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[on the problems 'Cinemascope' introduced to cinematography] We couldn't move the camera up or down because of distortion, and we couldn't move back and away from the camera. Everything had to be played out on a level plane - if someone were too much upstage, they would be out of focus. And you weren't really able to come in really close on faces. It was rather like what happened when sound came ...
In 2013, the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City honored the director with a weeks-long comprehensive retrospective of his work entitled "The Discreet Charm of George Cukor".