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Old June 15 2013, 09:56 PM   #2168
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

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According to Wikipedia,

In 2012, a Brazilian film director used Cinemascope for his film.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinemascope
And some people speak Latin, but it's still a dead language.
Actual CinemaScope is perhaps "mostly dead" but the use 'scope as shorthand for anamorphic prints and/or aspect ratios of 2.35-2.40:1 is so ubiquitous that to "correct" someone on that comes off somewhat pedantic (not to say I don't share the impulse to make such corrections--I was quite prone to doing so in my youth, but now I mainly leave that impulse for my classes).
This is a few days old, but I wasn't being needlessly pedantic. As real Cinemascope is effectively a dead format, despite the continued use of the "Scope" nomenclature, I was trying to clarify if the comparison was being made to actual Cinemascope or not.
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