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Mistress Marilyn's POV
No shit, Tempus Fugit!
2nd-Jan-2010 01:30 am
It strikes me that this whole flat screen, oblong picture thing is getting out of hand. Computer screens are the latest victims. More and more screens are getting wider and wider and skinnier and skinnier, I guess to match the pictures on today's dvds.

Take Public Enemies, for instance. The picture is like a little ribbon across the screen. You have to sit two feet from the TV to make out Dillinger's expressions. (And while some dvds are still available in Full Screen, thank God, such is not the case with PE.)

Presumably this would be different on a 52-inch high definition flat screen. Let's hope the ribbon of picture wouldn't end up even wider and skinnier.

I can't help thinking this will eventually effect human evolution, and our heads will have to change to accommodate the wide, wide screens. Eventually we'll all end up looking like this:

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2nd-Jan-2010 10:03 am (UTC)

Oh, man, that's so FUNNY! Hysterical!

Yeah, you have a point!

(And yet I still want a huge, HD screen. Go figure!)
2nd-Jan-2010 06:08 pm (UTC)

2nd-Jan-2010 07:47 pm (UTC)

I hear ya! I'm glad I got to see Public Enemies in all its movie theater glory, because you can miss stuff with this little TV ribbon. ;)

Though I'm working through the director's commentary and find it very interesting, along with thoughts by Johnny Depp and Christian Bale. I think people didn't 'get' Christian's performance at all. He was very understated but he was showing us Mel's conflict the whole time. Ah, well, I suppose subtlety is lost on the American public?
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