U2 3D is a 2008 3D concert film featuring rock band U2 performing during
the Vertigo Tour in 2006. The first live-action digital 3D film, it
contains performances of 14 songs, including tracks from How to
Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, the album supported by the tour. The concert
footage includes political and social statements made during the shows.
The project was created to experiment with a new type of 3D film
technology pioneered by producer Steve Schklair. After considering
shooting American football games in 3D, Schklair's company 3ality
Digital decided to create a concert film with U2. The band were hesitant
to participate, but agreed to the project mainly as a technological
experiment rather than a profit-making venture. Although set in Buenos
Aires, U2 3D was shot at seven concerts across Latin America, and two in
Australia. After a preview screening at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival,
U2 3D premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and was released in
late January 2008, exclusively in IMAX 3D and digital 3D theaters. It
peaked at number 19 at the United States box office, earned over
$26 million internationally (ranking as one of the highest-grossing
concert films), and won several awards.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U2_3D>
Today's selected anniversaries:
A day after William V, Prince of Orange, fled the Dutch
Republic as a result of the Batavian Revolution, the Batavian Republic
Giuseppe Verdi's opera Il trovatore was first performed at the
Teatro Apollo in Rome.
A magnitude 6.8 Ms earthquake struck northern Himachal Pradesh,
India, causing extensive damage to the region.
The Nazi SS officer Klaus Barbie was arrested in Bolivia, 32
years after the US Army Counterintelligence Corps helped him flee to
Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was assassinated by a
Turkish nationalist for his statements on the Armenian Genocide.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
To find out definitely; to discover or establish.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
By a route obscure and lonely, Haunted by ill angels only, Where an
Eidolon, named NIGHT, On a black throne reigns upright, I have reached
these lands but newly From an ultimate dim Thule — From a wild weird
clime that lieth, sublime, Out of SPACE — out of TIME.
--Edgar Allan Poe
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