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).]