Letterboxed: The Evolution of Widescreen Cinema by Harper Cossar

By Harper Cossar

When widescreen expertise was once brought to filmmaking in 1953, it replaced the visible framework and aesthetic features of cinema endlessly. earlier than widescreen, a director's imaginative and prescient for shooting attractive landscapes or urban skylines was once restricted through what should be integrated within the boxy confines of an Academy Ratio movie body. The creation and next evolution of widescreen expertise has allowed administrators to push the bounds of filmmaking.

Letterboxed: The Evolution of Widescreen Cinema explores the technological alterations of the widescreen approach and the way the layout has encouraged administrators and in addition sparked debates between movie critics. interpreting early filmmakers resembling Buster Keaton and D. W. Griffith and style pioneers like Nicholas Ray and Douglas Sirk, Harper Cossar explains how administrators use wider element ratios to reinforce their inventive visions. Letterboxed tracks the historical past of stylistic experimentation with the movie body and demonstrates how the growth of the display has exposed myriad inventive probabilities for directors.

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