Posted by EJWeb at dhcp065-031-041-139.woh.rr.com on August 25, 2001 at 09:43:47:
In Reply to: Vincent, posted by Switch625 on August 25, 2001 at 09:27:49:
Those are what are commonly known as "Cigarette Burns". They are marks on the film to let a projectionist know when to switch reels. Not much use for them these days, as most theatres splice the reels together and show the whole film off of one projector.
Do yourself a favor and go out and rent "Fight Club". Not only will it completely answer your question, but will treat you to a very entertaining story as well.
: I asked the question (not of you) on the boards after I saw Dogma at the theater, no one seemed to know.
: 3 times during the running of J&SBSB a large oval shape appears for what seems like a frame or two toward the upper right hand corner of the screen.
: Maybe this happens with every movie, I don't go to many. But it was on both Dogma and J&SBSB. I saw them in different theaters so it doesn't seem theater specific.
: I assume there is a logical explanation
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