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View Poll Results: What was the first 3D Sterescopic film ever made and projected for an audience?
"L'arrivée du train" by the Lumière Brothers 6 46.15%
Travelogues "Niagara Falls" & "Rural America" 3 23.08%
Jim the Penman 0 0%
The Power of Love 0 0%
Bwana Devil 3 23.08%
House of Wax 1 7.69%
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 11:26 AM   #1
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The first 3D Stereoscopic Film?

I'm curious what the perceived "first ever" 3D film is. I know the answer, but I'd like to know what everyone else thinks. Please don't google it, just give me your honest impression. It's not a test, it's a poll.
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 12:42 PM   #2
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Wow, thats a good one.. I have no clue so I am not going to vote. I have only heard of one - maybe two of them. Guess I can't call myself a movie guy, huh?

Interesting idea. Can't wait to see the amount of responses....
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 01:31 PM   #3
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I have no idea but I'll bet it starts with "Attack of the"
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Old June 26th, 2007, 10:24 AM   #4
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Over 130 views and only 2 votes? I think one of those votes was by me!

I guess my experiment isn't working, yet. I will eventually reveal my intentions for the poll.

BTW, I threw Bwana Devil in as a red herring because it was marketed as the first feature length 3D film. However, it was released decades after the first stereoscopic film(s).



House of Wax was marketed as the "first feature produced by a major studio in 3D," and was the start of the first 'Golden Age' of 3D. If you watch the trailer you'll see that it was also marketed as "The first picture to bring you the phenomenal merger of 3D-ACTION and 3D-SOUND."


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Old July 1st, 2007, 06:14 PM   #5
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We likely will NEVER know the first 3D film projected to someone.

But, to a paying audience, in a theater:

http://www.3dmovingpictures.com/landf01.html

BWANA DEVIL was the first feature film in NATURAL VISION 3Dimension but not the first feature in 3D. BWANA'S writer/producer/director Arch Oboler believed it was the first. But 3D history is jam-packed with with mis-dis-information, error, ignorance, MYTH.
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Old July 1st, 2007, 06:25 PM   #6
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And...

...as much as WAX is my favorite 3D, it wasn't the first of the Golden Era - by one day, Columbia's MAN IN THE DARK was the first to open to a regular paying audience.

Of course, the "major studio" line was a deliberate slap in the face of Columbia's Harry Cohn.
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Old July 24th, 2007, 04:59 PM   #8
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The Louis Lumiére (Auguste died years earlier) demo footage was seen in 1934 and is the ONLY stereoscopic work under the Lumiére name, contrary to a mythical 1903 reference.

And POWER OF LOVE is covered in detail in the aforementioned reference.

The rest covered in many references, including my old AMAZING 3-D (1982, Little Brown & Co.) and the various American Cinematographer articles.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 02:12 PM   #9
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