Luhrmann To Shoot GREAT GATSBY In 3D?
Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming adaptation of THE GREAT GATSBY has stirred up some buzz around Hollywood, and the director announced that he’s thinking of shooting the film in 3D. Luhrmann says that he has workshopped the new project in 3D, but hasn’t decided if he will shoot using this format yet.
As a speaker at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, Luhrmann along with directors Michael Mann and Oliver Stone, talked about the advantages of the Blu-Ray DVD format. While the directors love working with Blu-Ray, Luhrmann has some advice for filmmakers.
“The power of Blu-ray is so great, you have to be a bit conscious about misusing it,” he said, noting that with the increased resolution, more details are visible and therefore more choices are available in the restoring and remastering processes. “Are you trying to recreate from your memory? There are a whole lot of new question that powerful technology brings.”
Along the same lines, Stone stated that budgets needed to be considered when shooting in 3D. “Don’t shoot a 3D movie unless you can afford it, otherwise you are putting yourself under enormous pressure.”
While I can see other Luhrmann films being shot beautifully in 3D (Moulin Rouge would have been spectacular), I’m not sure that The Great Gatsby warrants a 3D shoot. What are your thoughts?
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