Okay, he didn’t say it in exactly those words, but Wally Pfister, Christopher Nolan’s longtime and award-winning cinematographer (pictured above on the left with Nolan), does agree that the current Hollywood obsession with 3D is nothing but a fad, one that the industry will kill off in a few years from over exposure. It’s Hollywood, after all — they’ll squeeze and squeeze until there isn’t anymore blood to be squeezed out of that stone, and then they’ll toss it away and look for another one to squeeze. Wally Pfister mostly agrees with my genius statement.
“I [shot in 3D] for one shot of The Dark Knight because [Christopher Nolan] said, you have to say you did it, and literally I had this strapped to my shoulder and I was carrying it. But I think Chris is game for doing something interesting like that, Lord knows that the 3-D fad might pass by the time that summer comes around.”
So what are the chances that the third “Batman” movie will be in 3D? Surely, the studio wants it. Hell, they’d shoot me typing this right now in 3D if they could because they think it’ll make them an extra couple of cents or two.
“But I know one thing about the film that Chris is adamant about is that he wants to shoot on film. He doesn’t want to shoot on video, and I’m the same way.”
So forget it, Bat fans, no 3D for “Batman 3”. Of course, Nolan is a pretty innovative fella, and whose to say he won’t do a 3D movie in a few years. After all, who would have thunk that Martin Scorsese would fall prey to the fad?