Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Boyle: 3D film is just a phase

Danny Boyle thinks 3D may be a phase

Danny Boyle has confessed he hates 3D movies, and thinks they are just a phase.

The Oscar-winning director of Slumdog Millionaire, Sunshine, Trainspotting and new thriller Trance - who was presented with the Empire Outstanding Contribution Award at the Jameson Empire Film Awards last night - doesn't believe 3D has a future in cinema.

This is in contrast to fellow acclaimed filmmakers such as James Cameron and Peter Jackson who have heavily invested in the development of 3D technology.

Boyle revealed: "I don't use 3D. I'm a spectacle wearer so I hate going to 3D movies because you have to wear two pairs of spectacles, which makes you feel like even more of a prat. You know how everybody feels a bit of prat wearing the 3D spectacles - you as a spectacle wearer feel a double prat.

"Although there is some extraordinary work done on it. Some of the Pi stuff [Ang Lee's Life Of Pi] was incredible.

"It's a tool, you know. And it will be very interesting to see... there are sound innovations coming actually, particularly Dolby Atmos, which are going to do something very equivalent to what 3D does.

"So I don't know if 3D will survive to be honest, personally. I think it may be a phase."

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