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#1 Max Jacoby

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 07:07 PM

I saw 'Three Days of the Condor' in a theatre today and was completely baffled that this anamorphic film was shown in 1.85. I am absolutely sure that it was shot in anamorphic, as there were the telltale signes (blue flares, oval highlights). But you had the typical pan& scan lateral 'cameramoves' that ajusted the composition and the print didn't look very sharp either. Also some of the shots looked zoomed in. Especially close-ups seemed to have the lower part of the frame cut off. Could it that be that what was on the print is a 1.33 Pan & Scan which was masked off for 1.85 projection?

The bigger question is of course why would anyone strike a print like that?
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 07:15 PM

Could it have just been cropped on the sides in projection? I once saw a screening of "Alien 3" like that at a 2nd-run theater, cropped to less than 2:1.
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#3 Leo Anthony Vale

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 04:25 PM

I saw 'Three Days of the Condor' in a theatre today and was completely baffled that this anamorphic film was shown in 1.85. I am absolutely sure that it was shot in anamorphic, as there were the telltale signes (blue flares, oval highlights). But you had the typical pan& scan lateral 'cameramoves' that ajusted the composition and the print didn't look very sharp either. Also some of the shots looked zoomed in. Especially close-ups seemed to have the lower part of the frame cut off. Could it that be that what was on the print is a 1.33 Pan & Scan which was masked off for 1.85 projection?

The bigger question is of course why would anyone strike a print like that?


---It is a 1975 movie. The networks were still running 35mm prints on film chains.
So a there would be a 35mm pan&scan I/N of it.

Either some one at Paramount ordered a print from the wrong I/N or someone at the lab pulled the wrong I/N.
Still someone should have noticed the screwup.

---LV
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