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Francis Ford Coppola
proposed to me to do One from the Heart
(1981) using electronic technology. I said, "Francis, let's use every electronic technology for pre-production and post-production, but keep the film to record the master of the film, because this is the best technology to screen the film all around the world." And he said, "Vittorio, I think you're right. But you will say, in the near ...
Created the "Univisium" system - a 3-perforation 35mm format with an aspect ratio of 2:1 - with the intention of this becoming a universal aspect ratio for both film and TV. He has insisted on cropping all of his movies to the 2:1 aspect ratio in order for his films to comply with the Univision system.
Scenes are often illuminated with light from the side instead of overhead. For interiors the main source of light appeared to come through windows; for exteriors, the sun low in the sky.