Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:
It's OK movieguru. This place is full of cun ts really. Right or wrong, these guys didn't welcome or treat you well never mind what they say. I keep telling these guys to give a new member about 100 posts to get heir feet planted before they attack them so much. At least you lot could have gone easier on movieguru if you didn't like what he said. No wonder this palce is dieing and GOOD!
Go to http://www.chud.com
for better responses, movieguru, I logged onto that forum myself too.
*Takes movieguru's hand and walks off into the sunset with him, the great and good Chud Palace gleaming and waiting for us in the distance*
I signed up to Chud the other day and got flamed after a few posts for no apparent reason. I can't say I'd recommend the place.
movieguru1 wrote:I'll try to explain my point of view one more time, and I won't even mind that nobody in this site seems to know the true meaning of the Marxist and Fascist ideologies. By the way, it is all political.
I have a widescreen TV, and I like to watch movies without the black bars at the top and bottom of the screen which is the way they are shown in movie theaters. If you like to watch your movies in widescreen letter box format, be my guest. All I wanted to do by visiting this site was to try to find out if there were others that preferred fullscreen like me, and if so, whether it was possible to somehow get the industry to know that people are still interested in that format. Apparently I found the wrong blog for this purpose.
I think part of the misunderstanding lies in the word "fullscreen". That word is generally used to describe the 4:3 aspect ratio - the traditional TV shape.
It also would've helped to tell us that you have a widescreen TV, as we were likely thinking that you were watching wide films on a square box and that you didn't like the letterboxing bars.
The thing you are detailing is the watching of film with an aspect ratio of the cinemascope type. As you and others have mentioned, if a director has shot their film in that aspect ratio it is generally for a particular reason (artistic or otherwise) and they like for people to see it that way. There are ways to eliminate the "black bars" if you are watching a film on DVD - usually some settings on your DVD player OR by getting your TV to expand the picture out to fill the screen.
But, again as others have said, while you get rid of the black bars, you might actually be missing part of the film - the Youtube link above details this extremely well. In general, most people who like films don't mind or put up with it.
Now, whether this is all caused by the bourgeosie...I will leave that up to you. Personally, I reckon it to be for technical/aesthethic/auteuristic/cinematical reasons.
If you've not found anyone who shares you view, then we can all probably comes to terms with it. I suspect you may get similar opinions from many movie forums, and you'll just have to agree to disagree.