Wednesday, 18 May 2016

The Controversial History Of Letterboxing For Movies On Your TV

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When you watch a wide-screen movie on a TV set, you often get black bars across the top and bottom to 'letterbox' the film, which makes it seem small. While there's a good technical reason for their existence, they came about basically thanks to an effort by the movie theater industry to keep butts in seats.

(via Neatorama)

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