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Jacques-Yves Cousteau 3D biographical film

JacquesCousteau.jpgWhile I'm clearly against the largely gimmicky use of 3D in film, there are some instances where it really works well, and this latest film could be one, a biographical look at the great man Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

Cousteau was the pioneering French oceanographer and filmmaker as well as a French naval officer, explorer, ecologist, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who even developed the aqua-lung.

Laurent Turner is writing the film, adapting the script from the biographical novel from Albert Falco, another sea explorer who worked alongside Jacques-Yves Cousteau for some forty years.

Jérôme Salle is set to direct, the man who wrote the original Anthony Zimmer, Largo Winch and Largo Winch (Tome 2), also known as The Burma Conspiracy.

It does seem as though the film would really benefit from full 3D, seeing the underwater world come to life in front of you, now that is something that makes a 3D film worthwhile.

However a note of caution comes from one of the producers who, through Variety, says that the film won't be about the underwater scenes and will be a true biography of the man.

If that's the case then I have to ask the question, why is there any need to make the film in 3D? If we're not going to see those amazing underwater scenes and the film will focus on the people, what is the 3D aspect going to bring us? The beauty of it would be right in the water, not above water with talking heads.



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