Reg Hartt announced that he will be showing a 3D version of D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance at The Cineforum, in Toronto. His email ]proclaimed that,
The Greatest Spectacle In the History Of Motion Pictures Just Got More So. See for the first time ever in 3D… D. W. Griffith’s INTOLERANCE. Using the same technology employed by Imax Theatres to show 2D movies in 3D I have added more depth to an already great motion picture. This is your chance to see this magnificent film as you never imagined it could be seen.
His reasoning is provided in an article he wrote on The Cineforum website, where he says, in part:
I have bad news for you if you are a film purist and good news, if, like me, you are interested in adding a new dimension to your film going experience.
3D can and should be an exciting process that allows the film maker to take us into new emotional and intellectual landscapes. So far it has not been. …
That caused me to start surfing the web for more information.
The more information I discovered the curiouser I became.
Now I have installed in the Cineforum the same field sequential 3D process used in Imax Theatres,.
This is, in Roger Ebert’s words, “The one 3D process that works.”
As well as acquring movies filmed in 3D I have converted Kid Dracula, Oz Darkside, Metropolis, and The Salvador Dali Film Fest to 3D.
The problem with 3D has not been with the device itself but with the fact that we only got to see it used in movies that, for the most part, did not represent the art of film making at its best.
I am now in the process of converting The Lord of the Rings trilogy, all six Star Wars films, D. W. Griffith’s Intolerance, Lawrence of Arabia, The Matrix trilogy and more to 3D.
The neat thing about this is that in each of the films I have done so far the added depth the process brings to the films does take me into the movie precisely as [Andre] De Toth [director of 1952's Bwana Devil, the first 3D feature] saw it would.
Watching Buster Keaton in Cops in 3D is an indescribable joy.