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Roman Holiday, No Widescreen???

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by JimmyK, Jan 13, 2003.

  1. JimmyK

    JimmyK Second Unit

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    I went by Best Buy yesterday to pick up Roman Holiday and noticed that it is in "Fullscreen" 1.33:1. I checked out their web site while in the store and noticed this was the only version listed.

    So my question is, was this title originally filmed in 1.33:1? Is there a widescreen version?

    I went ahead and purchased it, but am waiting to open it based on what answer I get to my question. Hopefully I didn't buy the chopped up version!

    Thanks!
    JimmyK
     
  2. Eric Peterson

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    Jimmy,

    This movie was made before Widescreen was readily used and this film's OAR is 1.33:1. You can go ahead and open it up and enjoy it. It's a great film and a pretty good documentary also. I wish that they could have gotten Peck to do a commentary.
     
  3. Robert Crawford

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    This 1953 movie was filmed in the Academy ratio of 1.37:1.






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  4. JimmyK

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    Thanks for the info. I feel better now.

    JimmyK
     
  5. Peter Kline

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    There's nothing like taking a vacation in Rome to lift ones spirits! [​IMG]
     
  6. Allan Mack

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    If you like Roman Holiday, you'll like Sabrina, too. It was also filmed in black and white in the Academy ratio of 1.37:1. It was made a year after Roman Holiday, IIRC.
     

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