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my fair lady aspect ratio

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As a former troubleshooter and installer of 70mm equipment, commencing with Todd-AO and its wannabees... The exhibition of My Fair Lady, ( a warner property for 7 years) I am livid with the butchering of this work of art: making a 2.21:1 70mm into a 1.77:1 hi-def lookalike. The cinematographer's and director's work was altered from its original format.

 

If TCM is going to tamper with such works, at lease have the good manners to disclose the departure from the original presentation.

 

john

 

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jdtcjr wrote:

 

> As a former troubleshooter and installer of 70mm

> equipment, commencing with Todd-AO and its

> wannabees... The exhibition of My Fair Lady, ( a

> warner property for 7 years) I am livid with the

> butchering of this work of art: making a 2.21:1 70mm

> into a 1.77:1 hi-def lookalike. The cinematographer's

> and director's work was altered from its original

> format.

>

> If TCM is going to tamper with such works, at lease

> have the good manners to disclose the departure from

> the original presentation.

>

> john

 

 

As I wrote in this thread:

 

http://forums.turnerclassicmovies.com/jive/tcm/thread.jsp?forum=161&thread=55261

 

...I must say that I can't disagree with you, John.

 

However, it is still very strange for TCM to have knowingly screened 'My Fair Lady' that way, given their previous record and standing as it relates to proper LBX.

 

Needless to say, it sure got my attention when I tuned in on it. As it did you.

 

It would be nice if our "local" TCM programer could chime in to one of these two threads with an acknowledgement and some short, but insightful, comment.

 

Take care,

--

iB

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