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Director James Cameron believes that it's "absolutely inevitable" that all entertainment will be 3D

Aug. 22, 2013by: Paul Shirey

Director James Cameron has been a pioneer for the 3D medium with his most recent film, AVATAR, being shot in the native format and seemingly conquering the box office, taking the #1 top spot of all time. Cameron has long been a proponent of developing and refining the 3D format and continues to do so. Now, in an interview with BBC News, Cameron is saying that he believes all entertainment will eventually be in 3D.

"For me, it's absolutely inevitable that entertainment will be 3D, it'll all be 3D, eventually, because that's how we see the world."

Cameron goes on to explain this rationale, or "logic" as he puts it, and feels that the technology will be at forefront of our viewing in the future. He is also quick to point out that some of the problems with 3D right now is the poor conversion of many post-converted films, the use of glasses, and the low-light environment that 3D can create. "What we need is autosteroescopic screens and that's coming," says Cameron, who is supporting the process in development.

Cameron is realistic, however, on the timeline of 3D being everywhere, citing price points and the non-glasses, or autostereoscopic, experience as factors affecting the content. "...it's not happening right now...I've been saying for three years that we're two to three years away, so I suppose I should contract that down a little bit now..." Cameron believes that as the technology continues to advance and the experience is more refined the content will increase, thereby making the format more of a continuous presence, rather than a fleeting one.

The director is currently preparing to shoot back-to-back-to-back sequels to AVATAR with the first sequel hitting sometime in 2016. All of them will be in native 3D.

What do you think? Is autostereoscopic (glasses free) 3D an inevitability for all entertainment formats in the future?

Extra Tidbit: I know it's popular to disagree with Cameron, but I tend to agree here. If you get rid of the glasses, I think the next evolution is autostereoscopic 3D. I'm intrigued to see it take shape...
Source: BBC News

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9:30AM on 08/23/2013

nope

its considered dead in the video games industry and by and large its those people who have been the early adopters of the technology and they didn't adopt it.
its considered dead in the video games industry and by and large its those people who have been the early adopters of the technology and they didn't adopt it.
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12:52AM on 08/23/2013

If it really was the future, then it would have hung around.

Pretty sure 3Dtvs aren't even being manufactured anymore, and didn't like Direct TV shut down their 3D channels or something? (Since it was 3D, I didn't pay too close attention)
Pacific Rim has been the only film I've seen in 3D this year, and the only film I've had the desire to see in 3D this year. Gravity may be the second one.
Pretty sure 3Dtvs aren't even being manufactured anymore, and didn't like Direct TV shut down their 3D channels or something? (Since it was 3D, I didn't pay too close attention)
Pacific Rim has been the only film I've seen in 3D this year, and the only film I've had the desire to see in 3D this year. Gravity may be the second one.
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11:50PM on 08/22/2013
Yeeeah...I think not. It's a gimmick that was, then stopped, came back, stopped again, now it's back once more but only this time some people with the right jobs to make stupid calls see the $$$ potential in forcing most people's hand with 3D, because they want to generate more $$$. Which, from a business point of view makes sense but it doesn't mean it's a good idea. Now it's up to us to show them, by not giving them our money, that 3D with, or even without the glasses, is nothing more than a
Yeeeah...I think not. It's a gimmick that was, then stopped, came back, stopped again, now it's back once more but only this time some people with the right jobs to make stupid calls see the $$$ potential in forcing most people's hand with 3D, because they want to generate more $$$. Which, from a business point of view makes sense but it doesn't mean it's a good idea. Now it's up to us to show them, by not giving them our money, that 3D with, or even without the glasses, is nothing more than a gimmick. Sure it's fun on movies like Piranha or from time to time with an epic Sci-fi adventure, but not too often!

Oh, an case in point with them forcing our hands with 3D movies. Where I live, the 2 main theaters downtown only showed Iron Man 3 in regular 3D and AVX 3D. Same with Lone Ranger and about 2 more summer blockbusters. If you wanted to see the movies and not have to drive or bus for half an hour.45 mins, well we had no choice than to pay more and see them in 3D. And I am fairly certain it was like that elsewhere in North America too.
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10:11PM on 08/22/2013

fuck that

Too much money for fuckin movies when they're in a 3d. Try and make a 3d movie that doesn't cause a headache and well talk
Too much money for fuckin movies when they're in a 3d. Try and make a 3d movie that doesn't cause a headache and well talk
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8:25PM on 08/22/2013
So Jimmy, certain people who are blind in one eye are just SOL? Im siding with Nolan! IMAX= The future of movies
So Jimmy, certain people who are blind in one eye are just SOL? Im siding with Nolan! IMAX= The future of movies
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8:18PM on 08/22/2013
I've been saying it for years but 3-D is to viewing now what color was to black and white. It's only a matter of time, because once the glasses free technology arrives 3-D will be everywhere! I think this will also solve many of the problems people have with the format, there won't be any need to go through/see a horribly converted movie anymore and glasses wearing folks like me who are not fond of having to put the 3-D shades over or under our normal glasses won't have to worry about that
I've been saying it for years but 3-D is to viewing now what color was to black and white. It's only a matter of time, because once the glasses free technology arrives 3-D will be everywhere! I think this will also solve many of the problems people have with the format, there won't be any need to go through/see a horribly converted movie anymore and glasses wearing folks like me who are not fond of having to put the 3-D shades over or under our normal glasses won't have to worry about that anymore. There's no use fighting this we all live in the 21st century so stuff has to change with the times.
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8:28PM on 08/22/2013
3D is to movies what Bon Jovi is to music. It was big in the 80's and then disappeared with no one really noticing and caring. Came back because "hey I remember that Living on A Prayer song!" Songs are little more polished, just as catchy. People who legitimately like music don't waste money on the overpriced concerts or the 9 deluxe versions of the album but the masses will.
3D is to movies what Bon Jovi is to music. It was big in the 80's and then disappeared with no one really noticing and caring. Came back because "hey I remember that Living on A Prayer song!" Songs are little more polished, just as catchy. People who legitimately like music don't waste money on the overpriced concerts or the 9 deluxe versions of the album but the masses will.
7:50PM on 08/22/2013
Go stick your 3D cameras up your ass and film that, you jack-ass.
Go stick your 3D cameras up your ass and film that, you jack-ass.
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7:42PM on 08/22/2013
That's exactly right. We see in 3D. Therefore we do not need technology to do it for us. We've gone more than a hundred years without 3D technology flooding the film world. What's another hundred give or take? Will we forget how to tell the foreground from the background? Just go make your movies with your blue aliens, destroy records, investigate the ocean, and don't preach your own doctrine like it's the Truth James. I'm happy with my 2D movies just the way they are.
That's exactly right. We see in 3D. Therefore we do not need technology to do it for us. We've gone more than a hundred years without 3D technology flooding the film world. What's another hundred give or take? Will we forget how to tell the foreground from the background? Just go make your movies with your blue aliens, destroy records, investigate the ocean, and don't preach your own doctrine like it's the Truth James. I'm happy with my 2D movies just the way they are.
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7:18PM on 08/22/2013

Jim

We are tired of price gouging and 3D is the main culprit.
We are tired of price gouging and 3D is the main culprit.
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6:01PM on 08/22/2013

I want

A native 3d shot film on 4k television with autostereoscopic viewing at HFR with Dolby Atmos!

NOT KIDDING!
A native 3d shot film on 4k television with autostereoscopic viewing at HFR with Dolby Atmos!

NOT KIDDING!
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5:55PM on 08/22/2013

And this is why Cameron is a nutter.

Whenever he opens his mouth Cameron or even now days makes a film he tends to say or promote some whacko idea and so in this BBC interview he continues the tradition.
Whenever he opens his mouth Cameron or even now days makes a film he tends to say or promote some whacko idea and so in this BBC interview he continues the tradition.
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5:51PM on 08/22/2013
He's so wealthy (and maybe out of touch) that he has no idea what it's like not to be able to afford the extra cash just for unnecessary 3-D.
He's so wealthy (and maybe out of touch) that he has no idea what it's like not to be able to afford the extra cash just for unnecessary 3-D.
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5:43PM on 08/22/2013
Fuck 3D! I'm broke bitch!
Fuck 3D! I'm broke bitch!
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4:56PM on 08/22/2013
I just want to watch a goddamn movie, not have an "all senses encompassing experience." The same reason I don't buy the full course meals they sell at the concession stands now or the "deluxe level" bull shit. Just sneak 7-8 nips in and enjoy the film like a normal human being.
I just want to watch a goddamn movie, not have an "all senses encompassing experience." The same reason I don't buy the full course meals they sell at the concession stands now or the "deluxe level" bull shit. Just sneak 7-8 nips in and enjoy the film like a normal human being.
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4:28PM on 08/22/2013
Cameron is my favorite director of all time, so when he talks, I listen. However, I'm not sure I completely agree with him about 3D. I do think it's going to continue for a (long) while, I'm just not sure if it's going to be the only medium in the future.
Cameron is my favorite director of all time, so when he talks, I listen. However, I'm not sure I completely agree with him about 3D. I do think it's going to continue for a (long) while, I'm just not sure if it's going to be the only medium in the future.
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4:25PM on 08/22/2013

uh I guess

Except that your brain "turns off" 3D in real life, and our eyes can only use stereoscopic for distances up to 18 feet away from us. Depth perception is often about relative size and contextual cues. That's not my opinion, that's just science. So I don't understand this need to make movies more true to life, by stimulating an illusion we don't even experience the way it happens on the screen.

It's a way of heightening reality, but saying every movie is going to be in 3D is kind of missing
Except that your brain "turns off" 3D in real life, and our eyes can only use stereoscopic for distances up to 18 feet away from us. Depth perception is often about relative size and contextual cues. That's not my opinion, that's just science. So I don't understand this need to make movies more true to life, by stimulating an illusion we don't even experience the way it happens on the screen.

It's a way of heightening reality, but saying every movie is going to be in 3D is kind of missing the broader picture that some other, even more immersive experience is going to replace it. In 50 years, movies probably wont even resemble how we experience them now. In the meantime - there's really no need for most movies to be in 3D. Maybe most action-oriented movies.
Of course, I'm kind of biased, as I find 3D movies to be distracting and unpleasant for the most part.
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4:15PM on 08/22/2013
so the whole point of movies will be destroyed then. if movies in the future will all be in 3D, then what's left to imagine?
so the whole point of movies will be destroyed then. if movies in the future will all be in 3D, then what's left to imagine?
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3:30PM on 08/22/2013

BS!

The only and ONLY reason 3D exists is so that studios can overcharge the tickets for the theaters...

Only Avatar did a good use of such technology (because seriously, you take 3D away and it was garbage), other than that one, I havent seen ONE movie that deserved the used of this technology. It adds nothing to the story except for making the effects seem less "realistic" and the terrible headache afterwards.

IMAX.. pure and simple.. that should be the reigning technology. Ir really makes
The only and ONLY reason 3D exists is so that studios can overcharge the tickets for the theaters...

Only Avatar did a good use of such technology (because seriously, you take 3D away and it was garbage), other than that one, I havent seen ONE movie that deserved the used of this technology. It adds nothing to the story except for making the effects seem less "realistic" and the terrible headache afterwards.

IMAX.. pure and simple.. that should be the reigning technology. Ir really makes the experience far more enjoyable.
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3:26PM on 08/22/2013
3D will remain a novelty found mostly in theaters. Higher resolution will be the next technology wave. IMAX was right all along.
3D will remain a novelty found mostly in theaters. Higher resolution will be the next technology wave. IMAX was right all along.
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3:26PM on 08/22/2013

Wait...

....isn't there already forms of 3D entertainment? Aren't they called...plays?
....isn't there already forms of 3D entertainment? Aren't they called...plays?
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6:39PM on 08/22/2013
Well played.
Well played.
3:14PM on 08/22/2013

Fuck 3D...

The big issue i have with 3D films (besides the headache) is that you then get these 3D sequences where shit just shoots out of the screen at you, and besides it looking wank, it wastes time that could be better spent on TELLING THE ACTUAL FUCKING STORY.
Avatar was basically Camerons "look how good 3D looks" film and actually was alazily written and horribly cliche movie... fucking "unobtanium" can suck my dick. Then you have basically anything Mila Jovavitch is in with the utterly vile slow
The big issue i have with 3D films (besides the headache) is that you then get these 3D sequences where shit just shoots out of the screen at you, and besides it looking wank, it wastes time that could be better spent on TELLING THE ACTUAL FUCKING STORY.
Avatar was basically Camerons "look how good 3D looks" film and actually was alazily written and horribly cliche movie... fucking "unobtanium" can suck my dick. Then you have basically anything Mila Jovavitch is in with the utterly vile slow motion sequences that make up half of the movie.
The same thing happened when CGI 1st started making an impact... its called spectacle cinema and it detracts from basic story telling because all the film consists of are nice looking visuals.
Cameron, Bay, Spielberg, Lucas... they are all offenders of this and each have had amazing movies under their belt. It's almost as if when we started depending more on technology to fill in the gaps, they got lazy and forgot that they had a story to tell. 3D is just another distraction to cover up the fact that they were lazy with the film. Don't get me wrong, this isn't in every case but outside of animated movies, there are very few good 3D movies and a fuck ton of god awful shit ones.
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5:03PM on 08/22/2013
Spectacle Cinema is used when the story is weak and there's no other way to suck money out of filmgoers pockets. 3D is the ultimate example of this. Previous iterations of this were Sensurround, then THX. A great story will draw you into it even if it's shot in black & white and the sound is monophonic.
3D is only financially successful in Asian countries. My assumption is that they want spectacles instead of good stories.
Spectacle Cinema is used when the story is weak and there's no other way to suck money out of filmgoers pockets. 3D is the ultimate example of this. Previous iterations of this were Sensurround, then THX. A great story will draw you into it even if it's shot in black & white and the sound is monophonic.
3D is only financially successful in Asian countries. My assumption is that they want spectacles instead of good stories.
9:51PM on 08/25/2013
my point exactly... soon enough the hype dies down and people start demanding better stories again.
my point exactly... soon enough the hype dies down and people start demanding better stories again.
3:10PM on 08/22/2013

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I have the total opposit opinion. If the movies all become 3D I will never go to see movie again.
I have the total opposit opinion. If the movies all become 3D I will never go to see movie again.
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3:09PM on 08/22/2013
I disagree. In many cases the only thing 3D and IMAX, for that matter, do is raise ticket prices on an already strained economy. They're gimmicks, and generally not needed. It isn't always the case, but still...
I disagree. In many cases the only thing 3D and IMAX, for that matter, do is raise ticket prices on an already strained economy. They're gimmicks, and generally not needed. It isn't always the case, but still...
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3:01PM on 08/22/2013
Another great director losing touch with his audience and what made him a great director.
Another great director losing touch with his audience and what made him a great director.
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2:53PM on 08/22/2013
Of course he believes this, because he financially invested in Panasonics 3D home technology market.

Never believe a millionaire when they're touting their own investments as the 'next big thing' or 'inevitable'. Because they're not.
Of course he believes this, because he financially invested in Panasonics 3D home technology market.

Never believe a millionaire when they're touting their own investments as the 'next big thing' or 'inevitable'. Because they're not.
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2:47PM on 08/22/2013
I dislike 3D a lot plain and simple. Movies made with 3D tech instead of converting tend to look better but I find it more a waste than an improvement. Let's face it, some movies just don't need to be in 3D. Man of Steel was great, but I don't need 3D for it.
I dislike 3D a lot plain and simple. Movies made with 3D tech instead of converting tend to look better but I find it more a waste than an improvement. Let's face it, some movies just don't need to be in 3D. Man of Steel was great, but I don't need 3D for it.
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2:36PM on 08/22/2013
3D sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!
Of course Cameron wants 3D to be the only way we watch movies. He's a greedy bastard.
3D sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!
Of course Cameron wants 3D to be the only way we watch movies. He's a greedy bastard.
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2:20PM on 08/22/2013
iam a big fan of IMAX 3D,but not normal 3D.Imax gives some depth of perception.the ultimate purpose of technology in films is to make the audience involve in the film and make them feel it as realistic as possible and give them grandiose cinematic experience.Imax does that to some extent.next futuristic technologies would be this autotereoscopic (which would be cool),holographic projection,technology like in Total Recall
iam a big fan of IMAX 3D,but not normal 3D.Imax gives some depth of perception.the ultimate purpose of technology in films is to make the audience involve in the film and make them feel it as realistic as possible and give them grandiose cinematic experience.Imax does that to some extent.next futuristic technologies would be this autotereoscopic (which would be cool),holographic projection,technology like in Total Recall
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2:02PM on 08/22/2013
I agree with Cameron, but the tech is nowhere near there yet. It's annoying at the moment more than anything else.
I agree with Cameron, but the tech is nowhere near there yet. It's annoying at the moment more than anything else.
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2:01PM on 08/22/2013
I've honestly never had an exprience where 3D has enhanced my viewing pleasure of a movie. And I don't mind the glasses or anything like that, I just don't think it adds anything overall to what's on screen. I certainly don't think it makes anything look more realistic. I just think Cameron is off the mark on this one, I can't see it catching on as the standard in filmmaking. If it were true, there would be far more companies and filmmakers trying to advance the technology than just James
I've honestly never had an exprience where 3D has enhanced my viewing pleasure of a movie. And I don't mind the glasses or anything like that, I just don't think it adds anything overall to what's on screen. I certainly don't think it makes anything look more realistic. I just think Cameron is off the mark on this one, I can't see it catching on as the standard in filmmaking. If it were true, there would be far more companies and filmmakers trying to advance the technology than just James Cameron. I think this is wishful thinking if anything.
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2:00PM on 08/22/2013
I agree with him. The image quality will get there, the price will eventually go down as it becomes standard etc. We all bitch about change, but it's inevitable and we will adapt and most will accept it. Film formats have been evolving since the 1880s and this seems to be a new era of "film."
I agree with him. The image quality will get there, the price will eventually go down as it becomes standard etc. We all bitch about change, but it's inevitable and we will adapt and most will accept it. Film formats have been evolving since the 1880s and this seems to be a new era of "film."
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2:00PM on 08/22/2013

Normally...

this is where I would say "hey Jim your doing it wrong" but actually he is the only one doing it right and thats the problem. 3D TV sales are way down, 3D movies sales are receding and people are looking to go to 2D so they can save their money. Next will come the threat from studios that if we dont keep supporting 3D, normal ticket prices will be replaced by the 3D prices bc they will be losing a revenue stream and you know how that goes over in America...we cant let that happen
this is where I would say "hey Jim your doing it wrong" but actually he is the only one doing it right and thats the problem. 3D TV sales are way down, 3D movies sales are receding and people are looking to go to 2D so they can save their money. Next will come the threat from studios that if we dont keep supporting 3D, normal ticket prices will be replaced by the 3D prices bc they will be losing a revenue stream and you know how that goes over in America...we cant let that happen
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1:55PM on 08/22/2013
I think everyone must realize, the 3D this guy is talking about and the crap that's being pushed in the theaters are two different things. I'm all for what Cameron is talking about but not what's in theaters right now. This 3D without glasses isn't happening anytime soon however.
I think everyone must realize, the 3D this guy is talking about and the crap that's being pushed in the theaters are two different things. I'm all for what Cameron is talking about but not what's in theaters right now. This 3D without glasses isn't happening anytime soon however.
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2:09PM on 08/22/2013
Then he needs to stop living in his little word and realize that everyone doesn't get to see what he does every day.
Then he needs to stop living in his little word and realize that everyone doesn't get to see what he does every day.
1:46PM on 08/22/2013
But movies already give the illusion of 3D with the use of lighting. The 3D in theaters never looks like the natural world, and the effect is very artificial and pulls me out of the story. In fact movies with great cinematography & shot on normal film look far more real than any 3D tech out there.

I think Cameron is a great filmmaker, but he has too much invested in 3D.
But movies already give the illusion of 3D with the use of lighting. The 3D in theaters never looks like the natural world, and the effect is very artificial and pulls me out of the story. In fact movies with great cinematography & shot on normal film look far more real than any 3D tech out there.

I think Cameron is a great filmmaker, but he has too much invested in 3D.
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1:44PM on 08/22/2013

ehhh

I tend to agree with James Cameron and hes a smart dude and all but unless 3D is really mastered, which its not even close to being, then i cant possibly see this ever happening. I'm mean honestly I know I'm not the only one who hates 3d and gets a headache from it. 3d works some times but most of the time ive left the theater pissed. I think most real movie lovers could care less about 3d in the big scheme of things, i think its just a stupid tactic to get people who really don't care about
I tend to agree with James Cameron and hes a smart dude and all but unless 3D is really mastered, which its not even close to being, then i cant possibly see this ever happening. I'm mean honestly I know I'm not the only one who hates 3d and gets a headache from it. 3d works some times but most of the time ive left the theater pissed. I think most real movie lovers could care less about 3d in the big scheme of things, i think its just a stupid tactic to get people who really don't care about the movie in the first place to go see it. I mean i can't imagine myself ever watching Halloween (1978) in 3d because I honestly have no desire to furthermore enhance it. I've never sat dreaming about watching my favorite movies in 3d, I just want the best picture possible and even that sometimes is too much and ruins the experience if its too clean.
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1:41PM on 08/22/2013
I'm not a huge fan of current 3D, but I absolutely agree with Cameron. I get the impression that people who disagree aren't thinking broadly enough regarding how much the technology will improve, and I think inevitably costs will go down.
I'm not a huge fan of current 3D, but I absolutely agree with Cameron. I get the impression that people who disagree aren't thinking broadly enough regarding how much the technology will improve, and I think inevitably costs will go down.
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2:10PM on 08/22/2013
Based on what will costs go down? Movie tickets are directly related to costs of production for movies. That's why there have been increases from $5 to $15 in the past 15 years or so. Movies have gone from 100s of thousands of dollars to millions of dollars to now 100s of millions of dollars to make. Adding in more technology will inevitably cause the cost of production to increase even more. So there's no rationale that costs will inevitable go down if 3D becomes the mainstream.
Based on what will costs go down? Movie tickets are directly related to costs of production for movies. That's why there have been increases from $5 to $15 in the past 15 years or so. Movies have gone from 100s of thousands of dollars to millions of dollars to now 100s of millions of dollars to make. Adding in more technology will inevitably cause the cost of production to increase even more. So there's no rationale that costs will inevitable go down if 3D becomes the mainstream.
3:00PM on 08/22/2013
I feel you, but I don't think it's outside the realm of possibility. I think as the tech evolves it will become cheaper to produce 3D movies. Doesn't mean they will lower the ticket price. What we will have though are 3D films that will be leagues beyond what we view now.
I feel you, but I don't think it's outside the realm of possibility. I think as the tech evolves it will become cheaper to produce 3D movies. Doesn't mean they will lower the ticket price. What we will have though are 3D films that will be leagues beyond what we view now.
1:41PM on 08/22/2013

D:

The only thing 3D is really good for are horror movie gimmicks. Even with Avatar, I kept thinking to myself that the 3D was useless.
The only thing 3D is really good for are horror movie gimmicks. Even with Avatar, I kept thinking to myself that the 3D was useless.
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2:12PM on 08/22/2013
Completely agree - Avatar was just a useless movie.
Completely agree - Avatar was just a useless movie.
1:37PM on 08/22/2013
3D's Main Advocate Makes Pro 3D Statement. Stop the presses.
This just in - Pope Catholic. Bears may shit in the woods.
3D's Main Advocate Makes Pro 3D Statement. Stop the presses.
This just in - Pope Catholic. Bears may shit in the woods.
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1:16PM on 08/22/2013

And what of:

See trailers like in Back To Future2- "The shark's still fake!"
Porn? Oh hell yeah!- For some that want the money shot towards them.

Next: Be like Strange Days or Total Recall. Just Plug in your head and play!
See trailers like in Back To Future2- "The shark's still fake!"
Porn? Oh hell yeah!- For some that want the money shot towards them.

Next: Be like Strange Days or Total Recall. Just Plug in your head and play!
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1:15PM on 08/22/2013
Shut the fuck up, James Cameron.
Shut the fuck up, James Cameron.
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1:14PM on 08/22/2013
James Cameron getting punched in the face in 3D right after making that statement. That I'd watch.
James Cameron getting punched in the face in 3D right after making that statement. That I'd watch.
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12:59PM on 08/22/2013
I agree with him, but its not going to be until we can project it in 3D without glasses or extra cost (which I don't think is soon at all)
I agree with him, but its not going to be until we can project it in 3D without glasses or extra cost (which I don't think is soon at all)
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12:52PM on 08/22/2013
As long as the price continues to be driven up for tickets and the quality of the 3D continues to hugely fluctuate from film to film, it will not catch on in my opinion. People are already fed up and 3D is declining in overall popularity in theaters.

3D without glasses sounds cool but you know the theaters will take advantage of it and jack up the price even more. Shit they jacked it up for the 48FPS bullshit.
As long as the price continues to be driven up for tickets and the quality of the 3D continues to hugely fluctuate from film to film, it will not catch on in my opinion. People are already fed up and 3D is declining in overall popularity in theaters.

3D without glasses sounds cool but you know the theaters will take advantage of it and jack up the price even more. Shit they jacked it up for the 48FPS bullshit.
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12:52PM on 08/22/2013

I love most of his movies...

... but fuck him. Most people don't give a shit about 3D, I've heard people pissed off at the movies when they realized that the movie they wanted to see was in 3D because it meant that it's going to cost them more.
3D "is how we see the world"... yeah and 2D is how we see movies.
... but fuck him. Most people don't give a shit about 3D, I've heard people pissed off at the movies when they realized that the movie they wanted to see was in 3D because it meant that it's going to cost them more.
3D "is how we see the world"... yeah and 2D is how we see movies.
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2:16PM on 08/22/2013
And this is the thing, when I watch movies like Expendables or Die Hard or Anchorman, I'm not thinking that the movies look unrealistic because there's no added depth perception to what's on the screen. 3D doesn't make anything more realistic, when you watch Avatar you don't put on the glasses and suddenly think "Those blue people look way more realistic than when I watch on a 2D screen", nope at the end of the day, they're still a bunch of fucking blue people.
And this is the thing, when I watch movies like Expendables or Die Hard or Anchorman, I'm not thinking that the movies look unrealistic because there's no added depth perception to what's on the screen. 3D doesn't make anything more realistic, when you watch Avatar you don't put on the glasses and suddenly think "Those blue people look way more realistic than when I watch on a 2D screen", nope at the end of the day, they're still a bunch of fucking blue people.
12:44PM on 08/22/2013
Behold, 3D courtroom dramas.
Behold, 3D courtroom dramas.
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12:43PM on 08/22/2013

No

Studios are already starting to see the 3D craze not catching on with everything being in 3D. Plus, what about films like The Godfather? Should classics be re-released in 3D format for another money grab? *cough Titanic
Studios are already starting to see the 3D craze not catching on with everything being in 3D. Plus, what about films like The Godfather? Should classics be re-released in 3D format for another money grab? *cough Titanic
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1:01PM on 08/22/2013
Only because at the moment its nothing but a price inflator.
Only because at the moment its nothing but a price inflator.
1:17PM on 08/22/2013
It goes beyond price. Most 3D movies don't try to immerse its audience into the world, so what's the point of offering it?
It goes beyond price. Most 3D movies don't try to immerse its audience into the world, so what's the point of offering it?
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