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View Poll Results: What's your favorite aspect ratio?
2.35:1 / 2.40:1 (or wider) 42 56.00%
1.78:1 / 1.85:1 29 38.67%
1.33:1 2 2.67%
Other (please specify) 1 1.33%
Twikoff:1 1 1.33%
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Old 07-18-07, 02:28 PM   #1
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What's your favorite aspect ratio?

Pretty simple question: which OAR is most pleasing to your eyes?
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Old 07-18-07, 02:33 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 07-18-07, 02:56 PM   #3
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Old 07-18-07, 02:59 PM   #4
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2:35

But too bad a majority of spaghetti westerns I own on DVD are foolscreened to hell.
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Old 07-18-07, 03:00 PM   #5
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I like 1.78:1 / 1.85:1 for the most part. 2.35:1 just seems so cramped most of the time.
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Old 07-18-07, 03:01 PM   #6
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A 2.76:1 movie hacked to 1.33:1.
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Old 07-18-07, 03:08 PM   #7
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Old 07-18-07, 03:12 PM   #8
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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
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Old 07-18-07, 03:17 PM   #9
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Old 07-18-07, 03:17 PM   #10
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1:85. 2:35 is ok, but my eyes just seem to prefer 1:85.
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Old 07-18-07, 03:31 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 07-18-07, 03:33 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 07-18-07, 04:47 PM   #13
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Original?
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Original?

I'll go with this one. It's what the director intended it to be.
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Old 07-18-07, 05:46 PM   #15
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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.
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Old 07-18-07, 05:49 PM   #16
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Old 07-18-07, 06:21 PM   #17
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1.78:1 / 1.85:1 is my favorite.
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Old 07-18-07, 06:34 PM   #18
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Theater - 2.35:1
Home - 1.78:1 or 1.85:1
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Old 07-18-07, 06:34 PM   #19
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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.
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Old 07-18-07, 06:47 PM   #20
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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.
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Old 07-19-07, 07:01 AM   #21
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Quote:
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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.
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Old 07-19-07, 07:25 AM   #22
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Whatever the movie was filmed in
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Old 07-19-07, 08:23 AM   #23
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Old 07-19-07, 08:52 AM   #24
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Another vote for Original aspect ratio.
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Quote:
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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]
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