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Aron Toplitsky
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I understand the 15/70 print and the IMAX digital version do not contain the aspect ratio shifts? Can someone confirm this? Didn't they shoot some scenes in IMAX 65MM?

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Frederick Lanoy
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I saw it in IMAX Laser on a 1.43 aspect ratio screen. The movie is all in 2.39. Constant aspect ratio. I have noticed though that some scenes looked sharper.

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Tyler Purcell
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I think they had to do so many re-shoots, they lost the ability to create full IMAX scenes, so they didn't bother. That's just a guess, but it seems to fit their explanation of not feeling it was worth changing aspect ratios for those scenes.

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Marcel Birgelen
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Or maybe he was the first director to find out that constantly changing aspect ratios is batshit braindead?

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John Wilson
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^ This. [Razz]

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Jarod Reddig
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One of the only films that used switching aspect ratios to good effect IMO was Tron: Legacy.

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William Kucharski
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IMHO, shifting AR was spectacularly effective in IMAX presentations of Interstellar.

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Jonathan Goeldner
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Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2 had alternating aspect ratios to great effect, and a couple of instances of 3D frame breaking.

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