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Initial post: May 15, 2014 6:13:18 PM PDT
Ken says:
what about widescreen or fullscreen?

Posted on May 15, 2014 6:15:38 PM PDT
camelopardis says:
It was originally filmed and aired in 4:3 so the only way to make it widescreen would be cropping - hell no!

Posted on May 15, 2014 10:30:56 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 16, 2014 10:22:27 AM PDT
Fullscreen, all the way -- unless you're talking about the feature film (Fire Walk With Me), which was shot widescreen in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio. As mentioned by the second poster above, any widescreen presentation of the TV series would involve cropping of the 4:3 picture-framing, which is an absolute no-go.

Posted on May 16, 2014 7:30:58 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 16, 2014 7:34:06 AM PDT
Peter Stumpf says:
Amazon always gets these types of specs wrong. Don't worry, David Lynch would not allow the TV show to be released any other way than in the 4:3 ratio that he and the other directors originally composed their shots for.

Posted on May 16, 2014 11:49:11 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 16, 2014 12:01:49 PM PDT
Agreed. I mean, I could *kind* of understand cropping the picture if it's a situation where the framing was protected for 1.78:1, like the first four seasons of The X-Files or HBO's The Wire, but I'm going to guess that Twin Peaks, being shot in 1989-1991 for U.S. network television, was not.

Does anyone want to see people's heads cut off, and visible crew hanging out munching on sandwiches, and David Lynch doing transcendental meditation on the sides of the frame? That's pretty much what you're going to get with a 1.78 Twin Peaks. This isn't a situation where I want it 1.33:1 due to nostalgia; I want it at 1.33 because the creative personnel behind it do.

Posted on May 16, 2014 6:21:21 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 16, 2014 6:22:50 PM PDT
Peter Tenuto says:
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In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2014 5:51:39 AM PDT
K. W. says:
Some tv's like mine have a Panoramic setting, which works well to create full screen for the old square format, and also makes letter-boxed films have less black at top & bottom.

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2014 6:02:23 PM PDT
as does worries here....

Posted on May 22, 2014 10:00:11 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 23, 2014 11:41:19 AM PDT
@ Peter Tenuto:

You're correct, regarding the information posted concerning potential cropping of 1.33:1 versus 1.78:1 images, but I was referring more to certain series released in 1.33 but which are reframable in 1.78:1 (such as Star Trek: TNG), but which would also reveal gaffers and boom-mics off to the sides (the Season 1 Blu-Ray demonstrates this in one of the documentaries):

But you're right -- it pretty much depends upon the series, and whether it was filmed in a format such as Super 35 (widescreen "protected"), or otherwise in "native" 1.33:1; you can still have certain shows presented in 1:33 cropped, revealing previous off-camera details (again, it just kinda depends on the show).

Evidently Twin Peaks wasn't one of these, though, unlike TNG -- I stand corrected on that one (it was shot natively in 4:3).

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2014 10:51:38 PM PDT
Peter Tenuto says:
Kind of misses the point of having a widescreen TV if you zoom in on 2.35:1 -framed films, K. W. Now you're cutting off images from the sides!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2014 2:13:04 PM PDT
Most of the directors on this series had it in mind to fill the frame with what they wanted to see. This isn't a sitcom where the background is ubiquitous. These were painstakingly assembled and delivered in the format as show. Cutting off the top or bottom is a ridiculous notion particularly at the cost of scenery. Thanks but no thanks to cropping for widescreen. That's even worse than pan and scan for widescreen converted to 4:3.
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