On Fri, 10 Jun 1994, Richard J. Leskosky wrote:
> >On Thu, 9 Jun 1994, Richard J. Leskosky wrote:
> I don't get it. Why would a title sequence be "scope-ed" in the lab? That
> would mean that either the image behind the titles was meant to look
> squeezed or that the projectionist would have to change lenses right after
> the titles. The second possibility is hardly likely these days (when the
> "projectionist" is probably not even in the booth during the film but
> selling popcorn at the concession stand instead), if ever. The first
> possiblity might occur, but then presumably the rest of the film would not
> look squeezed. Since, in the case of this screning of MAVERICK, I ran out
> to complain (at the concession stand of course) and an obvious change of
> lenses followed this, I have to conclude that the whole film required an
> anamorphic lens on the projector.
Forgot to mention:
This squeezing or unsqueezing process might be done to create
what is called a "text-less" background. If you consider the fact that
non-U.S. markets might not want the english titles over the picture, they
have to create an opening title sequence without the letters on it.
Again, since I wasn't there with you at the screening, I don't
really know what happened. And yes, the projectionist horror stories go
on and on.
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