Monday, October 02, 2006:

The Shining (1980)

The Shining
The Shining, dir: Stanley Kubrick
... and apparently some of these images I've posted, in which I've simply cropped out the matted areas, might not be at the correct aspect ratio (!). Here's my AskMe about it, with an explanation (and examples in one of the links) that DVD players don't always grab screenshots at the correct aspect ratio.

I'm really puzzled about why the people authoring the DVDs couldn't simply increase or decrease the amount of matting to make sure that it did always show up as the right aspect ratio, but quite a lot leaves me puzzled and I'm probably missing something obvious.

In any case, I had to adjust this one from 1.50:1 to its intended 1.33:1.
I've been adjusting the others since this one to the intended aspect ratio: cropping out the matting, getting the aspect ratio from the DVD case and/or IMDb, then unlocking the proportions and adjusting them as needed before shrinking to 400px across. Too bad the DVD software doesn't manage the screengrabs appropriately.
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