I have never been a fan of films that are shot in 3D or converted later in 3D. When it comes to 3D my brain shuts down and that is because I am used to watching films in real cinema. I avoided Avatar in 3D just to feel the importance of the film and its story and its dialogues. I don’t mean any disrespect to the filmmakers involved in 3D for the past few years and my intention is definately not to offend Mr. James Cameron. Reason, I expressed my opinion on 3D, for one of my all time favorite filmmakers, Mr. Martin Scorsese’s new film is in 3D. Here is the article that I found while back regarding 3D, in it contains a letter from film editor, Walter Murch to film critic, Roger Ebert. Murch’s credit includes Apocalypse Now, The English Patient, Cold Mountain. It is an interesting take on use of 3D and its problems.
Mr. Scorsese’s upcoming family film, Hugo, shot in 3D is based on the book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which is a historical-fiction book written and illustrated by Brian Selznick. The screen rights to the book was purchased in 2007, and John Logan has written its script. Paramount has just released the new trailer for the film which stars Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Emily Mortimer, and Michael Stuhlbarg.
Official film synopsis:
Throughout his extraordinary career, Academy Award-wining director Martin Scorsese has brought his unique vision and dazzling gifts to life in a series of unforgettable films. This holiday season the legendary storyteller invites you to join him on a thrilling journey to a magical world with his first-ever 3-D film, based on Brian Selznick’s award-winning, imaginative New York Times best-seller, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret.” HUGO is the astonishing adventure of a wily and resourceful boy whose quest to unlock a secret left to him by his father will transform Hugo and all those around him, and reveal a safe and loving place he can call home.
Mr. Scorcese commenced shooting of the film in summer of 2010 in London at Shepperton Studios. The film is going to open November 23, 2011. And, I don’t know how this will turnout, Mr. Scorsese’s past projects includes films like Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Gangs of New York, The Departed, Shutter Island, but let’s not forget that Mr. Scorsese is a master filmmaker and there are positive reviews already coming out from New York Film Festival. This film is Mr. Scorsese’s first film in seven years not starring Leonardo DiCaprio.