Martin Scorsese's 3-D Hugo Cabret passion

August 10th, 2010

Martin Scorsese is "passionate" about 3-D movies

Thelma Schoonmaker - who is working with the iconic director on new movie 'Hugo Cabret' as his editor - admits Scorsese was keen to shoot the project in 3-D because it creates a different feel to a movie.

She said: "He's always been passionate about 3-D and, as a matter of fact, we've started screening older 3-D movies. We looked at 'Avatar' and 'Alice in Wonderland'# then we looked at the older ones, and we love them.

"Hitchcock's 'Dial M For Murder' in 3-D is a whole other movie. There's only one really dramatic shot that is 3-D in the sense that most people think of it - Grace Kelly's being strangled, the camera's behind her, and she reaches back for the scissors. And that's a beautiful 3-D Shot."

However, she also confirmed the decision to shoot 'Hugo Cabret' using the technique was something Scorsese thought about for a long time.

She revealed to Empire: "We'll have to screen, I think, earlier, maybe an entire scene and see whether the 3-D is working properly, because Scorsese talks a lot about the philosophy of 3-D, 'Why are you using, it, how do you use it?' Which is typical of him. He thinks very deeply about these type of things."

'Hugo Cabret' - which stars Jude Law, Sacha Baron Cohen, Chloe Moretz and Sir Ben Kingsley - is due for cinematic release in December 2011.