"Days of Heaven" in 70mm
Posted 03 March 2009 - 05:11 PM
Posted 03 March 2009 - 05:26 PM
Has anybody seen or in the know how "Days of Heaven" would have been blown up to 70mm back in the 70's? If I am not mistaken, this film was shot with spherical lens in 1.85. Would they have cropped the film down, to then blow up to 70mm?
I saw the 70mm print several years ago but I don't recall the aspect ratio, but I seem to think it wasn't different than the 35mm version, i.e. it was a hard-matted 1.85 image on a 2.20 : 1 70mm print. However, looking online, there seems to be a controversy about this because some people swear it was shown 2.20 : 1 in 70mm. I would like to think that would have struck me when I saw it in 70mm that it had been altered from the 1.85 35mm version. But who knows.
I definitely recall the 70mm print of "E.T." being matted on the sides to 1.85.
Posted 04 March 2009 - 04:25 PM
Was it shot this way with a 70mm blow up in mind or was it the simply the AR of the 70mm prints?
I don't know.
Posted 16 April 2009 - 12:06 PM