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Oku wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 12:04 am
James Cameron: ‘Soon we’ll have AI creating movies – and it’ll suck’
https://lwlies.com/interviews/james-cam ... of-cinema/
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Is there any reliable old technology that you use to make films now?

Interesting. There’s nothing we use now that I used when I started. Nothing. There’s photochemistry, which to me is obsolete. Mechanical movement is the same. As gorgeous as the Panaflex camera was – and it was a beautiful machine – it’s obsolete. Digital camera technology is so advanced now that I wouldn’t ever dream of going back to one of those old cameras. Large-scale physical miniatures, too, they’re gone. The last time I worked with miniatures was on Titanic. I still have the 42-foot long Titanic model, but it’s like a Model-T Ford. No, maybe something higher, like a Duesenberg or something.

The point is, we wouldn’t do it that way any more. We don’t work that way. We can’t. There’s too much flexibility with CG models. And they don’t degrade. I’m always repairing that damn Titanic. It’s always getting bumped into, railing getting snapped off, dust getting on the deck. We just do physical models, we don’t do matte paintings on glass, we don’t do photochemistry any more. And I think movies look better than they’ve ever looked. I know Chris Nolan disagrees, and he thinks that shooting on 65mm IMAX film is great, but you could achieve the same result digitally if you chose to.

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is that why lotr still looks better than hobbit?

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During promotion for Alita, Cameron also said that he didn't care much for DC, that his favorite super-hero movie is Iron Man, and that the last film he saw in cinema and really loved was Gravity.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM1eV9AN3ys
He also said when announcing Terminator 6 that there hadn't any groundbreaking blockbuster in summer 2017...
Except for Inception, which he loved, he doesn't seem to be a great fan of Nolan...
Haven't seen his interview of Nolan though.

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Demoph wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 6:55 pm
During promotion for Alita, Cameron also said that he didn't care much for DC, that his favorite super-hero movie is Iron Man, and that the last film he saw in cinema and really loved was Gravity.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM1eV9AN3ys
He also said when announcing Terminator 6 that there hadn't any groundbreaking blockbuster in summer 2017...
Except for Inception, which he loved, he doesn't seem to be a great fan of Nolan...
Haven't seen his interview of Nolan though.
He's been very complimentary of his Batman movies as well. This is from his IMDB quotes:

[on Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)] I'd like to see him reinvent it in the same way Batman got reinvented very successfully. The last two Batman pictures (Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008)) - actually, they're the only two I can watch. I couldn't stand the other ones.

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