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Re: Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
Edited by RichardW on 9/1/2015, 11:50 am
I'm aware of that. There is an added factor: by this time Robert Wise had been a widescreen director for four years, and every film he composed was intended to be projected in widescreen. Although he kept the frame TV safe, the intended and preferred and composed aspect ratio is 1:85 for ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW. With his next film, WEST SIDE STORY Wise would no longer keep the frame TV safe. At that point every film would be composed for widescreen and there would be no compromise, as a mater of policy, his policy.
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