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Today I'm renaming this 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
📺 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
📺 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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