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 has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • 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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