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(Deadline)   The BBC ceases all 3-D productions after realizing the British are too culturally savvy, sophisticated, and intelligent to fall for such gimmicks. Meanwhile, in America, 3-D is booming   (deadline.com) divider line 52
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2013-07-06 01:27:46 PM  
I hope subby chokes on his beans on toast.
 
2013-07-06 01:33:38 PM  
Yeah, like live sports on ESPN 3-D!!!

Wait, what?

Never mind....
 
2013-07-06 01:37:33 PM  
Roger Ebert's ghost is smiling down upon the UK right now.

/I miss him and his rants about 3-D
 
2013-07-06 01:37:54 PM  
The revolution WILL  be in 3D, it WILL be written by Orci and Kurtzman and it WILL be fat.
 
2013-07-06 01:42:04 PM  
The BBC ceases all 3-D prod-


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"Jolly good."
 
2013-07-06 01:50:14 PM  
3D television production. The theaters here love 3D (and the premium they can charge for it) just as much as back in the States.

/expat
 
2013-07-06 01:52:15 PM  
Maybe this won't be the death of narrative cinema after all
 
2013-07-06 01:57:50 PM  
The BBC had 3-D productions? Half their shows look like they were put together by energetic high school kids.

/Most 3-D is crap but some of it has been interesting.
 
2013-07-06 02:02:08 PM  

MickCollins: The BBC had 3-D productions? Half their shows look like they were put together by energetic high school kids.

/Most 3-D is crap but some of it has been interesting.


Exactly what BBC productions do you watch and when were they made? I watch a lot of BBC programming, and for the most part it looks as good, if not better, than most US shows. At least current programming. Go back 20 years and it's a different story.
 
2013-07-06 02:03:38 PM  
Doing so well it's getting canned?  Right on.
 
2013-07-06 02:09:42 PM  
doctorwhotv.co.uk

Rose, 3d is farking stupid!
 
2013-07-06 02:21:22 PM  
It was so disappointing to see David Attenborough doing 3D garbage on BBC. Someone must have really conned him about that "technology".
 
2013-07-06 02:29:47 PM  
There's nothing sophisticated about that page layout. Yuck.
 
2013-07-06 02:35:48 PM  
For the record, I'm pretty sure the consumers are more or less annoyed by 3D and still after 50 years of trying aren't wow'd by it.

This of course doesn't mean that filmmakers aren't telling us it's magical in 3D and we end up seeing it that way because we picked the show time that happens to be one of the 3d showtimes.
 
2013-07-06 02:57:33 PM  
No it's not.

/Won't ever go to a 3D movie.
 
2013-07-06 03:11:30 PM  
Is too bad. Doctor Who was already so two-dimensional I haven't been able to watch it for years.
 
2013-07-06 03:18:49 PM  
My plasma tv does 3d but I'm not spending $80 on a pair of farking glasses for it. yes i am talking to YOU panasonic!
 
2013-07-06 03:20:45 PM  
The only things I've seen in 3D were Svengooli (special) and Coroline DVD.
 
2013-07-06 03:51:29 PM  
3D is farking lame.  Make a movie worth seeing, rather than trying to dazzle me with "This thing is floating slightly in front of the screen, while that other thing isn't!  Amazing, right???"
 
2013-07-06 03:59:26 PM  
Hey Subby, the article does not say the BBC is ceasing 3D production because Brit viewers are more sophisticated, it says they the Brits find  3D "quite hassly "

I read that to say the Brits are too lazy or not bright enough to figure out their 3D sets
 
2013-07-06 04:06:47 PM  

Riotboy: The only things I've seen in 3D were Svengooli (special) and Coroline DVD.


The coraline one was a lot of fun actually. Terri hatcher made of needles in 3d was kind of nightmare fuel.
 
2013-07-06 04:31:30 PM  
Yep, 3D is just a passing fad. Move along people.
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2013-07-06 04:43:51 PM  

SpaceBison: Yep, 3D is just a passing fad. Move along people.
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More like a re-ocurring fad. It's the third time around now, afaik.
 
2013-07-06 04:47:03 PM  
My list of problems with 3D:

1. At the movies, I tend to end up with a severe headache and eye strain when I watch 3D, so my knee-jerk response to 3D now is "PAIN BAD! SEE NO-HURT MOVIE!"

2. Also, at theaters it absolutely sucks that I have to wear my prescription glasses to see the screen. It sucks twice as much that I have to wear another pair of glasses in front of my prescription glasses to see the 3D effects. For those of you who don't wear glasses, let me explain: This would be like if the theater made you wear a pair of cheap community-use Kmart corduroys over the blue jeans you're already wearing when you get to the theater. it's cumbersome, uncomfortable, and awkward.

3. At home, the last thing I want to do when I'm trying to relax and be entertained after a day of work is put on a second pair of glasses and sit in front of the TV.

4. And I'm certainly not paying extra for the glasses, TV, or media.

5. 3D glasses are also a real buzzkill if you with someone and want to make out during the slow parts of the movie.

6. If a movie isn't shot in 3D, and you convert it after the fact, it looks stupid.

7. If a movie is shot in 3D, but the director does stupid shiat like blatant "LOOK! It's coming right at you!" scenes, it looks stupid and compromises the quality of the storytelling. You might as well shoot 3D House of Pancakes.

8. 4k is more interesting than 3D, anyway.
 
2013-07-06 04:49:28 PM  

Uncle Tractor: SpaceBison: Yep, 3D is just a passing fad. Move along people.
[i54.tinypic.com image 608x369]

More like a re-ocurring fad. It's the third time around now, afaik.


At least the third. Maybe the fifth. I remember an attempt in the early 80s, for sure.
 
2013-07-06 05:20:34 PM  

ZeroCorpse: My list of problems with 3D:

1. At the movies, I tend to end up with a severe headache and eye strain when I watch 3D, so my knee-jerk response to 3D now is "PAIN BAD! SEE NO-HURT MOVIE!"

2. Also, at theaters it absolutely sucks that I have to wear my prescription glasses to see the screen. It sucks twice as much that I have to wear another pair of glasses in front of my prescription glasses to see the 3D effects. For those of you who don't wear glasses, let me explain: This would be like if the theater made you wear a pair of cheap community-use Kmart corduroys over the blue jeans you're already wearing when you get to the theater. it's cumbersome, uncomfortable, and awkward.

3. At home, the last thing I want to do when I'm trying to relax and be entertained after a day of work is put on a second pair of glasses and sit in front of the TV.

4. And I'm certainly not paying extra for the glasses, TV, or media.

5. 3D glasses are also a real buzzkill if you with someone and want to make out during the slow parts of the movie.

6. If a movie isn't shot in 3D, and you convert it after the fact, it looks stupid.

7. If a movie is shot in 3D, but the director does stupid shiat like blatant "LOOK! It's coming right at you!" scenes, it looks stupid and compromises the quality of the storytelling. You might as well shoot 3D House of Pancakes.

8. 4k is more interesting than 3D, anyway.


Though I don't suffer from any ill effects from watching 3D, I still have to say "This!"  Just watched "The Amazing Spider Man" in 2D.  I didn't mind the movie, but holy fark did that have a glut of ultra-obvious 3D gimmickry in it.  IMHO, 3D is best when it simply adds a natural depth as it did in most of "Avatar" and "The Hobbit".  However, "The Hobbit" also proves that 4k, especially high frame rate, is more interesting than 3D. Hell, Dolby Atmos is way more interesting than 3D.
 
2013-07-06 05:50:25 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Uncle Tractor: SpaceBison: Yep, 3D is just a passing fad. Move along people.
[i54.tinypic.com image 608x369]

More like a re-ocurring fad. It's the third time around now, afaik.

At least the third. Maybe the fifth. I remember an attempt in the early 80s, for sure.


Comin' At Ya... A sh*tty western where they would just randomly point/push/throw things at the camera. Most memorable use of the 3D: lowering a naked baby onto the camera (camera was in a barrel that was being used as a bath). Yeah, it was beyond awful.
 
2013-07-06 05:56:07 PM  

nunyadang: Hey Subby, the article does not say the BBC is ceasing 3D production because Brit viewers are more sophisticated, it says they the Brits find  3D "quite hassly "

I read that to say the Brits are too lazy or not bright enough to figure out their 3D sets


I think it's more of an "effort vs payoff" argument than laziness. That's certainly how I feel about it.

heinrich66: Is too bad. Doctor Who was already so two-dimensional I haven't been able to watch it for years.


Ooh, look how edgy and original you are...
 
2013-07-06 06:06:37 PM  

duckpoopy: It was so disappointing to see David Attenborough doing 3D garbage on BBC. Someone must have really conned him about that "technology".


That wasn't for the BBC.  Uncle Dave was merely getting his hands on some of Murdoch's dollars, the programmes were made for Sky 3D.  I like to think he donated all the money to a worthy cause...
 
2013-07-06 06:21:13 PM  

ZeroCorpse: You might as well shoot 3D House of Pancakes.


See, now I'm picturing a theater full of people wearing funny glasses reaching for the syrup.
 
2013-07-06 06:25:10 PM  

clkeagle: nunyadang: Hey Subby, the article does not say the BBC is ceasing 3D production because Brit viewers are more sophisticated, it says they the Brits find  3D "quite hassly "

I read that to say the Brits are too lazy or not bright enough to figure out their 3D sets

I think it's more of an "effort vs payoff" argument than laziness. That's certainly how I feel about it.

heinrich66: Is too bad. Doctor Who was already so two-dimensional I haven't been able to watch it for years.

Ooh, look how edgy and original you are...


I'm really impressed by the individuality, myself.  Totally not one of the sheeple.

/I love Doctor Who
//would watch the 3D anniversary if I had a set, but I don't so I won't.  not really worried about it, really.
 
2013-07-06 06:26:21 PM  
Never seen one, never will.

Actually I take that back, I recall going to a Freddy Krueger movie when I was a kid where you had to put on old-school 3D glasses. It was stupid.

Thankfully if they ever come out with a movie that's 3D only I can just avoid it because it'll probably be a Bruckheimer, et al. retarded kiddie shiatfest that I wouldn't watch if it was the last movie on Earth.
 
2013-07-06 06:47:17 PM  

Primum: Never seen one, never will.

Actually I take that back, I recall going to a Freddy Krueger movie when I was a kid where you had to put on old-school 3D glasses. It was stupid.

Thankfully if they ever come out with a movie that's 3D only I can just avoid it because it'll probably be a Bruckheimer, et al. retarded kiddie shiatfest that I wouldn't watch if it was the last movie on Earth.


I completely understand the sentiment.  However, it is certain that 3D tech has come very, very far since Freddy's Dead.  I wouldn't dismiss it completely, but it is WAY overused.  As I mentioned upthread, Avatar and The Hobbit are worth seeing in 3D.  Werner Herzog's "Cave Of Forgotten Dreams" is certainly worth seeing in 3D as it is an amazing, real place that you can never visit.
 
2013-07-06 06:54:19 PM  
Special Ric Romero newsflash:
We're stuck with 3D movies until audiences start actively boycotting them, because they give the studios an excuse to raise ticket prices. 3D (especially post-conversion) is a gimmick to raise revenue, not enjoyment.
 
2013-07-06 07:27:56 PM  
3D photography, and 3D documentary filming, is awesome.  3D movies are an unnecessary gimmick.

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2013-07-06 08:06:04 PM  

SpaceBison: Yep, 3D is just a passing fad. Move along people.
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It is a passing fad. It just keep coming back, like malaria.
 
2013-07-06 08:50:48 PM  

heinrich66: Is too bad. Doctor Who was already so two-dimensional I haven't been able to watch it for years.


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2013-07-06 08:57:47 PM  
in America, 3-D is booming

It is?
 
2013-07-06 10:28:36 PM  

ZeroCorpse: 3D House of Pancakes


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2013-07-07 02:01:21 AM  
blog.gaborit-d.com
always find this one interesting use of a gif. makes my eyes shake for a few seconds after looking at it for to long.
 
2013-07-07 04:50:31 AM  
Too savvy? We're already over this latest 3-D push, I guess the Brits have just got around to it.
 
2013-07-07 05:57:21 AM  

nunyadang: Hey Subby, the article does not say the BBC is ceasing 3D production because Brit viewers are more sophisticated, it says they the Brits find  3D "quite hassly "

I read that to say the Brits are too lazy or not bright enough to figure out their 3D sets


A quarter of Britons who own HDTVs continue to watch standard definition programming, and think they're watching HD.
 
2013-07-07 09:02:07 AM  

Rueened: nunyadang: Hey Subby, the article does not say the BBC is ceasing 3D production because Brit viewers are more sophisticated, it says they the Brits find  3D "quite hassly "

I read that to say the Brits are too lazy or not bright enough to figure out their 3D sets

A quarter of Britons who own HDTVs continue to watch standard definition programming, and think they're watching HD.


Brits have slightly more excuse. Their old 625 line broadcast is quite close to the lower HD standard of 720P, so on a decent LED set will look very good. The old US standard of 525 lines is twice as far from HD, so the difference was far more obvious. (And both the 625 line PAL and 525 line NTSC included lines not used. The visible lines were lower still.)
 
2013-07-07 11:01:50 AM  

Uncle Tractor: SpaceBison: Yep, 3D is just a passing fad. Move along people.
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More like a re-ocurring fad. It's the third time around now, afaik.




I'd say when the tried this on TV, was the second time.
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The third being when they did that gay Superman movie.

So, by my count they are on their 4th re-boot.
 
2013-07-07 11:58:33 AM  
When you're a kid, there's nothing cooler than the idea of a 3D movie that does 3D well and doesn't feel cheap or tacked on.  So when you're an adult, this happens and you rush to go check it out, and it's pretty cool!  Then some fark on the internet calls you an unsophisticated idiot for having the audacity to enjoy a 3D movie.  Internet, you are both the problem and the answer.
 
2013-07-07 01:26:08 PM  
StoPPeRmobile: I'd say when the tried this on TV, was the second time.

[3d black lagoon pic]


I always thought that was the first wave.

Second wave: early 80s, when Disney World had that silly movie with Michael Jackson running in a theatre. It was in the Epcot Centre, IIRC.

Third wave: Now.

Obviously, I've missed a few. (but I haven't missed much)

The third being when they did that gay Superman movie.

The what?

So, by my count they are on their 4th re-boot.

Adding our counts brings us to the 6th attempt, I think.
 
2013-07-07 01:27:02 PM  

mooseyfate: When you're a kid, there's nothing cooler than the idea of a 3D movie that does 3D well and doesn't feel cheap or tacked on.  So when you're an adult, this happens and you rush to go check it out, and it's pretty cool!  Then some fark on the internet calls you an unsophisticated idiot for having the audacity to enjoy a 3D movie.  Internet, you are both the problem and the answer.




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2013-07-07 03:34:09 PM  

vrax: As I mentioned upthread, Avatar and The Hobbit are worth seeing in 3D.  Werner Herzog's "Cave Of Forgotten Dreams" is certainly worth seeing in 3D as it is an amazing, real place that you can never visit.


Many people also reckoned that Hugo was good in 3D.

The main thing is that you need a skilled filmmaker who thinks about how to make a good 3D movie. James Cameron went out of his way to make Avatar great in 3D. I'm hoping it gets re-issued as my youngest daughter has only seen it in 2D.
 
2013-07-07 08:35:51 PM  

Uncle Tractor: StoPPeRmobile: I'd say when the tried this on TV, was the second time.

[3d black lagoon pic]

I always thought that was the first wave.

Second wave: early 80s, when Disney World had that silly movie with Michael Jackson running in a theatre. It was in the Epcot Centre, IIRC.

Third wave: Now.

Obviously, I've missed a few. (but I haven't missed much)

The third being when they did that gay Superman movie.

The what?

So, by my count they are on their 4th re-boot.

Adding our counts brings us to the 6th attempt, I think.


Probably. Makes me foam at the mouth. It's. So. Boring.
 
2013-07-07 09:11:24 PM  
Anyone who thinks the British are all sophisticated, well educated aristocrats has never been to Britain.

This is actually much closer to reality.

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