I've kept up my campaign against 3D throughout 2011 but as this rare peek into the Kermode Uncut archives shows it's not the first time I have warned against fads and fashions in cinema. As you will see I have always been right in the past...

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  • Comment number 47. Posted by kobishark

    on 2 Jan 2012 21:19

    Just came across this and thought you might like a laugh
    http://theoatmeal.com/blog/3d_movies

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  • Comment number 46. Posted by bigtuna333

    on 25 Dec 2011 21:52

    Absolutely crazy - luckily I have very funny things like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gdp4e7mGZm0 to cheer me up!

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  • Comment number 45. Posted by PJ Hughes

    on 24 Dec 2011 16:36

    God forbid if ever the wireless, television or cinema catch on. Whatever will they think of next: electricity, inside toilets...?!?!?!

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  • Comment number 44. Posted by babyfacemichael

    on 24 Dec 2011 11:05

    @ 35 you made me laugh, and i thought i was an anorak. May i suggest less is sometimes more.

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  • Comment number 43. Posted by pozzo2010

    on 24 Dec 2011 08:36

    I have never seen a "3D" film. Yes, I have sat in cinemas wearing eye-hurting glasses looking at something that touts itself as 3D, but it's not 3D, it's 2D images on different planes. It would be truer to say that such films are animated versions of those crap things you can buy from craft fairs where someone cuts out bits of a card and sticks them on top of other bits of the same card to create an illusion of depth. You know the things - they've got a bloody silly French name which I can't remember...

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  • Comment number 42. Posted by Size

    on 23 Dec 2011 23:17

    Ahhhhhhhhhhh. Talking about 3D again?

    BORING AND I DONT CARE ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS MARK AS YOU KEEP SAYING THE SAME THING AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.

    I DONT FIND YOUR POST FUNNY, IRONIC OR CLEVER. YOU HAVE SAID NOTHING NEW IN THIS POST AND IT IS SIMPLY A WAY TO GET YES MEN KERMODE FANS TO NOD THEIR HEADS AND AGREE WITH YOU SO THAT THEY CAN GET IN YOUR GOOD BOOKS. IF YOU HAD ANY NEW ANALYSIS THEN FINE BUT YOU DONT. BORING BORING BORING BORING.

    I WILL END WITH THIS:

    AVATAR 2, AVATAR 3, THE HOBBIT AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, THE HOBBIT THERE AND BACK AGAIN............................... IN 3D. UNTIL THESE FILMS ARE FINISHED AND RELEASED 3D WILL REMAIN IN THE CINEMA WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT AND POSTING THESE STUPID POSTS WILL DO NOTHING TO CHANGE ANYTHING.

    MARK PLEASE... STOP ABUSING YOUR POSITION HERE AND ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING THAT IS INTERESTING AND THOUGHTFUL AS OPPOSED TO THIS POINTLESS DRIVEL.

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  • Comment number 41. Posted by I_am_I

    on 23 Dec 2011 23:01

    Never mind, Dr K. You can console yourself by laughing with sweet satisfaction at all those morons who are, right now, buying for Christmas 3D televisions and 4 pairs of 3D specs for their family and friends to 'enjoy', oblivious to the fact they'll not only look like buffoons wearing them, but they'll also look silly when the technology eventually becomes obsolete (or preferably abandoned through lack of interest).

    3D is the cinematic equivalent of someone telling you that if you put a mirror on your wall it will give you more space. This illusion is, of course, demolished the moment you walk into the bloody thing. Once you become aware of the illusion, it ceases to be an illusion!

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  • Comment number 40. Posted by MR-X

    on 23 Dec 2011 18:10

    Mark,

    i don't think 3D is on the way out. Its merely going through a phase whereby instead of seeing 3D squeezed onto 42" HD colour flat screen we are now moving into an era where the next jump in technology will be taking 3D to a ne level. Seeing 3D images moving around in your own home or perhaps within a particular space will create a very real experience which is currently being refined. New TV systems and new ways of making the making the home and cinematic experience very real by having character interaction going on around your front room or within a specified space.http://3dholo-tv.com/

    Steve Garry BSc (Hons)

    (Lead actor, Rough and Ready 1 by Jim Dickinson of Wakefield City Council, Independent comedy feature with names attached)

    http://www.imagininglove.co.uk
    http://www.thechariotfilm.co.uk
    http://www.thefallowfield.com

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  • Comment number 39. Posted by robfromfort

    on 23 Dec 2011 01:02

    Nice video Mark, had a good laugh at that one :P Given the fall in ticket sales and the slow uptake of 3D TV, untill they sort the format be glasses-less, your prediction will ring true.

    @ashley wetherall nicely random post there... quick question, is the best selling book you mention with regards to The Ten Commandments the Bible ?:O

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  • Comment number 38. Posted by Mark Robinson

    on 22 Dec 2011 16:45

    Lots of stupid people here...including the guy who, for some reason, has presented his review of Exorcist 2...thanks for that. :/

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