Revolutionary. Groundbreaking. Game-changing.
No matter how you want to describe it, “Avatar” was certainly a major leap forward in the world of 3-D moviemaking. Directed by James Cameron, the science-fiction movie managed to solidify its place in history as the single highest-grossing film ever made in a mere matter of weeks at the box office. As a result of the film’s success, several other movies are getting the 3-D treatment, whether from the very beginning of pre-production like the upcoming “Spider-Man” re-launch to the final stages in the editing bay like “Clash of the Titans,” which stars “Avatar” leading man Sam Worthington.
Even veteran filmmakers are looking at “Avatar” for inspiration in their own future cinematic endeavors. On the red carpet at the 82nd annual Academy Awards , MTV News spoke with “Inglourious Basterds” director Quentin Tarantino, who revealed his own thoughts on Cameron’s big-screen accomplishments. While Tarantino isn’t necessarily thinking on the same scale as Cameron, he’s certainly an advocate of 3-D technology.
“[I wouldn’t direct] a ginormous 3-D movie, but I love 3-D,” the “Pulp Fiction” director declared. “I liked ’Friday the 13th’ in 3-D. Actually, one of my favorite movies of the year was ’My Bloody Valentine 3-D.’ That was a great 3-D movie!”
Tarantino wouldn’t disclose whether he has active plans in the works for a 3-D film project, but when asked about the possibility of a future “Kill Bill” installment using the moviemaking technology, the director replied: “If I had to do ’Kill Bill’ all over again, I probably would do ’Volume 1’ in 3-D.”
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