James Cameron compares Harry Potter 3D conversion to Clash Of The Titans

"The same studio making the same mistake"

James Cameron has lashed out once again against post-production 3D conversions whilst speaking at the Blu-Con event in Beverly Hills.

This time, he had a fresh example of the folly of trying to add another dimension to a flick after the cameras have finished rolling: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1.

"I maintain you can't do a good conversion of a two-hour movie with high quality in a few weeks like they tried to do with Clash Of The Titans," Cameron said.

"I don't mean to throw that movie under the bus because my buddy Sam is in it, but I think everybody realised that this was a point at which people had gone too far."

"You see another stumble with the most recent Harry Potter movie from the same studio making the same mistake - except really getting spanked for it now because they didn't get the film done.

"They announced it in 3D - threw a bunch of money trying to convert it to 3D in post-production and it simply didn't work. They just didn't get it done."

Now, we absolutely agree with the sentiment, but shouldn't Jim be congratulating Warner Brothers for pulling 3D Harry Potter rather than putting out an inferior product?

Still, he's a genius, he can pretty much say what he wants.

And it wasn't all negative - Cameron is all for post-production 3D, as long as it's used on classic movies like Jaws or ET. Which is nice.
 

Agree with Cameron? What classic films would you like to see in 3D? Tell us below!

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Nov 3rd 2010, 13:22

      I agree with Cameron in part, post production 3D only takes away from the movie experience. But what benefit could it possibly bring to perfect movies like ET and Jaws? They are flawless as they are, add 3D, no matter how good, and its going to take something away from them. You wouldn't go about converting a Picasso into 3D, just leave them alone and make sure we always have perfectly good 2D versions of everything and Ill stop ranting. 3D = marketing exercise, not better movies

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    • dholleyuk

      Nov 3rd 2010, 13:33

      I agree with the above post, 3D = marketing exercise, not better movies. Please also stop this madness Mr Cameron, and as a good (but in my mind not the best film maker) stop making or pushing 3d films, name one really good film shot in 3D to be in the top 10 films of all time for its story?

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    • dholleyuk

      Nov 3rd 2010, 13:34

      I agree with the above post, 3D = marketing exercise, not better movies. Please also stop this madness Mr Cameron, and as a good (but in my mind not the best film maker) stop making or pushing 3d films, name one really good film shot in 3D to be in the top 10 films of all time for its story?

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    • dholleyuk

      Nov 3rd 2010, 13:34

      I agree with the above post, 3D = marketing exercise, not better movies. Please also stop this madness Mr Cameron, and as a good (but in my mind not the best film maker) stop making or pushing 3d films, name one really good film shot in 3D to be in the top 10 films of all time for its story?

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    • nacho316

      Nov 3rd 2010, 18:16

      ^ Cant possibly fault the above comment completely agree ;)

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    • Nashnash

      Nov 3rd 2010, 19:32

      Sure, maybe post-conversion looks s**t, but why does he have to be such a pretentious dick? And isn't he making a 3D Titanic? Was that filmed in 3D as well but converted to 2D in post?

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    • Alcatrazisland

      Jan 17th 2011, 12:47

      Anyone else feel that maybe a lot of studios are jumping on the 3D bandwagon not only because it's the latest gimic, but also because it means people can't go in with a camera and bootleg the film...?? Not that I'm advocating bootlegging, but maybe a lot of these film being converted unnecessarily after the fact could be more piracy protection than feeling the film would benefit from 3D..?!?!

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