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Have we begun The 3D Era yet?

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?

by Anonymousreply 1912/12/2012

3D has been around for 50 years

by Anonymousreply 112/11/2012

Nope. The 3D era will never actually begin. Too many problems, too expensive and so many filmmakers still don't like it

by Anonymousreply 212/11/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 312/11/2012

Somehow I feel like these dismissive comments will eventually be compared to those in 1928 suggesting the Talkies were a passing fad.

by Anonymousreply 412/11/2012

Do you REALLY want to see "Dawson's 50 Load Weekend" in 3D?

by Anonymousreply 512/11/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 612/11/2012

laser disc

by Anonymousreply 712/11/2012

When all is said and done, what does 3D really add to a movie, other than in the SFX blockbusters?

by Anonymousreply 812/11/2012

Not until they get rid of the requirement to wear the stupid glasses.

by Anonymousreply 912/11/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1012/11/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1112/12/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1212/12/2012

I love my 3D HDTV. The 3D effect is even better than in the theaters.

by Anonymousreply 1312/12/2012

I totally agree, r13. It's much more enjoyable!

by Anonymousreply 1412/12/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 1512/12/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1612/12/2012

I'm still waiting for "Odorama" to happen

by Anonymousreply 1712/12/2012

Has the era of Cinerama begun yet?

by Anonymousreply 1812/12/2012

[quote]I'm still waiting for "Odorama" to happen

That would be fun.

by Anonymousreply 1912/12/2012
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