3D movies?

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    Feb 08, 2016 4:13 AM GMT
    I had seen The Finest Hours earlier this week in 2D and just saw it in 3D. At first it was kind of novel but after awhile I more or less stopped noticing it.

    It's kind of a hassle for me since I wear glasses so I have to wear the 3D glasses in front of my regular glasses. They felt like they were sliding off my nose although they did stay on.

    In the end I didn't think it was worth it.

    What's your take?
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    Feb 08, 2016 4:31 AM GMT
    Well, I recently had this conversation with a hook-up who just wasn't in to me, so he showed me his 3DTV instead. (At least he let me feel him up during.)

    This stuff has been around for almost 70 years now. Nobody cares.

    I suspect that it has something to do with engaging your brain in the story.

    As an analogy, I have wasted spent a lot of time trying to teach sophomores. If you knock yourself out, making a slick multi-media presentation for lectures, it just runs past their eyeballs, while their brains are engaged in sexual fantasies. If you just write shit on the chalkboard, which they are forced to copy in to their notebooks, the material actually passes through their brains. The difference in test scores is like, 50%.

    I suggest that something similar goes on with watching 2D movies. And exponentially so with actually reading the book.

    That said, I have dabbled in 3D imaging for scientific purposes. It can add useful perspective to understanding certain data. But the difficult thing is that you have to keep in mind that it's always a digital reconstruction, and you have to be explicit in all the steps you used to create it, in case one of them added some sort of bias. Many years ago, I had my 15 minutes of fame, and I sometimes wonder if it was actually because of the significance of my work, or the nifty 3D images that were reproduced in newspapers and magazines all over the world. icon_redface.gif
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    Feb 08, 2016 5:51 AM GMT
    Yeah, I was kind of surprised at how it hasn't changed. The previous 3D movie that I'd seen was Andy Warhol's Frankenstein, which was way back in the 70s. Same technology, Polaroid glasses.

    When I was a little kid my stepfather had a 3D camera and would take 3D slides; same thing to view them projected, Polaroid glasses.
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    Feb 10, 2016 1:07 AM GMT
    I saw The Finest Hours in 3D this past Sunday, and loved it! The 3D element really added something to this movie. Especially any of the scenes with snowflakes. They looked so real that you could just reach out and touch them
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    Feb 10, 2016 3:38 AM GMT
    ChicagoSteve saidI saw The Finest Hours in 3D this past Sunday, and loved it! The 3D element really added something to this movie. Especially any of the scenes with snowflakes. They looked so real that you could just reach out and touch them.

    I liked the movie and the story, it was an engrossing movie. I didn't go to see snowflakes dancing in front of my face.
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    Feb 10, 2016 5:17 AM GMT
    If you liked the movie Finest Hours and like good books I recommend Grey Seas Under by Farley Mowat. It's set in the period between WWI and WWII on the Canadian west coast. They didn't have a coast guard and rescuing ships in trouble was done by companies who made money from it. Unlike the movie it's not just one rescue story but several, each like the movie, during some nasty storm. Not all at the same time, but mostly during the winter. The first 1/4th or 1/8th is slow going but after that, strap yourselves in boys.