History Creator / JamesCameron

28th Apr '18 8:35:01 PM jormis29
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Cameron's films have certain common traits, such as: a ProductionPosse consisting of Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/SigourneyWeaver, Creator/BillPaxton, Creator/MichaelBiehn, Linda Hamilton, Creator/LanceHenriksen, Jenette Goldstein and Creator/StanWinston [[note]]A lifelong friend, he was the genius puppeteer and makeup master who helped bring James' Terminators and Alien Queen to life.[[/note]]; the threat of nuclear war; the interaction between humanity and technology; shiny glowy aliens; [[ActionGirl strong female characters]]; and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers titles starting with either A or T.]] He is also infamous for his temper and dictatorial filming style (the crew on some of his movies wore t-shirts reading "You can't scare me, I work for Jim Cameron"), along with his tendency to go way over-budget and over-schedule during production.

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Cameron's films have certain common traits, such as: a ProductionPosse consisting of Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/SigourneyWeaver, Creator/BillPaxton, Creator/MichaelBiehn, Linda Hamilton, Creator/LindaHamilton, Creator/LanceHenriksen, Jenette Goldstein and Creator/StanWinston [[note]]A lifelong friend, he was the genius puppeteer and makeup master who helped bring James' Terminators and Alien Queen to life.[[/note]]; the threat of nuclear war; the interaction between humanity and technology; shiny glowy aliens; [[ActionGirl strong female characters]]; and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers titles starting with either A or T.]] He is also infamous for his temper and dictatorial filming style (the crew on some of his movies wore t-shirts reading "You can't scare me, I work for Jim Cameron"), along with his tendency to go way over-budget and over-schedule during production.
23rd Apr '18 9:15:54 AM JamesAustin
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-->-- ''The Ballad of James Cameron'' from the '''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''' episode "Raising the Bar"

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-->-- ''The "The Ballad of James Cameron'' Cameron" from the '''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''' ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Raising the Bar"
5th Apr '18 10:48:30 PM defunctzombie
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**''Ghosts of the Abyss'' (2003): documentary featuring Cameron and his team diving to the wreck of the RMS Titanic
13th Mar '18 7:32:49 PM nombretomado
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* TroubledProduction: Most of them up through ''Film/{{Titanic}}''.

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* TroubledProduction: Most of them up through ''Film/{{Titanic}}''.''{{Film/Titanic|1997}}''.
13th Mar '18 12:09:29 AM bowserbros
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The director's next major project was a movie based on the sinking of the ''Titanic'', a subject he had been interested in for a long time. Thanks to his obsessive [[ShownTheirWork attention to detail]], the production ran massively overbudget and overschedule. Eventually released in December 1997, ''Titanic'' became the film with the largest box office gross in history, and the first film ever to bring in more than $1 billion in ticket gross. The movie also won Cameron his first Academy Award for Best Director and Best Picture, along with multiple other Oscars. However, this movie is the polarizing entry in Cameron's body of work, polarizing fans severely, which gets worse if one is a fan of the ''Terminator'' films and ''Aliens''. The result is a real BrokenBase, largely between the OldGuardVersusNewBlood of fandom - fans of his previous sci-fi action movies on the one hand, and the younger, more female audience he attracted that wasn't familiar with his previous works on the other. The film became practically a punchline for its [[{{Melodrama}} melodramatic]], sentimentalism and [[RomanticPlotTumor excessive focus on the romantic aspect of the story]], only useful as a target for parodies and jokes, but was resurrected when it was reissued in 3-D for ''[[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic Titanic's]]'' centennial in 2012.

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The director's next major project was a movie based on the sinking of the ''Titanic'', a subject he had been interested in for a long time. Thanks to his obsessive [[ShownTheirWork attention to detail]], the production ran massively overbudget and overschedule. Eventually released in December 1997, ''Titanic'' became the film with the largest box office gross in history, and the first film ever to bring in more than $1 billion in ticket gross. The movie also won Cameron his first Academy Award for Best Director and Best Picture, along with multiple other Oscars. However, this movie is the polarizing entry in Cameron's body of work, polarizing fans severely, which gets worse if one is a fan of the ''Terminator'' films and ''Aliens''. The result is a real BrokenBase, largely between the OldGuardVersusNewBlood of fandom - fans of his previous sci-fi action movies on the one hand, and the younger, more female audience he attracted that wasn't familiar with his previous works on the other. The film became practically a punchline for its [[{{Melodrama}} melodramatic]], sentimentalism and [[RomanticPlotTumor excessive focus on the romantic aspect of the story]], only useful as a target for parodies and jokes, but was resurrected when it was reissued in 3-D for ''[[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic Titanic's]]'' [[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic the actual ship's]] centennial in 2012.
14th Feb '18 8:01:42 PM costanton11
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* DevelopmentHell:
** Cameron came up with the idea for ''Avatar'' in the 90ís, but the technology was not yet availble so he put it on hold. The film was featured in ''Uncle John's Bathroom Reader'' under movies that likely would never happen. The sequels he had had planned fall under this as well.
** His ''Battle Angel Alita'' adaptation is the new ''Avatar'', slated for a 2018 release, over a decade behind schedule and with directing duties left to Robert Rodriguez.


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* EnforcedMethodActing: Even when it gets him [[Film/TheAbyss punched in the face]]. By an extremely angry Creator/EdHarris, no less, a man who can occasionally qualify as terrifying just by ''glaring''.


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* OneOfUs: Has cited Creator/JackKirby as a major influence on the production design of ''Film/{{Aliens}}''. And after Creator/GuillermoDelToro introduced him to ''Manga/BattleAngelAlita'', Cameron got to purchasing the license so he and Creator/RobertRodriguez could make a [[Film/AlitaBattleAngel live action adaptation]].


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* TroubledProduction: Most of them up through ''Film/{{Titanic}}''.
3rd Jan '18 7:24:12 AM HighCrate
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The director's next major project was a movie based on the sinking of the ''Titanic'', a subject he had been interested in for a long time. Thanks to his obsessive [[ShownTheirWork attention to detail]], the production ran massively overbudget and overschedule. Eventually released in December 1997, ''Titanic'' became the film with the largest box office gross in history, and the first film ever to bring in more than $1 billion in ticket gross. The movie also won Cameron his first Academy Award for Best Director and Best Picture, along with multiple other Oscars. However, this movie is the polarizing entry in Cameron's body of work, polarizing fans severely, which gets worse if one is a fan of the ''Terminator'' films and ''Aliens''. The result is a real BrokenBase, largely between the OldGuardVersusNewBlood of fandom - fans of his previous sci-fi action movies on the one hand, and the younger, more female audience he attracted that wasn't familiar with his previous works on the other. The film became practically DeaderThanDisco for its [[{{Melodrama}} melodramatic]], sentimentalism and [[RomanticPlotTumor excessive focus on the romantic aspect of the story]], only useful as a target for parodies and jokes, but was resurrected when it was reissued in 3-D for ''[[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic Titanic's]]'' centennial in 2012.

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The director's next major project was a movie based on the sinking of the ''Titanic'', a subject he had been interested in for a long time. Thanks to his obsessive [[ShownTheirWork attention to detail]], the production ran massively overbudget and overschedule. Eventually released in December 1997, ''Titanic'' became the film with the largest box office gross in history, and the first film ever to bring in more than $1 billion in ticket gross. The movie also won Cameron his first Academy Award for Best Director and Best Picture, along with multiple other Oscars. However, this movie is the polarizing entry in Cameron's body of work, polarizing fans severely, which gets worse if one is a fan of the ''Terminator'' films and ''Aliens''. The result is a real BrokenBase, largely between the OldGuardVersusNewBlood of fandom - fans of his previous sci-fi action movies on the one hand, and the younger, more female audience he attracted that wasn't familiar with his previous works on the other. The film became practically DeaderThanDisco a punchline for its [[{{Melodrama}} melodramatic]], sentimentalism and [[RomanticPlotTumor excessive focus on the romantic aspect of the story]], only useful as a target for parodies and jokes, but was resurrected when it was reissued in 3-D for ''[[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic Titanic's]]'' centennial in 2012.
15th Dec '17 2:54:52 AM Anddrix
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The director's next major project was a movie based on the sinking of the ''Titanic'', a subject he had been interested in for a long time. Thanks to his obsessive [[ShownTheirWork attention to detail]], the production ran massively overbudget and overschedule. Eventually released in December 1997, ''Titanic'' became the film with the largest box office gross in history, and the first film ever to bring in more than $1 billion in ticket gross. The movie also won Cameron his first Academy Award for Best Director and Best Picture, along with multiple other Oscars. However, this movie is the LoveItOrHateIt entry in Cameron's body of work, polarizing fans severely, which gets worse if one is a fan of the ''Terminator'' films and ''Aliens''. The result is a real BrokenBase, largely between the OldGuardVersusNewBlood of fandom - fans of his previous sci-fi action movies on the one hand, and the younger, more female audience he attracted that wasn't familiar with his previous works on the other. The film became practically DeaderThanDisco for its [[{{Melodrama}} melodramatic]], sentimentalism and [[RomanticPlotTumor excessive focus on the romantic aspect of the story]], only useful as a target for parodies and jokes, but was resurrected when it was reissued in 3-D for ''[[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic Titanic's]]'' centennial in 2012.

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The director's next major project was a movie based on the sinking of the ''Titanic'', a subject he had been interested in for a long time. Thanks to his obsessive [[ShownTheirWork attention to detail]], the production ran massively overbudget and overschedule. Eventually released in December 1997, ''Titanic'' became the film with the largest box office gross in history, and the first film ever to bring in more than $1 billion in ticket gross. The movie also won Cameron his first Academy Award for Best Director and Best Picture, along with multiple other Oscars. However, this movie is the LoveItOrHateIt polarizing entry in Cameron's body of work, polarizing fans severely, which gets worse if one is a fan of the ''Terminator'' films and ''Aliens''. The result is a real BrokenBase, largely between the OldGuardVersusNewBlood of fandom - fans of his previous sci-fi action movies on the one hand, and the younger, more female audience he attracted that wasn't familiar with his previous works on the other. The film became practically DeaderThanDisco for its [[{{Melodrama}} melodramatic]], sentimentalism and [[RomanticPlotTumor excessive focus on the romantic aspect of the story]], only useful as a target for parodies and jokes, but was resurrected when it was reissued in 3-D for ''[[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic Titanic's]]'' centennial in 2012.
27th Nov '17 10:41:23 AM CrazyUncleNikola
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* DevelopmentHell. Cameron came up with Avatar in the 90ís, but the technology had yet to be availble so he put it on hold. The film was featured in Uncle Johns Bathroom Reader under movies that likely would never happen.
** The sequels he had had planned fall under this as well.
*** His Battle Angel Alita adaptation is the new Avatar as it was aiming for release about a decade ago.
27th Nov '17 10:39:08 AM CrazyUncleNikola
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* DevelopmentHell. Cameron came up with Avatar in the 90ís, but the technology had yet to be availble so he put it on hold. The film was featured in Uncle Johns Bathroom Reader under movies that likely would never happen.
** The sequels he had had planned fall under this as well.
*** His Battle Angel Alita adaptation is the new Avatar as it was aiming for release about a decade ago.
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