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Son of saul vs Come and see aspect ratio (1 reply)

3 weeks ago
Vanniyan 3 weeks ago

Dear master roger i watched 'Son of saul' and 'Come and see' both movies. I assumed both movies shot on same aspect ratio, then  checked out IMDb. Found Both movies are same aspect ratio 1.37:1.How much aspect ratio roll very important to convey the content without compromise. In your point of view this particular aspect ratio would give any psychological impact to audience?

Roger Deakins
2 weeks ago
Roger Deakins 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure I know the answer to that. To me the choice of the aspect ratio is more instinctive. I like the 1.37:1 aspect ratio in both cases. maybe it lends something of a more 'real' feel to the images, the feel of the period, maybe. But, frankly, I have asked myself that same question a number of times and have never found an answer.  Of course, when you have seen a film like 'Come and See' or 'Son of Saul' you can't think of it in any other aspect ratio.

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