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Retro Chic: Split-Screen

Back in the day, when radio was the only competition, movie studios churned out hundreds of films a year, of all makes and models. Once TV made the scene, though, and people weren’t forced to leave the house to see their regularly scheduled junk but could get it right there on the idiot box – after all, who went to the theater to see the Lone Ranger if they didn’t have to – ticket sales declined, forcing movies to be a little more creative to get asses in the seats. As a direct consequence color movies officially became de rigueur – the Academy Awards officially eliminated a separate, black-and-white cinematography category in 1967 – CinemaScope and VistaVision were developed and 3-D had its heyday.

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