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Rex Sorgatz

Screenplay idea: Man gets amnesia and reconstructs his life from blog comments he wrote. Short film -- he kills himself after 11 minutes.

aug 11

Soderbergh on Letterboxing

The letter-box wars are back!

Television operators, the people who buy and produce things for people to watch on TV, are taking the position that films photographed in the 2.40:1 ratio should be blown up or chopped up to fit a 16:9 (1.78:1) ratio. They are taking the position that the viewers of television do not like watching 2.40 films letterboxed to fit their 16:9 screens, and that a film insisting on this is worth significantly less -- or even nothing -- to them. They are taking the position that no one will dare challenge them and risk losing revenue.


How dare they use technicolor in their films, we won't accept that either!

posted by taulpaul at 4:19 PM on August 11, 2009

I only watch things in 9:16. (The trick is to tape two cardboard box flaps on each end of the TV)

posted by Brian Van at 7:11 PM on August 11, 2009

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