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VistaVision is a higher resolution, widescreen variant of the 35mm motion picture film format which was created by engineers at Paramount Pictures in 1954.

Paramount did not use anamorphic processes such as CinemaScope but refined the quality of their flat widescreen system by orienting the 35mm negative horizontally in the camera gate and shooting onto a larger area, which yielded a finer-grained projection print.

The process became redundant by the end of the 1950s when new anamorphic systems were introduced.

Hitchcock's Films

The following films were shot in the VistaVision format:

† = Hitchcock persuaded MGM to licence the process from Paramount