Today in my Literature class, after we finished reading The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper, we watched the 1989 Michael Mann film. Guess what? It was letterboxed all the way through!(although oddly framed at 2:1 instead of 2.40:1) There were 20 people (including me) and NO ONE made one complaint about the letterboxing! In fact, one of my classmates asked me why the image had the black bars and I explained to her. She really didn't care much about if the movie was widescreen or not, but she did say the movie looked good because the letterboxing made the image look better. Want to know something else? We watched the movie on...a 14" TV!!! There's evidence right there that most people don't hate widescreen, they just don't really care about the difference. I explained to a few other people on why it's better for widescreen films to be letterboxed. Oh, I also explained what matting does and I heard "So when movies are taking up the whole screen, you're not seeing the image you're supposed to see?" I basically explained that pan & scan video tapes are rip offs and that they're taking up to 40% of the image or more (or giving you too much for open mattes). I plan on writing an article about widescreen films for my school's newspaper...along with a poll. I'd love to see how "j6p's" prefer widescreen. Another kick in the side to pan & scan and open matte! BTW, I hope we get to read Seven Pillars of Wisdom so everyone can get to see the Lawrence of Arabia. The school has the restored/letterboxed VHS. ------------------ P.S.: There's no P.S.