Flat is almost square and close to TV format.
When you go to the movie theater, sometimes you’ll see the side curtains (called masking) move in and the bottom and or top move from the scope setting to the flat setting or vice versa.]]>
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I hate how HBO movies are full-screen. No one rents full-screen except for children’s movies, so why am I paying $10 a month to watch full-screen movies?
Also, I hated the improvisational dialogue. It sounded wretched and very fake. These are just kids (if I remember correctly, most weren’t even actors), they don’t have the skills to improv realistic dialogue. Van Sant didn’t want to shill out the money for a bunch of writers.
Other than that, I thought the movie was shot beautifully. One day I will rent it in letterbox and watch the whole thing.]]>