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December 1994, Week 2


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Jeremy Butler <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 13 Dec 1994 16:58:40 CST
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Re: Cal Pryluck's post on images composed for both wide-screen and tv/video--
an interesting effect can be seen in NORTH BY NORTHWEST.  If you show
the video on a big projection screen or if you adjust the framing on a
16 mm. print, you can see the tops of the cutaway taxi cabs and of the
background diorama of Mt. Rushmore when Grant and Saint meet after the
faked shooting.  I use that print in conjunction with the letterboxed
laserdisc to point out different aspects ratios to students, as well as
 the construction of imaginary spaces.  It's almost as amusing the the kid
in the background during the cafeteria faked shooting (the one with his
fingers in his ears).
--Don Larsson, Mankato State U., MN