I am very much looking forward to the upcoming article on aspect ratios. I have always thought that wide screen movies began in the early 50's (CinemaScope) by 20th Century Fox to get people back into the theatres and away from that new thing at home called Television. However, recently I saw a restored version of a 1930 film called THE BIG TRAIL starring John Wayne. I looked it up on the Internet Movie Database website (www.imdb.com) and under Technical Specs, it says it was filmed in 70mm 2.1:1 ratio! In 1930?? I hope the background article on this topic will cover some of these very early efforts at wide screen films that took at least a couple more decades to catch on.