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3D Film Viewing: a Progressive or Detracting Experience?

Films are now commonly viewable in theatres in 3D. Does this development offer an addition to cinema which enhances or betters the viewing experience? Or, do 3D films provide meaningless spectacle and detract from the film viewing experience?
Note: consider also that this contemporary 3D popularity is not the first wave or usage of 3D film effects in film history.

  • Wow! What a great topic. I can't believe that it has not been done yet. Looking forward to reading this article. – Munjeera 4 years ago
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  • A good point is that you have to pay more to see a film in 3D, so is it worth it? – LaRose 4 years ago
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  • 3D personally gives me headaches and can cause sickness so the element of physical health plays a role in this debate too. Good topic! – rowenachandler 4 years ago
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  • This is a good topic- more often than not I hear viewers saying that 3D effects do not add anything special to a movie or possibly even dampen the experience. Viewers are likely to be especially dissatisfied if this is true AND they have to pay extra to see the movie in 3D. It is worthwhile to see if there have been any studies/surveys done to see whether 3D effects improve a movie-watching experience. In my opinion, some films benefit from 3D and some just don't need it. – Suman 4 years ago
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  • Awesome topic! Make sure you consider how people view 3D movies differently as well- people with glasses and eye problems like stigmitisms tend to have more trouble viewing 3D than other people. – LilyaRider 4 years ago
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  • I think this could also provide the possibility of a discussion about how 3D can take the message away from a film because you're so distracted by all the CGI flying at your face. – Sara Clements 4 years ago
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  • As a human who received an injury to my eye and this have absolutely no stereo, or binocular cues, in my eyes and pay more money to wear silly glasses and see a 2D movie. In the interest of the "visually impaired", as mentioned by LilyaRider above, should be taken into consideration with this question especially with the pressure for cinemas and home theatres to update to the "new and improved" technology – Cory MacRae 4 years ago
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Good points of consideration. The film and its source material absolutely play on the societally ingrained notion of violent misogyny, particularly in terms of the “missing female” typically being tied to the husband as a primary suspect. In the film, Amy exacts her revenge on Nick by manoeuvring through these unfortunately archetypical situations and using them to her utmost advantage.

What The Audience Got Wrong About "Gone Girl"

As an auteur-styled filmmaker, Tarantino represents an intriguing case study. His work is very refreshing, yet also unique due to his mainstream success. The fact that he writes and directs his films is also a rare feat in 21st century popular cinema, especially as they are fairly incomparable to those of any other filmmaker contemporarily. Nonetheless, Tarantino accomplishes his style and narrative forms through constantly referencing and paying homage to other films: namely, the spaghetti westerns of Leone, kung fu films, Fellini, and other B movie / exploitation pieces. Accordingly, the “originality” of his films comes into question. In this regard, Tarantino views himself as a successor of Godard’s similar technique of in film “quoting.” And while your average movie-goer heading to the theatre to see the newest Tarantino work of action and violence may not catch the slightest reference to some fifty year old film, the informed film viewer can note the extent to which Tarantino’s oeuvre is indebted to and aware of cinematic tradition and history.

The Work of Quentin Tarantino: Quality Over Quantity

Isn’t the comparison of Straight Outta Compton to The Avengers part of what makes SoC a problematic film, especially as a biopic? As a biopic (produced uncoincidentally by Dr. Dre and Ice Cube), SoC is largely uncritical of its subjects and presents them in an exaggeratedly heroic form. I found the film to be incredibly crafted and considered in terms of this characterization of unrealistic representation. Accordingly, I find biopics that are impartial to the portrayal of their subject to offer a more so meaningful viewing experience.

The New Wave of Biopics