Posted by OiPunk138 at dsl-64-192-183-93.telocity.com on August 25, 2001 at 10:59:13:
In Reply to: I'm not Vincent, Yet I have the answers you seek. posted by EJWeb on August 25, 2001 at 09:43:47:
: 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
: : 625
: : curious
In the industry we call them Cigarette Burns...sorry, I had to do the line
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