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Jeremy Butler <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 18 Apr 91 17:05:36 CDT
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> On Mon, 8 Apr 91 08:28:32 CDT <RTFC507@UTXVM> said:
> >
> >
> > You should check out some of the literature written on HDTV if
> > you're determined that video is an inferior format to watch than
> > film.  Many Japanese production firms have already started using
> > it.  You may even be able to get a hold of an NTSC dub of something
> > shot in HDTV.
> PBS broadcast a mini-series called "The Ginger Tree."  It was shot in the HDTV
> format.  Granted, it was broadcast over the NTSC system, but it looked like
> video to me.  I wasn't terribly impressed by the fact that it was HDTV.
The movie _Julia and Julia_ was filmed in HDTV.  I was fortunate
enough to see it in a 35 mm theater and, though I wasn't paying
attention, the quality certainly seemed acceptable.  I would have
probably assumed it was 35 mm had not somebody told me afterwards that
it was shot in HDTV.
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