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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Wim Wenders HollywoodNewsWire.net  "Pina"  photo
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Nov 8, 2011
Wim Wenders – Pina
Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills

Q1: Can you talk about the challenge and the seduction of working with 3D?
WW: The challenge was huge because nobody knew much about it. We started shooting in 2009, way before "Avatar" came out, so I couldn't call James Cameron on the phone if I'd had his number. "Avatar" was a rumor and most of the films that were out were animation. There wasn't really any live action film. But I was convinced that 3D was the ideal language for dance. Actually we would have not started the film without the arrival of 3D. It was the answer to twenty years of hesitation and stalling and ruining my brain over how to make an appropriate film of Pina's work because I felt that my craft before could not do that. So finally, that was the language that we needed and there was this beautiful affinity between dance and 3D. I was sure that one could bring out the best in the other. But it was mainly wishful thinking because it wasn't really there ...

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