James Cameron – Interview – Avatar

0

James Cameron – Interview – Avatar


[Reporter]
So here we are ladies and gentlemen, we finally reached the day of the James Cameron Interview. We have had 20,000 votes from all of you guys on the internet, and finally I’ve got the top 10 questions to ask James. Here we go!

[Reporter – Question One]
What inspired you to make Avatar?

[Text]
“What inspired you to make Avatar?” Michelle GH, Indonesia

[James Cameron]
Well, that’s gonna be a longer than one minute answer,

[James Cameron & Reporter]
Ha ha ha ha

[James Cameron]
I was really inspired by my love of the natural world as a kid, as a kid, I was basically a nerd that spent all my time out in the woods. Ah, I love being alone out in the woods, collecting bugs and frogs and things like that and at the same time, I was growing up on a steady diet of science fiction[SF] – love reading it[SF] – love watching Science Fiction movies so you put that all into a blender and spin it[inspiration] up and what you get is Avatar.

[Reporter]
Fantastic

[James Cameron]
There was no – sort of – one point inspiration

[Reporter]
Ya

[James Cameron]
There was a collective of many things

[Reporter]
Ya, Avatar is visually stunning, and congratulations on the Oscars as well, for that.

[James Cameron]
(nods head)

[Reporter – Question Two]
We got a question from someone in California called RichPea they said, “What do you consider to be a good successor – now that you se the barrier so high, do you think there can be a successor for this film? In the quality of 3D?

[Text]
“What do you consider to be a successor to 3D now that you’ve set the bar so high for other?” RichPea, Sacramento, CA

[James Cameron]
Absolutely, sure. I have a number of projects in mind for next film, one of which would be a second Avatar film. And you know, I think, ah, we know exactly how to achieve the visual quality that we did on Avatar. You know, the trick to it is to creating a story that is both satisfying enough and surprising enough to justify in doing – in doing a sequel which is something I’m working on.

[Reporter – Question Three]
When you were creating the film, did you imagine the society on earth in the future, whether other colonies – other than the one on Pandora?

[Text]
“When you were creating the film, how did you imagine the society on Earth in the Future? Were there other colonies that the one on Pandora?” Ben Jammin, Clemsford, MA

[James Cameron]
Ah. We got a real Science Fiction Fan, here, who wants to know a little more about the universe. I visualize a future, for the purposes of this film, which are no other star systems that are – that are currently colonized, except for Alpha Centauri, but our Alpha Centauri star system, cause its a binary star, its actually trinary system, but its a, there are two suns Alpha Centauri, A & B. And they have a number – a number of planets, and around those planets a number of moons and its quite complex system – the idea is the closest star system to us and we found something unbelievably valuable there – a second earth – a very earth like world, and one that has incredibly valuable resources, so we focused our attention on that. And we’ve created our interstellar commerce economy based on going to the nearest star system. For purpose of subsequent stories there are plenty in the Alpha Centauri, A & B system to keep us busy for 20 movies. We don’t have to go ????? all over the galaxy. That’s not the point of this, the idea is to create a slightly more realistic future Interstellar economy.

[Reporter]
And obviously with this came an environmental message, through the movie.

[James Cameron]
(nods head)

[Reporter – Question Four]
Ah, do you plan to enhance that message? Further than the screen-play so following this film?

[Text]
“Do you plan to enhance the message spread by the movie beyond the screen?” softhunterdevil

[James Cameron]
Well, I mean, I’m very involved right now with a number of environmental causes that have, ah, approached me because of the resonance between Avatar and their particular cause, for example, you know, “Indigenous Rights” in the Amazon basin and things like that and “Global Warming”, “De-Forestation” issues and so on and I’m – I’m going around and doing speaking engagements – we are going to be releasing the DVD on Earth Day which is a great opportunity to – to remind people that Avatar is an environmental film. It’s not just a big science fiction – action adventure – its a film that has this – these other themes in it and these are the things that we all need to be thinking about.

[Reporter – Question Five]
Do you think it might be included in this special feature sort of thing of the – of the DVD?

[James Cameron]
Right, the DVD that we are releasing on April 22nd, is the movie with no special features. Just the movie but, its just the movie, there is no crap trailors – trailors running up to the start of the movie – you put the disc in and its the movie. Its the very pure experience of the film properly authored and so on. And the reason I want to do that is because then we are gonna do this kind of Uber Boxed Sets for the holiday season later in the year – ah, right now we are preparing all the additional scenes and all that sort of thing and I definitely want to include stuff that is about the kind of the environmental themes of the film and how Avatar maps to real issues in our world, right now, with the idea with the amount of forests that’s being destroyed – what the negative impact of that is going to be to all of us everywhere even if we don’t live next to that forest – what the negative impact of displacing these Indigenous Cultures or destroying their habitats – what that is for everybody, how we all lose.

[Reporter]
I admire the way, you wrapped it all up in Avatar which it isn’t completely obvious in your face but it does have these subtle messages of this.

[James Cameron]
Right.

[Reporter]
I think its fantastic

[James Cameron]
You know, I think its interesting you can have a film like inconvenient truth, which actually gives you a lot of facts but its not a particularly emotional film, its not emotional at all. Avatar is exactly the opposite it doesn’t give you the facts at all – it assumes you know the facts or you know the issues – it gives you an emotional context – it gives you a sense of – lets say – a moral outrage when you see the tree destroyed and when you see the people gassed and displaced from their ancestoral home and so on, and out of that sense of outrage then you evolve to a sense of triumph and hope because good conquers evil at the end of the film. I think you put those two emotions together and it could be effective in galvanizing people to actually do something – in a way in having all the facts triggers a sense of denial.

[Reporter – Question Six]
When we continue to follow Jake and Nyteri in the upcoming film will we see flashbacks in Jakes previous life?

[Text]
“When we continue to follow Jake and Nyteri in the upcoming film will we see flashback of Jakes earlier life? Brandon, Wiles-Barre

[James Cameron]
That’s something I’m toying[thinking about] with but I haven’t made a decision about.

[Reporter]
Okay.

[James Cameron]
In other words, do we see Sam Worthington appear in a photographic form?

[Reporter]
And, previously to his escapade on

[James Cameron]
Well he’s a good looking bloke[man], and it would be nice to put him on camera again but we don’t need to. Probably the story will progress forward and not necessarily go into flashbacks, that would be my guess right now

[Reporter]
Okay. I assume he won’t be ever – is he locked in the Avatar body now

[James Cameron]
His human body is dead.

[Reporter]
Its completely gone forever.

[James Cameron]
Absolutely.

[Reporter]
Thank you very much, I look forward to the sequel James.

[James Cameron]
Ya, okay, alright!

[Reporter]
Thanks for talking to Youtube

[James Cameron]
We’ll get after that, we’ll get right on that.

James Cameron – Interview – Avatar. I was really inspired by my love of the natural world as a kid, as a kid, I was basically a nerd that spent all my time out in the woods. Ah, I love being alone out in the woods, collecting bugs and frogs and things like that. I think you put those two emotions together and it could be effective in galvanizing people to actually do something – in a way in having all the facts triggers a sense of denial. Complete Full Script, Dialogue, Saying, Quotes, Words And Text For James Cameron – Interview – Avatar.

On LYBIO.net Transcripts, Speeches, Text, Words, Quotes and New Reading Content. http://www.lybio.net


Filed under Film by on #

Leave a Comment

Fields marked by an asterisk (*) are required.


eight − = two