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2013-01-09 11:51:10 AM  
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Wellon Dowd: Fano: I'll be damned if I'll be told that I'm a Luddite for not wanting Count Floyd style stuff being tossed at the screen. (Except Nature Trail to Hell, still unmade for some reason)

I'd be down with a showing of Dr. Tongue's 3D House of Stewardesses.

Rip and tear Bruno! Rip and Tear!

/ooooo...that was scary huh kids?
2013-01-09 08:41:23 AM  
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3D isn't dead. Moving ViewMaster is dead.

What the industry has been trying to fob off as 3D for the past decade (and every previous time) isn't 3D at all. It's elaborate stereoscopy, a ViewMaster show at 24 frames per second. And when the stereoscopy conflicts with all the other 3D cues that you're used to processing, it's no wonder your head hurts.

The really sad part is that one of these years somebody is actually going to build a real 3D display -- one where the stereo separation, perspective, parallax, depth of focus, relative motion, and other cues are all consistent, where solid objects actually look solid instead of looking like one flat cutout floating a few feet in front of another flat cutout -- and nobody will pay attention because they've been burned so many times.
2013-01-09 07:42:13 AM  
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You know, they 3D in Avatar was great. It wasn't of the movie, it enhanced it. It drew you in. They didn't do what almost every other 3D movie does, which is throw things at you just because "people paid for 3D and we need to film something that makes it 3D-ish."

I think the death of 3D won't be because of the technology, it'll be because Hollywood won't be able to figure out how to make it a passive part of the movie and still make the bean counters happy that they spent all the extra money on the 3D equipment and no one threw a tire at the camera "for the awesome 3D effect".
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