VistaVision Film Clip

from "The Ten Commandments"

This is a scan of a clip of dailies contact printed from the original 8-perf horizontal VistaVision negative. It is badly faded Eastmancolor and has been color corrected as well as can be. The man pictured is holding a slate to identify the shot.

Vistavision negatives were sometimes used to make horizontal running prints which would look just like this except for the addition of a soundtrack. More often the image was reduced and printed as a standard vertically oriented "flat widescreen" print which would be exceptionally sharp owing to the double sized original negative.

A Martin & Lewis VistaVision clip

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