February 05, 2017

Academy to screen earliest examples of 3D motion pictures

HollywoodNews.com: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present some of the earliest examples of three-dimensional motion pictures in a new “3D Rarities: From 1900 and Beyond” event.

It’s a common motion picture legend that the Lumière brothers’ early film “Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat” (1896) had audiences fleeing from their chairs as the train approached the station, threatening to run directly off the screen into the auditorium. However, few know that the Lumière brothers reshot the arrival of a train in 3D and organized a technically improved screening of that footage and other 3D shorts in 1935.

Bromberg, who is based in Paris, will present a look back at the origins of 3D, including the first efforts by the Lumière brothers and other rarities from Georges Méliès, Norman McLaren, Charley Bowers and the Disney Studios, in the 3D edition of his “Retour de Flamme (Saved from the Flames)” show. These periodic presentations highlight archival rediscoveries and feature his own commentary and live piano accompaniment.

The film will screen on Tuesday, September 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.

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