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This is a link post How to enjoy a 3D movie
And they charge an extra few quid too......
(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 18:47, , Reply)
This is a normal post oh shit...
..It's so simple, yet i didn't think of it...But...

Even though I loved UP in 3d, I don't think that 3d is the future, it's a fun and enjoyable novelty. But as a reviewer, he is going to look a proper twat if he's wrong and 3d IS the future....

...alternatively, pay a bit less to see the same film in 2D, usually at the same cinema. Kermode, you're a cock.
(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 19:24, , Reply)
This is a normal post i would imagen that press screenings for films being shown in 3d
are only in 3d.
(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 22:06, , Reply)
This is a normal post If Avatar at my local cinema is anything to go by,
they have loads of screening in 3d but only one 2d showing a day. Usually about 1pm
(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 23:00, , Reply)
This is a normal post more movies will be made 3d due to them not only being a novelty that is earning money
BUT and its a big but, it is also an aid to stopping piracy.
(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 19:32, , Reply)
This is a normal post I don't really get how that's going to work
Because they're going to have to release the films to DVD/Blu-ray or miss out on hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue. Once you've done that the pirates will be all over it.
(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 19:56, , Reply)
This is a normal post what they are hoping
is to reach a point where they can release a movie ONLY in 3D at the cinemas, thereby stopping camcorders from recording them in theatres. If 3D becomes popular enough, you'll never see another 3D and 2D cinema release at the same time - the 2D version will get released weeks later.
(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 20:26, , Reply)
This is a normal post Interesting
Never thought of the piracy thang. Surely not intentional though.
(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 21:02, , Reply)
This is a normal post I'd be very surprised if anything
other than a blockbuster action movie or a kids film gets released in 3D.

Anything aimed at adults and with a decent plot is going to be ruined by having to have pointy-stick moments shoehorned in.

That said, there are 2 moments in Antichrist that would have been fantastic in it.
(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 22:57, , Reply)
This is a normal post I'm sure similar comments were made in the 1920s about the use of colour

(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 23:05, , Reply)
This is a normal post .. or in the 70s about 3D!
That said, ultimately colour did add very little.

Good black and white films are still good, shit colour films are still shit.

In terms of technological advancement, surely computer games are far more immersing than 3D cinema and thus that area of screen entertainment is far more advanced than cinema will ever be.

Cinema is great for story telling and reflection, so I wish it would stick to that.
(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 23:31, , Reply)
This is a normal post Schindler's list
Seemed to work ok.
(, Sat 23 Jan 2010, 11:06, , Reply)
This is a normal post Stick one of the glasses lenses over the camcorder lens
Voila, 2d.
(, Sun 17 Jan 2010, 11:45, , Reply)
This is a normal post surely a polarising lens on the camcorder would allow recording in 2d though

(, Fri 22 Jan 2010, 16:42, , Reply)
This is a normal post Exactly
Or (if such things exist) some kind of polarising prism(s) to direct the left and night images to separate CCDs so they can be recorded. The picture can be easily re-merged in post-production and dropped on to the format of your choice.
(, Sun 24 Jan 2010, 13:32, , Reply)
This is a normal post does it stop piracy?
the film still works when copied, at least until the polarising version of 3D comes along...
(, Sun 17 Jan 2010, 20:53, , Reply)
This is a normal post No
It's still possible to pirate a 3D film, especially one like avatar where the 3D is quite subtle and many scenes don't look all that blurry with the glasses off. or if you're really clever you can adjust the shutter speed and cut most of one of the stereoscopic images, it isn't perfect and would look pretty crap but pirates have never really cared about that anyway.
(, Wed 27 Jan 2010, 15:01, , Reply)
This is a normal post I fucking hate this tosser, always ruins films before I've seen them
Just go to see the 2d screening ffs, or don't go at all. The 3d was very effective in UP and Coraline, because it was used creatively and not as a dumb gimmick.

The way he's talking you'd think that they are re-mastering every film ever made into 3d and banning 2d.
(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 19:51, , Reply)
This is a normal post How about not listening...
between 2pm and 4pm on a Friday afternoon or reading his blog? That would solve your problem, no?

And they are talking about remastering films in 3D e.g. The Matrix and personally I would rather watch in 2D rather than suffer the 30% colour loss. It's a wanky gimmick anyway - I saw Captain Eo at Disney in 1984 and it was just ok then.
(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 19:54, , Reply)
This is a normal post I think...
...The way it works is that you colour loss by watching using kermodes method...By only viewing 'one eyes worth' of the picture info using kermode's method, you lose some of the colour information which is distributed between the two halves of the picture that you get when watching in proper 3d.

When i saw 'up', i did notice that the colour was really vibrant, so I'm pretty sure that when viewed properly, the pic is just as brightly coloured.

Also, if you haven't seen any of the current 3d films in the cinemas, then you are in for a shock. The stuff that has been showed in the past is garbage....The current generation is AMAZING!!!! But i still believe it's a novelty because you have to wear the specs...

edit: oh, do u mean there's a colour loss when u convert a 2d film to 3d?
(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 20:57, , Reply)
This is a normal post There will be colour loss if you use the old technique...
...of red/green lenses, which will be the only way to have 3d on current televisions. In cinemas they can use circular polarisation, so the colours stay intact.
(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 22:03, , Reply)
This is a normal post If you don't mind feeling a bit sea-sick by the constant movement,
the Pulfrich effect works quite well on TV. It was even used in a special episode of Doctor Who!

Edit: Here's a much better demonstration of the effect.
(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 22:30, , Reply)
This is a normal post oooh, never heard of the pulfrich effect before...
..i don't have any sunglasses here, but with a bit of practise, if you half shut your left eye, it is possible to fleetingly get an idea of the effect (you are, after all, letting less light into one eye)
(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 23:02, , Reply)
This is a normal post the colour loss is down to the tinting on the glasses
you're effectively wearing shades to watch a film.
how much that interfears depends on the lighting in the film, for something like "up" its going to be not so bad as its a pretty brightly coloured film anyway (though i lifted the specs up a few times while watching and the original colouring didn't look like it was unnaurally bright to counter the glasses, it just looked a bit better) for other things that are more muted or naturalistic though its going to be a bigger problem.
(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 22:16, , Reply)
This is a normal post I'd had enough of him about 10 years
so why would I actually watch his shows? I have no problem, he's a massive twat so I ignore him.

Nobody is making you watch 3d. So why whine?
(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 21:16, , Reply)
This is a normal post "Nobody is making you watch 3d"
That's not a particularly well-informed comment.

You've got whole slews of films coming out in 3d at the moment and directors like Cameron saying they'll never make another 2d film again. They won't all be presented in 2d as well as 3d as there aren't going to be enough screens to show them on. As a film reviewer he's got to see them otherwise he's out of a job.

As for complaining that he's opinionated - he's a film reviewer. If he didn't have an opinion and wasn't able to justify why he held that opinion he'd be a very bad one.
(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 21:24, , Reply)
This is a normal post You're right
I can't reasonably expect you to go through the rest of your life without watching another one of Cameron's films. How would you survive? What kind of life would that be?

I never called anyone opinionated. I called him a twat. And he is. A massive smug twat.
(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 21:46, , Reply)
This is a normal post At least he's not the only
massive smug twat round here then.
(, Sun 17 Jan 2010, 15:47, , Reply)
This is a normal post Oh fuck off you little tosspot,

(, Sat 23 Jan 2010, 18:55, , Reply)
This is a normal post I can't stand the bloke.
He's such a smug bastard and way too fond of his own opinions.
(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 20:11, , Reply)
This is a normal post ^That.

(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 20:42, , Reply)
This is a normal post ^This

(, Sun 17 Jan 2010, 0:38, , Reply)
This is a normal post ^These

(, Sun 17 Jan 2010, 5:09, , Reply)
This is a normal post 2D fightback?
(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 21:31, , Reply)
This is a normal post I'm colour blind..
.. 3D movies are shite for me...
(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 22:26, , Reply)
This is a normal post I had a squint corrected
so 3d does not work for me either.
What is all the fuss about?
(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 22:54, , Reply)
This is a normal post I only see out of one eye.
Childhood accident. 3D is not for me either.

(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 23:25, , Reply)
This is a normal post I have 3 eyes
It doesn't work on me either
(, Sun 17 Jan 2010, 1:14, , Reply)
This is a normal post I actually rather like 3D because
it means that you can see kids films like Coraline without having to suffer any kids/teenagers in the audience by going to the 2D screening.

They'd never choose that option.

And any 3D films that are aimed at adults are generally targetted to idiots anyway.
(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 22:37, , Reply)
This is a normal post My little brother hates 3D
He says it scares him and gives him headaches. However he's still young and springy, so I'm sure if he's told enough times that he's meant to love feeling as if things in the foreground are blurrily close to him and things in the background aren't really meant to be seen at all then he'll politely sit and watch 3D films until his eyeballs squish into the right shape.
(, Sat 16 Jan 2010, 23:05, , Reply)
This is a normal post My five year old
is similar. He finds the whole in-your-face business too scary. He watches 3D stuff without the glasses, which can't be good for his eyes at all. I took him to the 2D Up and he loved it.

I work in the industry and I'm just hoping the 3D thing will fade and die like it did in the 70s/80s. I'm not hopeful, though. Hollywood has completely run out of ideas (even the remakes aren't working as well as they used to) and it's clutching at straws, of which 3D is the latest.
(, Sat 23 Jan 2010, 10:29, , Reply)
This is a normal post I don't necessarily agree with everything he says
but I think it's important that a high-profile movie critic takes Hollywood to task for the amount of shit it's currently producing, while heralding more left-field movies that people would have ordinarily ignored - for example I would never have given Pan's Labyrinth a chance had he not banged on about it every week for a year.

For those who find him smug and opinionated, may I suggest reading the reviews in most mainstream tabloids where they give everything four or five stars because they have an advertising deal with the studio.
(, Sun 17 Jan 2010, 8:01, , Reply)
This is a normal post I like 3d :-(

(, Sun 17 Jan 2010, 12:04, , Reply)
This is a normal post Kermode is a cock...
Thats it :-)
(, Fri 22 Jan 2010, 16:08, , Reply)
This is a normal post This bloke is a knob.
Why make a 3D film into 2D? Isn't this a step backwards?

There's always some cock who wants to spoil the fun isn't there?
(, Sat 23 Jan 2010, 10:42, , Reply)
This is a normal post Surely...
...He's being deliberately provocative?

Of course this is an over the top solution to a non-problem. Isn't that his joke?

I can't believe he genuinely believes this is a good idea. This is him just saying 3D is shit, right?
(, Sat 23 Jan 2010, 13:51, , Reply)
This is a normal post well
stuff you mr grey haired man. I liked avatar in 3D allot and I don't give a shite how fashionable it is to bash that film and the associated 3D.
(, Wed 10 Feb 2010, 0:07, , Reply)