By Harper Cossar

ISBN-10: 0813126517

ISBN-13: 9780813126517

When widescreen expertise was once brought to filmmaking in 1953, it replaced the visible framework and aesthetic features of cinema eternally. earlier than widescreen, a director's imaginative and prescient for shooting attractive landscapes or urban skylines was once constrained by means of what may be incorporated 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 adjustments of the widescreen approach and the way the layout has encouraged administrators and in addition sparked debates between movie critics. studying early filmmakers comparable to Buster Keaton and D. W. Griffith and style pioneers like Nicholas Ray and Douglas Sirk, Harper Cossar explains how administrators use wider point ratios to augment their artistic visions. Letterboxed tracks the historical past of stylistic experimentation with the movie body and demonstrates how the growth of the reveal has exposed myriad inventive chances for directors.

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