Scott Hardie | December 28, 2003
The current trend in television is to letterbox the dramas, adding a "classy" touch, as if they are movies. So how come the movies are still shown in full-screen?

Anna Gregoline | December 28, 2003
You mean television movies?

Scott Hardie | December 28, 2003
No, normal movies that are shown on television. I was flipping channels for a few minutes earlier tonight: On NBC, "Boomtown" was being shown letterboxed, while on CBS, "Wild Wild West" (the Will Smith version) was being shown in full-screen.

Anna Gregoline | December 28, 2003
I don't think us mere mortals are supposed to understand the presence or absence of letterbox.

Jackie Mason | December 28, 2003
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Denise Sawicki | December 29, 2003
Prepare to fight for your beliefs, Jackie :) This is an incendiary issue for some reason. Myself, I don't really care. When I used to only watch DVDs on my tiny computer monitor I preferred full-screen so that I'd have the chance of seeing some detail. I get picked on for this repeatedly. On a regular TV - well, I've heard the arguments, but I don't really care either way.

Erik Bates | December 29, 2003
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