It doesn’t mean that large sensor cameras are better than Super 35, because they are not! I’ve got tremendous respect for the traditional look of Super 35 and for me, it’s much more cinematic than large format. Anyway, the pursuit after the large format look was established many years earlier by using 65mm cameras like Panavision and IMAX, and was dedicated to delivering the best experience to meet the huge canvas standards (aka IMAX theaters). Furthermore, we can notice other large sensor film cameras like the Panavision, IMAX, and surprisingly ARRI 765.
Most of the time, those films have limited budget, and large format cameras are more expensive and demand more recourses in production and post. Furthermore, if we analyze the cameras used to shoot selected film for major festivals….