Posts Tagged ‘James Cameron’

POTD : James Cameron in Na’vi avatar!

Posted: April 14, 2010 by moifightclub in etc, Hollywood, life, News, pics, POTD
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And its all for a good cause! Check it out.

It feels great to know that its not for the movie’s promotion. He is protesting against the construction of a massive dam in the middle of Amazon rainforest. Click here to read the full story.

In Bollywood, every cause comes with a new film release. Post-RDB, we know nothing about Aamir Khan’s take on Narmada Bachao Andolan. And bet with Peepli Live, we will be back to give us gyaan on farmers’ suicide. As the master wrote…Aife aife kaife kaife!

Pic courtesy – Amazon Watch.

This is it! It doesnt get bigger than this! The best directors of the year, all together. Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds), Peter Jackson (The Lovely Bones), James Cameron (Avatar), Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) and Lee Daniels (Precious) sat down for a roundtable chat to discuss outsider versus insider, toughest scenes they had to film for a movie and what they would do if they weren’t directing movies. Killer!

UPDATE : And there is more! Our good freind Manu mailed us the link that has the same set of directors talking about the challenges of marketing a film, how they became directors, sequels & board games versus originals. Click here and enjoy! Or you can click here for the transcript.

Like us, if you went to the 3D theatres, saw Avatar and had multiple orgasms at one go, here is something more. The much talked about movie performance capture technique simplified in the first video and the second video is all about James Cameron’s Planet Pandora….where the wild things are! Go play!

AvatarNaam to suna hoga! James Cameron!

Confirmed a pass for 20 mins of Avatar in 3D. But was bit apprehensive about travelling for 90 mins for those 20 mins of Avatar. 90 minutes of travel by taxi, train and auto rickshaw. And then the inner voice woke up and said – fuck you dude, its historic! It has never happened before. Tickets for 20 minutes of any film and you are thinking about it! Your mind should exchange positions with your arse. Atleast the arse would not dare to think. And so I was in front of the screen with James Cameroon introducing the film. He assured that it got no spoiler.

Wow! Super-wow! What was that ? Spectacular. Are they men or machine, real or computer generated ? The screening had five scenes and the theatrical promo of the film. It starts with a briefing to the marines about the mission, getting into the avatar form, the hero in the other world fighting huge creatures (dinosaurs with colourful wings kind), more creatures and meeting the love interest and finally riding one of the dragon like creatures and then the trailer. Its a new world and it looks real!

The only problem with Avatar is the hype. Super-hype! 14 years or so in the making and all that! And so if you land up wondering what earth shattering you are going to see, then its nothing. But if you look at it like a cinema buff and know the real story behind it, Avatar doesnt need explanation. 3D, colours, action, creatures, battle, real or computer generated characters and big canvas…gimme more, gimme blue! And if you over-dissect it like Roger THE Ebert has done, there is no fun!

And the big question – so will cinema no longer depend on actors’ dates ? Its all machines now ? The new Avatar! December 18th will give a clear picture. The world might never be the same again! To understand it better, click here and here. Has all the details about the new techniques and cameras. Know and understand the real stories behind all that jazz!

BTW, if you still havent seen the Avatar trailer online, click the play button.