Film Student Syndrome (or, I noticed something in BDM)
Friday, January 19, 2007

I bought the movie several months ago, but I made a little mistake. I bought the full screen copy, and I really wanted the wide screen version. I thought I could deal with it, but my film student eye demanded that I buy it in wide screen. I could see that several scenes were specifically designed for a picture that is 2.35x1 in dimension (letterbox style) as oppose to 4x3 (full screen dimension). So, I did. I have found someone to take the full screen copy, so it won't go to waste.

Since the wide screen edition gives more detail, I noticed something interesting about the crate that River sits on. Its in the scene were the crew narrowly escapes the Reavers after the Lilac job. She sits on the crate, looks down at the dead Reaver, and says "He didn't lie down. They never lie down." THAT crate is actually specifically designed to carry lighting equipment. Probably Fresnel lamps( That case can hold 3-6 lamps depending on their size.


Tuesday, February 20, 2007 4:57 AM


on the same score,,im pretty sure that the 'coffins' used in 'ariel' are halfords roofracks designed for M.p.v.'s,but, suspend your belief,reason and knowledge and just immerse in the 'verse!

Friday, January 19, 2007 7:40 PM


neat. Doesn't surprise me.

Friday, January 19, 2007 2:01 PM


Now that's just creative...dress up the filming gear crates as cargo containers! Just one small thing that helped make a $40m movie look 3 times more expensive;)


Friday, January 19, 2007 12:13 PM


Oh see now I get to tell my husband I am NOT the only person who noticed that...I then began to speculate that nearly all cargo was just equiptment they'd stashed for easy use:)


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