I was just wondering. So many movies filmed in this format have been coming out. I understand that this method has been around since the 50's and went under the name of Superscope 235 or something. I think what I'm wondering is, why have directors started using it recently and not as much as, say, before the 80's? I can't think of any movies filmed in this method prior to the 80's. Almost everything else in widescreen (2.35) was done using anamorphic lenses or filmed on 65mm stock. The one thing I remember reading is that Robert Harris once said that Hitchcock used this method a number of times. Which films were they? Perhaps the major reason is that nobody had the TV in mind when they were making it. It's a shame actually, that filmmakers don't use those nice wide compositions anymore. A few here and there but not much. I'm not knocking the method. It's just that the scope of films just isn't like they used to be. I understand why S35 is used. I'm just surprised its use has really taken off in recent years. Easier to film visual effects in it, maybe? I'm just curious if anyone knows anything about this trend, or has a historical perspective on it.