The French Elephant Blu Ray is in 2.00 :1 and IMO it's the correct ratio. Unlike Magnificent Obsession two years earlier which was generally released masked to 2.00 as well which suffers from a number of compositional compromise issues, in particular the last couple of reels in which Metty's meticulous pin lighting of headroom is lost in the matte which seem regrettable. But as Sirk said in the Halliday interviews, they were still leaning how to handle a multiplicity of widescreen ratios as well as 3D. Written on the Wind has no such problem and it would look frankly ridiculous in open matte. Mountainously too much head and foot room down to barely dressed studio floors. I don't know from whom Criterion is taking its framing advice from but it ain't me and it definitely ain't Bob Furmanek. Contrary to some here I think the disc has terrific color saturation and grain and is obviously taken from a high quality (Probably 2K) master from Universal. I am unaware that they have done another remaster since the one used for the Elephant disc. Criterion might add more bitrate but frankly it won't give you much more detail or grain management. Only the extras I imagine. A representative from the Hollywood Academy brought two first gen IB Tech archive prints to screen at a Ritrovata Bologna festival a few years ago, now 2016 and 2017 I think. ATHA was screened in 1.85. And Written was screened in 2.00. The color values were identical to the Elephant/Uni encode although the prints (which were projected with carbon arc) looked just slightly faded.