The cinema might be being filled with new 3D movies, but what if we could go back in time and film everything in 3D? What movies would you want to watch again with a pair of polarized stereoscopic glasses? We asked Greg Passmore, president of PassmoreLab, to give us the top 10 films he would have converted to 3D…and may STILL convert, if he has the chance!
While his studio is probably not a name you’ve heard of (yet), PassmoreLab is the world’s largest 3D content provider, specializing in both creating new 3D content and converting previously-shot 2D content into full digital 3D.
“This has got to be high on anyone’s list. It certainly is on ours. All those lights, the action, the futuristic scenery. Whether it’s the opening sequence or when the female replicant falls through the plate glass window, we know your eyes wouldn’t be able to take it all in”.
“Duvall’s famous line ‘I love the smell of napalm in the morning, it smells like victory’ in 3D would be even more mind-numbing, surely. Then you’ve got all the jungle messing with your mind and — what about that fan scene — we bet that would be really trippy in 3D”.
“Here’s Johnny!” As Jack Nicholson throws his face at you giving you the shivers. Combine that with the boy on the bike whizzing around the corridors of the empty hotel and you’ve got yourself a 3D movie that is surely scarier than the flat 2D version”.
“Natural history documentary from the BBC that is stunning as it is, throw in some 3D for good measure and it would be like the animals are actually in your living room stealing your TV dinner. Anything underwater is always impressive in 3D, just imagine how cool it would be here”.
“A Philip Glass soundtrack, a movie that is experimental in the first place. Enough said”.
“Showing that 3D isn’t just for the action-packed Hollywood blockbuster 3D can be used to bring documentaries to life and in this case the 1947 film of the Nuremberg Trials”.
Requiem for a Dream
“Indy film about the lives of four druggies, there are plenty of trip scenes and weird-out moments that would only be enhanced by being converted into 3D. The question would be, could your mind take it?”
“Disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety. Now, who wouldn’t want to see that in 3D?”
Alice in Wonderland (1951 version)
“No, not the new Tim Burton effort due out in 2010, although that’s probably a contender too, but the original film effort would no doubt bring an added dimension (no pun intended) to the Mad Hatter’s tea party and croquet with flamingos”.
“Rome in 3D directed by Fellini. Do we need any other reason?”
What’s your top 10? What films would you like to see turned into 3D? Let us know in the comments below.