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Aronofsky 'not sold on 3D films'

Darren Aronofsky
Darren Aronofsky says he thinks 3D films have 'a kitsch value'

US director Darren Aronofsky says he is "unconvinced" by 3D film technology and thinks it is a "gimmick".

Speaking at the Edinburgh Film Festival, The Wrestler director said he found the experience of watching 3D movies "really annoying".

"Wearing glasses all the time and putting those glasses on top just sucks," he said.

"It doesn't represent reality better than 35mm cameras - I'm not sold on it," he added.

The director admitted the technology had potential however, saying: "I can't wait to see what Jim Cameron does with it because I'm sure it'll be mind-blowing and amazing.

"I imagine Cameron will bring it to a whole new level [with his new film Avatar] and it will be interesting to see what he does, but right now I'm unconvinced."

But he added he thought it was a good way to sell tickets and get people to go to the cinema.

Theme music

The 40-year-old, who is married to British actress Rachel Weisz, is also upset that the theme music to his 2000 film Requiem for a Dream has become a staple on trailers and TV reality shows including Britain's Got Talent.

"They use it in the NBA finals now - it's just become this cliche," he said.

"And it kind of bums me out because I just know people who are just discovering it, think it's just that cheesy music."

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