R1 Liberty Valance aspect ratio

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  1. AlbertAgullo

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    Can anyone clarify if R1 "The man who shot Liberty Valance" is 1:66 (original aspect ratio)?

    I was told that the spanish R2 is in fact 1:85, which is not very pleasing.

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  2. Rain

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    The R1 DVD is also 1.85:1
    www.imdb.com lists the OAR of the film as 1.66:1. I've been unable to get a definitive answer, but I personally think they are mistaken.
    If you look at the film on DVD and if you have some understanding of how Ford liked to frame his shots, 1.85:1 certainly appears to be correct.
     
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    One of the things that leads me to believe that it should be 1.85:1 is that there is still quite a bit of room above peoples' heads in the frame. If it were framed at 1.66:1, there would be a lot, and I mean a lot, of empty space.

    It just doesn't make sense.
     
  5. AlbertAgullo

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    Thanks Rain.

    Someone told me that it was cropped and that it was very noticeable considering Ford's shooting style.
     
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