I'm all for original aspect ratio and watching movies as they were intended, but what brought about the widescreen format in the first place? There are certain films like Maximum Risk and the Toy Story series that offer both full-frame and widescreen versions, where the widescreen versions are essentially non-moving pan-and-scans. In general, since the same content within a widescreen frame can also be fully encompassed within a regular 4:3 frame (with just an expanded vertical view), why do filmmakers choose to use a somehwat restrictive widescreen format? Two silly reasons I've conjured up: -Since widescreen is about 50% the height of 4:3, that translates to nearly double the recording capacity of a reel of film. (Hey, could've been important way back when) -Perhaps looking up and down is more fatiguing to the eyes, so limiting the height of the viewing frame makes watching movies at the theater a more pleasant experience. Anyways, can anyone enlighten me as to what's so great about the widescreen format that it's also the standard for HDTV?