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In a way, 'The Pillow Book' is an example of the use of many different
ratios. Using the argument that paintings don't have a fixed ratio  (a
landscape requires another ratio than a portrait), Greenaway wants to
liberate cinema and give it the possibility to change ratios, according to
the content, mise-en-scène of the image.

I haven't seen 'Galaxy Quest' yet. What's the function of the ratio change
there?

Tim Deschaumes

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From: Lang Thompson <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2000 5:03 AM
Subject: films with ratio change


> "GalaxyQuest" is in about a 1.85 aspect ratio for the first 20 or so
> minutes before changing to a full widescreen ratio.  Can anybody think of
> other films that also mixed ratios?  Not counting ones where it's
motivated
> by something like a video monitor.
>
> (If you didn't see "GalaxyQuest" theatrically then you'll miss this since
> the studio decided it would be too confusing for home viewing so the tape
> and DVD are both one ratio throughout.)
>
> LT
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