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12.09.2009

I've made it a bit of a point to avoid a lot of the promotional stuff for James Cameron's upcoming sci-fi epic AVATAR, not because I'm not excited to see it (as the days creep closer I find myself looking forward to it more and more), but mainly because EPK-type material is always missing some form of genuineness in its presentation. It is after all, promotional (i.e. meant to sell). This goes for any film. As a result, I've become wary of what I take in.

On the other hand though, if you find me something like a one-on-one interview where a filmmaker is speaking very candidly and honestly and not reciting what feels like notes, then by all means let me have it.

Below is an interview Cameron gave to a French outlet, and in it he speaks about the completion of the film, 3D, and the overall approach and philosophy to his own filmmaking process. It's refreshing and intelligent, and I figured it'd be something you guys would dig.

Extra Tidbit: What the heck is up with that Leona Lewis song, though?

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1:19PM on 12/10/2009
Great interview, I love when they just let the people speak for themselves instead of the interviewer trying his/her hardest to come of as the more intelligent and reasonable one.
Also, the Leona Lewis songs' lyrics make a whole lot of great sense once you see the movie and the song ends up being a pretty good one.
Great interview, I love when they just let the people speak for themselves instead of the interviewer trying his/her hardest to come of as the more intelligent and reasonable one.
Also, the Leona Lewis songs' lyrics make a whole lot of great sense once you see the movie and the song ends up being a pretty good one.
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1:32AM on 12/10/2009
cameron's the man, i'm def pumped for this movie
cameron's the man, i'm def pumped for this movie
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11:22PM on 12/09/2009

Awesome

That interview made me more excited to see the film than any trailer released so far. A really candid and intelligent interview about movie making. Great stuff.
That interview made me more excited to see the film than any trailer released so far. A really candid and intelligent interview about movie making. Great stuff.
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9:12PM on 12/09/2009
Can't wait.
Can't wait.
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3:51PM on 12/09/2009
Why oh why do these articles keep linking back to the Leona Lewis song? The video was removed before I got a chance to listen to it. I feel out of the loop...
Why oh why do these articles keep linking back to the Leona Lewis song? The video was removed before I got a chance to listen to it. I feel out of the loop...
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2:25PM on 12/09/2009

Don't dismiss Cameron

Excellent interview, contrary to popular belief, Cameron is one of the smarter directors out there. For some reason he keeps getting dismissed because he tends to lean heavily on technology. I hear people constanly comparing him to George Lucas but whereas Lucas never really appeared comfortable directing, Cameron seems to love the whole process. Word of mouth will make Avatar a hit.
Excellent interview, contrary to popular belief, Cameron is one of the smarter directors out there. For some reason he keeps getting dismissed because he tends to lean heavily on technology. I hear people constanly comparing him to George Lucas but whereas Lucas never really appeared comfortable directing, Cameron seems to love the whole process. Word of mouth will make Avatar a hit.
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7:28PM on 12/09/2009
what popular belief says james cameron isnt a smart director ... he wrote, produced and directed the highest grossing movie of all time. Honestly where are you getting this crap from?

And who's comparing him to george lucas?

And Im not even cameron fan ... I think aliens is much weaker than alien, and i have said since the day it was announced that I thought avatar would fail... but anyone calling the man stupid is clearly not so smart themselves.
what popular belief says james cameron isnt a smart director ... he wrote, produced and directed the highest grossing movie of all time. Honestly where are you getting this crap from?

And who's comparing him to george lucas?

And Im not even cameron fan ... I think aliens is much weaker than alien, and i have said since the day it was announced that I thought avatar would fail... but anyone calling the man stupid is clearly not so smart themselves.
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1:43PM on 12/09/2009

I see blue people...

"how often do you see them?" "all the time..."
"how often do you see them?" "all the time..."
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12:00PM on 12/09/2009

awesome

That was a really good interview. As said before Cameron was really honest about everything which I liked. 9 days away baby!
That was a really good interview. As said before Cameron was really honest about everything which I liked. 9 days away baby!
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11:48AM on 12/09/2009
He's very sincere in talking about Avatar and his overall approach to the work. For this reason, it's what makes him such a great filmmaker. Despite all the negative responses to his trailers, I'm still going to see this because Cameron is a director that I feel cares about what he does. He isn't going to insult me by creating 'gimmick.' He's here to 'evolve'. Which is difficult to do for a lot of artists. Can't wait!
He's very sincere in talking about Avatar and his overall approach to the work. For this reason, it's what makes him such a great filmmaker. Despite all the negative responses to his trailers, I'm still going to see this because Cameron is a director that I feel cares about what he does. He isn't going to insult me by creating 'gimmick.' He's here to 'evolve'. Which is difficult to do for a lot of artists. Can't wait!
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10:43AM on 12/09/2009
Very interesting interview. Cameron is honest and he makes me want to see Avatar even more now.
Very interesting interview. Cameron is honest and he makes me want to see Avatar even more now.
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