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Redford mum on 3D impact

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Redford mum on 3D impact
by Kevin Williamson

PARK CITY, Utah -- Robert Redford doesn't view 3D through rose-tinted glasses.

"Horrible film," he says of the first 3D movie he saw during Hollywood's brief flirtation with the format in the 1950s -- complete with a spear that leaped out at the crowd. "But now it's come back 50 years later."

Has it ever. The 3D digitally-rendered Avatar is on track to become the first $2-billion worldwide blockbuster. Add to that its probable Oscar windfall -- over Sundance sleeper Precious, among others -- and it would seem to signal troubling news for the creators of low-budget films that lack the same wow factor. With the industry -- and apparently audiences -- enraptured by spectacle and sensation, what does that mean for the independent cinema Redford cherishes?
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