Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Unforgetable 3D Movies

Remember those? No? Not surprising, as the 3D movie craze did not last long and what was supposed to be “a new era” turned out to be a flash in the pan.


When the Lumière brothers showed one of the first films in history (in january 1896) there was a panic as the public felt they would be crushed by the train.

Later came the sound, the color and finally the panoramic screens.

Since then quite a few inventions appeared, expected to be a next step but none succeeded...

By re-introducing the 3D films, the movie industry expected to create or, more accurately, restore a new interest.

But the 3D films are prosthetic and the effect is there to compensate a complete lack of contents.

Whatever might be offered to the viewers, movies keep spectators in a state of total passivity and, as such, cannot compete with the sole true changement in media: inter-activity.

At the end of the 19th century, the Lumière brothers, albeit inventors of Cinematography, did not expect much impact out of it and thought it would not get farther than a luna-park attraction...