Stereoscopic production to document live theater is one of the many niche areas for which it's perfectly suited. In Charlie Victor Romeo the 3D is so efficiently used that you'll forget it's a film. It does what 3D does best. Immerse. By using Cockpit Voice Recorder transcripts it takes you into that little room past 1st class where complete boredom suddenly turns into nail biting drama. And special effects you generate in the theater of the mind are more terrifying than any CGI. I think you'll agree it could never reach such an emotional high point without 3D. No slow-mo 3D, dragons or aliens. But real super heroes in action. For some, their last actions. In 3D, you're in that Cockpit with the crew. So part of you is a passenger, part NTSB investigator. The emotional draw is intense. You feel attached to the Crew so when the scene ends and their fate is revealed, you're touched. The slight release of tension comes when the actors reappear in other scenes and you say to yourself, "That's right, it's only a film." These folks nailed it so well that CVR is being used for Pilot training.
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