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Star Wars: The Force Awakens in IMAX

"It is useless to resist..."

by Steve Withers Dec 15, 2015

  • There's only days to go until Star Wars returns to our cinema screens and IMAX have released a new video in which JJ Abrams explains why he chose to shot certain sequences in the large film format.
    After all that digital tomfoolery in the Prequels, it was good news when JJ Abrams announced he was shooting Star Wars: The Force Awakens on 35mm film. It was part of a deliberate policy to return to the old-school filmmaking used on the original trilogy with practical effects, real sets and make-up prosthetics. However the film is also being made for a modern audience, so the film was converted to 3D in post-production and will include sequences shot in IMAX. In this video Abrams talks about why he decided to shoot in IMAX and the cast talk about the experience of filming in IMAX. Disney/Lucasfilm have booked every single IMAX screen worldwide for the next two weeks, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to catch it in IMAX 3D. In fact it's pretty much the only film that will be playing over Christmas so it isn't a question of whether it will be successful but whether it will beat Avatar?

    So how will you see Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in 2D, 3D or IMAX 3D?

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