More Than Half a Picture

Slate‘s got the good news

Movie renters, and the bone-headed Blockbuster video chain, have finally realized that Widescreen is winning out. Whew. No more renting a DVD and coming home to the rude discovery that the copy you rented cuts off about half of the visuals.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • Anonymous

    thank GOD! a friend and i just rented “triplets of belleville” on saturday, and realized only after we got home that it was the full-screen version. arrghh!

    -kate b.


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