chapter  12
Stereoscopic 3D cinema
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In the past few years there has been a resurgence of stereoscopic 3D (S3D) cinema, with many voices in the industry arguing that this time 3D is here to stay. The truth is that stereography, as created by Wheatstone in 1838, predates photography, and 3D movies were invented by William Friese-Green in 1889, some years before cinema became popular [408]. S3D cinema for a general audience started in 1922, faded out quickly, lived a golden age between 1952 and 1954, disappeared again, had a short revival in the 1980s, went away, and is now enjoying a mainstream comeback that started in 2003 [7] but had its real major boost with James Cameron’s “Avatar” in 2009.