Research theme - cinematography
Theatrical Film within the TV Frame
An elaborate study of the
history of the frame problem in cinematography and of the
frame problem introduced by the presentation of films on
US director Sidney Pollack forbade the Swedish TV station Danmarks
Radio to show his film Three Days of Condor on TV screens
because of the drastic transformations that the film picture
undergoes in the process of transference from theatrical to
TV screens. The problem is serious, and the paper gives an
overview of different frame ratios in cinema history, and their
technological background. The author researches the ways that
TV copes with theatrical frame differences. The analytical
content of the paper: Three Days of the Condor.
FILM FORMATS Format and ratio. 35 mm format. 65/70 mm
formats. WIDE SCREEN PROCEDURES Flat procedure. Anamorphotic
procedure. SHOT AND THE FRAME Shot, take, frame and framing.
Time dimension of the shot. Space dimension of the shot.
Shot ratios. PICTURE FRAME. ELECTRONIC PICTURE FRAME. FILM
PICTURE IN ELECTRONIC MEDIUM Theatrical film and its
TV presentation. False parallax. TV scan. Over-scan of
the middle picture. Pan & Scan. Whole
picture over-scan. THE FREQUENCY OF THEATRICAL AND ELECTRONIC
PICTURE. IS IT PERMISSIBLE TO SHRINK THE PICTURE ON TV?
MOVIES IN THEATERS TV films. Theatrical films. Bibliography.