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Avatar's James Cameron reveals he fought with studio over original movie

Avatar Director James Cameron said he had a fight with 20th Century Fox executives over the original 2009 film when he tried to cut it short.

It is now owned by Disney. Avatar Fox was the first to produce a mammoth film after acquiring 20th Century Fox. On the other hand, they also wanted to trim the film’s epic flight scenes.

“I think at the time we felt we were clashing over certain things. For example, the studio felt that the film should have been shorter, and felt that there was too much flying around in Ikran. It’s not what humans call banshees. Well, in terms of exit polls and data collection, it turns out that’s what the audience liked the most,” Cameron said.

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“And that’s where I drew the line in the sand and said. titanicThis building we’re meeting now, this new $500 million complex on your land? titanic I can do this because I paid for it.

“Then they thanked me. I think my job is to protect their investment, often against their own judgment. But as long as I protect their investment.” , everything is allowed.”

Avatar has grossed over $2 billion worldwide, making it one of the highest-grossing films of all time. Avengers: Endgame beat it.However, it is now back at number one after being re-released in theaters ahead of its upcoming sequel film Avatar: Path of Water, It will be released this December.

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On the other hand, the use of Cameron titanic Because the evidence of his expertise was justified.The film also grossed over $2 billion at the global box office, making it the highest-grossing film of all time. Avatar It came. titanic It also earned a joint record of 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Cameron.

Cameron reflected on the initial filmmaking process Avatar The movie as he told The New York Times.

“When you’re editing a film, it’s a very intense process and you have to fight for every frame that’s left. I was pretty happy about the creative decisions at the time. We has spent a lot of time and energy improving the process…more than a decade since then,” Cameron said.

“But there’s certainly nothing to be sorry about. You can see the little places where we’ve improved our facial performance work.

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