View Full Version : A movie quiz question to see who was paying attention

Mutley Eugenius
06-19-2012, 02:39 PM
Which movie made use of all 3 aspect ratios:

1.33 (4x3) 1.85 and 2.35 (cinemascope)

And in that order.

Mutley Eugenius
06-20-2012, 12:11 PM
At least if you saw it in a cinema you would have experienced all 3 aspect ratios. They probably violated that in the DVD release unfortunately.

I'll give you a hint. Is was a major motion picture with Tim Allen.

06-20-2012, 02:42 PM
I guess that it might be Toy Story 3 because it starts with a video camera scene in 4:3 before switching to 1.85:1 which is the same as the previous two...I don't know where the 2.35:1 would come into it though

Mutley Eugenius
06-20-2012, 04:25 PM
You've got the right idea, but it was a different movie, yes it started out with a TV shot on 4x3, then widened out for the first quarter of the movie, then went to full wide...

Another clue - Sigourney Weaver

06-20-2012, 04:38 PM
Galaxy Quest, I got it before I read the Sigourney clue.

Mutley Eugenius
06-20-2012, 09:47 PM
I remember setting up that showing, because I am also the 35mm projectionist in the cinema on the ship, and the print was anamorphic and I setthe mattes and the movie started, and I thought hang on, I thought thie was a cinemascope movie - why is it only 1:85? Then that scene when the teleport doors open up and the movie goes to 2:35, I felt like I had gone into another dimension suddenly. That was awesome use of the format!

My hats off to guys who do stuff like that. :)