anti-widescreen websites

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  1. AllanN

    AllanN Supporting Actor

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    From the www.widescreen.org website faq
     
  2. Bill Catherall

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    Here's one that pops up on the boards occasionally:
    Lettershlocking
    I can't tell if it's a joke or if this guy is serious. It's so "out there" it's got to be a joke. I emailed the guy just to test the waters and see what his response would be. I got a reply that said "We do not tollerate communicating with lettershlocking proponents." (Or something to that effect.)
    Enjoy! [​IMG]
     
  3. AllanN

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    Damn. After reading a fiew other posts I saw this one got like 15 hits and a reply in about 5 min. Mabey I hit a nerve [​IMG]
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    Ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!! That has to be some of the funniest fodder I've ever read. Bernie J. Farber, J6P Extraordnaire. [​IMG]
     
  6. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

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    I was gonna say this in an earlier thread, but it got closed- Bernie Farber's got to be a joke. One dead giveaway was when DIVX was out the site had some pro-DIVX comments, and a statement demanding they make players that only play DIVX discs and not DVDs. I wonder how often whoever really put that website up goes around looking for comments like these? [​IMG]
     
  7. Scott L

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    Someone needs to tell this guy widescreen isn't a Hollywood ploy to make us all run out and buy new TV sets. Movies have been in widescreen for decades. Part of the reason is because our eyes are placed horizontally so we naturally see things more like a reectangle than a square. Just makes the viewing experience more immersive. That's IT!
     
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    [​IMG]
     
  9. Daniel Swartz

    Daniel Swartz Second Unit

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    Scott: I'm sorry but that's not it at all. Movies were originally projected in a 4:3 aspect ratio. With the introduction of TV, however, weekly attendance at U.S. movie theaters plummeted from 90 million in 1946 to 46 million in 1955. Hence the birth of 3D and widescreen.... as a way to distinguish the silver screen from the small screen. 3D technology actually came before widescreen. So it is a Hollywood ploy... just one that we've grown to adopt and love. [​IMG]
     
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    Daniel, yea I knew of that reason too. [​IMG] They wanted to make something different form what you could get at home. But it's true we naturally see things wider than we do taller. It all just worked out in the end I guess. But shooting films in 1.77:1+ is still NOT a ploy to make us run out and buy Widescreen sets. I'm pretty sure they didn't have those in the 50's. [​IMG]
     

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