Life in Widescreen

When did you first go to the cinema? You were probably quite small.

For me, the thing I most remember is:

When the adverts finish, the screen gets wider – and then the film starts.

You’ve probably got a ‘widescreen’ TV at home. What happens when you watch blockbuster movies?

The picture gets smaller – black bars at the top and bottom.

That’s thoroughly disappointing. The adverts are bigger than the main feature.

But there is another way. With the right home projectors, achieving true 2.35:1 / Cinemascope letterbox shape is no problem – and much less expensive than it was – using either zoom lens memory, or a special ‘anamorphic’ lens.

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