Well, here we go. Martin Scorsese loves 3D so much that he wants to make all his films in 3D. He even said that he would have used the technology to make his classic films like Taxi Driver and Raging Bull 3D.
His last movie, Hugo, was in 3D and the 3D actually made a difference. It was used very well and the overall movie benefitted from it. Most directors aren’t Scorsese though, so they’re not going to use 3D as well as he can. Here’s what he told people at CinemaCon:
“There is something that 3-D gives to the picture that takes you into another land and you stay there and it’s a good place to be,” he told theater owners.
Scorsese also says that 3D creates a stronger connection to the characters and places. He felt it himself as he watched Sacha Baron Cohen’s stern train inspector. He felt as if he was popping out of the screen and it made him feel like a kid again.He also says that he believes he’s seen people respond better to 3D viewings of the film than 2D – he thinks the 3D made people care more.
While I don’t know about all that, the 3D was great but the movie works almost as well in 2D, I do know that Scorsese and Ang Lee were pushing 3D to theater owners and urging them to update their equipment to keep up with the times, something that is difficult for smaller and independent theaters to do.
Either way, one thing is for certain: we’re going to get a lot of 3D films from Martin Scorsese. [The Huffington Post]