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Cinemania: new formatting for old classics

Posted by Peter Keough  September 12, 2013 05:36 PM

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Well, at least they didn’t colorize the Kansas parts. Not yet, anyway. Many are appalled that “The Wizard of Oz” (opens September 20 for a week-long run) is being re-released in 3D.

But is that so blasphemous? After all, the Technicolor for the Oz sequences might have seemed pretty cutting edge back in 1939. Perhaps other movie classics could benefit from the 3D treatment? An eye-popping Rosebud from “Citizen Kane” (1941)? Water splashing in your face from “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952)? Scissors plunging out of the screen in “Dial M for Murder” (1954)… Whoops, that one is already in 3D. Which films would you reformat? Put them in the comments section or send them to petervkeough@gmail.com by September 16.

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