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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Rich Malloy, Sep 11, 2001.
I may not agree with many of his reviews, but he has always stood for proper sound and video during a movie.
LL cool B
But aren't you SUPPOSED to watch 4:3 material in 'stretch' mode on a 16:9 to prevent burn in?
That's a different purpose altogether though; you aren't watching for entertainment sake.. hell, normally you aren't watching.
The 4:3 version of "Wonka" uses a bit of "open matte," and a bit of pan-and-scan. Parts of the movie are indeed missing. It might not be the case for every single scene in the film, but considering Ebert's audience and the scope of his report, I think his choice of words was approprate. This article was intended to inform people of the problem, not to educate them on every detail of transferring a soft-matted 1.85:1 film to video. The process is much to complex to describe perfectly in an article of this sort.
As for an "anamorphic print" of the movie, I'm not sure I understand what you're saying… If you're talking about film, then I can assure you that one doesn't exist (nor did Ebert claim it did), as "Wonka" is a 1.85:1 film and those aren't printed anamorphically. If you're talking about DVD, then not only does such a disc already exist, but a new version will be released in just a few weeks.
I like that dude more and more every day.
A big "thumbs up" (way, way up) to Mr. Ebert, a true gentleman. Thanks for the post, Mr. Brown.
Anybody ever e-mailed an invite to Roger Ebert to join HTF? I think he would fit right in to our little forum.
Great article, glad to know there are people in the high-ups that feel the same way we do about OAR.
btw- Anyone notice the date in that article? If I remember correctly Ebert was stranded in Canada that day with all the flights being cancelled. Just a lil bit of trivia.
Todd, Ebert has read some threads in this area.
Ebert should come an post. He's an HTFer deep down...hehe.
Very interesting article. I give Ebert two
Bravo my good man.
And thank you for the post Al Brown
All I can say is HOLY SHIT!
Shows that ignorance even goes as far as the Guggenheim. That was a sad post. It also bothers me to still see what I perceive as "removing a soft mask is OK because you 'lose' any of the picture."
Yeah, thanks Rich!