- adj. (motion pictures) projected on a screen with much greater width than height
“In the late 50s, one of my client/mentors was a fabulously wealthy Greek businessman, Nicholas Reisini, who purchased the Cinerama wide-screen movie company, which is why I came aboard.”
“Perhaps if I invested in a wide-screen monitor I could afford to reserve some space, but then again I cannot think of any widgets I actually want to use!”
“The early wide-screen technologies, like CinemaScope and Cinerama, used huge screens to immerse the audience, and even with today's smaller multiplex screens, I can recover something like that sense of being snugly wrapped in the movie's world.”
“The screen proportion — known in home theater as its "aspect ratio" — is 21: 9, the standard wide-screen cinema format.”
“I can't vouch for the merely wide-screen version that opens next week, but the action sequences shot in IMAX—one-quarter of the film opening today—lift this fourth installment of the near-venerable series from impressive action to spectacular abstraction.”
“June 11th, 2009 at 7: 20 am dj barber – Actually I pictured this story as a wide-screen movie theatre extravaganza, a spectacle of starry photography with surround sound, threatened towers just barely visible in the distance, under the clear Texas-like sky.”
“Imagine a large, wide-screen TV and your console (read keyboard) at your couch, remote and wireless.”
“This is reaffirmed two years later, where Gardner has begun to spot a trend, when he writes (emphasis mine): In fact, it seems to me that the percentage of really hard-core 'hard SF' has gone up sharply in recent years, as has the percentage of wide-screen, Technicolor, baroque Space Opera, stuff reminiscent of the old 'Superscience' days of the '30s, but written to suit the aesthetic and stylistic tastes of the' 90s.”
“Iraqis have access to computers, wide-screen televisions, air conditioners and other items that were in short supply when the country was under sanctions imposed by the United Nations.”
““Yeah,” Chuck said somberly as he looked up at the Celtics game on the wide-screen TV over our heads.”
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