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Posted by FeverDog217 at spider-we044.proxy.aol.com on January 17, 2001 at 18:48:39:

In Reply to: Holden and Jay & Silent Bob posted by TrentReno on January 17, 2001 at 13:41:05:

I know that on some takes for just about any movie, it is shot at least 2 ways: 1 - long shot of all in scene, 2 - close-up of people on one side, & 3 - close-up of people on the other side. Makes invisible cutting easier. Also, sometimes, in a theatrical release, we see the whole scene, but then when it's adapted for TV or video, 1/3 of the image is lost due to the difference in aspect ratio. Sometimes to make up for the difference in aspect ratio, the scene is reworked to a close-up of one side & then cut to close-up to another side instead of the original shot of both sides.

I am not sure if this is the exact answer to your question, but it's definately possible.

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