See It Big! High and Wide
Mar 6 — Mar 13, 2015
Presented in conjunction with a ریورس شاٹ online symposium
What does it really mean to talk about a film’s sense of space? The Museum’s online publication, ریورس شاٹ, asks this in a new symposium, in which contributors were asked to select a film and discuss what is being communicated within its frame by focusing on the literal height and width of the frame itself. Whether it is the widescreen CinemaScope aspect ratio of 2.35:1, the more boxed-in full-frame of 1.33:1, or something in between, the dimensions of a movie can suggest broader questions for cinema as a whole. This special selection of films in the Museum’s ongoing اسے بڑا دیکھیں! series was organized in conjunction with the ریورس شاٹ in Space symposium, offering viewers the chance to get a grander sense of how filmmakers use the frame to its full advantage.
اسے بڑا دیکھیں! is an ongoing series organized by ریورس شاٹ editors Michael Koresky and Jeff Reichert, Chief Curator David Schwartz, and Assistant Film Curator Aliza Ma.