Back in 1983, Douglass Trumbull, a pioneer in Hollywood special effects, created
an special experimental theater in a northern Virginia strip mall, in which he
demonstrated how viewing film at much higher frame rates could transform the
experience into one of perceived reality. It was stunningly real. His theater
also had a circular screen with speakers behind it that added to the reality of
the sound. It has taken 30 years for that vision to make it into commercial
film. This is more significant than 3D, which requires the glasses that create
a barrier between your eyes and the screen and relies on a distorted view of the
world, in which things at a distance are not seen in 3D.
To avoid any aliasing of the eye, one really needs about 60fps, but 48 will
certainly make moviewatching that much better. Can't wait for this movie!