Question by aetempleton: Motion Picture Aspect Ratio Statistics.?
What are the statistics from the motion picture industry, for film aspect ratios of (all time) productions of Hollywood major motion pictures?
This excludes independent film and either a list of all films made and their aspect ratios, as released from the studios,or statistics that show what percentage are in each aspect ratio or format(i.e. 44% 1.85 to 1, 23% 2.35,11% 4:3,etc.).
As long as the statistics are comprehensive,or there is an indication of it’s accuracy, for the US film industry use of each aspect. But it must be reasonably accurate,or to note if the information,may be inaccurate.
Answer by Jim T
I suspect this information is not going to be found. Perhaps you could try UCLA which has a film preservation and restoration program. Although I suspect they would only be able to make a calculated guess.
Also you might need to define your terms. What do you mean by major? What is an independent film? How do you treat movies partly funded by studios.
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