This 3D stuff is kind of awesome. It’s sort of like tabasco is to, hmm, everything. Just a little bit can make the unappetizing transform to quasi-appealing. I’m not embarrassed to say it, but I nearly had a panic attack while watching the Shrek Forever After trailer–why are characters almost hitting me in the face? It was my first experience with the new Polarized RealD Cinema thing, so I really didn’t know what to expect. With nearly 100 movies due out over the next couple of years, I’m anticipating my anxiety level to shoot through the roof.
Here’s a short clip from HOUSE OF WAX (1953)–it’s one of the first films using Anaglyph technology (the earliest 3D method)
HIFF is celebrating it’s 3(D)0th anniversary this year, so lets remember to get out there in real time and keep cinema alive and well!