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Old September 7th, 2005, 02:28 PM   #1
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Gene Simmons' Rock School

Despite the premise for this program being nothing more than a rehash of "School of Rock," I've seen two episodes on VH1. It's fun to watch kids react to Simmons's larger-than-life persona in a classroom setting. BUT, I find something very annoying. The video is seemingly vertically stretched at random, as if the editors couldn't make decide which aspect ratio to use. I find this very distracting and damaging to what could be an otherwise tolerable reality TV show. If this is intentional, what were they thinking? I sure don't get it.
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Old September 7th, 2005, 09:58 PM   #2
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I wonder if they shot some at 16 x 9 and most of it at 4 x 3. Some networks will not take 16 x 9 footage, so it's possible they just stretched it. Odd that the network would take that, but stranger things have happened in QC departments.

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Old September 7th, 2005, 10:29 PM   #3
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A little trivia for you guys. Gene Simmons was actually a 7th grade history teacher before KISS ever existed. So he's not completely out of place standing in front of a classroom full of kids.

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Old September 7th, 2005, 11:03 PM   #4
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Is this show just a blatant rip-off of "Rock School?" (Not "School of Rock," but the doc about a Philadelphia school for rock musicians.)

http://www.rockschoolthemovie.com

I haven't seen either, but sounds, in legal terms, "confusingly similar."

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Old September 8th, 2005, 09:51 AM   #5
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VERY similar

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Is this show just a blatant rip-off of "Rock School?" (Not "School of Rock," but the doc about a Philadelphia school for rock musicians.)

http://www.rockschoolthemovie.com

I haven't seen either, but sounds, in legal terms, "confusingly similar."

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They are very similar, although I haven't watched the whole Rock School movie. The goal of the VH1 show is to get the students polished enough to play as opening act before a Motorhead show.

I wonder whether the movie or the TV show went into production first. They both make the other look unoriginal.
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