The Criterion 2-disk edition of Contempt has an outstanding example of the difference between Pan and Scan (P&S) and the same film presented in its Original Aspect Ratio (OAR). One of the extras on the second disk consists of selected scenes of the film in OAR, with the P&S portion shown as normal, while the portions excluded from the P^S version are shaded. The result is that in one shot, we are presented with a scene (not a still shot comparison) that shows us exactly what is missing in the P&S version. And how much of the director’s and cinematographer’s intent as to framing (among other things) is compromised. It is also easy to see where P&S results in places where the camera appears to move, but the actual shot is static. This is the best comparison that I have seen. And for those who think that they might be put off by a Jean-Luc Godard, ‘art house’ film, I am pleased to report that the first scene used for comparison includes a nude Brigitte Bardot.