Could Roy Orbison B&W Night be Pan and Scanned?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ken Garrison, Jul 18, 2002.

  1. Ken Garrison

    Ken Garrison Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2002
    Messages:
    543
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was looking through the credits at the end of this video and it said Panavision Camera and Lenses by General Camera West. So, I'm kinda wondering if Black and White Night was originally WIDESCREEN.
     
  2. John J Nelson

    John J Nelson Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2001
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    0
    Doesn't mean anything. Panavision provide equipment for shooting TV productions too.

    If B&W Night was intended to be shown on TV rather than at the cinema, I would bet on the OAR being 4:3.

    -- J.
     
  3. Ken Garrison

    Ken Garrison Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2002
    Messages:
    543
    Likes Received:
    0
    If you look up the DVD on Amazon.com, it says Theatrical Release Date: 1987. If it was played in a movie theater, then it has to be widescreen. I ain't complaining. I really like the DVD and the way it sounds, which is the important part.
     
  4. Peter Apruzzese

    Peter Apruzzese Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 1999
    Messages:
    3,429
    Likes Received:
    972
    Real Name:
    Peter Apruzzese
    It was not a theatrical release; 4x3 is the correct ratio; the DVD appears to be correct.
     
  5. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 1998
    Messages:
    21,763
    Likes Received:
    2
    It was made for cable. I saw it when it premiered on TV (can't recall if it was HBO or Cinemax) in or about 1987.
    M.
    ADDENDUM: I suspect the reason for the 1987 date is that the performance occurred in Sept. '87 (this from the liner notes to the CD, which was released in 1989 -- took me a while to find my copy).
     
  6. Randy A Salas

    Randy A Salas Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    1,348
    Likes Received:
    1
     
  7. Steve Tannehill

    Steve Tannehill Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 1997
    Messages:
    5,547
    Likes Received:
    215
    Location:
    DFW
    Real Name:
    Steve Tannehill
     
  8. Ken Garrison

    Ken Garrison Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2002
    Messages:
    543
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ok, I see now. It would be cool if it was played in a theater. Hmm. I wonder if they can IMAX it. If Black and White Night was able to be put on a huge IMAX screen, that would look neat.

    From what I read in the credits, this performance was filmed with Panavision 35 MM cameras and regular 8 MM camera. Mostly, the picture's in 35 MM, but you'll notice some parts were shot in 8.

    Well, thanks for the info. I won't worry too much anymore.
     
  9. Rain

    Rain Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2001
    Messages:
    5,015
    Likes Received:
    0
    There is a difference between "Filmed with Panavision lenses and cameras" and "Filmed in Panavision."
    The latter generally means the Panvision process, yielding a 2.40:1 AR. The former could be any ratio.
    There are a few places where the credits are incorrect, though. The one that comes to mind is Seinfeld. Some (if not all) of the episodes erroneously bear the "Filmed inb Panavision" credit.
     
  10. Ken Garrison

    Ken Garrison Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2002
    Messages:
    543
    Likes Received:
    0
    The credits said, Filmed in Panavision Camera and Lenses.
     
  11. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 1998
    Messages:
    21,763
    Likes Received:
    2
     

Share This Page