From: Jeff Kreines (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Aug 09 2006 - 12:07:59 PDT
On Aug 9, 2006, at 11:18 AM, Nicholas Hamlyn wrote:
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but since a Cinemascope masking plate is
> in Academy Ratio, any cinema that can show 'scope should be able to
> show films in academy ratio, although they might not have quite the
> right length lens,
OK, you asked to be corrected. Cinemascope is (on film) a 1:1.2
aspect ratio these days, wheras Academy is 1:1.37. And the lenses
required to fit Academy within the screen height would be a longer
focal length than the others, so the image would over-run the
screen. Ergo pillarboxing when choice of theater can't be controlled.
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