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

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

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Engineered by Carroll and H. Dodge Dunning of the Dunningcolor Corporation of Hollywood, the twin-strip camera used a fixed interocular of 1⅓ inches with a unique turret having three double lenses on the front. Extremely portable and weighing sixty-eight pounds, including magazines and motor, the camera used no mirror and incorporated a viewfinder that composited left and right eye views into a single picture. The Stereoscopy of John Norling As much as any 3-D filmmaker of the twentieth century, John Norling worked to bring stereoscopic cinema into the motion picture mainstream.

The generator and motors were usually in a separate housing and were operated remotely to maintain camera flexibility. Dual projectors in theaters running 3-D films also used an interlock of this type. One short film, Doom Town (1953), a black-and-white documentary about the March 17, 1953, atomic bomb test in Nevada, was the only 3-D film to be shot with the Dunning 3-D camera, which had a single body and one film magazine carrying two 35mm negatives side by side with an integrated camera movement.

Film noirs were visually and thematically dark, and they featured characters such as con men, crooked cops, bookies, and deadly femmes fatales. The overriding mood of film noir was one of paranoia, cynicism, and fatalism, with stories largely set in nighttime urban environments. Sex and violence were also inextricably linked in film noir, twin threads entangling the protagonist in his inevitable downfall. Columbia’s Man in the Dark Edmond O’Brien was a recurring Everyman in film noirs. , directed by Rudolph Mate, O’Brien portrayed Frank Bigelow, a small-town certified accountant who, on a vacation to San Francisco, is accidentally poisoned and finds that he has less than forty-eight 46 3-D Revolution hours to live.

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