Angel in widescreen

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Gord Lacey, Sep 24, 2001.

  1. Gord Lacey

    Gord Lacey Cinematographer

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    Yeah, it looks much nicer. I think that when a TV show goes widescreen it puts it a step above the "4x3" shows. It's like watching a movie, not a show.
    I like widescreen shows [​IMG]
    P.S. Damn, the Lord of the Rings trailer looked great!
     
  2. Brad Grenz

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    Looks like the new Jill Henesy show is in widescreeen too. Crossing Jordan, that's what it's called. Hey, there's Kyle Secor from Homicide!
    I really appreciate the change for Angel, though. It's an inherintly cinematic show, and the wider format becomes it so well. They seem to have altered the tone of the show as well to better suit the new aspect ratio. It just feels different from before... I likes it.
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  3. Andres Munoz

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    I wonder whose decision it was to go widescreen? Joss Wheedon?
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  4. Andrew Beacom

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    Angel looked good on my 50" widescreen set. Does anyone know the exact aspect ratio? I enjoyed ER in WS last year but now that I own a WS set I find myself wanting that extra resolution.
    It's great that the step to WS has happened but I would rather watch a non letterboxed picture and not have to zoom and give up some resolution.
    Looks like my plan to exactly center the zoomed image will have to change as I couldn't see all the text displaying time and location in the Paris (?) scene.
     
  5. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    The AR looked to be somewhere between 1.85:1 and 2:1. Maybe they were compensating for overscan?
    David Greenwalt is in charge of Angel, it's his call, and he wanted to do this last season
    Until WB gets an HD feed, I doubt we'll see an anamorphic version of Angel. Wait for the DVDs [​IMG]
    Jeff Kleist
     
  6. Phil Florian

    Phil Florian Screenwriter

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    I guess we will know soon enough, but is Buffy going to be like this?
    Phil
    PS Lord of the Rings...Good Gravy that looked good!
     

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