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The Movie Is Opening Wide. The Screen Is Changing Shape. (The New York Times)

Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe in ‘The Lighthouse.’

“Watching “The Lighthouse,” a claustrophobic new film about a 19th-century lighthouse keeper (Willem Dafoe) and his protégé (Robert Pattinson), you might be forgiven for thinking that you’re peering through an old spyglass. The image is strangely narrow, a rectangle that looks almost taller than it is wide.” – Source: The New York Times

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WHY THIS MATTERS:

Digital projection has added aspect ratio as another narrative tool in a filmmaker’s toolbox. Here, the New York Times looks at four recent films that use unconventional frame sizes: The Lighthouse, The Laundromat, Lucy in the Sky and Waves.

 

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