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3D Wonders

exhibition logoProfessional critics are still whining about 3D at the movies. Some is valid, but ill-expressed. None creates the desired effect of educating and motivating a grass-roots effort to insist that the cinemas and studios improve the situation.

This month Patrick Goldstein summarized some of the arguments, and while he had the time and space to round up some past negative articles of others, he spared no space for explaining the good parts of 3D, or the fact that there was plenty of bad CGI in its early days of its evolution. Here is a list of those articles in case our professional readers have been too busy to notice that some part of the populace is speaking out against one-size-fits-all-uncomfortably-glasses and poorly illuminated screens:

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Decline and Fall: 3D takes some knocks

Two stories analyze with some glee that some patrons are slipping in the backdoor to see movies in 2D rather than pay 50% more for a 3D ticket. In neither article is the word recession mentioned or the fact that many 10s of millions of potential movie goers are out of work or underemployed. It makes one wonder how much money the writers are making and whether they have lost touch with some part of their audience. 

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