Hey, FF. I keep trying to send this as a PM, but I keep getting error messages … so:
I noticed that a few days ago, you had this to say:
“This is the edits big snag. This is the section where we run into missing footage. For some reason, there is missing footage foe parts of this scene. The few missing sections have not made been release in letterbox anyplace. As far as I can see, there is no way to fix this error without the scene becoming more noticeable then it is now.”
Now, I’m one of those OCD folks who is going to be driven utterly up the wall by the thought that the “preservation” I’m watching is missing some stuff. 😉 So I’m wondering – is there any way to “patch in” the left and right side of the scenes in question?
I believe I suggested this before, when there was some missing footage around Nurse Chapel sedating Chekov … if the fullscreen shot is from the same angle as an earlier or later shot that you DO have in widescreen, can you just cut-and-paste in the left and right-hand sides of the screen from that other shot? Thus sort of “recreating” the widescreen? Yes, it might look weird, but remember this movie has a TON of dual-focus tricks that produce blurry lines down the center or sides of the screen … I don’t think this edit will be any more disruptive than all of those…! 😃
Alternately, is there any chance you could put that fullscreen scene, IN FULL, on your disc as a deleted scene? So even if we can’t watch it as part of the movie, we can watch the fullscreen version separately, just for completeness?
Thanks, FF. Can’t wait to see the finished product. Good luck!