Christopher Nolan says that he's never met anyone who likes 3D

The majority of us agree that 3D is not for us. It makes ticket prices for films go up and adds no extra value to the feature itself if it's thrown in like post-conversion. If anything, it's simply a money making gimmick from the 50s that somehow seeped its way back into the cinematic experience. Not every filmmaker out there believes that it is necessary to use the effect. One of those directors is Christopher Nolan.

Nolan never wanted to give THE DARK KNIGHT RISES or his previous two Batman films the 3D effect, “The question of 3-D is a very straightforward one. I never meet anybody who actually likes the format, and it’s always a source of great concern to me when you’re charging a higher price for something that nobody seems to really say they have any great love for." He continued, “It’s up to the audience to tell us how they want to watch the movies. More people go see these films in 2-D, and so it’s difficult data to interpret. And I certainly don’t want to shoot in a format just to charge people a higher ticket price.”

Of course, you have the option of whether you want to see a film in 3D or not. If it adds something to the film it might not be so bad. This might be the case with Baz Luhrmann's THE GREAT GATSBY in 3D. Nolan recently saw some footage from the film and thinks that it might be one that he sees in 3D because, "it looks like a wild trip where “you’re going to be inside Baz’s head.” While it might have been right for Baz, it just wasn't right for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, “I’m fascinated to see what he’s going to do, but I don’t want any filmmaker to be pushed into doing something they don’t want to. 3-D did not feel like the right thing for this movie.”

Now, Nolan isn't completely against shooting in 3D. He's open to possibly doing it one day as long as it enhances the story.

What's your opinion on the use of 3D?

Extra Tidbit: Nolan considered converting INCEPTION to 3D, but decided against it because there was not enough time to do a quality conversion.
Source: Salon



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