I have been watching lots of movies recently - old and new.
I now mourn the passing of 4:3 - in my opinion it's slavish and near total rejection is a mistake. I think the assumption that wider is better needs to be challenged.
Have you got any nice pictures hanging around your house? They may be photogrpahs or paintings - go look or bring them to mind, all in different ratios arent they, and for a dam good reason. The aspect ratio used is chosen deliberately to suit the composition and subject.
Check out 2 rather well known paintings by Leonardo Da Vinci - the mona lisa is far narrower than 4:3 forcing us to concentrate on her visage and not the setting. The obverse is the last supper where the suject benefits from a panoramic aspect ratio.
I argue that the same rational should be applied to film.
Intimate close shots are better in 4:3 - generally and long shots are better in wide.
Who decided you cant swap between cuts? Where is the tablet of stone it is written on ?
Wide screen was a fifties invention to get audiences back to cinemas cos of the threat of TV and the marketing hype seems to have stuck as people always assume wide is better when manifestly it isnt.
Wide is really just narrow....