Hollywood’s Brave New World

Folks, I’m massively behind in keeping you up to date with my world. First of all, those of you who missed it need to know about Tori and Dean’s trip-up by the facts by – yes – your intrepid reporter, keeping those celebrities honest. I’m not going to tell you about it, you’re going to […]

Folks, I’m massively behind in keeping you up to date with my world. First of all, those of you who missed it need to know about Tori and Dean’s trip-up by the facts by – yes – your intrepid reporter, keeping those celebrities honest. I’m not going to tell you about it, you’re going to have to click here. (The link is not working, try again later.) Ok, that’s one thing. Next, you might have missed a discussion of the next big thing in going out to the movies: 3D. Yes, I know 3D has existed for years, but Hollywood’s biggest talents are now signing up — Spielberg, James Cameron, Peter Jackson, to name a few. Here’s what I wrote: "Last week the next phase in the theatrical viewing experience took a significant leap forward, as Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson signed on to direct and produce for Paramount’s DreamWorks Studios a trilogy of 3-D movies about the intrepid Belgian comic-book hero Tintin. And on Saturday nearly an hour of footage from the 3-D concert film of the Irish rock band U2 made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival." That hour, it should have been noted, was the first sampling of live action 3D in the digital age, and I got a good glimpse. It was indeed quite moving to see Bono weave his spell over 60,000 fans, a concert shot over a series of dates in Latin America last year. Here’s the rest of the piece.