Empire Magazine’s Film Studies 101 shares the history and range of the film maker’s canvas, the aspect ratio. A great example is in Wes Anderson’s latest opus Grand Budapest Hotel, which uses not one but three different aspect ratios to portray different time periods.
- 1.85:1 – For the modern scenes with Tom Wilkinson
- 2.35:1 – For the 1960s scenes with F. Murray Abraham & Jude Law
- 1.37:1 – The old ratio for the main body of the film with Tony Revolori & Raplh Fiennes.
Now enjoy this lengthy article on why breaking the rules introduced a standard and also opened an pallet for artistic film expression.