Movie Formats

28 05 2003

Here’s an all movie update. I recently purchased a new movie which I was glad to hear was widescreen (I HATE losing the ends!) but when I got it I found out that it was only 1.66:1! So I decided to figure out if this was closer to full screen (much chopping) or wide screen and it was barely bigger than full screen. If you’re lost to the widescreen formats take a little look at the picture I made to the right and hopefully that will clear it up – needless to say I’m always very happy when movies are released in 2.35:1 – good for me.

Also in movie news, my movie page was getting a little bit bulky with all of its movies so I decided to split the sections up into themes. Now I know that there are a few movies that could fit into multiple thematic groups but I just tried to pick the group that I though fit the movie best. The groups are as wide ranging as Real Drama (as in based on a true story), Drama (these aren’t), Weird/Thriller, Crime, Surf, Action, War, Comedy, and Animated fare. After sectionalizing my selection a bit I think that I came to the realization that I like the Weird/Thriller movies the best of them all likley followed by Drama of some sort – I also want to bulk up on the international and indie movie scene and start shying away from the typical hollywood stuff. That’s the movie news for today!

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