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5th December 2005 21:31  #1

Fernando G. Banned Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 347
Widescreen or Fullscreen?
What do you pick?

5th December 2005 21:34  #2

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Are you for real?

5th December 2005 21:38  #3

Fernando G. Banned Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 347
what do you mean?

5th December 2005 21:47  #4

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,127 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
He means that surely you're taking the p**s. 'Fullscreen' is a complete misnomer anyway.

5th December 2005 21:51  #5

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Did I miss this?

Anyway, widescreen is way better. Chris wrote articles about it too.

5th December 2005 21:53  #6

Jonathan Bennett Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United States Posts: 600 Send a message via AIM to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via MSN to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Yahoo to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Google to Jonathan Bennett
as you can see from my sig, Widescreen.
I only watch full screen if it was made in 4:3 or 1.33:1 or if it's on TV or cable,
otherwise, Widescreen and only Widescreen.

6th December 2005 0:02  #7

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
To original poster...
You are joking right?

6th December 2005 0:03  #8

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
I'm still laughing.

6th December 2005 2:47  #9

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
I'm all for "fullscreen" as long as that was the way it is supposed to be seen.  I'm not too fond of reformatting, though it rarely occurs from fullscreen to widescreen, but Evil Dead was reformatted that way.

6th December 2005 2:48  #10

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
lolol...oh man!

I just got home and this thread put me on the floor with laughter. Thanks Fernando Wink

6th December 2005 2:56  #11

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
It's kinda like what you said Jonny. Some people just don't deserve to watch movies.

6th December 2005 3:10  #12

Bob "the film man" Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 258
Widescreen. It preserves the director's original vision.

6th December 2005 3:17  #13

BoBoi Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: Australia Posts: 1,109 Send a message via MSN to BoBoi Send a message via Yahoo to BoBoi
Widescreen obviously. However, there are some movies that you can see more picture in Full Screen, but only the minorities number of film that is. I think in Harry Potter 1 you can see more in Full Screen........

6th December 2005 4:28  #14

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
BoBoi wrote: Widescreen obviously. However, there are some movies that you can see more picture in Full Screen, but only the minorities number of film that is. I think in Harry Potter 1 you can see more in Full Screen........

It's called open matted (as opposed to pan and scanned).  Some directors, most noteably James Cameron, shot with open matte in mind, so that when they were released on VHS, they would look better than P&S films.  However, not everyone pays attention and most likely if you get an open matte film, it will contain stuff that you were never meant to see.  This is most obvious in the open matter fullscreen version of A Fish Called Wanda.

6th December 2005 4:31  #15

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Bob "the film man" wrote: Widescreen. It preserves the director's original vision.

I know everyone thinks modern movies and that widescreen always preserves the director's original vision, but this is not always the case.  All movies pre-1953 were "full screen" and some movies, such as Evil Dead were shot in 4x3 "full screen" as well.  So the widescreen version of the Evil Dead actually destroys the original vision.  (However, it was done frame by frame by Bruce Campbell.)

6th December 2005 12:54  #16

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
how about "The original aspect ratio that the title was originally filmed in"
No  debates.

6th December 2005 22:24  #17

Bob "the film man" Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 258
Worst Nightmare wrote: how about "The original aspect ratio that the title was originally filmed in"
No  debates.


Sounds like a winning idea to me.

6th December 2005 23:04  #18

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Bob "the film man" wrote: Worst Nightmare wrote: how about "The original aspect ratio that the title was originally filmed in"
No  debates.


Sounds like a winning idea to me.


It's a mostly winning idea, unless you talk to Kubrick people where there is some debate as to what aspect ratio he really intended movies in.

6th December 2005 23:06  #19

Je Ff Member Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 438
This seems like a post that was started just to make your post count go up.  Pointless and obvious.

7th December 2005 1:22  #20

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,127 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Like most of his posts.

7th December 2005 1:43  #21

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Hey Chris, I known it probably has been asked before but who is the lady in your sig?

7th December 2005 12:28  #22

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,127 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Emilie de Ravin from Lost.

7th December 2005 12:37  #23

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Chris wrote: Emilie de Ravin from Lost.Thanks. That was no where close than my guess.

9th December 2005 4:49  #24

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
Too bad much of the public is uneducated regarding aspect ratios. The words "widescreen" and "fullscreen" wouldn't be necessary.

9th December 2005 4:56  #25

John Oaks Senior Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 951
Don't use FOOLscreen, use Widescreen.

9th December 2005 12:00  #26

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,127 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Unless of course the original aspect ratio was 1.37:1...

9th December 2005 17:59  #27

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Chris wrote: Unless of course the original aspect ratio was 1.37:1...

I've been trying to make that point, but it seems to go over most heads.  I think I am the only one that buys DVDs of movies made pre-1953.

10th December 2005 16:32  #28

David White Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: United States Posts: 217 Send a message via AIM to David White Send a message via ICQ to David White Send a message via MSN to David White Send a message via Yahoo to David White
thats not true...i own the original 1926 Metropolis

10th December 2005 22:23  #29

Jonathan Bennett Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United States Posts: 600 Send a message via AIM to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via MSN to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Yahoo to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Google to Jonathan Bennett
Adrian wrote: Chris wrote: Unless of course the original aspect ratio was 1.37:1...

I've been trying to make that point, but it seems to go over most heads.  I think I am the only one that buys DVDs of movies made pre-1953.

So, not true.
A list of the films pre-1953 that I own:
Gone With The Wind
Citizen Kane
the original Titanic
A Night at The Opera
A Day at The Races
A Night in Casablanca
Room Service
At the Circus
Go West
The Big Store
The Day The Earth Stood Still
Casablanca

Yes, I know I'm a Marx Brother's freak.

10th December 2005 23:43  #30

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Can we kill this thread already? Its redundancy is giving me a headache every time it pops back to the top of the forum listing.
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