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02/09/2005: Thought for the Day:

What happened to James Cameron? He hasn't directed a feature since he began working on Titanic 10 years ago, delving instead into utterly safe—and utterly mediocre—documentaries. Critics have mockingly compared him to Steve Zissou, the hero of The Life Aquatic, and like Zissou, Cameron seems waylaid by a severe case of filmmaker's block. His is an unusual problem: Hollywood has polished his reputation too much. Titanic and its attendant glory lent him a Spielbergian gloss of respectability, and Cameron, a B-movie wizard who was never high on respectability, doesn't seem to know quite what to do with it. He's an auteur turned recluse--Cameron obscura.
--Bryan Curtis [slate.msn.com]

Len on 02.09.05 @ 06:19 AM CST

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Replies: 3 comments

on Wednesday, February 9th, 2005 at 7:02 AM CST, Karen McLauchlan said

Dear Len...James Cameron produced that "Dark Angel" show that was on TV not to long ago. Not too bad a sci-fi goes....but only had two seasons.

on Wednesday, February 9th, 2005 at 12:44 PM CST, mike hollihan said

Cameron has been making the documentary "Aliens of the Deep" as a means of developing and testing a new 3D movie process. He'll be using that process on his next feature film, Battle Angel Aelita, a live action, 3D movie with tons of CGI for the Aelita character, which is based on a Japanese anime. I kid you not.

on Wednesday, February 9th, 2005 at 1:24 PM CST, Karen McLauchlan said

Sounds TOO GOOD To BE TRUE...but I'm game...keep me posted for the release date.

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