Slate talks aspect ratio with Da 5 Bloods DP Newton Thomas Sigel:
This 2.39:1 aspect ratio is the film’s default, and it suits the movie’s subject matter for two reasons. First, Lee saw Da 5 Bloods as an epic—Sigel cited David Lean’s work on films like Lawrence of Arabia as one of the film’s biggest influences—and that sort of ultra-widescreen framing immediately signals the kind of story Lee is telling.
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