23 Facts About 3-D film


The first 3-D film, entitled Plastigrams, was distributed nationally by Educational Pictures in the red-and-blue anaglyph format.

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The first 3-D film, Audioscopiks, premiered January 11,1936, and The New Audioscopiks premiered January 15,1938.

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The Italian 3-D film was made with the Gualtierotti camera; the two German productions with the Zeiss camera and the Vierling shooting system.

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Originally in black and white, the 3-D film was so popular that it was re-shot in color for the following year at the fair, under the title New Dimensions.

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The film was shot in "Natural Vision", a process that was co-created and controlled by M L Gunzberg.

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The critically panned 3-D film was nevertheless highly successful with audiences due to the novelty of 3D, which increased Hollywood interest in 3D during a period that had seen declining box-office admissions.

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Features utilized two projectors, the capacity limit of 3-D film being loaded onto each projector meant that an intermission was necessary for every feature-length 3-D film.

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The 3-D film was directed by Ireland, who sued Broder for his salary.

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The 3-D film was released June 24,1953, and went out with the short Stardust in Your Eyes, which starred nightclub comedian, Slick Slavin.

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The 3-D film, adapted from the popular Cole Porter Broadway musical, starred the MGM songbird team of Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson as the leads, supported by Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn, Bobby Van, James Whitmore, Kurt Kasznar and Tommy Rall.

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Ironically, the 3-D film had a wide release in 3D and was well received at the box office.

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The 3-D film was shot in 2-D, but to enhance the bizarre qualities of the dream-world that is induced when the main character puts on a cursed tribal mask, these scenes went to anaglyph 3D.

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Arch Oboler had the vision for the system that no one else would touch, and put it to use on his 3-D film entitled The Bubble, which starred Michael Cole, Deborah Walley, and Johnny Desmond.

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Stereoscopic movies were popular in other parts of the world, such as My Dear Kuttichathan, a Malayalam 3-D film which was shot with stereoscopic 3D and released in 1984.

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Echoes of the Sun was the first IMAX 3-D film to be presented using alternate-eye shutterglass technology, a development required because the dome screen precluded the use of polarized technology.

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Butler's in Love, a short 3-D film directed by David Arquette and starring Elizabeth Berkley and Thomas Jane was released on June 23,2008.

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The pre-production of the first 3D 3-D film shot in France, Derriere les murs, began in May 2010 and was released in mid-2011.

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On October 1,2010 Scar3D was the first-ever stereoscopic 3D Video-on-demand 3-D film released through major cable broadcasters for 3D televisions in the United States.

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In September 2003, Sabucat Productions organized the first World 3-D film Exposition, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original craze.

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In May 2006, the second World 3-D Exposition was announced for September of that year, presented by the 3-D Film Preservation Fund.

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In 2008, Journey to the Center of the Earth became the first live-action feature 3-D film to be shot with the earliest Fusion Camera System released in Digital 3D and was later followed by several others.

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An alternative to the usual red and cyan filter system of anaglyph is ColorCode 3-D film, a patented anaglyph system which was invented in order to present an anaglyph image in conjunction with the NTSC television standard, in which the red channel is often compromised.

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Kermode has been an outspoken critic of 3D 3-D film describing the effect as a "nonsense" and recommends using two right or left lenses from the 3D glasses to cut out the "pointy, pointy 3D stereoscopic vision", although this technique still does not improve the huge brightness loss from a 3D 3-D film.

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