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Old February 6 2012, 09:37 PM   #7
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Re: Widescreen or Full Frame

Widescreen, by which I mean the aspect ratio it was intended to be viewed in.

For example, Gone with the Wind is 11:8, or 1.375:1. Indeed, the reason for 4:3 is that back in the day, 11:8 (which is approximately 4:3, or 1.333...:1) was the normal aspect ratio for theatrical films [see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_ratio]. Today, it's normally wider, of course.
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