James Cameron has apologized for calling BP officials “morons” . . . sort of. Cameron said that the media failed to report the details behind his initial comments. Ah, the famous “they took my statements out of context” apology. This reminds me of when Jessica Alba said that Dane Cook did extra love scenes on the set of “Good Luck Chuck” so that he could make out with girls. When he emailed Jessica asking for an explanation, shes said her statements were “misconstrued.” Cook’s response? “I’d like to know the beginning and end of that quote.”
When James Cameron released Titanic in 3D, he kept the original film intact — except for one very important thing. He changed the stars. As pointed out by astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cameron’s stars in the original film were inaccurate, so Cameron felt compelled to correct it. When Cameron prepared the film, he said, “All right, you son of a bitch, send me the right stars for the exact time, 4:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, and I’ll put it in the movie.” This certainly proves that James Cameron is nothing if not a perfectionist. Perhaps he’ll also take the time to reduce the size of that damn piece of wood so Jack’s death seems more justified and Rose doesn’t look like she’s hogging it.
I’m not sure I need to explain again how I think 3D is an absolute abomination. And post-production 3D is even worse. In case you don’t know what that is, it’s basically when filmmakers are too lazy or inexperienced to use the heavy-duty 3D cameras, so they instead film everything the way they know how, and then once the film is complete, they convert it to 3D. Translation? — It looks even worse (if that’s possible). And just to drive the knife deeper into my heart, Titanic will now be re-released in 3D to commemorate its 100 year anniversary. I’m sure James Cameron is crying in the fetal position upon hearing the news. Though Cameron started this 3D debacle, he took years to develop the proper cameras to shoot Avatar. Since Avatar, oodles of studio executives are feebly attempting to duplicate his success, because studio executives are greedy monsters with no artistic integrity. I’d like to close this post with one last inquiry/complaint. Will the size of that board that Leonardo DiCaprio failed to utilize at the end of Titanic look even larger in 3D? It still infuriates me that he couldn’t share it with Kate. Seriously — that board was super big. Couldn’t they spoon on it or something?
In a recent interview, Cameron said that he is opposed to movies trying to convert their films into 3-D in post production just to garner ‘Avatar’ style money. Cameron said that the film should be shot in 3-D, rather than spending 8 weeks converting the film into 3-D after it’s already been shot. Here comes the hypocrisy: Cameron is converting Titanic into 3-D for the 100th anniversary of the ship sinking. I think he’s just pissed that this 3-D craze might cheapen a sequel to Avatar.