'The Great Gatsby' benefits from 3D



Director Baz Luhrmann’s latest wild ride for the senses, ‘The Great Gatsby,’ opens in theaters May 10.

The manic, swerving, colorful, boisterous style of the filmmaker benefits from ‘Gatsby’ having been shot in the 3D format.

The primary difference is that sequences for ‘Gatsby’ were intended to be viewed in three dimensions using the newest cinematic technology. Many films are converted to 3D during the post production process to simulate depth for the audience.

When films like ‘The Great Gatsby’ are lensed by a visually stylistic director such as Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet) the results for the film are a powerful

argument in favor of the format.

Many of the film’s shots are structured to make the most out of the technology. There is a genuine sense of depth and perspective versus the “upconverted” 3D movies. ‘The Great Gatsby’ has some rich visual scenes and overall the 3D version of the film is greater than the standard version.

In the case of ‘Gatsby,’ 3D makes the film better.

If you are able to see the film in 3D, it should be viewed as such. The director obviously intended for the film to be shown using this tech.

The film, itself, is beautiful to watch. A lack of empathetic characters made it difficult to become immersed in the experience.

For my review of ‘The Great Gatsby’ click here and be directed to my companion article on this film.

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