Will Avatar change the way we see 3D cinema?

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Will Avatar change the way we see 3D cinema?

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Will Avatar change the way we see 3D cinema?

We might be excited about watching 3D films at our neighbourhood multiplexes pretty much every other week now, but the process has been around for quite a while.

Way back in the 1890s, William Friese-Greene tried projecting images side by side to be viewed through a stereoscope, and the British pioneer thus applied for the first patent for a 3D movie process.

Practical 3D viewing, however, took several decades. The golden era of 3D cinema came in the early 1950s, when there was a multitude of films made for the red and blue anaglyph glasses, the cardboard glasses already popularly distributed with 3D comic books.
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Yes.

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The golden era of 3D cinema came in the early 1950s, when there was a multitude of films made for the red and blue anaglyph glasses, the cardboard glasses already popularly distributed with 3D comic books.
Its kind of odd how many publications get this wrong. The dominant 3D format for film has ALWAYS been polarized, not anaglyph. I believed this falsehood at one time, but a little research will show that assumption is wrong, especially for the "golden era". Most popular '50s 3D movies like Creature From the Black Lagoon, Dial M for Murder, House of Wax, It Came From Oter Space, Bwana Devil, Robot Monster, and Inferno were all shown with 2 projectors and viewed with polarized glasses. I think that anaglyph made a slight comeback in the '60s along with the exploitation films of that era. Maybe thats why they seem to always report this wrong. That, and the fact that the releases of some of those "golden era" films ON TV have been anaglyph.

That said, I hope that Avatar will change peoples' perceptions of 3D. This could really be the turning point!

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