Academy standard is no longer 1.33. Academy is now 1.85- that's the current standard. 1.85 is not officially considered widescreen by their standards. Widescreen is 2.40 and ratios higher than 1.85. Widescreen is wonderful but some of the greatest films ever were filmed 1.33. It's not the ratio- it's the film. Want epic adventure like LAWRENCE OF ARABIA? Try the 1.33 film THE FOUR FEATHERS or GUNGA DIN- amazing use of the square frame. I believe going back to 1.33 would be considered a step back technologically. Our TVs are now getting wider. If the majority of films were shot 1.33, they would be projected incorrectly due to current theater projector aperture plates fitted for 1.85, and audiences would feel gypped. I, for one, make a special effort to see a film I have an interest in theatrically, if I know it's 'scope.