Who Remembers the 3-D Movies of the ’50s?

Showmanship was feeling the results of tv set in the early ’50s. TV experienced revolutionized both communications and the entertainment in just few short years, after bursting onto the field only a few years earlier. Giant screen Technicolor spectaculars had their charm, but people were happy to stay home and watch the small display screen black and white Television sets rather than going out to the movies. Trying to change this trend, studio moguls believed 3-D movies could lure people out of their living rooms and back to the theatres. kissanime

My spouse and i was in high college when the first THREE DIMENSIONAL motion picture was launched. Bwana Devil came to the screen in 1952 in color and 3D. American’s flocked to the theatres to don the cardboard glasses with one red and one green plastic lens. The technology had been around for years prior to this with the first commercial showing of a THREE-D film, The Power of Love, making its premiere in 1922. But the industry didn’t choose this technology until these were in trouble, which made the first ’50s are considered the Golden Associated with 3-D. 

The House of Wax was unveiled in 1953 and featured the first stereophonic sound to accompany a 3-D movie. A quantity of others films adopted. One genre, horror motion pictures, found 3-D as a way to startle and scare audiences and so improve the entertainment experience. The most popular was your Monster from the Black Lagoon, which was followed by a number of sequels. The two Rue Morgue films also did well at the box office. Kiss me personally Kate, a musical, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Dial Meters for Murder were released in both 2-D and 3-D with the ex – showing in more cinemas and therefore becoming the more acceptable mode.

Challenges of quality, particularly picture synchronization caused by aiming to match the images from two projectors, was only one of the reasons interest in 3-D ceased after a couple of years. However, technology produced an improved product with companies such as Polaroid signing up for the research battle; there is a resurgence of 3D in the 1980s and again in 2003 with the rise of the modern age.

It was not until 2008, when Sl? was released, that we was re-introduced to 3-D. I observed this animated film, which I watched with carved plastic glasses rather cardboard boxes ones. It was a lot different from the early 3-D experience. In that case, on New Year’s Day time, I saw Avatar. Incredible! I felt as if I were part of the imaginary world created by John Cameron who used 3-D to boost the story rather than make the technique the target of the film. You can see it in 2-D, but you haven’t seen it until you see Avatar in THREE DIMENSIONAL.

So expect to see more movies in THREE DIMENSIONAL, since people seem to be to like it. And, it won’t be long before 3-D comes to living spaces across the country. Several manufacturers are becoming ready to start out selling tv set models with 3-D capabilities. Nokia, a TV manufacturer and motion picture studio owner, expects half the provider’s TV line up will eventually maintain 3-D. And next year, the PGA and ESPN will offer 3-D programs. We’ve come a long way since that spear was chucked at us in 1952, sitting in a populated movie theatre and filled out within our 3-D spectacles, as we watched Bwana Devil.

Don Potter, a Philadelphia native, was created in 1936 and is a 50 year veteran of the advertising agency business. Now surviving in Los Angeles, he has written two novels in retirement, frequently writes on marketing issues, and has a blog dedicated to pre-boomers (those born between 1930 and 1945).