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Films made in 3D are a marketing gimmick, says director Alan Parker

By June 21, 2013March 24th, 2020Newswires

Great Gatsby was only made in 3D to get the money back on a $120m movie, Bugsy Malone director tells Kirsty Wark

By Mark Sweney

Sir Alan Parker has dismissed 3D films as a marketing gimmick and said he is unlikely to direct any more movies – but would consider working in TV, where “the very best work is being done”.

Parker said that big budget films were made in 3D because the Hollywood studios thought that was necessary to make it appealing to a mainstream audience.

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