Cameron, Jackson discuss future of film
James Cameron and Peter Jackson recently expressed their views on the future of film and film exhibition as part of a panel at a recent convention in San Diego. Both are very enthusiastic about 3-D (Cameron plans to convert “Titanic” to 3-D and Jackson will convert his “Rings” trilogy to the process). However both emphasized that 3-D or advanced special effects alone will not help keep people going out to the movies if the films lack good stories and effective characterizations.
“There will be a lot more 3-D screens when they know the ‘Lord of the Rings’ films are going to be available,” Cameron said.
The movie industry needs 3-D, he said, to inspire originality and boost its bottom line. A “3-D ecosystem” could be built on big films converting to the format.
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