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You know what annoys me? Networks and cable channels refuse to run movies in the letterbox format because "the audience doesn't like those black bars at the top and bottom," but they will letterbox their own TV shows! Turn on HBO and you will not see one single widescreen movie. But watch "The Sopranos" and it'll be letterboxed every single week! Ever watch a Sunday Night Movie on NBC? Not a chance they will show it widescreen. "ER" though - that's another matter! That's always letterboxed!
Why do networks think audiences hate those black bars on movies yet will accept them for TV shows? And isn't the purpose of letterboxing TV shows to make them seem more like movies? Where is the sense in that?
This whole practice is so fundamentally backwards that it boggles my mind. Perhaps the people behind it should start a new network: the DUH! channel.
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