At his appearance he spoke about innovation related to the movie watching experience. This included some discussion about 3D of course. Having watched some footage of his appearance, I am quoting him as saying this about what the future in cinema has in store for us:
“...It’s just that cinema, movies are so young, I mean, barely 100 years old. How dare anyone think that all it’s got under its sleeve is some more 3D, where the ticket prices go up. Cinema has many more surprises that you and your children will invent because it’s at the beginning of this expression of image and sound in many ways”
Coppola goes on to contrast cinema’s youth with the maturity of music or theatre, speaking broadly to the change the ladder art forms had experienced as they grew.
What’s exciting is that his talks about innovations was a backdrop to his announcement of an audience driven cinematic experience to go hand in hand with a planned tour of his movie “Twixt” about a month or so before the actual opening of the flick. He broadcasted that he’d go to each venue on this tour with live music and offer up an experience tailored to each specific audience. That is that, his team would feel out the crowd and alter the movie on the fly (for example, making a scene longer or shorter) according to Audience atmosphere, not completely unlike what was suggested was a part of the role of a conductor at the opera, at who’s discretion, while feeling out the audience, can make some adjustments to music.
I’ve included a link to a clip of him at comic con saying it himself:
The Movie “Twixt”, According to IMDB is about a writer who gets tangled in a murder mystery involving a young girl. From the shots I’ve seen at IMDB, the atmosphere in the movie appears intriguing. The look: almost gothic. It stars Val Kilmer (Heat, Top gun) and Elle Fanning (the curious case of Benjamin button, super 8). Check out the synopsis and shots at IMDB at:
Keep a watch out for the Trailer. For certain, somehow scoring seats to an experience like the one outlined above would be something to see!