I can add a point, if I may.
Adding cinematic blinders can give a more emphasised look to it, so the player knows that it's a cutscene. It also gives the awesome widescreen look. I can't provide a universally useful picture of the blinders, as it depends on how wide you need them.
The easiest way to make them is to make a 640x480 image, and put black rectangles at the top and the bottom.
All you need do is 'Show pictures > Blinders.png' and erase it at the end of your cutscene.
This post has been edited by Greigh: Jun 22 2010, 12:54 AM