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    Default Those Redheads from Seattle 3D - HDD Review

    A special treat for 3D and/or old-school Hollywood Musical fans:

    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/3896...seattle3d.html

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    Default Widescreen?

    If this is Paramount's first widescreen movie, why is it 166:1? It should be 185 or 235.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobytune View Post
    If this is Paramount's first widescreen movie, why is it 166:1? It should be 185 or 235.
    Academy Aspect ratio is 4:3, aka 1.33:1, if you count overscan it's 1.37:1, so this is in a sense a "widescreen" movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobytune View Post
    If this is Paramount's first widescreen movie, why is it 166:1? It should be 185 or 235.
    In an attempt to get out ahead of 20th Century Fox's CinemaScope (which would premiere with The Robe in September 1953), Paramount made a corporate decision in early 1953 that all its movies effective immediately would be widescreen. Initially, the ratio chosen was 1.66:1, which was intended to bridge the gap between Academy Standard 1.37:1 and CinemaScope 2.55:1. The first movie projected this way was Shane. However, Shane went into production as a 1.37:1 movie. It was matted down to 1.66:1 after-the-fact, but it was not actually shot or composed with that in mind.

    Those Redheads from Seattle was the first Paramount film that went into production with 1.66:1 as its intended ratio.

    Not long afterwards, Paramount switched to 1.85:1 when it became clear that the rest of the exhibition industry was establishing that as a standard.
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