Maxwell Everett wrote:
They stuck with the zoomed shot for when he is 'fully frozen' though, didn't they? I seem to recall the grain being oversized in that shot on the Blu.
Exactly. I linked to it, here
. I don't think they wanted to show it more than once. That's likely why they substituted the original medium shot for when the freezing starts. They probably thought the larger grain would be somewhat mistaken for the frost spray in the air when they cut back to him.
I suspect they were originally trying to hide the obvious spray of frost in the shot.