If they can use 3d to actually improve the medium then I’m down for that.
Until then I think its all gimmick
the only film thaat should be it 3-D is pink Floyd’s the Wall
LSD makes everthing jump from the screen, so I don’t think that’s necessary.
3D is not the future, because it is already the past. Its just re-entered mainstream cinema, only to fade away again.
well one thing is for certain… Women is the future of Men
Berjuan, best post of the day, sir! :D
Thank you, sir.
3D is good for pop-corn peckers and kids. It’s surely not the future of cinema.
I don’t think 3-D contributes much at all to a film. When I saw Avatar in 3-D, I failed to see any compelling reason WHY it had to be in 3-D, nor did I see any inventive use for the technology – the film is completely pedestrian in its narrative and style. The only inventive use I’ve seen of 3-D yet was the beginning of UP, where the images on the cinema screen remain in 2-D while the audience watching the screen are rendered in 3-D.
I saw CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS in IMAX big screen, in 3D.
It wasn’t red+cyan anaglyph, it was using the newest model of 3D….. Polarities? Each lens was clear, maybe slightly grayed, and the two lenses were, to me, indistinguishable in appearance from each other.
The goggles were big, surrounded the face in a big, yet comfortable way, and had to be surrendered as one exited the cinema.
Yeah…it was neat, and the 3D effects are much better today— more subtle and panoramic— than they were in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s…. The effects most jawdropping when the “camera” pulled back to display an entire town or seacoast…. lots of amazing depth(s).
But, as ADAM C points out, the 3D was not indispensable to the telling of the story, and I probably would’ve gotten as much (as the story afforded) out of it had it been shown in 2D.
3D may well be a big box-office draw of The Future…. but mainly for kids’ films and action/CGI extravaganzas.
I don’t think I’d want to see an honest, human-interest story in 3D…. (Would I?)
I wonder if something like those old astronomy & anatomy docs that Frank Capra made back in the ’50’s (and screened for us school kids in the 70’s on celluloid) would work well in 3-D? It’s been years since I saw Errol Morris’ attempt @ A Brief History of Time; but that’s the kind of thing I’m thinking about…
If 3D was actually 3D, but nonetheless, Hollywood will overuse what they have now.
Is 3D the future? I would like to say YES to that. 3d is a very important part of the evolution of our beloved medium. As with any medium, art-form, it will through further insight, knowledge, technology, transform itself, in our case from black/white, silent, grainy film-look, 2d to color, sound, crystal clear 3d images.
Anyone refusing to see this truth will continue to defend and preserve what they know as real cinema. Its ok, just like any normal human being you are entitled to think and believe in whatever film making procedure you so wish.
In all seriousness, as I close my eyes and try to visualize what the act of film watching will look like in 30 years i can not help but see a real depth in the screen, as close to theater as possible but with the advantage of CGI making it possible to enter almost anything the creator so wishes to project (avatar barely touched on what im talking about).
Narrative structures will most likely always find new paths but telling a good story will always be the core subject for any filmmaker. now, as far as technology concern, crystal clear images with a 3d image throwing you into any possible scenario without those stupid glasses is something that will become more and more frequent, and all you old farts will be long gone and we wont have to hear you reminisce on star wars 2d.
lets face it, if you were given the chance to experience the burning oil-plant in there will blood as if you were actually there, would you take it? i know i would.
Now, Raphaela, this boring old fart REALLY will sit up and take notice….. when we have Holographic “film”.
ie., characters that manifest themselves, almost touchably, in full 360deg 3D in front of you, in the round, on a “stage” of sorts….
Or Virtual Reality film… in which a viewer can literally step——bodily——-into the very film itself, and locomote through the film action itself.
Now those are two “wowee” future technologies I’ll definitely get excited about… And it’s inevitable, I think, that they happen.
They’re trying to push 3D into the market like it’s the next HD. Part of this is obviously to try and break down the numbers of pirated movies from flowing on the net, but I think their heads have just gotten too big. Whenever 3D tech is advertise, they try so hard to evoke the feeling of “wow, this is the next generation”. They’re already talking about manufacturing and distributing televisions with 3D technology. As cool as a 3D experience is capable of being, something tells me a lot of people don’t really care to have that experience all the time. Who the hell wants to watch a show like ER in 3D? or football, for that matter. Not to mention how many people get motion sickness from it or have something wrong with their eyes (for ex: glass eye) that completely obstructs the 3D experience.
I think it’s going to be another dud, another lame advancement in modern technology, like the segway. Hopefully they’ll realize this before they invest too much of our country’s debt-ridden billions into it. Now, if they just keep it in the theaters, then I’m alright with it, as the only movies I see this happening to are family/animated, horror and a small amount of action movies. By that, I mean I could see them putting the next Bad Boys sequel out in 3D, but not something like The Hurt Locker or the Bourne movies.
In the end, I think auteurs like ourselves won’t be that affected by 3D.
The feelies are the future.
I was just thinking when I saw Days Of Heaven on big screen tv that it doesn’t have
to be 3D if shot properly. it had same depth and looked every bit as beautiful and breathtaking as Avatar.
Has anyone been to a 3D film they’ve been wowed at? I didn’t even like Avatar- the creation of the 3d character was far more jaw dropping than the 3d effects.
Look at the way you present stories, 3D doesn’t make sense. It can only be a gimmick sort of like how gimmick cinematography can become part of a genre-example Kung Fu flix and the fast zooms. The problem with 3D is that you have to coat the entire film in the gimmick.
It cannot be used in an artful way.
I can see it being used in games if they can figure out cheap 3d projection and a user interface that works. The interface is the real prohibition, 3D shooters already have enough problems wth the control interface. Kinect is supposed to “solve” the interface problem,anyone with half a brain can see the medium has no future, it’s basically a product for tech oriented kids.
3D is just a stupid way to mask the fact that blockbusters today has nothing to offer.
And the saddest thing about it is that the general movie going public seem to be willing to pay for it.
@Mathias yeah,I agree. It upsets me to see these companies try to shove this product down consumers throats. The 3D Tv fis a perfect example to bring up in arguments with any economist because it’s such a clear demonstration of how demand is created by an industry,instead of demand being filled by industry. PS I hate economists-well most of them- have a friend who studied it which gave me a window into the level of delusion in that profession.
I don’t know about everyone else, but I really don’t feel like wearing anything on my face in order to see a movie.
Me neither . . . damn you myopia!!!
3d is cool, but the only movies it enhances are excitement-driven popcorn movies.
It wouldn’t enhance a movie like Days Of Heaven, but it might enhance a movie like Pan’s Labyrinth.
It did give me a headache at first but then I got used to it.
3D is the future.
Given that audiences are actively turning away from it, it’s extremely unlikely. The majority of the time that it now is chosen is because some theaters ONLY carry the 3D version.
3d may be the future, but stereoscopic 3d certainly is not. Though I wish I could have seen Cave Of Forgotten Dreams in 3d.
“Given that audiences are actively turning away from it”
. . . AGAIN.
Definitely not. It’s just a gimmick – and 3D TV is really going to bomb. I saw Avatar in 3D and all I got was a headache.