I can’t tell you times yet, they told me they would be posted yesterday but they lied, it will be sometime on Thursday afternoon. So check the announcements at school for the official times later this week.
I have been reading, in fact am finished with a great little book called The Hugo Movie Companion. The book is also written by Brian Selznick and tells the story of how the book came to be and then how the book became the movie.
It is full of great little real life details and wonderful full color images from the movie. It also tells lots of stories from major players in the making of the movie. You almost feel like you know how a movie is truly made after finishing the book.
One of my favorite thoughts from the book was dealing with the plan to film the movie in 3-D.
The book talks about how in 1931 there was a new movie technology that was seen with lots of suspicion… sound! Can you imagine a time where the vast majority of people looked at the idea of sound in a movie as a gimmick that took away from the film?
The book and movie makers claim we are in another technology shift today. Much of the movie going world looks at 3-D as a gimmick that takes away from the film, or even makes it cheesy. I would put myself in that spot, I have only really seen 3-D movies in IMAX or Disney settings and think of them as gimmicky. I also fall into the camp of not wanting to pay the extra dollars just to see the film in three dimensions.
So I am interested to see and hear if the Guys Read field trip to the Hugo movie should be a 2-D or 3-D adventure.
Here is a poll to light our way…
Should SMS Guys Read see the Hugo film in 2-D or 3-D?
So vote for the dimension you most want to experience this film in and let us know in comments why.
Read On, Mr. H