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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
2009

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.

2 comments

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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