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"Steven F. Anderson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 18 Jul 1997 00:37:41 -0800
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>liz weis' coment:
> There is no definitive sound
> track.  The end product of a final
> mix (which wouldn't have happened in time
> for the trailer's first release)
> is not just one printmaster from which
> domestic exhibition prints are struck;
> effects, dialog and music are kept
> discrete to allow for release in different
> formats ranging from monaural
> optical 16 mm. tracks, to multi-channel
> digital systems, to foreign versions
> minus the dialog.
>suggests all too strongly that when it comes to film not only is there no such
>thing as an authoritative cut or "text" but that the whole notion of an
>authoritative text makes no sense whatsoever . . . i know i shouldn't but i
>still find this vaguely disturbing, even a touch sinister
>mike frank
In my opinion, Liz Weis' comment suggests no such thing.  It is a statement
of fact of which many people may be unaware.  In any case, without some
explanation of why Mike Frank finds it "sinister" to question the authority
of a text, his post contributes nothing to this discussion.
-Steve Anderson
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