Okay, so I'm obsessed with widescreen video and anything that's widescreen. I love the look of it and I love "black bars". What is with this crazy obsession with widescreen that I have? Anyone else here crazy about widescreen? A few points: 1. You get to see the movie as the director intended in the original film format. 2. You are in fact seeing MORE of the movie by watching it widescreen... it does NOT crop the top and bottom (most of the time). 3. The placement of people and objects looks more carefully arranged on widescreen movies. Cons: 1. Leaves people feel like they're getting cheated out of image when they view them on full-screen TVs 2. Not ALL widescreen movies are true widescreen. Some DVDs are just a cropped down version of the full-screen movie.... yes... SOME are. Take a look at "Phonebooth" for example. It has 2 sides... one wide and one full... the full-screen version of the movie actually gives you more image and the widescreen movie is just a condensed version of the full screen and it does not give you any more image in the across direction.