and if it's being chopped I shan't be amused
     
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    I've always wanted to see this since it's frequently compared to Fantasia. I too would like to know if this is OAR.
     
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    It has a different sensibility than Fantasia, not being nearly as reverential toward the musical works, but I've always found it quite entertaining in its own way.
     
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    As far as I know, it's 1.33:1. I think that's how I saw it in an art house back in the 1970's.

    It wouldn't be chopped; it would be open matte, but given that animation costs a bundle, it would be pointless to draw at 1.33:1 while planning to crop to 1.85:1 in the theaters. There's just no justification for paying people to draw stuff that you don't intend to be seen.

    There's no way that this was a scope film, say, 2.35:1, so you can rule out any possibility of a true pan and scan here.

    I think the aspect ratio is correct.

    Charlie
     
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    The Bolero sequence is great.

    It was shot on standard 35mm film so the aspect ratio is "probably" OAR unless Bozetto used a matte, which is unlikely since I saw it in the theater in 1981 and it wasn't wide.
     
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    ALLEGRO NON TROPPO is an animation classic. It shouldn't be compared so closely to FANTASIA because although ANT is a take off of FANTASIA, it's an entirely different kind of film. The animation is great!
     

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