{read online} The Futurist: The Life and Films of James CameronAutor Rebecca Keegan – Z55z.co

With the release of Avatar in December , James Cameron cements his reputation as king of sci fi and blockbuster filmmaking Its a distinction hes long been building, through a directing career that includes such cinematic landmarks as The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, and the highest grossing movie of all time, Titanic The Futurist is the first in depth look at every aspect of this audacious creative geniusculminating in an exclusive behind the scenes glimpse of the making of Avatar, the movie that promises to utterly transform the way motion pictures are created and perceived As decisive a break with the past as the transition from silents to talkies, Avatar pushesD, live action, and photo realistic CGI to a new level It rips through the emotional barrier of the screen to transport the audience to a fabulous new virtual world With cooperation from the often reclusive Cameron, author Rebecca Keegan has crafted a singularly revealing portrait of the directors life and work We meet the young truck driver who sees Star Wars and sets out to learn how to make even better movies himselfstarting by taking apart the first mm camera he rented to see how it works We observe the neophyte director deciding over lunch with Arnold Schwarzenegger that the ex body builder turned actor is wrong in every way for the Terminator role as written, but perfect regardless After the success of The Terminator, Cameron refines his special effects wizardry with a big time Hollywood budget in the creation of the relentlessly exciting Aliens He builds an immense underwater set for The Abyss in the massive containment vessel of an abandoned nuclear power plantwhere he pushes his scuba breathing cast to and sometimes past their physical and emotional breaking points including a white rat that Cameron saved from drowning by performing CPR And on the set of Titanic, the director struggles to stay in charge when someone maliciously spikes craft services mussel chowder with a massive dose of PCP, rendering most of the cast and crew temporarily psychotic Now, after his movies have earned overbillion at the box office, James Cameron is astounding the world with the most expensive, innovative, and ambitious movie of his career For decades the moviemaker has been ready to tell the Avatar story but was forced to hold off his ambitions until technology caught up with his vision Going beyond the technical ingenuity and narrative power that Cameron has long demonstrated, Avatar shatters old cinematic paradigms and ushers in a new era of storytelling The Futurist is the story of the man who finally brought movies into the twenty first century


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