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Postby Fizz » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:53 pm

So do you think that this is just a fad? Do you love it? Hate it?

While some films like Avatar, despite the poor storyline, benefited from the addition of Digital 3D. I think that right now its about cashing in on the fad.

I think every major animated film that will be coming out for the rest of the year is getting a digital 3D treatment.

I guess only time will tell if this is simply a fad or if this is going to set the tone for how the movie experience will be from here on out.

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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:03 pm

I don't think it's a fad coz they've got 3D TVs coming out soon (I know Sony is doing one), and you can already watch English footy in 3D.
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Postby Fizz » Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:19 pm

It's kind of annoying though. I find myself feeling tired and stressed in the area of my eyes when I leave the theatre.

And I still think that not every film deserves this treatment. Just because the technological capability is there, does not mean it should be utilized.

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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:45 pm

So you're all for Black and white movies with no dialogue then? :lol:

I've never seen a 3D movie, but I enjoy micro-adventure at Tokyo Disneyland.

Sorry to say this Fizz, but you sound like someone's Grandad. "When I were young we didn't have them new-fangled digital watches and the intertubes".

You're a student FFS!

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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:06 pm

I can't comment on 3D as I haven't seen a movie either. :?

Does anyone know if movies at the cinema are still all light shone through film?

It seems a bit odd to me that with all the technical advances in other things, they seem to still be using the same technique to show movies that they did when they were first invented. :)
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Postby Dotsie » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:14 pm

:lol: No idea Tony. But they don't have an intermission, so presumably they've come up with something more advanced :wink:

I saw Avatar in 3D, and it was quite an assault on the senses, but in a good way. I think it would have been a bit lame otherwise. But I can't really see why Up (which had a lovely story, aaah!) would need to be in 3D. Surely that would just detract from the plot?
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Postby Fizz » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:27 pm

I'm not saying that we shouldn't have 3D films. And of course I love all the cool technology that we have that allows us to enjoy some of the mind-blowing films that we have.

But....that being said.

I walked out of Avatar with a massive headache. And I've talked with loads of other people that say that it does make them tired when viewing the film. Maybe it just takes some getting used to.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:28 pm

Dotsie wrote::lol: No idea Tony. But they don't have an intermission, so presumably they've come up with something more advanced :wink:

They do in the Netherlands. When I went to see Harry Potter there with my friend, the film just stopped half-way through and the screen went blank. I thought it had broken down, but it was just the intermission while they changed reels.

I could have used an intermission during Return of the King - I thought my bladder was going to burst. :shock:
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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:28 pm

Fizz

Maybe the plot was too complicated for you? :lol:
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Postby Fizz » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:38 pm

You mean Dances with Pocahontas aka Avatar. HA!

That movie, as entertaining as the violence and special effects were, was simply TOO long.

I was on a date with a good friend of mine and at several points during the last forty minutes we turned to each other and both said, "When is this going to be over?"
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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:43 pm

That's only because you were both feeling horny. :lol:

Are you worried about the shortening of your attention span due to a diet of US sitcoms? :?
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:50 pm

I've never seen a movie in 3D too,so I don't know.I was at the movies the other day and was in before the ads had even started.The screen went on and it looked like a computer was loading up :? I have no idea how it works.
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:13 pm

Tonyblack wrote:
Dotsie wrote::lol: No idea Tony. But they don't have an intermission, so presumably they've come up with something more advanced :wink:

They do in the Netherlands. When I went to see Harry Potter there with my friend, the film just stopped half-way through and the screen went blank. I thought it had broken down, but it was just the intermission while they changed reels.

I could have used an intermission during Return of the King - I thought my bladder was going to burst. :shock:


Not in all cinemas though :wink:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:37 pm

I don't think the technology for 3D has changed much at all since the 50's. The reason they never used it for feature length filming (if they did they kept it limited to short stretches), is precisely why Fizz doesn't like it - it gives people a massive headache and even nausea after about 20-40mins.

This latest lot is digital mastered so the media's 'cleaner' but when you take your glasses off the picture's still a double image so presumably they still use the slightly different camera angles which the dark glasses 'merge' for you to give you illusion of it being 3D - how the hell they can do it for TV I have no idea unless it's something to do with the screens I suppose?

All I can say having seen Avatar and Alice (yesterday) in 3D is that Avatar at 160 mins + was well worth the headache despite the over-simplified plot (in my head it's got depth though - loads of motifs and symbology in that, which would make a far better book although I don't how competent an author James Cameron is but then the screenplay is hardly complex... :P ).

Alice was marvellous visually, but I thought it didn't really need the 3D and it didn't seem to be that noticeable because of the rest of the CGI which was spot on in nearly every case. The subject matter's surreal and 'impossible' to start with so it doesn't need to rely on the gimmicky side of things so much although someone we know went with a 4 year old who was totally entranced with the more obvious 3D element and kept screaming for everyone to watch out so she had the entire daytime audience in stitches :D
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Postby CrysaniaMajere » Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:50 pm

I've only seen Avatar in 3D and I quite liked the movie (same old story, yes, but I loved the world and those cool trees. I love trees).
Anyway it would have been the same without this 3D, didn't impress me that much, we paid a more expensive ticket and I had to get used to that sense of vertigo :roll:
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