Who else would get real tired, real fast if every film was 1.78:1?

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  1. Inspector Hammer!

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    Their is a thread in the movies section that is irking me something aweful. It proposes making EVERY film 1.78:1 so that the whole issue of P&S would be put to rest when people watch them on their 16x9's. I personally find this idea to be ridiculous.
    My argument is that I like films to be diverse, with different AR's, 2.35:1, 1.85:1, 1.78:1. 1.33:1, and all the other AR's in between are what give movies their flavor and charactor, making them all the same AR would get tired, don't you think? Sure you can compose differently within that AR, but in the end it's still the same ratio over and over and over and over and...
    I need some support here fellas.
     
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    I agree, which is why I've stayed the hell out of that thread.

    I think any AR can look breathtaking, provided the composition is good.

    In fact, and I'll probably get flamed for this, I think 1.37:1 should still be available as an artistic option.
     
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    I agree with both John and Rain. Many films would look wrong in 1.78:1.
     
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    Absolutely!! I love 2.35:1 for epic/big landscape type movies.
     
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    John: You know I'm behind you 100%. This is a completely ridiculous idea. It's a horrible idea and will never happen (I hope).
     
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    Oh, and John, YES it WOULD get old and tiresome real fast! I'm afraid if this were to happen I would lose my enthusiasm for film.
     
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    Comformity sucks!!!
     
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    I definitely do not agree with the idea of a uniform aspect ratio...
     
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    Thanks guy's, your positive responses are precisly what I needed to hear.
     
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    Every film should definitely not be 1.85:1. If all films should be in one a.r. then that a.r. should be 2.35:1.
     
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    I think what Neil is saying is: IF we had to choose one and only AR, his choice would be 2.35, but we don't have to choose thank goodness.

    I would have to think the majority of us would not want to conform to any standard AR. We just want the film industry to continue doing what they're doing, and that is diversity.
     
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    Absolutly Sean!
     
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    I would! I would!

    I'm already tired enough that practically every television out there is in the 1:33:1 ratio!
     
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    I'd get tired of it. One of the things that sets movies apart from TV are the variable, and usually wider, aspect ratios.

    If all movies were the same AR, especially if it's the same AR as TV or HDTV, they just wouldn't be movies, they'd be glorified TV, the exception of course being Academy ratio movies, in which case TV borrowed the AR from the movies, not the other way around.

    KJP
     
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    For me, the idea of standardising any artistic choise is ludicrous. - it goes against the very nature of art! [sarcasm]yeah, lets just stop the diversity in film presentation, and then everything will be wonderful[/sarcasm]?!?!?!?!?!

    Crazy!
     

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