by Garethin General0 commentstags: avatar, fun
I always knew that the allegations that James Cameron’s “Avatar” was lifted from some Russian sci-fi was a load of old tosh. Now, as the attached image clearly shows, it is put beyond argument that those allegations are completely false. Thanks to Rob for forwarding.
by Garethin Art & Design, General0 commentstags: art, avatar, film, james cameron, roger dean, yes
I went to see Avatar yesterday – basically seen posters around and the odd trailer online and thought it best to catch it in 3D on a big screen – and thoroughly enjoyed it. If there were any misgivings they’d be about the lack of subtlety in the environmentalist and political / foreign policy / war on terror messages in the film; although it’s worth noting that given the mess we’re all in with the planet in general and also fucking people over for the resources they happen to live on top of, the time for subtlety might be gone anyway. It was nice however that the film didn’t go totally overboard on 3D by insisting on pointing everything at you; a couple of guns and bows and arrows was enough. As with films like Jurassic Park, some of the most impressive visuals were not about action but about detail. Jurassic Park had a lovely longshot of herds of dinosaurs grazing on an open plain, which at the time looked breathtaking, Avatar has tremendous shots of slightly defocussed insects floating in and out of shafts of light, or brief glimpses up through fern leafs into the forest canopy and the […]