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2012-07-18 02:35:29 PM  
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.
 
2012-07-18 02:37:13 PM  
Thank you Mr. Nolan! I prefer movies that don't give me splitting migraines.
 
2012-07-18 02:54:01 PM  
www.investireoggi.it
 
2012-07-18 02:54:24 PM  
Good use of img1.fark.net.

3D sucks.
 
2012-07-18 02:56:11 PM  
3D only worked for Avatar.
 
2012-07-18 02:58:35 PM  

texdent: 3D only worked for Avatar.


3D only worked for Coraline.
 
2012-07-18 03:08:54 PM  
Yaaaaaay :D
 
2012-07-18 03:25:06 PM  
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.
 
2012-07-18 03:27:30 PM  

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.
 
2012-07-18 03:36:23 PM  
I liked it for the Avengers. And The Amazing Spiderman. Seemed a bit unnecessary for Prometheus -- outside of the space shots, which were minimal.

I just hope Batman's still on IMAX.
 
2012-07-18 03:44:32 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Good use of [HERO].

3D sucks.


AGREED. It only even has the potential to work if it's shot in 3-D, but most movies are just post processed. No thanks, your software's version of 3D isn't worth the ticket surcharge, headache, blurriness, or dimmer image.
 
2012-07-18 03:48:38 PM  
Maybe he never saw Jaws 3D.
 
2012-07-18 03:53:41 PM  
Thank god 3D is dying. So does this mean we don't have to suffer through another Star Wars "refresh"?

/Pipe dream, I know.
 
2012-07-18 03:56:37 PM  

Diogenes: IMAX


See, like a National Geographic film would be terrific in 3D. I'd watch the hell out of those.
 
2012-07-18 04:06:16 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Diogenes: IMAX

See, like a National Geographic film would be terrific in 3D. I'd watch the hell out of those.


Panoramas, city scapes, nature shots -- I need the big screen.

Too bad most films I get on our IMAX are in 3D.

It's like me and iced tea. They never have the combo I like (unsweetened with lemon). I rarely see IMAX films in 2D.
 
2012-07-18 04:32:00 PM  

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

3D sucks.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 
2012-07-18 04:39:22 PM  
As someone that wears glasses I would like to thank you.
 
2012-07-18 04:42:13 PM  

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


I never have a problem with that. I wonder if it's because of my freakishly large head.
 
2012-07-18 04:43:58 PM  

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


As someone who wears glasses AND gets massive headaches from 3D movies, I would like to thank Chris Nolan.
 
2012-07-18 04:48:55 PM  
Don't worry. After Nolan finishes his Batman franchise, we just have to wait another week or so before Warner announces a plan for re-re-re-reboot. It'll star Channing Tatum as a hip-talkin' 20-something Bruce Wayne, known as "B-Way" to his friends. After some uncool "totes rude" people move into his neighborhood and start robbin' and killin' and stuff, he'll down the cowl and fight them off with his catchphrase, "Batter up!"

Also stay for the soundtrack, featuring Nicki Minaj, Theory of a Deadman, and whoever else the record label decided to shoehorn into the film.

And it'll all be in DBox 3D, directed by Roger Kumble.
 
2012-07-18 04:49:12 PM  

PainInTheASP: Thank god 3D is dying.


It's not dying, it's just going back in it's coffin for another twenty years, then everyone will forget what a sh*tty thing it is and it will happen again.
 
2012-07-18 04:54:14 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.


You haven't been keeping up with Christopher Nolan's box office track record and his over-zealous fan base, have you?
 
2012-07-18 04:55:06 PM  
In Nolan We Trust

Looking forward to this weekend.
 
2012-07-18 04:55:55 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.


Assuming TDKR grosses anywhere near what is expected Nolan will have no problem making at least one more movie under his terms
 
2012-07-18 04:56:17 PM  
Films wasnt?
 
2012-07-18 04:56:19 PM  
Damn that man is awesome.
 
2012-07-18 04:56:36 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Just because 3D *can* be used doesn't mean it *must* be used.


This this this this thiiiiiis!

Some of the worst games on the DS were because games forced you to use the touchscreen exclusively yet could be played perfectly fine without it.
 
2012-07-18 04:57:46 PM  

GreenAdder: the cowl


And only the cowl
 
2012-07-18 04:57:53 PM  

GreenAdder: Don't worry. After Nolan finishes his Batman franchise, we just have to wait another week or so before Warner announces a plan for re-re-re-reboot. It'll star Channing Tatum as a hip-talkin' 20-something Bruce Wayne, known as "B-Way" to his friends. After some uncool "totes rude" people move into his neighborhood and start robbin' and killin' and stuff, he'll down the cowl and fight them off with his catchphrase, "Batter up!"

Also stay for the soundtrack, featuring Nicki Minaj, Theory of a Deadman, and whoever else the record label decided to shoehorn into the film.

And it'll all be in DBox 3D, directed by Roger Kumble.


This sounds more like the Fresh Prince of Gotham than anything.
 
2012-07-18 04:59:21 PM  
I liked 3D for Avatar and Tron. They both used it well. Other than that it is over-used.
 
2012-07-18 04:59:28 PM  
I'm concerned about charging a higher price for something nobody really wants

...and that's why I shot it in IMAX.

/Terrible format for a non-nature film
 
2012-07-18 05:00:54 PM  

GreenAdder: Don't worry. After Nolan finishes his Batman franchise, we just have to wait another week or so before Warner announces a plan for re-re-re-reboot. It'll star Channing Tatum as a hip-talkin' 20-something Bruce Wayne, known as "B-Way" to his friends. After some uncool "totes rude" people move into his neighborhood and start robbin' and killin' and stuff, he'll down the cowl and fight them off with his catchphrase, "Batter up!"

Also stay for the soundtrack, featuring Nicki Minaj, Theory of a Deadman, and whoever else the record label decided to shoehorn into the film.

And it'll all be in DBox 3D, directed by Roger Kumble.


Written by Seth Rogan or Jonah Hill or both.
 
2012-07-18 05:01:06 PM  
I was pretty blah about Nolan before this but my respect for him just shot up a couple ranks. Good man.

If a movie wasn't made for 3D then don't put 3D into it. Especially post-production (looking at you, Clash of the Titans).
 
2012-07-18 05:03:11 PM  
Call me crazy, but I am sick and tired of the Batman crap already.
 
2012-07-18 05:03:32 PM  
I liked it in Avatar and Prometheus, didn't care for it in the couple others I've seen. Looking forward to seeing Hobbit in 3D.
 
2012-07-18 05:04:09 PM  
As someone who is unable to see the "3D" part of 3D movies, I have to thank Mr. Nolan.
 
2012-07-18 05:04:21 PM  
Has Nolan ever made a movie in 3D?
 
2012-07-18 05:06:19 PM  

fisker: Has Nolan ever made a movie in 3D?


Inception was 17D.
 
2012-07-18 05:07:12 PM  

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.
 
2012-07-18 05:08:21 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: The Stealth Hippopotamus: As someone that wears glasses I would like to thank you.

As someone who wears glasses AND gets massive headaches from 3D movies, I would like to thank Chris Nolan.


What does that matter. I've yet to see a movie that was released ONLY in 3D.
 
2012-07-18 05:08:35 PM  
I've had no complaints about Marvel movies in 3D, and no issues with fitting the 3D glasses over my own glasses. But it's never felt nessesary. Even in Avatar, I didn't notice it much.
 
2012-07-18 05:09:47 PM  
I read an earlier interview where he talked about how 3-D makes the picture darker because most movie theaters don't have the lenses necessary to properly project it. For a movie as visually dark as Batman already is, that would make for a pretty shiatty theater experience.

/also wear glasses and hate wearing 2 pairs to see a 3-D movie.
//I'll stick to 2-D in 99% of circumstances
 
2012-07-18 05:10:14 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.


Yeah, and if you have a director hitting home runs, you don't change his swing.

I'm not saying he's bigger than Spielberg...but right now, after his string of successful movies...he can pretty much do what he wants.
 
2012-07-18 05:10:35 PM  

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.
 
2012-07-18 05:11:18 PM  
Jackass 3D was the only movie that was truly enhanced with 3D
 
2012-07-18 05:11:49 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: The Stealth Hippopotamus: As someone that wears glasses I would like to thank you.

As someone who wears glasses AND gets massive headaches from 3D movies, I would like to thank Chris Nolan.

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


Our local theater often plays big-but-not-huge movies in 3D only for a week or two and then drops them completely.
 
2012-07-18 05:12:18 PM  

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.
 
2012-07-18 05:12:24 PM  

KFBR392: 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.

Yeah, and if you have a director hitting home runs, you don't change his swing.

I'm not saying he's bigger than Spielberg...but right now, after his string of successful movies...he can pretty much do what he wants.


Exactly that.

All of Nolan's movies were monsters at the box office, and without a 3D angle, either.

When one shoots for 3D effects, that changes the visual style of how the director lines up shots and whatnot.

Nolan's visual style has proven to be more than effective. Why screw that up by forcing his hand?
 
2012-07-18 05:12:31 PM  

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


Add me to the list that could care less and can't see it either.
 
2012-07-18 05:13:44 PM  

beantowndog: fisker: Has Nolan ever made a movie in 3D?

Inception was 17D.


The 17D was ok, but they needed to go deeper.
 
2012-07-18 05:14:00 PM  
3D used appropriately
Avatar
Tron: Legacy
Hugo
Prometheus

3D used inappropriately
Almost everything else
 
2012-07-18 05:14:25 PM  
Thank you, Mr. Nolan! Just for this, I'm going to pre-commit to seeing your latest Dark Knight movie twice while it's in the theater!

/good use of img1.fark.net tag, subby
 
2012-07-18 05:17:10 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener:
All of Nolan's movies were monsters at the box office, and without a 3D angle, either.

When one shoots for 3D effects, that changes the visual style of how the director lines up shots and whatnot.

Nolan's visual style has proven to be more than effective. Why screw that up by forcing his hand?


I see someone took The Prestige's tagline to heart
 
2012-07-18 05:17:55 PM  
James Cameron was right -- he predicted too many movies would do a shiatty job with 3D and ruin it. I think it should be used sparingly by people like Cameron who know how to get the most out of it.
 
2012-07-18 05:21:08 PM  
Movies that would have been worse without 3D: Avatar, Coraline, Piranha 3D, Jackass 3D

Other than that, even in movies that did 3D properly (i.e. Tron, Prometheus) I felt like it was kind of unnecessary

/guessing on Jackass, I never actually saw it
 
2012-07-18 05:22:20 PM  

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


They only sell chunky peanut butter. It's overused. It's all up and down the grocery store and nobody wants it. Then you have the fruit cakes that add crushed peanuts to regular peanut butter AFTER the fact, completely ruining it. I'm so pissed. I've never met anyone who likes crunchy peanut butter. (or pickles in their tuna)

Then 'Skippy' came along. img1.fark.net -...and said 'NO MORE!!!'

Skippy is the man.
 
2012-07-18 05:24:32 PM  

Linoleum_Blownapart: texdent: 3D only worked for Avatar.

3D only worked for Coraline.


Yep. loved it. Never liked 3d otherwise.
 
2012-07-18 05:24:34 PM  

TheBlackrose: GreenAdder: Don't worry. After Nolan finishes his Batman franchise, we just have to wait another week or so before Warner announces a plan for re-re-re-reboot. It'll star Channing Tatum as a hip-talkin' 20-something Bruce Wayne, known as "B-Way" to his friends. After some uncool "totes rude" people move into his neighborhood and start robbin' and killin' and stuff, he'll down the cowl and fight them off with his catchphrase, "Batter up!"

Also stay for the soundtrack, featuring Nicki Minaj, Theory of a Deadman, and whoever else the record label decided to shoehorn into the film.

And it'll all be in DBox 3D, directed by Roger Kumble.

This sounds more like the Fresh Prince of Gotham than anything.


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"
 
2012-07-18 05:25:30 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo:

I'm waiting for the 3D Flatland.


Win.
 
2012-07-18 05:37:30 PM  
www.syndime.com
 
2012-07-18 05:44:18 PM  
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.
 
2012-07-18 05:53:12 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: 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.


I never watch movies in 3D, either. Don't feel the money is worth it and sometimes I get vertigo anyway.
 
2012-07-18 05:58:55 PM  

Trocadero: 3D used appropriately
Avatar
Tron: Legacy
Hugo
Prometheus

3D used inappropriately
Almost everything else


I think most animated films work well in 3D. Especially if they're not attempting hyper-real imagery. I haven't seen the latest 3D technology... but I saw Superman like 8 or so years ago in 3D. The 3D in the movie sucked.

But the trailer for Happy Feet 3D looked great (though its not a movie I'd actually watch).
 
2012-07-18 05:59:12 PM  
Now THIS is an appropriate use of the hero tag. RDJ showing up at a kids Ironman costume contest? Not so much.
 
2012-07-18 06:00:01 PM  

Linoleum_Blownapart: texdent: 3D only worked for Avatar.

3D only worked for Coraline.


3D only worked for Tron.
 
2012-07-18 06:02:04 PM  
I thought the 3D in Avatar was amazing.
The part with the floating islands with waterfalls was stunning.
 
2012-07-18 06:03:09 PM  
3D is pretty useless in most pictures. We happened to see Brave in 3D by mistake (wife went into wrong auditorium and then got glasses when she saw everyone else had them). There was absolutely no need of 3D in that show. I'm glad we only payed the 2D price, and truly, I would have rather seen it in 2D.

An example of a move made even more horrible by 3D was the Last Airbender. It was bad enough already, but the horrible 3D made it 93.7% worse.
 
2012-07-18 06:03:22 PM  

Kuroshin: Linoleum_Blownapart: texdent: 3D only worked for Avatar.

3D only worked for Coraline.

3D only worked for Tron.


3D only worked for Cave Of Forgotten Dreams
(seriously, best use of 3D ever)
 
2012-07-18 06:04:20 PM  
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.
 
2012-07-18 06:06:21 PM  
Most appropriate use of 3D was this:

upload.wikimedia.org

/but Coraline definitely gets a pass
 
2012-07-18 06:07:40 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Kuroshin: Linoleum_Blownapart: texdent: 3D only worked for Avatar.

3D only worked for Coraline.

3D only worked for Tron.

3D only worked for Cave Of Forgotten Dreams
(seriously, best use of 3D ever)


beat me to it!
 
2012-07-18 06:08:03 PM  
I actually avoid 3D because the experience stinks - glasses over glasses and whatnot.


Plus, there is very little upside I can tell in films that have 3D. It seems lazy. Directors since film began have been able to create the illusion of depth of field, 3D means all that fancy camera work doesn't have to happen, just point n' shoot.
 
2012-07-18 06:09:03 PM  

rkane1: beat me to it!


I'm just glad I'm not the only one who saw it. It flew under a lot of people's radars because it wasn't a big sci-fi epic and its use of 3D was subtle and served an educational purpose.
 
2012-07-18 06:12:01 PM  

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= 3D?
 
2012-07-18 06:14:24 PM  

Kuroshin: Linoleum_Blownapart: texdent: 3D only worked for Avatar.

3D only worked for Coraline.

3D only worked for Tron.


3D, so far, has worked best in . . . The Amazing Spider-Man, even better than in Prometheus. Yes, I'm serious.
 
2012-07-18 06:16:07 PM  
Agreed...it was an amazing, humbling experience. Hetzog was so lucky to be allowed to film. It's the best document of the subject we could ever really hope for. Saw it once on my own and then again when I dragged a bunch of friends.


Rev. Skarekroe: rkane1: beat me to it!

I'm just glad I'm not the only one who saw it. It flew under a lot of people's radars because it wasn't a big sci-fi epic and its use of 3D was subtle and served an educational purpose.

 
2012-07-18 06:27:01 PM  
img442.imageshack.us
 
2012-07-18 06:48:51 PM  
SOMEONE GIVE NOLAN A BEEJ
 
2012-07-18 06:50:49 PM  

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.
 
2012-07-18 07:15:14 PM  
Thank god someone has some damn sense in Hollywood.
 
2012-07-18 07:19:45 PM  
So he cost the studio

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.


I really wonder how much money this movie is missing out on because it's not in 3D. I doubt it will beat The Avengers opening weekend.

And he said this over a year and a half ago.

Link
 
2012-07-18 07:43:20 PM  

Linoleum_Blownapart: texdent: 3D only worked for Avatar.

3D only worked for Coraline.


3D worked in How to Train Your Dragon, though the movie does not suffer without it.
 
2012-07-18 07:50:04 PM  

steve_lou: Jackass 3D was the only movie that was truly enhanced with 3D


well, they were smart enough to film it in 3D which made so much difference. i laughed my ass off.
post production 3d is just... its bad.
 
2012-07-18 07:58:53 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Films wasnt?


Yeah this bugged me too... is it supposed to be "films weren't" or "film wasn't"? I JUST DON'T KNOW!
 
2012-07-18 08:04:43 PM  

wow just wow: Call me crazy, but I am sick and tired of the Batman crap already.


images.cheezburger.com
 
2012-07-18 08:17:18 PM  
If Batman gets credit for killing 3D, I'm ok with that.
 
2012-07-18 08:24:35 PM  
Oh are we still not done with the Nolan rimjob? I'll come back later when you've cleaned up.
 
2012-07-18 08:27:18 PM  
Can't you do the 3-D after the film is shot, with the witchcraft and such? Then a few months before the next batman they can release the 3-D of this one.
 
2012-07-18 08:31:55 PM  

DrewCurtisJr: Can't you do the 3-D after the film is shot, with the witchcraft and such?


No, you can't.

You can force it in there, but it never looks as good. It's like sticking cooked vegetables in hot water and calling it soup. It's not gonna taste anything like a proper soup.
 
2012-07-18 08:40:31 PM  

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
 
2012-07-18 08:44:28 PM  
I liked Batman in 3D!
ipadtest.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-07-18 08:49:35 PM  
Depends on the movie, I wouldn't want to see Nolan's Batman in 3D. I liked Spider-man in 3D, my only complaint would be directed toward Emma Stone, she knew the movie was going to be in 3D, she should have stuffed her bra.
 
2012-07-18 08:50:02 PM  

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"


Outstanding! :D
 
2012-07-18 08:51:07 PM  
Those suckers who bought those 3D TVs in order to be able to watch 12 movies are not going to see the return.

I liked the 3D movies I saw last summer, but the movies were fine without it too.

It's really pretty pointless.
 
2012-07-18 08:51:43 PM  
Just wait til the 3D/HD Ron Jeremy Collection comes out...

/blech
 
2012-07-18 09:03:58 PM  

Masterstuff: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Just because 3D *can* be used doesn't mean it *must* be used.

This this this this thiiiiiis!

Some of the worst games on the DS were because games forced you to use the touchscreen exclusively yet could be played perfectly fine without it.


You mean like the Castlevania game that made you draw a seal after every boss? Because it's fun to snatch the stylus and rapidly scribble on the screen right after defeating Dracula?
 
2012-07-18 09:06:20 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: The Stealth Hippopotamus: As someone that wears glasses I would like to thank you.

As someone who wears glasses AND gets massive headaches from 3D movies, I would like to thank Chris Nolan.

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


Nature Trail to Hell
 
2012-07-18 09:07:35 PM  
Guy knows his stuff, I went to see Avengers opening morning, was there 25 mins before the first 2D screening. It was sold out. watched the 3d version that started 10 minutes later in a half full theatre.
 
2012-07-18 09:20:46 PM  

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.
 
2012-07-18 09:23:26 PM  

Trocadero: 3D used appropriately
Avatar
Tron: Legacy
Hugo


Add me to the list of those with glasses who have problems experiencing 3D. I generally don't bother, but I wanted to see how Scorsese would use it. After some trial and error I found a head position where, if I didn't move at all, I could see the 3D and the image wasn't all blurry and dark. There were a couple of kind of neat uses (like the cut to the dog in the tub and the papers flying), but mostly it seemed unnecessary.
 
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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