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Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow and Richard Harris bring James Michener's true saga to life -- but it's the story of the destruction of paradise. A huge success just the same, producer Walter Mirisch's film testifies to the skill with which he brought together big talent for a show that doesn't compromise with a happy-happy historical revision. Hawaii Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1966 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 161 min. / Ship Date January 19, 2016 / available through Twilight Time Movies / 29.95 Starring Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, Richard Harris, Gene Hackman, Carroll O'Connor, Jocelyne Lagarde, Manu Tupou, Ted Nobriga, Elizabeth Logue. Cinematography Russell Harlan Production Designer Cary Odell Art Direction James W. Sullivan Film Editor Stuart Gilmore Original Music Elmer Bernstein Written by Dalton Trumbo, Daniel Taradash from the novel by James Michener Produced by Walter Mirisch Directed by George Roy Hill

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The History of Aspect Ratio In this 18-minute educational video...

The History of Aspect Ratio

In this 18-minute educational video by FilmmakerIQ, John Hess details the history of the cinematic aspect ratio, from 4:3 to 16:9, 1.85:1 to 2.39:1.

Here is a timeline of each aspect ratio as well as some notable films that utilized them.

Original Silent Film (1892) - 1.33:1

- Established by William Dickson and Thomas Edison Academy Ratio (1932) - 1.37:1

- All sound films from 1932 to 1955 were shot in Academy ratio Cinerama (1952) - 2.59:1

- This is Cinerama, The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm CinemaScope (1953) - 2.35:1

- The Robe, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Seven Year Itch VistaVision (1954) - 1.85:1

- White Christmas, To Catch a Thief, North by Northwest Todd-ao (1955) - 2.20:1

- Oklahoma!, Cleopatra, The Sound of Music MGM Camera 65 (1957) - 2.76:1

- Raintree County, Ben-Hur Ultra Panavision 70 (1957) - 2.76:1

- How the West Was Won, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,
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