1. Sign-up to become a member, and most of the ads you see will disappear. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up, so join the discussion today!
    Dismiss Notice

Unusual (or extreme) aspect ratios?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Matt Pelham, Apr 24, 2002.

  1. Matt Pelham

    Matt Pelham Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2002
    Messages:
    1,711
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Looking through my DVD collection the other day and noticed a few movies had odd aspect ratios. For example Lawrence of Arabia (2.20:1), Bridge on the River Kwia (2.55:1) and a few others. I was wondering if anyone else knew of some movies that have unusual aspect ratios (not 1.33:1, 1.66:1, 1.78:1, 1.85:1, or 2.35:1)
     
  2. Tim Raffey

    Tim Raffey Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 1999
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ben Hur was 2.76:1. It was filmed 2.2:1 65mm, with an anamorphic lense. I'm afraid I can't recall the name of the process right now.

    Also, the battle scene in Gance's Napoleon was at least 3:1.
     
  3. Matt Stone

    Matt Stone Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2000
    Messages:
    9,063
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    If I recall correctly, both Boogie Nights and Fight Club are 2.4:1
     
  4. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2002
    Messages:
    13,887
    Likes Received:
    1,380
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Malcolm
    Austin Powers: IMM is 2:1
     
  5. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 1999
    Messages:
    16,738
    Likes Received:
    129
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Geeks. [​IMG]
     
  6. Jason Whyte

    Jason Whyte Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 1999
    Messages:
    1,439
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  7. Matt Stone

    Matt Stone Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2000
    Messages:
    9,063
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I feel like such I moron. I always thought it was 2.35:1.

    [wipes egg off face]
     
  8. Terrell

    Terrell Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2001
    Messages:
    3,216
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  9. Steve Enemark

    Steve Enemark Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1997
    Messages:
    482
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  10. Jason Whyte

    Jason Whyte Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 1999
    Messages:
    1,439
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  11. Terrell

    Terrell Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2001
    Messages:
    3,216
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  12. Peter Kline

    Peter Kline Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 1999
    Messages:
    2,393
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  13. Damin J Toell

    Damin J Toell Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2001
    Messages:
    3,762
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Real Name:
    Damin J. Toell
     
  14. Chuck L

    Chuck L Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2001
    Messages:
    1,002
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Judy Garland's "A Star Is Born" is 2.55 I believe...
     
  15. Alex-C

    Alex-C Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2000
    Messages:
    1,238
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  16. Matt Pelham

    Matt Pelham Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2002
    Messages:
    1,711
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I just looked at Spartacus and it listed an aspect ratio of 2.21:1 ????!!!
     
  17. Tim Raffey

    Tim Raffey Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 1999
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Early Cinemascope was 2.55:1.

    Most of the 65mm processes were in & around the 2.20/2.21:1 area.

     
  18. Cees Alons

    Cees Alons Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 1997
    Messages:
    19,496
    Likes Received:
    353
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Cees Alons
     
  19. Peter Kline

    Peter Kline Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 1999
    Messages:
    2,393
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    "Boogie Nights" roller skatng sequence was FAR superior to all the ones in "Rollerball" ![​IMG]
     
  20. Scott H

    Scott H Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2000
    Messages:
    693
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     

Share This Page