TDKR: Christopher Nolan Discusses Shooting THE DARK KNIGHT RISES In IMAX And Not In 3-D

TDKR: Christopher Nolan Discusses Shooting THE DARK KNIGHT RISES In IMAX And Not In 3-D

The guys over at posted a snippet from a lengthy interview with Nolan about pressure from Warner Bros. to film The Dark Knight Rises in 3-D instead of IMAX.

With huge anticipation surrounding his new film The Dark knight Rises, the epic conclusion to his Batman films, Nolan discusses that he didn't want to use 3-D for his final installment. He is a very big fan of IMAX, and sees it as the only good way to shoot a film. Below is just a small excerpt from the interview with the director for more, just hit the link!

From Nolan:

"Warner Bros. would have been very happy, but I said to the guys there that I wanted it to be stylistically consistent with the first two films and we were really going to push the IMAX thing to create a very high-quality image. I find stereoscopic imaging too small scale and intimate in its effect. 3-D is a misnomer. Films are 3-D. The whole point of photography is that it’s three-dimensional. The thing with stereoscopic imaging is it gives each audience member an individual perspective. It’s well suited to video games and other immersive technologies, but if you’re looking for an audience experience, stereoscopic is hard to embrace. I prefer the big canvas, looking up at an enormous screen and at an image that feels larger than life. When you treat that stereoscopically, and we’ve tried a lot of tests, you shrink the size so the image becomes a much smaller window in front of you. So the effect of it, and the relationship of the image to the audience, has to be very carefully considered. And I feel that in the initial wave to embrace it, that wasn’t considered in the slightest."

The Dark Knight Rises is an upcoming superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan and the story with David S. Goyer. Based on the DC Comics character Batman, the film will be the third installment in Nolan's Batman film series, and is a sequel to Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008). The Dark Knight Rises is intended to be the conclusion of the series. It stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman. The film will take place eight years after the events of The Dark Knight and will introduce the characters of Selina Kyle and Bane—portrayed by Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy, respectively—two villains from the Batman mythology

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