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Tuesday 20 December 2011, 09:36

Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

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 1.

    I agree completely with what Dr K is saying. I for one do not think this new fangled Internet thing will catch on either and that goes for fire, the telephone and the wheel!!!!

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    Comment number 2.

    a sarcastic sign of admittance?

    take it you have seen the prometheus trailer or something

    enjoy your alphabetti spaghetti dr

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    Comment number 3.

    Let's face it it's not the first time weve been plagued by 3-D, and everytime it crops up it doesn't 'catch on'. However i'm sure in 10 or 20 years time we'll be having 'this Hologram thing will never catch on'.

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    Comment number 4.

    When you think it took Hollywood about 2 years to perfect sound and 2 strip colour wasn't much good the same may apply to 3D. When i saw Avatar i thought "3D isn't going to last" but as chance would have it i'm going to see Hugo 3D this afternoon purely on Mark's recommendation so this could prove to be the break through film.

    Plus i seem to recall Mark saying in a previous blog that if 3D was still going 2 years from now he would eat his shoes or something like that, so would you would you like fries with that?.

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    Comment number 5.

    I'm pretty sure that this Dr K. championing 'The Artist', a SILENT film in BLACK and WHITE and in the academy box Aspect ratio: 1.37 : 1 and no 3D. Proving that a film a film in 2011/12 can still make it without all current fads.

    Although since colour, sound and widescreen have become the norm for the most part, (heaven forbit 3D forllows suit) it seems that the buzz around 'The Artist' is to do with that its black and white and boxed and silent. So do these things make it a fad within our cinema today?


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