James Cameron’s Avatar proved the awesome potential of 3D technology for entertainment today. But in a recent interview for The New York Times, director Baz Luhrmann said he hopes new films will embrace the technology’s potential for experiences beyond sheer spectacle:
He spoke of using 3-D not to create thrilling vistas or coming-at-you threats, but rather to find a new intimacy in film. He referred particularly to a climactic scene in which Daisy’s husband, Tom Buchanan (played by Joel Edgerton), confronts Mr. DiCaprio’s Gatsby in a suite at the Plaza hotel, all in three dimensions.
“How do you make it feel like you’re inside the room?” he asked.
It seems like a question that filmmakers and game designers alike will have in the back of their heads for years to come.