Martin Scorsese Talks Filming In 3D
Hugo Cabret is currently being shot by Martin Scorsese. The difference with this film is that it is his first 3D feature film.
Scorsese gave an interview recently to The Guardian in which he discusses his experience shooting in 3D
“Every shot is rethinking cinema,” he enthuses, “rethinking narrative – how to tell a story with a picture. Now, I’m not saying we have to keep throwing javelins at the camera, I’m not saying we use it as a gimmick, but it’s liberating. It’s literally a Rubik’s Cube every time you go out to design a shot, and work out a camera move, or a crane move. But it has a beauty to it also. People look like… like moving statues. They move like sculpture, as if sculpture is moving in a way. Like dancers…” He is clearly entranced by challenges and themes of Hugo Cabret, and says that the new technology with which he’s working puts him in mind of Picasso and Braque and how inspired they were by the early cinema of Méliès and the Lumière brothers.
When I think of big budget 3D films with tons of eye candy I do not think of Martin Scorsese as the director, which is a good thing. Scorsese is one of my favorite directors and is a leader in the preservation of film. I am looking forward to seeing what his new film looks like in 3D. Based on his comments above, I wonder how many more films he will end up directing in 3D after this.