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(Salon)   Wonder why the latest Batman film wasn't shot in 3D? Chris Nolan: I've never met anyone who actually likes 3D and I'm concerned about charging a higher price for something nobody really wants   (salon.com) divider line 141
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2012-07-18 09:23:34 PM

Fano: Nature Trail to Hell


! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

:D

*holds up a lighter*

Damn right!
 
2012-07-18 09:29:29 PM
Nolan, I will pay you the difference if you keep making movies in 2D. Seriously, they're that unpleasant, I'll dish out additional funds to not have my favorite movies ruined by wearing (another) pair of optics.
 
2012-07-18 09:29:53 PM

miss diminutive: FloydA: Now this is the story all about how
My life got flipped turned upside down
Joe Chill shot my parents that was really s**ty
that's why I became the Dark Knight of Gotham City
In stately Wayne Manor born and raised
all the money I have, you'd really be amazed
Chillin out, maxin, dressed up real cool
fightin' Two Face, the Penguin and Ra's al-Ghul
And a bunch of other dudes who think they're "all that,"
wearing tights and a cape, dressin' up like a bat
I get in fight after fight, goin' ZAP-SPLAT-KAZAM
and when I'm done I get to say "I'm the Goddam Batman"

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 320x221]


That really is fantastic.
 
2012-07-18 09:40:23 PM

peterthx: 3D done well is good.

3D "conversions"...usually not so good.

It's a "new" format to most filmmakers, it will take time to adapt and learn. We'll never get to holographic movies without it.


It's not a new format to most filmmakers. It's also pseudo-3D. The human brain has no problem distinguishing depth in a 2D image, so all this process does is reinforce what we already know and usually to mediocre results.

As for holographic imagery, that will be an entirely new medium altogether. It will have no resemblance to cinematography as we know it today.
 
2012-07-18 09:43:05 PM
The only movie I've seen in 3D is Superman Returns. It wasn't worth it.

I've seen The Avengers several times in 2D and don't feel I've missed a thing.
 
2012-07-18 10:20:26 PM
Linoleum_Blownapart: texdent: 3D only worked for Avatar.

3D only worked for Coraline.


Actually, you need to see this...

www.wired.com
 
2012-07-18 10:20:39 PM

slotz: Lost Thought 00: As someone who is unable to see the "3D" part of 3D movies, I have to thank Mr. Nolan.

I, too, have never been able to see what others are seeing, apparently. So "bah, humbug" and all that.


Thirded.

For those who say "then don't see 3D films," I would posit that the the theater is a social experience. I like catching movies with my friends and when there is a 3D option, they tend to opt for that.

Yes, I know it's a bit selfish. Bah!
 
2012-07-18 10:28:13 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: fisker: Has Nolan ever made a movie in 3D?

Insomnia.

When Al Pacino points his gun, he points it RIGHT AT THE AUDIENCE!

*makes 3D-zooming gestures*


TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: What does that matter. I've yet to see a movie that was released ONLY in 3D.

Good point.

See, I caught The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man in 2D.

I felt that it was certainly not a detriment that I avoided the 3D route.


This! Of course The Amazing Spiderman also bored me to tears and if I wasn't with my nephew I would have left half way through. Though I prefer to watch the movies in 2D. Every 3D thing I seen just hurt my eyes and I have to take something for the migraine.
 
2012-07-18 10:37:47 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: FloydA: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Just because 3D *can* be used doesn't mean it *must* be used.

/Personally, I'm waiting for the 3D remastering of My Dinner with Andre.

I'm waiting for the 3D Debbie Does Dallas.

I'm waiting for the 3D Flatland.


Agh! These glasses are defective!
 
2012-07-18 10:43:53 PM
As a person who gets extremely nauseous and heahachey at 3D films, I'm very happy and grateful for this information. I'd rather not go to the movies at all than endure the illness of seeing a 3D film again.
 
2012-07-18 10:52:16 PM

Romanes Eunt Domus: parkerlewis: If Batman gets credit for killing 3D, I'm ok with that.

He's not going to kill it but he doesn't have to save it.


Well played
 
2012-07-18 11:22:37 PM

scottydoesntknow: And I certainly don't want to shoot in a format just to charge people a higher ticket price."

So I'm assuming this will be his last Hollywood picture? I love you Mr. Nolan, but if there's one thing a studio cares more about than the satisfaction of the consumer, it's making money.


Yes; but what you're advocating is for the studio to cut their nose off just to spite their face.
 
2012-07-18 11:37:26 PM
Yeah, I could do without it for the most part, but I gotta say that last Madagascar movie was worth the 3D.
 
2012-07-18 11:59:14 PM
Speaking of Cameron movies, I think The Abyss would have made for an awesome 3D experience. The "water snake" sequence comes to mind.
 
2012-07-18 11:59:23 PM
Geez! All the whiners who don't like 3D can see it in 2D. I prefer the 3D and is willing to pay a few more bucks for it. MiB in 3D was pretty hot.

/choices
//I like choices
 
2012-07-19 12:02:16 AM
*I* like 3d.
 
2012-07-19 12:20:19 AM
I've never seen a movie in 3-D.

Never.

Not one.

And a couple I wanted to: Beowolf and Scorsese's last one.
 
2012-07-19 12:21:41 AM
Why are they advertising it in IMAX 3D?
 
2012-07-19 12:29:18 AM
Really, the only good movie in 3D.....
www.spikednation.com
 
2012-07-19 12:43:12 AM

Klippoklondike: I liked 3D for Avatar and Tron. They both used it well. Other than that it is over-used.


Hugo. Jackass 3d. How to train your dragon.

The new 3d tech is great, but most 3d movies suck. Most of them are poor renders with gimmick effects. The movies I listed used 3d to pull the movie out of the screen an pull the viewer into the movie. Hugo was amazing in 3d. That's why it won Best Director. Roger Ebert raved over Jackass 3d, because the director knew exactly how and when to use the 3d tech.

Most 3d movies add nothing over 2d. Nolan knows this. He focuses his efforts elsewhere. I hope he gives it a try one say. After what Martin S. did, I'd love to see Nolan's take on 3d.
 
2012-07-19 01:03:06 AM
Good for Mr Nolan....

3D died after the 1950s...and it will die again.

And Mr Nolan will be making movies long after this current 3D fetish is over
 
2012-07-19 02:07:23 AM

foo monkey: Klippoklondike: I liked 3D for Avatar and Tron. They both used it well. Other than that it is over-used.

Hugo. Jackass 3d. How to train your dragon.

The new 3d tech is great, but most 3d movies suck. Most of them are poor renders with gimmick effects. The movies I listed used 3d to pull the movie out of the screen an pull the viewer into the movie. Hugo was amazing in 3d. That's why it won Best Director. Roger Ebert raved over Jackass 3d, because the director knew exactly how and when to use the 3d tech.

Most 3d movies add nothing over 2d. Nolan knows this. He focuses his efforts elsewhere. I hope he gives it a try one say. After what Martin S. did, I'd love to see Nolan's take on 3d.


I respectfully disagree. I think nothing of value is added with current 3D tech (done in camera or in post), but I realize that it's all subjective. After all, I know a ton of people who love the TruMotion (or whatever the manufacturer calls it) frame interpolation technology on LCDs that give every movie that soap opera look.

I thought Hugo was highly overrated however, whether it was in 3D or 2D. It was Scorcese's attempt at educating the common folk on the dawn of cinema and Georges Melies through a completely convoluted and uninteresting story.
 
2012-07-19 08:10:19 AM

slotz: Eapoe6: Live theatre is in 3D. Broadway makes bad musicals out of bad movies. So if you want to see something in 3D, wait for Broadway to produce it and then wait for your local theatre to produce a version with local talent.

Viola! 3D. Headache still likely.

[math.fau.edu image 425x283]= 3D?


Best typo correction, ever!
 
2012-07-19 09:54:40 AM

indoorplant: [www.syndime.com image 400x565]


I just happen to have a pair of 3-D glasses in my office.....still difficult to see 3-D properly....stupid lazy eye.
 
2012-07-19 10:24:53 AM

UCFRoadWarrior: 3D died after the 1950s...and it will die again.



farm8.staticflickr.com
somewhatnerdy.com
LOL WUT?
 
2012-07-19 10:27:57 AM

PainInTheASP: Thank god 3D is dying. So does this mean we don't have to suffer through another Star Wars "refresh"?

/Pipe dream, I know.


I'm getting to the point where I can't wait for GL to die. You know someone will be happy to take my money for the original, unfarked-with episodes 4-6 scrubbed up on Bluray.
 
2012-07-19 10:50:14 AM

Orgasmatron138:
I'm getting to the point where I can't wait for GL to die. You know someone will be happy to take my money for the original, unfarked-with episodes 4-6 scrubbed up on Bluray.


It will be a great day when the loser fanboys realize his estate will honor his wishes and never give them what they want. They will then die of heart attacks, alone in the basement, never having touched a female.

/assholes who wish death upon someone because of a movie deserve no pity
 
2012-07-19 11:02:34 AM

Orgasmatron138: PainInTheASP: Thank god 3D is dying. So does this mean we don't have to suffer through another Star Wars "refresh"?

/Pipe dream, I know.

I'm getting to the point where I can't wait for GL to die. You know someone will be happy to take my money for the original, unfarked-with episodes 4-6 scrubbed up on Bluray.


search for Adawan. He is restoring the HD versions to their original un-cgi glory from HD elements.
 
2012-07-19 11:08:48 AM

AdolfOliverPanties: Good use of [img1.fark.net image 54x11].

3D sucks.


this
 
2012-07-19 12:54:06 PM
3D was the only reason to see Transformers 3. Since the human mind needs 3 seconds to process 3D, it forced Michael Bay to have steady shots and avoid his trademark hyperactive 5 year old cam. As well, it was the best "real world" 3D that I have ever seen as opposed to the almost total CG of Avatar.

/the car chase was fantastic
//thinks Nolan made a cool move
 
2012-07-19 01:00:16 PM
The only good 3-D movie was COMIN' AT YA! (1981)

Link

This was a film where anything and everything wads thrown at the camera, and just in case you missed any of it, they made a montage of all the 3-D moments at the end of the film. Fantastic.
 
2012-07-19 01:25:47 PM
There have been a decent number of movies that have used 3D beautifully.

I've noticed that people who complain about 3D either have glasses or they're poor and too stupid/ethical to not just save a pair of glasses and buy tickets for a 2D movie. Or they're eyes are farked up.


It's funny to me that people think it's going to go away and stay away anytime soon. Technology is advancing quickly. By the time 3D truly becomes unprofitable, a new version will be introduced and a resurgence of interest will follow.
 
2012-07-19 01:30:27 PM

a flock of birds: There have been a decent number of movies that have used 3D beautifully.

I've noticed that people who complain about 3D either have glasses or they're poor and too stupid/ethical to not just save a pair of glasses and buy tickets for a 2D movie. Or they're eyes are farked up.


It's funny to me that people think it's going to go away and stay away anytime soon. Technology is advancing quickly. By the time 3D truly becomes unprofitable, a new version will be introduced and a resurgence of interest will follow.


It's a good thing you're good looking.
 
F42
2012-07-19 01:41:38 PM

saturn badger: /choices
//I like choices


i wanna see Brave, but it's only in 2D at one in the afternoon, the rest of the day is nausea-inducing-only.

I like choices. The 3D fad is limiting my choices.
 
2012-07-19 02:42:27 PM

F42: saturn badger: /choices
//I like choices

i wanna see Brave, but it's only in 2D at one in the afternoon, the rest of the day is nausea-inducing-only.

I like choices. The 3D fad is limiting my choices.


Your "delicate" nature is limiting your choices.

The 3D in Brave is subtle and adds to the experience.
 
2012-07-19 03:15:27 PM

BiblioTech: The Stealth Hippopotamus: As someone that wears glasses I would like to thank you.

THIS. The whole glasses on top of glasses thing drives me nuts.


I wonder why they don't have the same form factor as safety glasses. Too expensive, I guess.
 
2012-07-19 08:01:21 PM
Not to be that guy, but Flatland in 3D would actually be pretty cool. There are a lot of 3D elements in the story. Watching the square forced into 3D would be pretty cool, or seeing the sphere pass through flatland.
 
2012-07-19 09:46:36 PM

douchebag/hater: Beowolf


Was awesome... it was the first 3D movie I ever saw and it blew my mind. All the ones I've seen since were awful as far as the 3D was concerned. Including Avatar.
 
2012-07-20 05:22:09 AM
As always, 3D is cyclical:
50's: Anaglyph 3D. it sorta worked, but it was NEW! The fad wore off and most of the movies sucked.
70's: Polarized 3D. much improved, but the fad wore off and the movies were mostly awful.
10's: Digital 3D: even more improved, but the fad is wearing off and many movies suck as usual.

Studios forget that we use 3D to drive to the movie theatre, and after 15 minutes your brain becomes acclimated to 3D stereo movies because its what you normally see 24/7. This is why the bad movies feel compelled to throw things at you frequently, to justify the stereo.

Its the same situation with Showscan (70 fps) and The Hobbit's 48fps. It looks super clear and cool for 15 min and then your brain gets used to it and asks "What else ya got? Good story and characters? No? Then this new format doesn't help jack."

The only place 3D stereo is useful is in documentaries, concerts, and sports. Those thing benefit from "you are there" 3D.

Watching a regular movie, do you really care that a water glass is closer to you than the actor?
 
2012-07-21 02:19:02 AM
Im still waiting for this color fad to end. I mean christ its so unnecessary. Sure a few films used it successfully, like Wizard of Oz, but besides that its usually just tacked on as an escuse to raise your ticket prize another nickel.


Escuse the snark and what not. Although for those with terrible 3d movie experiences. I have to say I usually love my movies in 3-d, but I saw spider-man last week in one of the other theaters in town. And the experience was awesome. Terrible dirty, ill fitting DARK glasses that seemed to result in a very dark blurry movie where the 3-D effects didn't seem very impressive at all. Where as my normal theater usually looks great, even with shiatty moves like Wraith of the Titans. I wish I knew what the difference between the two theaters were because it was like night and day.
 
2012-07-21 02:23:24 AM

ronin7: Im still waiting for this color fad to end. I mean christ its so unnecessary. Sure a few films used it successfully, like Wizard of Oz, but besides that its usually just tacked on as an escuse to raise your ticket prize another nickel.


Escuse the snark and what not. Although for those with terrible 3d movie experiences. I have to say I usually love my movies in 3-d, but I saw spider-man last week in one of the other theaters in town. And the experience was awesome. Terrible dirty, ill fitting DARK glasses that seemed to result in a very dark blurry movie where the 3-D effects didn't seem very impressive at all. Where as my normal theater usually looks great, even with shiatty moves like Wraith of the Titans. I wish I knew what the difference between the two theaters were because it was like night and day.


That should read, "And the Experience was TERRIBLE" So, the exact opposite of the word I used. I am going to bed now.
 
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