Oh… oh no. After declaring that holograms are the future of filmmaking, Martin Scorsese has apparently decided to kill time until then by making the rest of his films in 3-D. Seriously. Despite that 3-D seems to be, for the most part, a cheap marketing gimmick that results in dark, under-lit footage, and requires annoying glasses and random excuses to thrust things close to the movie screen, one of the greatest American filmmakers has decided to attach the maddening filmmaking technique to his films.
In an interview with Deadline, Scorsese spoke of his love of 3-D while discussing his new film, Hugo. He apparently loves the process so much that he is thinking of filming all of his future films in 3-D. “Quite honestly, I would,” he said, to the horror of pretty much everyone everywhere. “I don’t think there’s a subject matter that can’t absorb 3-D, that can’t tolerate the addition of depth as a storytelling technique.”
Oh, Marty. Marty, Marty, Marty, say it ain’t so. But that’s not all—the director also mused about which of his previous films would work best in 3-D, and one of his responses was, well, shocking:
“Aviator, maybe? Maybe Taxi Driver… because of the intimidation of the main character, his presence is everywhere, a frightening kind of presence.”
Taxi Driver? In 3-D? Actually, that would be kind of insane, in a fun way. But still: Taxi Driver?
What do you think of the Scorsese news?
Source: The AV Club