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Bridges At Toko RI - filmed in 1:33 or widescreen?

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  1. Brent Avery

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    Bridges At Toko Ri - was OAR full screen?



    I was going to purchase this film on dvd but I wanted to be sure that it was not shot in widescreen. The movie was filmed in 1954 when the studios were just starting to go this direction so perhaps the 1:33 ratio is what they filmed it in. Any information would greatly appreciated![​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I would imagine this is one of those films that got caught in the transition from 1.37:1 to widescreen. It may have been composed with 1.33 and wider aspect ratios in mind, and generally exhibited at 1.66 and 1.85 to 1.
     
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    It was composed for 1.33:1, but shown incorrectly at 1.66:1 possibly in theaters. The DVD is the correct presentation.

    Most of Paramount's non-VistaVision films at this time were 1.33:1, but by 1954 some were made late enough to be composed for 1.66:1 (Like Rear Window.) (Not to mention VistaVision allows for an aspect ratio from 1.33:1 all the way to 1.96!)

    I have to admit...the years from 1952-1959 are hard to keep track of, in terms of correct aspect ratios.
     
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    Don't be shy about buying this DVD. It's really quite good and the aspect ratio is correct.
     
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    Patrick, Patrick, Patrick: [​IMG]
    How can VistaVision allow a 1.33:1 A.R. when the 35mm prints are hard matted to 1.66:1????
    Gerardo wins the prize for the correct answer.
    Ted
     
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    Thanks everyone! Now I can spend some more of my money on another 'must have' dvd.Too bad it costs $30.00 Cdn. When you purchase some beautifully restored movies with supplements for 18 - 20.00 it makes you wonder.[​IMG]
    Oh Dr. Frankenstein - that's FRANKENSTEEN!!
     
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    As much as we would like to believe there's one and only one true aspect ratio for every movie, that becomes a difficult proposition when it comes to movies made during times of transition, like TOKO-RI.

    Martin Hart of the American Widescreen Museum tells me the following about this:
     
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