I watched the DVD for Woody Allen's "Sweet and Lowdown"
The movie with Sean Penn as the world's 2nd greatest
guitarist - right behind that French gypsy :-)
Enjoyed the movie.
Was kind of shocked when I went to the audio selections
before the movie and found I had a choice between "english
mono" and "french mono"...
I know Kubrick used mono because he was worried that the
theater would not properly wire stereo... but in this
case, it seemed like a stylistic decision by Woody.
Didn't really interfere with my enjoyment of the movie.
During the closing credits - however - I was shocked
to see a credit for "Dolby stereo consultant"
What exactly did this person do ???? LOL
Or was the movie released in stereo in the theater ?
Or was this person hired and then sent home - when
Woody informed him he was using mono ?
My best guess is the last option. Guy still probably
was credited because he was booked to work the movie...
JVC DLA-RS4810 Projector, Vutec 110" (16x9) Bright White Screen, Darbee Darblet, Onkyo TX-NR708 Receiver/Processor, Sony BDP S790 BR Player, Toshiba 1250 NTSC-PAL Region Free BR Player, 7 Paradigm Reference spkrs w Dual Subs, Adcom & Yamaha Amps .Light controlled HT...
Although the movie's sound mix is mono, it would probably still have been recorded into Dolby Stereo format and printed this way to film for theatrical exhibition.
My guess is that the film audio format was Dolby Stereo, but only the center channel was active.