3D Movies ? The Beginning Of The End For Standard Filmmaking?
So, what do Robert Stack, Barbara Britton, and Nigel Bruce all have in common? They starred together in the first 3D color film in 1952, Bwana Devil, which made it into production under the title, The Lions of Gulu. This was the beginning of the “golden age” of 3D films that lasted until 1955. Horror films and science-fiction films became the mainstay for 3D filmmakers, which in turn brought a lot of favorable attention to both genres of films.
Until recently, however, 3D filmmaking had been seen as a gimmick and was unfairly equated with the low-budget filmmaking at its height of popularity, or with specialty films that often had to do with the earth, or outer space, and were shown specially in IMAX 3D theaters.
It was James Cameron, who just brought us the #1 grossing film of all time, Avatar, which was a smashing success in 3D, who changed