New PDF release: 3-D Revolution: The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema

By Ray Zone

ISBN-10: 0813136113

ISBN-13: 9780813136110

In 2009, Avatar, a 3-D motion picture directed by means of James Cameron, turned the main profitable movie of all time, a technological leap forward that has grossed greater than $2.5 billion around the world. Its seamless computer-generated imagery and dwell motion stereo images successfully outlined the significance of 3D to the way forward for cinema, in addition to all different at present evolving electronic monitors. notwithstanding stereoscopic cinema all started within the early 19th century and exploded within the Fifties in Hollywood, its current prestige as an everlasting style used to be proven through Avatar's success.

3-D Revolution: The heritage of recent Stereoscopic Cinema strains the increase of recent 3D know-how from Arch Oboler's Bwana satan (1952), which introduced the 50s three-D increase in Hollywood, to the rapidly-modernizing three-D this present day. Ray region takes a finished technique that not just examines the expertise of the movies, but in addition investigates the enterprise, tradition, and paintings in their creation. Influencing new generations of filmmakers for many years, the evolution of 3D cinema know-how keeps to fill our theaters with summer season blockbusters and vacation megahits.

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Most of today’s stereoscopic motion pictures have been made with cameras not specifically designed for the purpose,” observed Norling. “Bulky camera arrangements have been employed, with two separate cameras mounted on a common base and sometimes provided with mirrors or prisms to provide paths for the rays of light from the scene to be reflected into one or both lenses. ” Veteran director of photography Charles G. Clarke at the same time remarked on dual-band limitations in the pages of American Cinematographer.

Somerset Maugham, was Bernhardt’s only stereoscopic feature. Bernhardt was not a fan of 3-D movies, and he found the bulkiness of the dual-camera rigs of the 1950s an impediment to his usual style of directing motion pictures utilizing highly mobile camera work. In an interview with Mary Kiersch published as a book by Scarecrow Press in 1986 as part of the Director’s Guild of America Oral History series, 56 3-D Revolution Bernhardt spoke candidly about the filming of Miss Sadie Thompson. Kiersch is a solid interviewer who is knowledgeable about 3-D camera techniques.

In another scene, Hammer walks past a newsstand where copies of Spillane’s Signet paperback, Kiss Me Deadly, is prominently displayed. Director Robert Aldrich subsequently adapted this book into one of the greatest of all black-and-white film noirs in 1955, with Ralph Meeker as the tough detective. Mickey Spillane himself was never happy with the casting of his hero, so he essayed the role himself in 1963 in The Girl Hunters. As John Alton demonstrated, film noir can be eminently suitable for stereoscopic storytelling.

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