Widescreen Advocate now open

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  1. Joshua Clinard

    Joshua Clinard Screenwriter

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    Widescreen Advocate
    Is now open. Please take a look at the site, and tell me what you think. If you have any suggestions for the site, or find any errors, plese reply to this thread, or send me an e-mail and I will get it fixed.
    If you want to link to the site on your home theater page, please click download materials, then buttons/banners!
    Here's hoping that the site will do some good!
     
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    I applaud your work. Your materials look really good, very professional.

    I'm slowly turning my girlfriend into a widescreen-tolerant person. At first, she couldn't stand the black bars. Now she's okay with 1.66, but 1.85 and wider still bothers her. I suppose if I get a bigger TV (when oh when will 16:9 TV prices EVER get reasonable???) her attitude will change drastically.
     
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    Excellent site [​IMG] This will most definitely come in handy, as there are still a couple holdouts among my family and friends who refuse to accept the beauty of widescreen. My mom hates the black bars, but doesn't want a 16x9 TV just yet (there's not 16x9 programming down here at all.) And one of my friends swears they crop the 4:3 picture to create the widescreen editions. Crazy world, eh?
     
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    Fine Fine job there. Good work!
     
  5. Adam Lenhardt

    Adam Lenhardt Executive Producer

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    Exellent site. And thanks for linking the Matilda petition.
     
  6. Joshua Clinard

    Joshua Clinard Screenwriter

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    Your welcome. That was Eric's idea, but I have been wanting a Matilda DVD in OAR for years, so I was glad he did.
     
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    great site Joshua, but i have a question about 2 movies on your OAR Watchdog list. Affliction and Tucker: A Man and his Dream. i own the Universal release of Affliction and although it isn't anamorphic it is 1.85-1. this isn't the OAR? also Tucker is shown at 1.85-1 (anamorphic) as well. this isn't the correct OAR either? thanks in advance for any help you can shed on these.
     
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    5-second glance at front page: Very nice! [​IMG]
    I look forward to looking at it more carefully later.
     
  9. David Lambert

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    Looks great, Josh!

    Feel free to use my A Fish Called Wanda open matte demo if you want to. I can send you the animated GIF (huge) or the individual screenshots, if you want. Post here if you want me to send it your way!

    On the "what's wrong with it?" front, you list "Star Trek VI : The Undiscoverred Country" (sic) on your watchdog list. Why? It's a widescreen item...is it framed wrong? Your criteria says it will exclude certain misframings; does this go over that line?

    Perhaps you should have some kind of title-by-title explanation as to what's wrong with each title on the watchdog list. "P&S", "Open-Matte", "Misframed", etc.
     
  10. paul o'donnell

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    That does look very professional there. Good job.
     
  11. Joshua Clinard

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    I don't know. I'll get Eric or John to verify that.
     
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    Thanks to everyone who has checked out the site!

    If you have a webpage please grab one of our buttons (look in the download section) and add it to your site.

    Here's to people finding the Advocate helpful in changing the public's perception of those pesky "black bars"!

    The watchdog list is John's domain I'll see if we can get him to answer the questions asked.

    -EJ

    Widescreen Advocate
     
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    Your efforts are most appreciated. I'll stop by this site on a regular basis. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks!

    -EJ
     
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    Tucker and Affliction are to be removed. They were suggested in my NON-OAR thread, and research proves otherwise.

    Star Trek VI was filmed in 2.35:1. It has been cropped on DVD to 1.85:1. This was done as the prior films on Widescreen VHS were all 1.85. Paramount felt that it lacked uniformity to present VI otherwise. The ratio has not been fixed to this day.
     
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    Thanks John I'll get the list updated.

    -EJ
     
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    The Star Trek IV DVD is 2.0:1, not 1.85:1. I have always wondered what was up with this. I had assumed it went along with the intentions of the filmmakers, even if that was not how it was shown in theaters, kind of like Apocalypse Now.

    Speaking of which, I was surprised to see this on the list and not Apocalypse Now. Wasn't that also a 2.0:1 DVD of a 2.35:1 film?
     
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    Nice web site!

    For Joe Six-Pack reasons, I would put more comparison shots on the first page. This is what Joe Six-Pack has to see, other wise he/she will lose interest fast.
     
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    I think you probably will want to indicate that the numbers on the DVD sales charts are their RANKINGS, not copies sold. I thought the latter for a moment and was stunned [​IMG].
    -Tom
     
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