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Jeremy Butler <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 12 Jun 1994 19:58:07 CDT
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On Sun, 12 Jun 1994 08:20:06 -0600 Donald Larsson said:
>Has anyone seen Spike Lee's CROOKLYN yet?  There is a whole sequence in that
>film in which Troy (sp?), the daughter, does to live with relatives in a
>middle-class suburban "normal" hell-hole; the whole episode is shot with
>an anamorphic lens but left "squeezed".
>nothing to confirm that it is in fact a subjective effect.  I was tempted
>to run out and complain to the theater management, but waited, knowing it
>was in Lee's style to do something like that on purpose.  I really had
>to restrain myself, though.  (Aside from that and the rather obsessive
Since the theater I saw it in is well known for projection screw-ups,
I zipped out to the lobby immediately upon seeing the anamorphic
segment.  The theater manager was perplexed as to what was happening.
Which reminds me, when NAPOLEON was re-released in the 1980s the last
reel, the one with the triptych in the 1920s release, was anamorphic
though the rest of the film was 1.33 (projected at 1.85, of course, since
hardly anyone has 1.33 aperture plates now).  I wonder how many theaters
realized they were supposed to slap an anamorphic lens on...
          Shall I part my hair behind?  Do I dare to eat
              a peach?
          I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk
              upon the beach.
          I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
          I do not think that they will sing to me.
                                      --T. S. Eliot
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