Tagged: Movies

NY Times says big screens and 3D are coming back

Interestingly, the new 3D blockbusters are targeting adult viewers: Hollywood’s major studios are preparing to flood festival screens and commercial theaters with an unusual, year-end wave of grown-up movie spectacles — shown in the 3-D or large-screen format that is usually reserved for action blockbusters with younger audiences. Source: Hollywood Uses Bigger Screens to Tell Sophisticated Stories – The New York Times

Science: 3D films do not make you dizzy

Craftily, we gave some of our volunteers 3D glasses, making them think they were viewing in 3D, but showed them the film in 2D. These people reported dizziness at about the same rate (3%) as those viewing real 3D. In contrast, people viewing real 3D were much more likely to report headache or eyestrain (around 10%) than people who just thought they were viewing 3D. This suggests that while 3D gives...

“Peter Jacksons Hobbit Wont Save 3D Movies”

I think this writer is off his rocker: Peter Jacksons Hobbit Wont Save 3D Movies and Thats a Good Thing – Forbes. He argues 2D movies are better and will be better still when shot and projected at 48 fps instead of 24 fps. Okay. He then says that 3D adds nothing to the viewing experience. Hmmm. Except that real life is, you know, in 3D.  And the author’s argument seems to...