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Burt, cropped for widescreen in Apache

Burt and Jean Peters in the kind of blackface no one seemed to have any problem with in 1954. His is the body on display throughout, and displayed as spectacle as you can see here, thought without the delightfully buffoonish obviousness of Schwarzenegger film of the mid 1980s. I understand Apache was shot in 1.37 and cropped to create a wide-screen image. I don’t think accommodating the sprawl of Burt’s body was the primary consideration.

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Film was shot in 1.37 and cropped to create a 1.85 image.