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Hiding the Boom Mike.
VHS Pan & Scan   MGM DVD Pan and Scan   Widescreen DVD
        
Scene with boom mike clearly visible and tracking Dennis Farina.   MGM panned the image lower to avoid the intrusive boom.   The widescreen version masks this area and the area below the desk. There is more picture at the left and right side of the screen.

   

The boom mike between  Dennis Farina and William Petersen.

  Again, MGM panned the image lower losing the boom mike.  

The same scene in it's correct aspect ratio masks off the boom mike. 

If I had my way, I would have panned down further to show the two television sets as there is a whole lot of nothing above Dennis Farina's head. See right for a mock-up.