Check This Out: James Cameron as a Na'vi + New Interview
I guess I'm writing about this only because it's a holiday and I really wanted to show you guys how totally awesome this James Cameron as a Na'vi painting is, so check it out below. Hero Complex has a new blog interview up with James Cameron talking about how he had to cut a "epiphanal scene" featuring Jake and Tsu'tey from Avatar because "there was one dramatic beat too many." He also goes on to talk briefly about how Avatar is his most personal film he's ever made because it has been sort of a culmination of all things in his life that have fascinated him, underwater and as a kid. It's a pretty interesting little interview featurette.
"As a kid who was both an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy and comic books and constantly conjuring all these images in my head before there were VCRs and I could just watch any movie any time I wanted…
"There was very little imagery out there at the time. You had to make it up yourself, and as an artist I was always drawing all these things, so all the stuff in Avatar was stuff I had been drawing for years as a teenager… And then as a scuba diver sort of discovering the endless bounty of nature's imagination underwater, which is really, ultimately, almost unfathomable. So Avatar is all of that, all sort of distilled down into one movie.
"The story was written 15 years ago, and certainly there was a strong environmental consciousness then… but it's obviously on our minds a lot more now as this sense of a coming day of reckoning… that we really have to deal with this."
This is pretty much just some Oscar bait material just to hype up Cameron for the big ceremony next month. I mean it's cool that he makes some and informed decisions like this, but [spoiler] Tsu'tey's death sounds like it would've been a very important scene to see in the film to complete the story. Anyway, the real reason I wanted to feature this article was because attached to it was this totally awesome painted portrait of James Cameron as a freakin' Na'vi! It's just awesome and I wanted to show this for all of you to chuckle at as well. Let's hope this man below wins the Oscar on March 7th. Maybe he'll even speak more Na'vi again this time?