On the Waterfront - Aspect Ratio Visual Essay

by criterioncollection

In this video essay, Issa Clubb discusses the emergence of the 1.85:1 aspect ratio which prompted cinematographer Boris Kaufman to frame On the Waterfront for 1.33:1, 1.66:1 and 1.85:1, opening up a debate that exists to this day: which the “correct” aspect ratio for the film?

 

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