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ufoclub

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Beowolf in 3D IMAX

I thought this would be so stupid, but heard some really good word of mouth....


This is the future of narrative filmmaking. I could see anything from dramas to horror to comedies to documentaries using this format, and it also will help distinguish a higher eschelon of entertainment compared to what you can have in your own home... and help with the problem of piracy taking revenue until consumer technology catches up.

I see this technology of 3D presentation catching on for all stuff, just like sound did and then of course color....
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Reply #1 posted 11/16/07 4:56pm

retina

Really? I've only watched a couple of documentaries in IMAX and even though they were only around 40 min long I was starting to get dizzy by the end of it. We are talking about the kind of screen that takes up your whole field of vision, right?
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Reply #2 posted 11/16/07 5:23pm

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the main difference is the lifelike 3D. It adds a whole new layer of expression, even a reflection in water is something different in this format.
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Reply #3 posted 11/17/07 5:18am

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I don't care for 3D IMAX - I find it takes away from the movie more then it adds
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Reply #4 posted 11/17/07 5:32am

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so how was the film?

the traoler looked nice enough!
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Reply #5 posted 11/17/07 11:17am

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Mach said:

I don't care for 3D IMAX - I find it takes away from the movie more then it adds


that's what people originally said about putting stories to film as opposed to the live theatre.

that's what people said when all recordings went from mono to stereo in the 60's (the aural equivalent of 3D). The Beatles didn't even participate in the stereo mixdowns of some of their albums, they dind't realize just how dramatic that added dimension was... and how you can actually choreograph sound in that space.

that's also what some people said about films getting sound as opposed to silent (they felt like the art and intensity of the performance would be ruined)

that's also what some people said about color when films changed from B&W (many directors tried to hang on to B&W) Now it is a creative choice. Just like 2D will be in the future.

about stereo sound

about surround sound

about having HD in the home

and now about the successful first change in pop film format... the dimension of 3D. With 3D, a scene of a character looking through an open doorway becomes much more effective and intriguing. Just a scene of two characters talking to each other becomes more involving because they seem more real.

I think many bad films were in 3D before, this is the first good pop film I know of in 3D.

3D is how you perceive the world in real life, just like color, sound, etc. Depth perception is something a lot of people take for granted. Just like how having two ears gives you dimension to sound.

I'd love to hear what you think in 15 years.
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Reply #6 posted 11/17/07 11:21am

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Rightly said:

so how was the film?

the traoler looked nice enough!


I thought the trailer looked horrible, but at work they told all of us to just go see it yesterday afternoon (I do narrative film, documentary, and animation production). The movie is actually, surprisngly good! It's written by roger avery (Rules of Attraction, Tarrantino's ex buddy ) and neal gaimen (Sandman comics).
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Reply #7 posted 11/17/07 11:23am

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and another note.... the movie is showing in 3D outside of IMAX, in regular theatres as well. That's a big deal for the future...

I want to see a regular best picture type drama or romance in this format. It would be incredible.
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Reply #8 posted 11/17/07 12:33pm

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caught it last night. I loved it. The 3d effect were awesome! THe best 3d I've seen was the stuff @ Universal studios. This is def. a close second. The story was good too. Didnt see it in Imax(I bet thats really a trip), but it was good just the same. I'll prob see it again.
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Reply #9 posted 11/17/07 12:35pm

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ufoclub said:

the main difference is the lifelike 3D. It adds a whole new layer of expression, even a reflection in water is something different in this format.


So how do they do the 3D? Do you have to wear red and green glasses like in the olden days, or is it a new kind of trick?
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Reply #10 posted 11/17/07 12:58pm

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Read last night that Disney signed Tim Burton to direct two movies in 3D - Alice in Wonderland, and a full-length version of his short film Frankenweenie.

3D is okay by me but I'm another who doesn't care for IMAX screens. I get vertigo just walking into an IMAX theatre.
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retina said:

ufoclub said:

the main difference is the lifelike 3D. It adds a whole new layer of expression, even a reflection in water is something different in this format.


So how do they do the 3D? Do you have to wear red and green glasses like in the olden days, or is it a new kind of trick?


the glasses suck as far as having to wear little plastic frames, but they are not colored anymore, they look grayish, the colors look natural and vivid and everything is clear with this system.
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Reply #12 posted 11/17/07 1:17pm

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It's a movie I really want to avoid.
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Reply #13 posted 11/17/07 1:43pm

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The 20 minutes of the last Harry Potter movie in 3d were awesome. Totally worth the trip to the Imax.
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Reply #14 posted 11/17/07 1:45pm

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I did see U2 in IMAX, but enough said. lol
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Reply #15 posted 11/17/07 3:37pm

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WillyWonka said:

Read last night that Disney signed Tim Burton to direct two movies in 3D - Alice in Wonderland, and a full-length version of his short film Frankenweenie.

3D is okay by me but I'm another who doesn't care for IMAX screens. I get vertigo just walking into an IMAX theatre.


This new 3D movie is also showing in regular theatres.
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Reply #16 posted 11/17/07 3:39pm

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ufoclub said:

retina said:



So how do they do the 3D? Do you have to wear red and green glasses like in the olden days, or is it a new kind of trick?


the glasses suck as far as having to wear little plastic frames, but they are not colored anymore, they look grayish, the colors look natural and vivid and everything is clear with this system.


Interesting. I'd be willing to try it, but I don't think we have any 3D screenings here. Even regular IMAX is a rarity.
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Reply #17 posted 11/17/07 3:54pm

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ufoclub said:

retina said:



So how do they do the 3D? Do you have to wear red and green glasses like in the olden days, or is it a new kind of trick?


the glasses suck as far as having to wear little plastic frames, but they are not colored anymore, they look grayish, the colors look natural and vivid and everything is clear with this system.


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Reply #18 posted 11/17/07 4:34pm

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Angelina Jolie's breasts look amazing. I enjoyed the movie.
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Reply #19 posted 11/17/07 5:31pm

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WillyWonka said:

Read last night that Disney signed Tim Burton to direct two movies in 3D - Alice in Wonderland, and a full-length version of his short film Frankenweenie.

3D is okay by me but I'm another who doesn't care for IMAX screens. I get vertigo just walking into an IMAX theatre.


I've seen a few films in IMAX and you just have to sit in the last row near the top to really take it all in. The only 3D IMAX movie I've seen was Superman Returns which was only partially in 3D and I admit looked fantastic.

Nightmare Before Christmas was amazing in 3D as well, but I saw that in a regular theater.

I'll strongly consider seeing Beowulf now that the majority of the reviews are very favorable.
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Reply #20 posted 11/17/07 6:39pm

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ufoclub said:

Mach said:

I don't care for 3D IMAX - I find it takes away from the movie more then it adds


that's what people originally said about putting stories to film as opposed to the live theatre.

that's what people said when all recordings went from mono to stereo in the 60's (the aural equivalent of 3D). The Beatles didn't even participate in the stereo mixdowns of some of their albums, they dind't realize just how dramatic that added dimension was... and how you can actually choreograph sound in that space.

that's also what some people said about films getting sound as opposed to silent (they felt like the art and intensity of the performance would be ruined)

that's also what some people said about color when films changed from B&W (many directors tried to hang on to B&W) Now it is a creative choice. Just like 2D will be in the future.

about stereo sound

about surround sound

about having HD in the home

and now about the successful first change in pop film format... the dimension of 3D. With 3D, a scene of a character looking through an open doorway becomes much more effective and intriguing. Just a scene of two characters talking to each other becomes more involving because they seem more real.

I think many bad films were in 3D before, this is the first good pop film I know of in 3D.

3D is how you perceive the world in real life, just like color, sound, etc. Depth perception is something a lot of people take for granted. Just like how having two ears gives you dimension to sound.

I'd love to hear what you think in 15 years.


lol So ? I still find it takes away from the movie more then it adds thumbs up!

Cool ask me again in 15 biggrin

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Reply #21 posted 11/17/07 8:10pm

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sextonseven said:

WillyWonka said:

Read last night that Disney signed Tim Burton to direct two movies in 3D - Alice in Wonderland, and a full-length version of his short film Frankenweenie.

3D is okay by me but I'm another who doesn't care for IMAX screens. I get vertigo just walking into an IMAX theatre.


I've seen a few films in IMAX and you just have to sit in the last row near the top to really take it all in. The only 3D IMAX movie I've seen was Superman Returns which was only partially in 3D and I admit looked fantastic.

Nightmare Before Christmas was amazing in 3D as well, but I saw that in a regular theater.

I'll strongly consider seeing Beowulf now that the majority of the reviews are very favorable.


I was told this new system can make use of a regular single lens digital projector, so the format is more easily adapted by existing theatres (non imax) without an expensive upgrade. It might also translate to web movies and even broadcast HD. We'll see. I think it will catch on just like color, the only cumbersome "prehistoric" part is the awful glasses.
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Reply #22 posted 11/18/07 2:33pm

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I saw the previews, I still don't get what all the fuss is about. confused
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Reply #23 posted 11/19/07 8:06am

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wlcm2thdwn said:

I saw the previews, I still don't get what all the fuss is about. confused


But have you seen the movie?
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