Hi... I'm new here and I'm very novice in terms of cinema techniques... Basically my question envolves one movie in particular, and I am trying to understand how it was initially filmed...
In 1997, there was a movie called "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella" that was made by disney for ABC, starring Brandy & Whitney Houston. Now the movie aired in full screen (1:33) format and the dvd that I own is also in full screen format. I am trying to understand how the film was initially shot and what its original aspect ratio is. Could it eventually be released in widescreen or was it really filmed in fullscreen?
Here's a paragraph that I found on blu-ray.com that explains on how Cinderella was shot.
On November 2, 1997, Disney produced yet another remake, this time starring Brandy as Cinderella, Bernadette Peters as Cinderella's Stepmother, Whoopi Goldberg as Queen Constantina, Victor Garber as King Maximillian and Whitney Houston as the Fairy Godmother. Disney spent $18 million on the production, which was shot on Eastman 35mm negative with an NTSC printed format. This means it could be remastered for high definition for Blu-ray at some point. Ratings again reached a high making it one of the top broadcasts of the year and was nominated for dozens of awards. The musical version of this newest Cinderella had new orchestrations updated for the period, with a small mix of pop orchestration. This version is also available on DVD. The musical is now produced all over the world on stage.
What does this mean for its aspect ratio? Based on the info of how it was shot, the budget, the year, the camera, etc. was this movie shot in widescreen and then cropped on the right/left sides for tv, OR was it originally shot in fullscreen and they have to crop it at the top/bottom to make it into widescreen?
Here's the full movie on youtube and how it aired on tv in case it might help:
Thank you very much. I know that it's about one movie in particular, but it's also helping me understand how things in cinema/filming work in general.