Unusual (or extreme) aspect ratios?

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  1. Matt Pelham

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    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)
     
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    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.
     
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    If I recall correctly, both Boogie Nights and Fight Club are 2.4:1
     
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    Austin Powers: IMM is 2:1
     
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    I feel like such I moron. I always thought it was 2.35:1.

    [wipes egg off face]
     
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    Judy Garland's "A Star Is Born" is 2.55 I believe...
     
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    I just looked at Spartacus and it listed an aspect ratio of 2.21:1 ????!!!
     
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    Early Cinemascope was 2.55:1.

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

     
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    "Boogie Nights" roller skatng sequence was FAR superior to all the ones in "Rollerball" ![​IMG]
     
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