The man behind the visually stunning The Dark Knight and mind-bending visuals glimpsed in the trailer to Inception has admitted that he's not a fan of 3D, and isn't convinced by CGI, either. All hail the anti-Michael Bay!
Christopher Nolan made his comments during an appearance at a screening of Inception, telling an appreciative audience that Warner Bros. had hoped for a 3D version of this thriller, but he'd refused:
I'm not a huge fan of 3D... We did tests on ‘Inception’ to look at the post conversion process. And they worked very well. It’s quite easy to do, in fact. But it takes a little time, and we didn’t have the time to do it to the standard that I would have been happy.
That said, the next Batman movie, he revealed, would be in 3D, and be shot conventionally and converted later. Just don't expect lots of CGI, because he's not a fan of that, either:
The audience can always, on some level, tell the difference [between real stunts and CGI].
And as if things weren't bad enough?
I don’t really look at the Internet... I don’t email or use a cell. It gives me time to think.
Heresy! But if it allows him to keep making such impressive films, I don't mind.