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James Cameron goes back to Brazil in 3D

09.07.2010

James Cameron is a busy guy. That might be a bit of an understatement.

You might be asking yourself, why the hell has this chick been writing about Cameron so much lately? His news just drops on my schedule. Plus, don't you want to know what is going on in the world of Cameron? Sure you do.

That said, Cameron said on Sunday that he is going back to Brazil to, "make a 3D film on indigenous people of the Amazon who oppose construction of a huge dam for fear it could flood tribal lands."

"I want to return to meet some of the leaders of the Xikrin-Kayapo tribe who invited me. I want to take a 3D camera to film how they live, their culture," Cameron told the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper. The director has visited the Amazon twice to show support for the tribe and also to film a small piece on the resistance to the damming project on the Xingu River. This will be included on the DVD/Blu-ray release of AVATAR.

Here's the current situation on the dam construction: "President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gave the green light last week for the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant on the Xingu River, a southern tributary to the mighty Amazon. Work is set to begin on the project either late this year or early 2011. Opponents of the dam project say it is not economically viable and would cause the displacement of 16,000 people because it would create a flood zone of 500 square kilometers along the banks of the Xingu. The government says no indigenous land would be threatened and that it has spent millions on reducing the social and environmental impact of the dam."

When the topic of the fight against the damn construction got brought up, Cameron told the newspaper that he, "did a film on the same topic", referring to AVATAR. He said that he was asked to help, "the Brazilian Indians, who were desperate, I could not turn away."

Extra Tidbit: "Where can I get some dam bait?"
Source: Yahoo! News

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4:19PM on 09/08/2010
I don't understand why the 3D is necessary. It could be a completely respectable project without it. Now, it's almost comical.
I don't understand why the 3D is necessary. It could be a completely respectable project without it. Now, it's almost comical.
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12:56PM on 09/08/2010
Is it me or does Cameron look like Leslie Nielsen in that pic?
Is it me or does Cameron look like Leslie Nielsen in that pic?
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11:56AM on 09/08/2010
Over ONE movie, more fanboy types have turned on Cameron. Even Lucas, w/ his 3 awful prequel films and endless cash-grabbing doesn't get ripped on as much. You guys will hate on all his new projects before you even hear what they are. This one will be like seeing the series Planet Earth and Life in 3D. It will be visually stunning. And everybody's ripping it. . .
Over ONE movie, more fanboy types have turned on Cameron. Even Lucas, w/ his 3 awful prequel films and endless cash-grabbing doesn't get ripped on as much. You guys will hate on all his new projects before you even hear what they are. This one will be like seeing the series Planet Earth and Life in 3D. It will be visually stunning. And everybody's ripping it. . .
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6:41AM on 09/08/2010

So, it's "Avatar" but set in Brazil?

Pass.
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11:56PM on 09/07/2010
Ermmm...how about "no"? James Cameron is a very talented director, but he's very 3D-happy as well, and sometimes it gets out of context. This could make for a good documentary, but I don't see why interviews with tribespeople need to be in 3D. If Planet Earth was in 3D, it would be awesome. A damming project documentary? Not really.
Ermmm...how about "no"? James Cameron is a very talented director, but he's very 3D-happy as well, and sometimes it gets out of context. This could make for a good documentary, but I don't see why interviews with tribespeople need to be in 3D. If Planet Earth was in 3D, it would be awesome. A damming project documentary? Not really.
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10:53PM on 09/07/2010
Remember after Titanic when Cameron disappeared for several years to make documentaries about the Titanic. No its the same think with Avatar and the environemnt message. I guess that's a good thing, but I'd rather not wait 10 years for his next movie.
Remember after Titanic when Cameron disappeared for several years to make documentaries about the Titanic. No its the same think with Avatar and the environemnt message. I guess that's a good thing, but I'd rather not wait 10 years for his next movie.
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9:39PM on 09/07/2010

James Cameron

as un-original as avatar was, the film at least talks about a real issue. who now has the right to call james cameron a fake ?
as un-original as avatar was, the film at least talks about a real issue. who now has the right to call james cameron a fake ?
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9:10PM on 09/07/2010
I think a 3D documentary would be pretty stellar. Done by Cameron, it would be done right, and would probably turn out pretty good too.
I think a 3D documentary would be pretty stellar. Done by Cameron, it would be done right, and would probably turn out pretty good too.
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6:42AM on 09/08/2010
How about a GOOD documentary, and we leave 3-D as the gimmick it is?
How about a GOOD documentary, and we leave 3-D as the gimmick it is?
8:40PM on 09/07/2010
If he paints the tribe Blue, then he can shoot his own live version of Avatar.
If he paints the tribe Blue, then he can shoot his own live version of Avatar.
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8:21PM on 09/07/2010
As a public figure, Cameron is subject to people's opinions. They can say he's an asshole, they can say he's amazing. He's not a god.
As a public figure, Cameron is subject to people's opinions. They can say he's an asshole, they can say he's amazing. He's not a god.
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8:10PM on 09/07/2010
Cameron isn't an asshole. He's just always right, and people get jealous because of it. He doesn't have an ego either, he's just confident. And he's confident because he's always right. Anyone who scoffs at him is no better than John Hammond scoffing at Ian Malcolm.

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Cameron isn't an asshole. He's just always right, and people get jealous because of it. He doesn't have an ego either, he's just confident. And he's confident because he's always right. Anyone who scoffs at him is no better than John Hammond scoffing at Ian Malcolm.

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9:14PM on 09/07/2010
It's a pity you wont read about how much I agree with you.
It's a pity you wont read about how much I agree with you.
11:35PM on 09/07/2010
I don't think Mr. Cameron is an ass hole either, because I don't know the guy. I haven't talked to or tried to get to know him.And I will not draw conclusions from what is mentioned in the media about him or on discussion boards. But how can you disagree with someone if you don't read their post. Do you assume anyone who post opposes your opinion?
I don't think Mr. Cameron is an ass hole either, because I don't know the guy. I haven't talked to or tried to get to know him.And I will not draw conclusions from what is mentioned in the media about him or on discussion boards. But how can you disagree with someone if you don't read their post. Do you assume anyone who post opposes your opinion?
7:54PM on 09/07/2010
Cameron might be an asshole, but hes an asshole who makes landmark movies. And the more focus on how the dam fucks up the local people and wildlife the better.
Cameron might be an asshole, but hes an asshole who makes landmark movies. And the more focus on how the dam fucks up the local people and wildlife the better.
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7:13PM on 09/07/2010

Extra Tidbit....

Really? A Vegas Vacation reference? It's so sad I picked that right up.
Really? A Vegas Vacation reference? It's so sad I picked that right up.
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7:20PM on 09/07/2010
It seemed appropriate. Randy Quaid & James Cameron...sounds like a great combination to me.
It seemed appropriate. Randy Quaid & James Cameron...sounds like a great combination to me.
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