Jeremy wrote, (about the Crooklyn segment:) >"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."< when I saw the film last month in New Jersey, it seemed that the projectionist was the most confused soul in the place. When the sequence started, he or she must have been startled -within 45 seconds the lens was changed and we started to see the images in a "normal" way. But when the section ended it took about 60 seconds for the lens to be replaced. Personally, I thought that the music was quite good, giving it a proper flavor. There were times I could almost *smell* the scenery. But the script left me a little flat, the development was at times rushed and yet at other times it dragged. However, most of the time the distractions were enough to keep me going. I usually find that Spike's indulgences are at least interesting. And, directorially, he is ever the student of film. There are always tips of the hat to the great ones from the past. Back to the subject of squeezed images: What about those great big movie opens with wall to wall action and lots of big letters to get the message across, but put into the girdle of the tv screen. For now, what's the alternative, other than letterboxing and big screens? Thanks. Sincerely, Chad Dominicis.