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Post Posted: May 26th 2011 6:28 am
 
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I found this piece very interesting. Sorry if it was posted before. I just now read it and now fully understand why I fucking hate wearing those damn geeky glasses:

http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2011/01/post_4.html


Post Posted: May 26th 2011 12:26 pm
 
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I never had a problem watching 3D. I think the factor here is that both Ebert and Murch are middle-aged and their eyes probably have trouble focusing on objects anyway, besides the point that they both require corrective lenses to see. So having to take off their glasses and put on the 3D glasses coupled by the fact that they then can't see right probably accounts for a lot of the shared hate directed at the 3D being expressed in that article by them both.

I mean, sure, if your eyes are pushing 65and not as snappy and able to focus as before coupled with having to remove your corrective lens glasses that enable you to see correctly, you're gonna have a crappy visual experience and perceive the picture as being sub-par.

Like I said, I never had any problems watching a 3D movie before, and found that in some instances it actually added to the engagement factor and made the film just that much more engrossing. But then again, I'm one of the people who saw Cloverfield and didn't get even a bit motion sick, so maybe I'm the exception, I dunno.

As for the surcharge for watching a 3D movie, I'll tell you what, I came this close to stopping going to the movies altogether due to the screaming kids, people kicking my seat from behind, cell phone talking, and the place just being inundated by a general class of a-holes. I like the stratification of the theater system. I doubt that some junior high brat is going to shell out nearly 20 bucks to talk on his cell phone during the whole movie. And families with like 6 kids ranging in age from 12 to 6 mos can't afford it either. So it's a nice economic barrier keeping the wackness out of particular showings.

To me, 3D/Lie-Max are the only theaters I show up to, cause only the serious movie-goers are gonna put out the extra cash.


Post Posted: May 26th 2011 6:28 pm
 
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I wear glasses. I have seen many 3D films and I never take my own eye-glasses off, I put the 3D glasses on ever them. Works like a charm. That said, I still agree with what the guy is saying. Even in a best case, 3D films look like 'viewmaster' slides to me. I always notice the strobe effect, and it bugs me. But I can see the frame-rate strobe on a CRT monitor if I'm eating something crunchy. Long story, and there aint a lot of CRT monitors left these days.

I'm still sprung on the idea of 3D Star Wars however. Many of the space scenes (rebel fleet preparing for hyperspace jump to Endor in ROTJ for instance) get me giddy thinking about how some parts will benefit from the effect. But on the whole, 3D seems like a step toward something better, and not a final stop. Not as it is, anyways.

Maybe they should have a screen that is 3D, four trapezoidal screens framing the deeper main screen at an angle, with a clear film/glass across the front and some kind of opaque gasseous media in between, with projection coming from multiple angles. That would be awesome.


Post Posted: May 27th 2011 11:30 am
 
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TroyObliX wrote:

Maybe they should have a screen that is 3D, four trapezoidal screens framing the deeper main screen at an angle, with a clear film/glass across the front and some kind of opaque gasseous media in between, with projection coming from multiple angles. That would be awesome.


Let's get on it! We'll be rich as George some day... :monocle:


Post Posted: May 27th 2011 4:41 pm
 
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BanderBlix Screens will rule the future!!


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