Source: CBS News

It seems some things never change in Hollywood. For 82 years of Academy Awards there’s always the flash … the fashions … the royalty … the scene stealers … the showdown.

This year the buzz is about the nail-biting faceoff between Kathryn Bigelow, director of the indie war movie, “The Hurt Locker” … and her ex-husband, James Cameron, director of the all-time box office smash, “Avatar.”

But what really has Hollywood talking is thatm, win or lose, “Avatar” could change everything, with its breathtaking imagination and out-of-this-world imagery in eye-popping 3D.

“There are a number of films that have gone out and proved repeatedly that the market is there,” said director Cameron. “I think, you know, the verdict is pretty well in that 3D is here to stay. and that it’s a major boost to the, theatrical exhibition business.”

Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of Dreamworks Animation, calls the success of Cameron’s 3D gamble “thrilling.”

“I can’t think of a more inspiring event to happen for the movie business in a decade than ‘Avatar,'” he said.

“How to Train Your Dragon,” Dreamworks Animation’s next big release, is in 3D. In fact, all of the studio’s releases from now on will be in 3D.


AAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAhhhhhhhhhhhHHHHHH. Death by 3-d! While 3-d is cool, and fun – I kind of view it like chocolate, or wine – lovely for a treat – but too much and it gives you a headache. Plus, there are people who can’t see 3-d, due to eyesight (okay, there’s more to it than that – but I’m not about to go into a tirade, I promise). And, how far are we going to go with this? I’m not sure I want to watch the news in 3-d – no matter how cool that looked on the Jetsons when I was a kid. What do you all think?

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