Three afterthoughts on the Pathescope, 9.5mm DAS BLAUE LICHT. Sorry they didn't occur to me when writing the previous post. Moderator(s): if you catch this post before putting out the last one, you may wish to combine the text of the two. Sorry to faff you around. 1. 40 minutes corresponds roughly to 1,600 feet - the maximum spool size available on most 9.5mm projectors 2. As for the intertitles not fitting the video screen - I have never seen DAS BLAUE LICHT on 35mm but think it quite likely that it was early sound ratio (1:1.15) - Hollywood formally adopted 1:1.33 (Academy Ratio) in April 1932, but it is possible that some European film-makers were still using the full height 35mm frame. Certainly DIE 3-GROSCHEN OPER, made a few months earlier, uses the full height and looks terrible if shown in Academy. I do not know what the specified neurtal (i.e. uncropped) aspect ratio of 9.5mm is, but think it quite likely that the misfitting intertitles may be due to the film print being in 1:1.15, with the video transfer having been accomplished by cropping the top and bottom. 3. 9.5mm was Charles Pathe's attempt to market a rival system to 16mm (launched by Eastman Kodak in 1923) in the domestic market, hence the reason it did not gain much of a market foothold in the US. L. __________________________________ Leo Enticknap Postgraduate Common Room School of English University of Exeter Queen's Building, The Queen's Drive Exeter Devon EX4 4QH United Kingdom email: [log in to unmask] ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.