The Music Man, 2/16, High-Def? Aspect Ratio?

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  1. DeeF

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    The Music Man, 2/16, High-Def? Aspect Ratio?

    Inquiring minds want to know.
     
  2. BruceSpielbauer

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    The early indications wold seem to indicate that it may not be in high def at all.

    I just checked two guides I often use, and neither listed it as being in high def. They are: HDTVGalaxy, and HiDefGuide.

    However, caveat emptor... ALL of the guides I have seen on the Internet (and also in print) tend to be full of errors. Even the ones posted by the broadcasters and networks and local channels seem notorious for being "wrong" on the issue of high def on their own stations, and also on the related issues such as aspect ratios, dolby digital, 5.1, closed captioning, etc.

    -Bruce in Chi-Town
     
  3. Dave Poehlman

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    I'm afraid it looks like it wont. I've done a search on a few broadcast networks and none of them state HD.

    It's too bad, I was looking forward to watching it. I think Matthew Broderick will be great in that role.

    How can ABC do "8 Simple Rules" in HiDef but not The Music Man!??! I'm sure it's been shot with film. All they have to do is "upconvert" it to 1080i. How difficult is that?

    The networks really are clueless.
     
  4. DeeF

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    I'm guessing that the AR is 4:3 because most people will want to buy this on DVD for the kids, and kids movies right now are all 4:3. Since it's 4:3, they decided to show it standard resolution, to fill up the kids televisions.
     
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    Since when is THE MUSIC MAN for kids?

    Yes, it can be enjoyed by the entire family, but I don't think kids are the main target audience of this production.
     
  6. DeeF

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    Hello, Disney? It's perceived as a family show.
     
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    I think the main "family" members interested in seeing THE MUSIC MAN would be adults, not kids. Yes, kids can enjoy it too (my daughter likes THE MUSIC MAN movie with Robert Preston). But I doubt they are clamoring for it like it was something on Nickelodeon. I see this as having more appeal to adults than Disney's similar TV production of ANNIE.

    Nevertheless, you're probably right that they will present it in 4:3.
     
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    CITY-TV in Canada are advertising that they are showing it both on their special HD channel and on their regular channel, so that seems to indicate there's a HD version.
     
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    Nothing to do with aspect, but I've seen the commercials and I'm having the hardest time visualizing Ferris Beuhler being convincing in this part. In fact when I see the commerical I have to pick myself up off the floor.
     
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    Perhaps it will be "Family Friendly Widescreen" at 1.66:1 [​IMG]
     
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    No one has liked it. The Times certainly didn't.

    Actually, Ferris Buehler translates very well to Harold Hill. Teenage confident schemer to middle-aged confident schemer.
     
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    City-TV HD channel doesn't even show Smallville in HD so don't get your hopes up. As far as I know CITY has only shown Mission Impossible II in HD.
     

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