From: David Tetzlaff (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Jul 02 2006 - 20:58:09 PDT
I think Sam is poking gentle fun at the lack of knowledge some of the
film-film purists seem to have about (historical) video formats.
Standard professional videotape recorders circa 200 motels used two-inch
tape (thus "50.8mm") and the 'quad' recording system. I have never heard
of a 16mm video format. Sometimes people who write entries for IMDB don't
know what they're talking about.
... and almost all the references to 200 Motels on the web,authored by
Zappa fans, refer to the work as a 'film' not a 'movie.'
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