Will we one day look back on the 2010s and wonder why all movies then weren't being filmed in 3D when the process was available?
3D has been around for 50 years
Nope. The 3D era will never actually begin. Too many problems, too expensive and so many filmmakers still don't like it
Given that 3D started in the 50's, was a fad, and faded out, I think we'll be looking back at 2010 as the second time 3D resurfaced, was a fad, and then faded out.
Somehow I feel like these dismissive comments will eventually be compared to those in 1928 suggesting the Talkies were a passing fad.
Do you REALLY want to see "Dawson's 50 Load Weekend" in 3D?
3D had a brief fling in the 1980s too, with Parasite, Amityville 3, Jaws 3 and Friday the 13th Part III. (I still remember the response of the audience when the eyeballs flew out from the sreeen.) I think there were even a couple of porno films in 3D.
Plus I remember seeing some '50s movies in the '80s in 3D (like Dial M for Murder and House of Wax - along with the then more recent Warhol Frankenstein.)
It's lasting longer now because the technology is much better, but I think it still is fad.
When all is said and done, what does 3D really add to a movie, other than in the SFX blockbusters?
Not until they get rid of the requirement to wear the stupid glasses.
The format is here to stay.
The technology will advance to the point where no special equipment is needed to watch.
Until now, most films have simply been converted into 3D. Several upcoming productions will be filmed in 3D native resolution.
If you watch 1927's The Jazz Singer, you'd never expect it to lead to All Talking All Singing All Dancing pictures. But it did.
But even The Broadway Melody, the first film to win a Best Oscar picture looks horribly primitive today.
3D is really just in the earliest stages of what it will become.
Except that a film with synchronized sound was at least competing with the theatre and was truly revolutionary. Even the rise in colour can't be compared to the introduction of sound.
3D is probably here to stay, but only for a very small set of films, mainly the huge blockbusters and animated movies. Yes, there was "Pina", an arthouse film, shot in 3D, but it'll never be a mainstream form until some great director actually uses it and shows what can be done differently. Having Michael Bay slap 3D over his tired filmmaking aesthetic will do nothing to convince anyone.
I love my 3D HDTV. The 3D effect is even better than in the theaters.
I totally agree, r13. It's much more enjoyable!
[quote]Nope. The 3D era will never actually begin. Too many problems, too expensive and so many filmmakers still don't like it
3-D is more advanced now and better, than it was then.
3D is often a symptom of a stagnant film industry (the 50s, early 80s, now). Why not have buzzers placed under the seats, and a guy run up and down the aisles in a scary costume? It's a kitschy tactic to distract from the poor quality of movies today.
I'm still waiting for "Odorama" to happen
Has the era of Cinerama begun yet?
[quote]I'm still waiting for "Odorama" to happen
That would be fun.