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26th Nov '16 6:31:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* Probably one of the most disastrous examples of pan-and-scan was featured in the CaryGrant/[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doris_Day Doris Day]] comedy ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/That_Touch_of_Mink That Touch of Mink]]'', which was used in an example on a ''Series/{{Siskel And Ebert}}'' show chastising the process. One scene in question takes place at a New York Yankees game: in one shot, Day is making such a big commotion, but you can't see her; only the others ''reacting'' to her. The same scene has a cameo by Yogi Berra, but while you can hear him, he's barely in the frame!

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* Probably one of the most disastrous examples of pan-and-scan was featured in the CaryGrant/[[http://en.Creator/CaryGrant/[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doris_Day Doris Day]] comedy ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/That_Touch_of_Mink That Touch of Mink]]'', which was used in an example on a ''Series/{{Siskel And Ebert}}'' show chastising the process. One scene in question takes place at a New York Yankees game: in one shot, Day is making such a big commotion, but you can't see her; only the others ''reacting'' to her. The same scene has a cameo by Yogi Berra, but while you can hear him, he's barely in the frame!
26th Nov '16 6:30:29 AM Morgenthaler
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For many directors, this is something of a minor (or major) BerserkButton, since this means a technician has to, according to some, redirect the film, and will frequently lose either important details, or the ambiance of a scene or a whole movie. TurnerClassicMovies (TCM) made a quick [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m1-pP1-5K8 documentary]] with several famous directors talking about the downside of pan and scan (it's only 5 minutes, give it a watch).

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For many directors, this is something of a minor (or major) BerserkButton, since this means a technician has to, according to some, redirect the film, and will frequently lose either important details, or the ambiance of a scene or a whole movie. TurnerClassicMovies Creator/TurnerClassicMovies (TCM) made a quick [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m1-pP1-5K8 documentary]] with several famous directors talking about the downside of pan and scan (it's only 5 minutes, give it a watch).
15th Nov '16 8:15:59 AM dsneybuf
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* The pan-and-scan VHS and DVD releases of ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' (1997), have one of the most unusual cases of this trope, in that the picture is actually slightly wider than 4:3 (the DVD specifications list the aspect ratio of this version as 1.48:1 as opposed to the common 1.33:1). As such, it is one of the few pan-and-scan versions of a film where you can see black bars at the top and bottom of the frame throughout the entire movie (as opposed to just the opening and end credits).

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* The pan-and-scan VHS and DVD releases of ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' (1997), have one of the most unusual cases of this trope, in that the picture is actually slightly wider than 4:3 (the DVD specifications list the aspect ratio of this version as 1.48:1 as opposed to the common 1.33:1). As such, it is one of the few pan-and-scan versions of a film where you can see black bars at the top and bottom of the frame throughout the entire movie (as opposed to just the opening and end credits).[[note]]Yes, this statement does also apply to 16:9 TV owners: except for the elusive, [=CinemaScope=]-only Family Fun Edition, all ''Anastasia'' [=DVDs=] lack anamorphic enhancement.[[/note]]
21st Aug '16 8:05:20 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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21st May '16 9:25:55 AM erforce
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* In the commentary for ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', during the lobby scene at the Sedgwick Hotel, Harold Ramis laments that he's frequently chopped out of the picture entirely in pan-and-scan presentations due to his not having many lines in that shot. This actually cuts out the main joke of the scene, that he's silently feeding Bill Murray's character the numbers.

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* In the commentary for ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', during the lobby scene at the Sedgwick Hotel, Harold Ramis Creator/HaroldRamis laments that he's frequently chopped out of the picture entirely in pan-and-scan presentations due to his not having many lines in that shot. This actually cuts out the main joke of the scene, that he's silently feeding Bill Murray's character the numbers.
20th May '16 5:14:19 PM nombretomado
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* Video game example: The [[{{Xbox 360}} Xbox Live]] and [[PlayStation3 PlayStation Network]] releases of ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'', as well as ''[[CompilationRerelease Dragon's Lair Trilogy]]'' for the {{Wii}}, have the top and bottom of the picture cropped to fit a 16:9 screen. Fortunately, you can avert this in ''Trilogy'': by switching the Wii's screen to 4:3 mode, you can play the games without any cropping at all.

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* Video game example: The [[{{Xbox 360}} [[UsefulNotes/XBox360 Xbox Live]] and [[PlayStation3 PlayStation Network]] UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork releases of ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'', as well as ''[[CompilationRerelease Dragon's Lair Trilogy]]'' for the {{Wii}}, UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, have the top and bottom of the picture cropped to fit a 16:9 screen. Fortunately, you can avert this in ''Trilogy'': by switching the Wii's screen to 4:3 mode, you can play the games without any cropping at all.
20th May '16 10:41:26 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* Sadly, upon 16:9 [=TVs=] coming into popular use, some presentations of material originally filmed for 4:3 sets is now being cropped ''the other way'' on HDTV channels I (pan and tilt). Victims of this process for UsefulNotes/BluRay include ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' and the classic documentary series ''The World at War''. Justified for movies that premiered in theaters with mattes covering the top and bottom of the picture, such as ''Film/{{Shane}}'' and ''Disney/TheJungleBook''.

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* Sadly, upon 16:9 [=TVs=] coming into popular use, some presentations of material originally filmed for 4:3 sets is now being cropped ''the other way'' on HDTV channels I (pan and tilt). Victims of this process for UsefulNotes/BluRay include ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' and the classic documentary series ''The World at War''. Justified for movies that premiered in theaters with mattes covering the top and bottom of the picture, such as ''Film/{{Shane}}'' and ''Disney/TheJungleBook''.
14th Apr '16 6:59:27 AM bowserbros
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** This trait is one of the biggest points of contention against Funimation's [[DigitalDestruction "remasters"]] of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', mainly stemming from the perception that it is both unnecessary and awkward compared to the original 4:3 footage.



** This trait is one of the biggest points of contention against Funimation's [[DigitalDestruction "remasters"]] of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', mainly stemming from the perception that it is both unnecessary and awkward compared to the original 4:3 footage.



* The DVD release of ''FIlm/{{Spaceballs}}'' is a "flipper" disc with the original widescreen version on one side and the pan-and-scanned 4:3 version on the other. It includes a paper insert that educates the viewer on the difference and implores them to watch the widescreen version, using a screenshot of the characters skipping four abreast in a visual ShoutOut to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' as an example of the sort of gag that's ruined when the two characters on either side are cropped out of the picture. All widescreen [=DVDs=] released by Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer during this time have similar inserts.

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* * The DVD release of ''FIlm/{{Spaceballs}}'' is a "flipper" disc with the original widescreen version on one side and the pan-and-scanned 4:3 version on the other. It includes a paper insert that educates the viewer on the difference and implores them to watch the widescreen version, using a screenshot of the characters skipping four abreast in a visual ShoutOut to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' as an example of the sort of gag that's ruined when the two characters on either side are cropped out of the picture. All widescreen [=DVDs=] released by Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer during this time have similar inserts.
14th Apr '16 6:58:27 AM bowserbros
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** This trait is one of the biggest points of contention against Funimation's [[DigitalDestruction "remasters"]] of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', mainly stemming from the perception that it is both unnecessary and awkward compared to the original 4:3 footage.
7th Feb '16 11:13:10 AM ooh
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* The pan-and-scan VHS and DVD releases of ''WesternAnimation/Anastasia'' (1997), have one of the most unusual cases of this trope, in that the picture is actually slightly wider than 4:3 (the DVD specifications list the aspect ratio of this version as 1.48:1 as opposed to the common 1.33:1). As such, it is one of the few pan-and-scan versions of a film where you can see black bars at the top and bottom of the frame throughout the entire movie (as opposed to just the opening and end credits).

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* The pan-and-scan VHS and DVD releases of ''WesternAnimation/Anastasia'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' (1997), have one of the most unusual cases of this trope, in that the picture is actually slightly wider than 4:3 (the DVD specifications list the aspect ratio of this version as 1.48:1 as opposed to the common 1.33:1). As such, it is one of the few pan-and-scan versions of a film where you can see black bars at the top and bottom of the frame throughout the entire movie (as opposed to just the opening and end credits).
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