Senior HTF Member
- Apr 1, 2000
I mentioned this in the It's A Wonderful Life thread, but windowboxing appears in all sorts of ways so I thought I would give it its own thread. In the case of Life, the credits at the end are windowboxed, but there is a bit less picture information on the top and bottom compared to the non-windowboxed version. And the latter doesn't suffer from cropping on the sides. So why would Paramount windowbox something that didn't need it, and why is there cropping? Would this have been consistent with a print image aread compared to the negative image area (ala the previous release.) In other words, how much image would an Academy ratio print crop from its negative origins? And how do you guys feel about the general issue of windowboxing?