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> Far from assuming that, I get the impression that most prominent
> film-makers with this period ranged from experimenting with widescreen
> (even if, like Fritz Lang, they found it a negative experience) to
> positively embracing it.  It just struck me as a side-issue, reading your
> post, that Hitchcock never went wider than VistaVision.  Having now looked
> this up, it seems that 1:1.66 was his preferred ratio during the latter
> stages of his career (e.g. Psycho, The Birds, Marnie).

I take it the letterboxed tape of Psycho (which I've never seen) is either
cropped to make it 1.85, or the package is mislabeled.  Does anyone have
any details on this?

Scott

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