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Jeremy Butler <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 13 Jun 1994 17:00:27 CDT
Message of Mon, 13 Jun 1994 12:33:03 -0500 from <[log in to unmask]>
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On Mon, 13 Jun 1994 12:33:03 -0500 Richard J. Leskosky said:
>What about the great opening of THE ROAD WARRIOR?  Academy ratio news clips
>show how civilization falls and Max becomes mad, and then the image
>explodes into scope with the camera behind the wheel (or on the front end?)
>of a speeding vehicle.
Or, similarly, the break in WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER? (Frank
Tashlin, 1957) where Rock Hunter (Tony Randall) speaks directly to
the audience--in CinemaScope and color.  Then the screen is shrunk to
a small rectangle (that Rock has to duck to get inside) and goes
black and white.   Rock explains that it's to make television
viewers seem more at home.
'Course, within a few years,20thCentury-Fox, the producers of WSSRH?
would devise pan-and-scan so they could sell their movies to TV--
resulting in compositions quite similar to the one they satirize.
Ah, irony, thy name is Hollywood!
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