Top 15 Movies That Changed Cinema

12. The Robe (1953)
As television became a common fixture in American households, the movie industry (that previously had known no rivals) began to falter and ticket sales plummeted. Hollywood tried desperately to separate itself from the small screen, moving from the then standard 1.37:1 ratio to wider and wider formats and grander epics. The Robe epitomized the lavish spectacle Hollywood was producing at the time and had the honor of becoming the first feature filmed in anamorphic widescreen - a standard to this day because of its cost effective bottom line and crowd pleasing screen size.


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