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James Cameron’s Wind-Up Avatar DVD With Stephen Lang

by | 25th, April 2010

KING of wind-powered electronic arts James Cameron releases his DVD of Avatar, the too-long blue-in-the-face, 3D enviro-flick.

Before we get to Cameron’s latest quotes on global warming, note this explanation for being a man who burns tons of fossil fuels getting his green message to the masses. And, no, it’s not a plan to use up all the oil as fast as possible so we have to confront the inconvenient truth:

So how do I cancel the paradox? To me its not paradoxical – its not even meant to be ironic. For me, film is a technical medium. And you can use a technical medium to celebrate something that is purely natural. I think you can use the most cutting edge technology available – which we did, to basically celebrate the inventiveness of nature – which we did.

We are nature. We can invent. We are beyond parody. David Chen, who interviews Cameron, is faced with the biggest, most successful director of this age. He responds to that bit of self-serving nonsense with understandable reserve:

Chen: That makes sense. So I guess your use of technology in movie making is one of the good uses, you’d say.

Cameron: I would look at it that way, yes. We’re the good guys.

Anyhow, Cameron now says:

Anybody that is a global-warming denier at this point in time has got their head so deeply up their ass I’m not sure they could hear me…Look, at this point I’m less interested in making money for the movie and more interested in saving the world that my children are going to inhabit. How about that? I mean look, I didn’t make this movie with these strong environmental anti-war themes in it to make friends on the right, you know…But you know they’ve got to live in this world too. And their children do as well, so they’re going to have to be answerable to this at some point.

You can save the world by buying the DVD. Or wait and get the 3D DVD, and the 3D telly to watch it on. It being what Gaia would want…

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Stephen Lang pictured with fans at the exclusive launch of Avatar on DVD, at HMV in Oxford St, central London.



Posted: 25th, April 2010 | In: Celebrities Comment | TrackBack | Permalink