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Today I'm renaming this newsletter.

The 4 by 3 Newsletter.

On the 4th of every month, you’ll learn 3 things.

From news on the latest movies, behind-the-scenes looks around your favorite films, to fun facts, and even FREE giveaways to things like movie tickets and more. 😎

I'm pumped about this, and I hope you are too!

Let’s dive into today’s 4:3 newsletter.

#1. Everything, Everywhere, All At Once

Poster for the movie, Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)

🍅 Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
👥 Audience Score
: 90%
🎭 Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Action, Science-Fiction
⭐️ Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu, Jamie Lee Curtis

📺 Where to watch: In theaters!

I had an absolute blast watching this.

The pacing was on point, and the acting was phenomenal.

Everything Everywhere is a constant, unhinged, thrill.

Not for the faint of heart.

#2. Top Gun: Maverick

Poster of the movie, Top Gun: Maverick
Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

🍅 Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
👥 Audience Score
: 99%
🎭 Genres: Action, Drama
⭐️ Starring: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connolly, Miles Teller

📺 Where to watch: In Theaters!

At the insistence of Tom Cruise, there are minimal green screen and CGI aerial shots in the film.

Even the close-up cockpit shots are taken of actual in-flight sequences.

This meant the cast had to undergo extensive G-force training sessions, to withstand the physical demands of the G-force pressures during flights.

50% of new actors on this set threw up every single day from filming in the jets.

#3. Film Fact

The aspect ratio of 4:3 was very first aspect ratio for motion pictures.

William Dickson, an employee of Thomas Edison, created the 4:3 aspect ratio (technically 1.33:1) in 1892.

The numbers 4 and 3 describe the literal size of the film—4 inches by 3 inches on 35mm film stock. 🎞

It wasn't until the early 2000s that 16:9 TVs hit the market, which then changed aspect ratios forever.

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The 4:3 Newsletter

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