Mad World on TCM 9/3

David Tallen

Stunt Coordinator
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Feb 23, 1999
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Why do they bother? Turner is showing It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World today in what appears to be an aspect ratio of about 1.66:1 or maybe 1.85:1. Whoever heard of partial letterbox? It is barely watchable with the panning and scanning in the scenes with seven or eight people in them. They should just leave us with our memories.
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Glenn Overholt

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Mar 24, 1999
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I thought it was really nice. Not the aspect ratio, but the movie itself. This was the LD version, and after it was done I got to thinking.
Yes, I have seen this version before, (but I don't have an LD player). These cable stations have been playing the LD version for the last decade now, and THAT is the version we are used to, not the 154 minute version that was stated by several members to be the only one that we've ever seen.
I reread the threads over the cutting of IAMMMMW too, and then I remembered WW. Very few members noticed the fact that the OAR of WW is taking them just 3 months to get out.
My first question is what is more important, the OAR or the length? Two, could we do this again????? Please??
Glenn
 

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