Senior HTF Member
- Oct 13, 2007
- Alexandria, VA
- Real Name
- Andrew McClure
The Wizard Of Oz and Looney Tunes were both shown originally in 1.33.1 and for the most part have always been shown that way. You could crop both for widescreen, but Looney Tunes would look way off, were as Oz is debatable.You're misunderstanding him. They were filmed Full Screen/Open Matte with mattes to protect for widescreen and shown in theaters widescreen. Extra information was filmed at the top and bottom of the frame that contains mostly dead space so it could be cropped. Theatrical films were not shown Full screen in the 60's. I just watched the blu ray of MMP this weekend and its not even full open matte 1.37 its 1.33 tv aspect ratio which means its slightly zoomed in. The sides are a little tight.
By 1955 theaters had all done away with Full Screens/1.37:1 and replaced them with widescreens as we have today. If a movie in the 60's was shown Full Screen nearly half of the screen would be covered with huge black bars. People would think there is something wrong and would have asked for their money back.
Night of The Living Dead was shot and filmed in full, wide wasn't an option for Romero and company.