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Favorite movie "detail" that you can see in WS, but not in FF?

 
Old 10-03-03, 04:22 PM
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Favorite movie "detail" that you can see in WS, but not in FF?

I thought this would be a fun way to swap some of those neat little movie details that we might not all have noticed before.

One of my favorite "hidden details" that you only see in widescreen is from The Empire Strikes Back when Darth Vadar is talking to his commanders over the holograms as they are searching through the asteroid field for the Millenium Falcon. In the shot immediately before it, you see an asteroid nail the bridge of one of the ships. In the next shot, as they are talking, you can see one off the commanders lift his arms up (as if too protect himself) and then the hologram fizzles out and disappears. Presumably, he was the commander of the ship that just got hit.
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You can raeal the opening scrolls in the Star Wars films without waiting till they reach the top
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I just wish I could see what's under those damn black bars.
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There's nothing you want to see in those black bars. What, do you want to see the boom mic and everything? They didn't cut the picture for 'widescreen' films. If a movie was meant to be open matte then it would appear as so on a DVD. If not, then it won't.
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Harold Ramis in Ghostbusters.
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Originally posted by mzupeman2
There's nothing you want to see in those black bars. What, do you want to see the boom mic and everything? They didn't cut the picture for 'widescreen' films. If a movie was meant to be open matte then it would appear as so on a DVD. If not, then it won't.

I'm pretty sure he was joking.
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My favorite scene is also from the Star Wars trilogy: seeing Anakin's ghost fade in when Luke looks at Obi-Wan and Yoda. Much cooler than the pan in the P&S version.
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Originally posted by Painkiller
I'm pretty sure he was joking.
No, I was talking about African-American Nightclubs

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I think this is in the wrong furom. Shouldn't this be in Movie Talk
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The original version of Planet of the Apes with the sight gag of 'see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil' during Taylor's trial.
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there are lots of things like that in star wars, there was a list of them on the net, like in empire when Luke and vader have it out, in the gas mine, right after he walls into the Carbonfreeze, and jumps out, Luke and vader fight it out tell vader falls off the walk way. then watch when luke jumps down. you see his head pop back up because he is on a tarpaulin, you can't really notice it in fullscreen.

In star wars a new hope, there are lots of little fun things you can notice, when 3p0 is in the control room when Han and Luke going on there hunt for Leia, when all the Stormtroopers walk into the room were 3P0 and R2 are, watch the Trooper to the right side of the door as they walk in. bang, he bangs his head on the door when he walks in the room. I Find that funny everytime. Never really got fixed it.

there is lots of funny little things in all of the star wars movies, goto this site for more about them..

http://www.egosystem.com/starwars/bloopers.htm

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My favorite missing detail from the pan-and-scan version of The Mask of Zorro is, well, Zorro:

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It's been a while since I've seen it, so bear with me. In Gladiator, when Crowe comes home to his destroyed home, the widescreen shows both mom & son's feet hanging. The P&S only shows mom.
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Originally posted by rasalas
My favorite missing detail from the pan-and-scan version of The Mask of Zorro is, well, Zorro:



Thats one of the worst ones I've ever seen.
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"steven spielberg is the greatest director of all time and will always be the greatest director of all time"

(spoken diffidently) ...in whose opinion...?...

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I don't actually own a non-WS copy of Pulp Fiction, so I can't check it out to be sure, but didn't they butcher the Jack Rabbit Slim's table scene in Pulp Fiction in the FF version? I think the framing of the conversation between John and Uma at the table is one of the more stunning peices of cinematography in that movie (and that is saying a lot for Pulp Fiction).
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The Good The Bad and The Ugly-the three way standoff and at the end of Twister when Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton kiss in the truck -I think you only see the driver and not them(haven't watched it in awhile).
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In First Blood when Rambo has his back to the tree and you can see the helicopter shooting at him in the background.
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Speaking of Empire. I think you can't really see IG-88 (a bounty hunter) in the fullscreen version but in widescreen you can. Someone correct or amend if need be. I'm only going off of what I remember from seeing the SE in the theater.
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What about the following scene from "October Sky"? You completely lose the boys in the pan and scan version. (There is an excellent article on this at TheDigitalBits

Edit: I removed the images. TheDigitalBits just posted about the expenses of running that site, and I do not want to hotlink to their files and eat up more of their bandwidth. If you want to see the images go to page 2 of the link I posted above. -Zack

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I'd say Ghostbusters 2 when they walk out of the courtroom.

Please keep those screen caps coming, they really make this thread work.
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The Missionary, with Michael Palin. Some of the jokes with Michael Horden as the absent-minded butler who keeps getting lost in his own mansion are completely lost in pan and scan.

When they eventually end up outside the house, there is a wide shot which shows the whole house, with Palin and Horden to the far left of the frame - only not in P and S. You can hear them talking, but cannot see them.

And the scene where Horden walks into Palin's bedroom carrying a tray full of food is ruined, as it is altered to a close up of Palin, and a cut to a close up of Hordern. Completely ruins the joke.
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In Jaws when Robert Shaw is giving the Indianapolis speech. In the widescreen version you can see Richard Dreyfuss looking on in amazement during this part. If I remember right he is cut completely out of the P&S version.
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