Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan has called 3D film 'alienating'.

Nolan is back in the director's chair this summer with his latest project Inception which brings together an impressive cast of Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Marion Cotillard.

Inception is the first movie for the director since the worldwide smash The Dark Knight, which grossed over $1 billion, back in 2008.

And while 3D film is very much the in trend Nolan admits that he doesn't like the dimness and darkness of the images when shooting in 3D film.

Speaking to the Los Angeles Times he said: "The truth of it is when you watch a film in here, you're looking at 16 foot-lamberts. When you watch through any of the conventional 3D processes you're giving up three foot-lamberts. A massive difference.

"You're not that aware of it because once you're 'in that world', your eye compensates, but having struggled for years to get theatres get up to the proper brightness, we're not sticking polarised filters in everything.

"On a technical level, it's fascinating, but on an experiential level, I find the dimness of the image extremely alienating."

Despite this Nolan hasn't ruled out shooting the third Batman movie in 3D. There is no question if audiences want to watch films in stereoscopic imaging, that's what the studios will be doing, and that's what I’ll be doing."

A third film in the popular batman franchise is expected to his big screens in the summer of 2010, four years after the success of The Dark Knight.

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