Fullscreen vs. Widescreen

I hate fullscreen movies. I do not understand why they exist. Wait a minute, first let me say that when I’m referring to “fullscreen”, what I mean is full screen versions of movies that were filmed in widescreen format. Pan and scan. Movies like “Gone With the Wind” and so on that were filmed in the square format are fine, and even the newer movies filmed in 16:9 ratio are fine. But those movies that have been butchered from the director’s intentions, discuss me. I cannot understand why someone would want to watch a movie where only one-third of the movie is actually visible. It just doesn’t make sense to me.

How would you like to walk around and only see people from the center of one shoulder blade to the center of the other shoulder blade? Pretty freaky isn’t it? So why would you want to see just the center portion of movies? I know I don’t. When I pay to watch a movie, i expect to see the whole picture. Not just the center piece.

Live Free or Die Hard came out recently, and I had intended to rent it this weekend, but while I was in the video store today, I noticed it only had the fullscreen version.. I was renting the first three Die Hard movies, which were in their original format today so that I would be all caught up by Thursday when I planned to rent Live Free or Die Hard. Now, I guess I’ll have to wait longer to see that one, because I am not going to pay money to see just 1/3 of the picture. An action film like that, I would never be able to tell what was happening. Or see everything the director wanted me to see.

I wish I could damn the sons of bitches who first slaughtered a movie-just so it would fill a television screen-to hell. Or perhaps chop two-thirds of them off so they could see how repulsive and useless they would be with only one-third of their bodies left.

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