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Randy Miller III
07-18-07, 02:28 PM
Pretty simple question: which OAR is most pleasing to your eyes?

Giles
07-18-07, 02:33 PM
I picked 2.55:1

really it depends on the movie

example: IMAX films should fill the screen not black bars for 2.35 DM'Red Hollywood films.

JPRaup
07-18-07, 02:56 PM
Wider the better for me

Mondo Kane
07-18-07, 02:59 PM
2:35

But too bad a majority of spaghetti westerns I own on DVD are foolscreened to hell.

Randy Miller III
07-18-07, 03:00 PM
I like 1.78:1 / 1.85:1 for the most part. 2.35:1 just seems so cramped most of the time.

Doughboy
07-18-07, 03:01 PM
A 2.76:1 movie hacked to 1.33:1.;)

Mr. Cinema
07-18-07, 03:08 PM
2.35:1

hardercore
07-18-07, 03:12 PM
Action or adventure movies, films with vast landscapes - 2.35:1

Dramas and comedies - 1.77:1 or 1.85:1

Hate 1.33:1

Maxflier
07-18-07, 03:17 PM
1.85:1

fumanstan
07-18-07, 03:17 PM
1:85. 2:35 is ok, but my eyes just seem to prefer 1:85.

sinister
07-18-07, 03:31 PM
movies with alot of great visuals and cinematography have to be 2:35 or 2:40. ala LOTR, Star Wars, Gladiator, Apocalypto, Harry Potter, Pirates.

eedoon
07-18-07, 03:33 PM
It really is depends on the movie. A modern movie shot in 1.33:1 would be very weird indeed, but I've seen great composition on older movies so I don't mind that. But I guess I prefer 1.85:1 most of the time because sometimes movies which shot in 2.35:1 have too much distortion on both side of the screen when it was being photographed by less than good cinematographer. That is, if it's unintentional, of course.

pjflyer
07-18-07, 04:47 PM
Original?

Jackskeleton
07-18-07, 05:01 PM
Original?


I'll go with this one. It's what the director intended it to be.

maingon
07-18-07, 05:46 PM
I like when big epic movies use 2:35:1 or wider, but i do love 1:85:1 because it fills my 92" screen.

Goldberg74
07-18-07, 05:49 PM
36:24:36

;)

Bandit03
07-18-07, 06:21 PM
1.78:1 / 1.85:1 is my favorite.

DthRdrX
07-18-07, 06:34 PM
Theater - 2.35:1
Home - 1.78:1 or 1.85:1

wilky61
07-18-07, 06:34 PM
I like when big epic movies use 2:35:1 or wider, but i do love 1:85:1 because it fills my 92" screen.

^this. except for the 92-inches part. ;)

Michael Ballack
07-18-07, 06:47 PM
2:35/2:40 is my favorite. It gives a movie an epic feeling that some of my favorite movies of all time have used.

Chew
07-19-07, 07:01 AM
Action or adventure movies, films with vast landscapes - 2.35:1

Dramas and comedies - 1.77:1 or 1.85:1

Hate 1.33:1

That's my vote. :up:

Brian Shannon
07-19-07, 07:25 AM
Whatever the movie was filmed in

Deadpool
07-19-07, 08:23 AM
1.85:1

nateman
07-19-07, 08:52 AM
Another vote for Original aspect ratio.

Giles
07-19-07, 09:00 AM
Action or adventure movies, films with vast landscapes - 2.35:1

Dramas and comedies - 1.77:1 or 1.85:1

Hate 1.33:1


I disagree, some action movies where there are monsters or giant robots (ahem... 'Transformers') should take advantage of the height aspect of 1.85 than the wideness of 2.35. Spielberg knew this full well when he shot 'Jurassic Park'

- dramas set in exotic locales: 2.35
- comedies with alot of characters and pratfalls 2.35 [i.e, I'ts A Mad Mad Mad Mad World]

inri222
07-19-07, 11:53 AM
1.66:1

PopcornTreeCt
07-19-07, 01:14 PM
I'll go with this one. It's what the director intended it to be.

And I wish all directors intended it to be 2.35:1. :)

Chew
07-19-07, 01:19 PM
Of course we all want OAR, but that's not really the question is it? :p

islandclaws
07-19-07, 01:26 PM
It can vary for certain types of film, but lately I'm loving 1.78:1, and that's because I have an HDTV. Before then, and still now, I loved 2.35:1. My favorite director's all seem to use that aspect, but having a 1.78:1 picture fills my entire screen <i> and</i> it's still widescreen, so that's my current fav right now.

Giles
07-19-07, 01:33 PM
It can vary for certain types of film, but lately I'm loving 1.78:1, and that's because I have an HDTV. Before then, and still now, I loved 2.35:1. My favorite director's all seem to use that aspect, but having a 1.78:1 picture fills my entire screen <i> and</i> it's still widescreen, so that's my current fav right now.

yeah I agree, I love 1.78 IMAX films on my HDTV...


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