Is waving things at the camera always a 3D gimmick?

Yesterday, I was watching The Adventures of Tintin with the kids, and I was struck — not for the first time — by the way some images that were obviously designed for 3D can look a little odd, composition-wise, when viewed in a 2D format.

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Avatar and religion — a few thoughts.

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Avatar came out on Blu-Ray and DVD last week, so now is as good a time as any to post the following article, which I wrote for the March issue of the Anglican Planet after they asked me to expand on some ideas that I had hinted at in my review for the January issue of BC Christian News:

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Review: Avatar (dir. James Cameron, 2009)

avatarTHERE IS a lot that can — and will — be said about Avatar over the next few months.

The latest sprawling epic from Titanic director James Cameron is a technical marvel and, at times, an awesome thrill ride. It also has the clunky dialogue and simplistic political and philosophical posturing that we have come to expect from his later efforts. And already there is much talk about the film’s chances at the Academy Awards in March.

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