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post #31 of 37
Originally posted by bluedevils:
yes thanks crow,

Wow, I guess it just boggled my mind that someone who makes films would prefer a 4x3 ratio.

The artistic mind......hard to pin down. Thank god.
I remember reading one time that James Cameron also prefers 4x3 ratio because it allows him to do close up shots of peoples faces without having 'stuff' hanging off the sides.


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post #32 of 37
I like a lot of Academy format material and it is a more intimate format, to be sure. That's probably why Kubrick liked it so much. Can you imagine the impact of "All About Eve" in widescreen? Ugghh! http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/frown.gif Rachel is right. Maddening! I think there are reasons why many/most of the best personal American films were done previous to the widescreen era.

To digress, moving to widescreen will have an effect on how intimate we are with the cast of "Friends", but for some reason that doesn't matter very much to me. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/wink.gif

Anyway, this AR stuff is almost like a trick question we're asked to answer. "Do You Like Apples or Oranges?" To which I think we all should reply "YES!"


[This message has been edited by dschmelzer (edited 06-21-2001).]
post #33 of 37
The late and unlamented DIVX format set out to release only pan and scan disks. They may have deviated from that, but only a couple of times.

I'd like to think that this was one reason for their failure.
post #34 of 37
Originally posted by Digitalhorde:
is it a matter of them being uninformed, or do they just not care?

Great point. Is everyone here saying that I'm uninformed or stupid because I prefer a P DVD over a widescreen one?


(Ok, I really prefer widescreen to P, but Digitalhorde makes a great point... http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif)


[This message has been edited by tomdkat (edited 06-21-2001).]
post #35 of 37
You know, what would be ideal, even if perhaps too scifi-oriented, would be to invent a television that could duplicate the flexibility of a front projector and screen, where the AR does not matter. You can just leave it as is, or curtain off unused screen area.

Maybe a TV screen could be made that rotated. Then you could orient it vertically or horizontally, as needed. Or a screen that could dynamically change its shape in some way.
post #36 of 37
Let me speak for all the 6 Packers out there. A lot of people don't really view movies as artistic items. A lot of them just see it as something to do on the weekend or as a way to kill a few hours. I love OAR and only buy dvds if they are presented that way. However, that does not make me better than the guy who likes pan and scan. I might get angry if his preferences threaten my way of life (anamorphic widescreen and OAR) but I do not consider myself superior to him. Would you consider a neurosurgeon a simpleton because he doesn't care if the sides are chopped off his movies? I surely hope not. I know a lot of people, myself included, feel threatened because they have invested a lot of money into this hobby, and rightfully so. But in the end it's just a hobby and we shouldn't hold ourselves in some sort of higher esteem just because we get it while the "uneducated masses" do not. Even though they get on our damn nerves sometimes. http://ukobservers.net/cwm/otn/angry/newburn.gif

Owning a DVD player and a computer does not make you a film scholar.

Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand.
post #37 of 37
I know I'm coming into this late but in 2001 the small print first line of the zero G toilet instruction says.."this toilet is of the standard zero gravity type" After that I think the camera was defocused to make it more difficult to read.I haven't seen this in a theater since 1978 ,however, so I can't say for sure!
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