Full Screen Godfather scare.

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  1. Scott Thomas

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    I was so excited to get the GF triolgy for only $65 at Sam's Club. When I came home and popped it in, I was shocked to see that there were NO black bars in the top or the bottem of my TV.
    I Thought "OH NO, I accidently bought the Full Screen version of the Godfather!!!!"
    But then I went to my setup display and low and behold there it was, preset on FS. So I made a quick switch to WIDESCREEN 16X9 and there it was the whole movie as it was meant to be shown.
    I also bought Star Wars and Snow white at Sam's too.
    3 great movies (Snow White and Godfather 1+2) and Star Wars too!!!! for a decent low price.
    BTW-Is it true that Snow White was made the way so that it fills my screen? I called Disney and they said that is how the movie was made back in 1936.
     
  2. Yohan Pamudji

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    Yes, the original aspect ratio of Snow White is 1.33:1 They didn't have wider aspect ratios back then.
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    This screen has been formatted to fit your movie.
     
  3. Joshua Moran

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    Snow White is actually framed correctly and was shot that way. I think Dumbo is done the same way.
     
  4. Matt Butler

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    I think the Seven Year Itch and The Robe were the first films to be released widescreen in the early 1950's.
    All films prior to this were in Full-Frame. 1:37:1
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    Not Seven Year Itch; that's much later. Another Marilyn movie (How to Marry a Millionaire), I think you mean.
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    I think that the better question for Scott is "How long has your player/display been set this way without you noticing?" [​IMG]
     
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    Sounds like Larry Grace disease. (Old-timer joke)
     
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    quote: Yes, the original aspect ratio of Snow White is 1.33:1[/quote]
    1.37:1 actually. [​IMG]
    quote: I think Dumbo is done the same way.[/quote]
    Yup. God I love that little elephant! [​IMG]
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    Well, now, I wouldn't say that...
    A small handfull of films made before The Robe and How To Marry A Millionaire were made in legit widescreen.
    They include Cinerama films (premired in 1952), a handful of 65mm films in 1929 and 1930 (One of which is actually restored and on DVD thanks to Image).
    Don't forget the widescreen finale of Napoleon...an incredible 4.11:1 aspect ratio!
    Also, some DVD players will "zoom" a 1.78:1 image to 1.33:1 after some menus. My copy of Lawrence of Arabia did this once (it zoomed to 1.9:1 on my 4:3) but it was remedied by a simple push of the zoom button.
     

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