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Is the success of 'Gravity' going to suddenly drive Hollywood 3D crazy again?
Let's hope not. The lesson of "Gravity" and its frankly remarkable box-office performance so far is not that everything should be in 3D again no matter what, but that when you use the tool the right way, it can greatly enhance a theatrical experience. Sure, that's been true since day one, as it is with any tool introduced for filmmakers, but now that we've seen this play out for a while, I hope Hollywood looks at everything that's happened since "Avatar," including "Hugo," "Gravity," and a ton of unnecessary money spent on conversions that meant nothing to anyone, and they should take the right lessons from this. If a filmmaker really wants to shoot in 3D and they can build it into the process from day one, then that's great, but no one should have it forced on them and no one should have to convert a movie that wasn't meant to be in 3D. If that's the lesson they take, then maybe they really can learn. We'll see.