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Terry Monohan
Master Film Handler

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From: San Francisco CA USA
Registered: May 2014

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Coming soon to a theatre near you another screen format system.
Time to dig out the cinema attic/ceiling and go tall.
Was this a April fools day joke? Seems like Alamo Draft House is putting in this 50' tall screen in their new cinema in LA.
Will be available to other circuits and companies also. They turn the Barco projector sideways and go high.
I still like CinemaScope® wide films on a curved screen.
This may work if they use the height only in parts of a film when you need to use It and shoot tall.
Pan & Scan may come back! How many people will have neck pain looking up after 2 hours?
Go to their web site and look It up.

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Brad Miller

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Alamo Drafthouse Vertical Vision

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Peter Foyster
Expert Film Handler

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Perhaps the TV manufacturers can get in on the act also so viewers can fill the screen with their photos and videos taken on mobile phones in portrait mode.

Or maybe the whole idea is play to those phone users who observe the world vertically.

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Marcel Birgelen
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I've got a far better idea: Instead of rotating the screen by 90 degrees, let's rotate the seats by 90 degrees.

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Carsten Kurz
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Another dbox business case. Vomit-Ohhh-Vision...

- Carsten

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Leo Enticknap
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Oh dear ... they appear to be suffering from Vertical Video Syndrome!

It is a problem when someone takes a cellphone video that later needs to be shown on a TV or theater screen. Much of the footage in the Cat Video Fest DCP showreel was pillarboxed vertical cellphone videos. Of course Sod's Law dictates that these were also the best videos, in terms of their actual content.

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Geoff Jones
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quote: Terry Monohan
Was this a [sic] April fools day joke?

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Mark Gulbrandsen
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Just Say No To Vertical Videos!

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Gary Wachter
Film Handler

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Unfortunately not a joke. Samsung just announced a new TV for the horizontally challenged!

Vertical TV

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James Biggins
Film Handler

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God help us. The end is nigh!

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Brad Miller

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Samsung says the Sero is designed to encourage young people to project more of their smartphone stuff onto the TV by allowing it to go vertical.
Or perhaps these Millennials could turn their brains on and simply rotate their damn phones. [Mad]

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Emiel De Jong
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From: Geldrop The Netherlands
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In 1961 there was a comic strip in Dutch newspapers "Mr. Van Kwikschoten en de speelfilm" which described what would happen if Dutch manufacturer Flipse and American Mr. Podd would get their way:


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