Searchers Far and W-I-D-E

Clicking here will open a previous posting in a new window.  Start the video clip there and let it run a bit before starting the one on this page.  You’re watching an example of how some widescreen movies are actually cropped regular format movies.

See how the composition of the uncropped version seems to have empty space at the top and bottom?  Some old comic strips did something similar to this.

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This posting is mostly an excuse for me to play with wide format video capturing.  But it also provides an opportunity to show a bit more of The Searchers.  I’ve spliced together four scenes that represent what I feel is the core of the movie.  Ethan’s search for his … niece?

Chapter III. How Dorothy saved the Scarecrow.

Audio Adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of OZ, Crown Publishers, Inc., 1961

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Chapter II. The Council with the Munchkins.

Audio Adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of OZ, Crown Publishers, Inc., 1961

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