James Francis Cameron Curated
Film director, producer, screenwriter and edito...
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Was there a day when you had to motivate yourself while you were making Avatar?
Say something about the technical aspects of the submarine.
How did you start the project - 'Deep sea challange 3D' ?
When did you dream to go to the deepest point on earth alone?
Comparing ocean exploration with the exploration of space, can you tell where we stand in both?
Do you think your engineering skills helped you in giving realistic visuals to your films ?
How did your desire to explore the wreckage fueled the movie 'Titanic'?
Did you ever feel your curiosity have overwhelmed caution while doing deep sea expeditions?
Say something about the story of 'The Abyss' that you wrote in your high school.
How did you get into film making when you were studying science?
How did you get into film making when you were studying science?
Your advice to someone who wanted to have a life dedicated to creating films?
What was it like working with Stan Winston for practical effects?
As the screens to watch a film are available even in your cars and mobiles these days, how does it effect the stories you tell and the way you tell them?
If there's one or more things you think would make the film industry better, what would it be?
Do you think you would still have been interested in film making when films had no sound or color?
How do you always stay fresh in the face of an idea of every film, when many out there lacks an original story?
What failures of your own have you been able to learn from and how did that change you in your process?
Did films inspired your love of exploration or exploration inspired your love of films?
Which directors do you admire the most and influence your work?
What do you think films have forgotten over time?
Is there anything unique that you think you do while editing your film?
Are there any qualities in cinema that you dislike and try to avoid doing in your work that you see in other movies?
What is your take on the quote 'A piece of art is never finished, it's just abandoned'?
When do you know that a script is ready to shoot and what is your process of getting it there?
While writing a script, is it harder to get started or to keep going?
Did Star Wars influence you in any way?
Is there any specific film that made you feel 'that's something I would want to do'?
What drives you to learn anything?
What is a common mistake that people do while using marker dot sensors in film making?
What happened after Titanic's success? What were you feeling then?
Why do you think Titanic had pushed the limit of how much time one can spend on establishing character in the mainstream film making?
Did you approach Titanic in a different way as it demanded attention to historic detailing, visual effects and underlying emotional story?
Do you think audience like to watch three hour long movies?
What is that underlying theme in 'Terminator' beyond the idea of range or getting the world to work?
Is it true that the theme of Terminator came to you in a dream?
How did you get the chance to work under Roger Coleman as Art Director for 'Battle Beyond The Stars' in 1980?
Why do you think Avatar had and will have lasting resonance around the world even after many years?
Your best advice to the new generation filmmakers to get noticed in the film industry?
Is there anything about Pandora that you wish got more screen time, but couldn't make it?
In Avatar, what is your favorite part of Pandora and why?
You made most of your movies in 3D. Why is 3D important, according to you?
What was the easiest piece of casting for the Avatar?
What was the most difficult part in Avatar to cast?
When you wrote the character of 'Dr. Grace Augustine' for Avatar, did you already have Sigourney in mind for that role?
For Avatar, how did you convince the cast to do characters that were done using performance capture?
Does it affect you when critics or inner circle in Hollywood community comments about Titanic?
Say something about the importance of closeups in making Titanic?
What is the role of gender and class in the Titanic tragedy?
Tell something about the importance of music for the movie Titanic?
Did you know that you were going to incorporate the actual footage into the motion picture, when you saw the tape footage from your dives to Titanic?
How did you convince the cast to do characters that were done with performance capture for Avatar?
As the world of Avatar was such uncharted territory, what was it like pitching this idea to the studio?
After first writing Avatar, why did you wait 10 years to start making the movie?
Your view on 'seizing an opportunity'?
What is required for anyone in film business to accomplish their goals?
From where does the drive and desire to work hard and create a new world for every film come to you?
How did your past experiences help you in film making?
Can you tell how your dreams played a role in your movies?
What drives you to succeed all the time?
Any story behind the famous line 'I am the king of the world' in Titanic?
Did working on Avatar influenced you to take up any activities to safeguard the nature or environment?
While making Avatar, did you imagine the society on earth in the future? Were there colonies than the one on Pandora?
Did you know that you were making a classic while making Titanic?
Where did the inspiration come from for the Jack and Rose love story in Titanic?
Are your eyes always on the future? If so, what do you contemplate most of the times?
Are you willing to embrace failure?
Your take on 'The American Dream'?
Why do you think you acquired a reputation for your intensity on the movie set?
Can you share one interesting thing that you remember from your journey of making Titanic?
What do you understand about achievement now that you didn't when you were younger?
How do you think the frontiers of film making are going to change in future?
What do you feel when you look back at your career in film making?
Can you say something about your fascination towards film making?
How and why did Star Wars influence you?
What kind of films influenced you most as a young person?
Do you think you were destined to be an achiever?
Were your parents supportive of your ambitions?
Did you ever felt you were gifted?
Who was that inspiring teacher in your life?
Were you a good student?
Can you share something about your childhood and brought up?
How to overcome the obstacles a director may face in his or her career?
What are some very important lessons you learned in your journey as a director?
Did you have something in mind that you wanted to achieve when you started out as a director?
What was that so called 'the light bulb moment' in your life?
When did you first know what you wanted to do with your life?
What do you feel when Titanic is recognized as a love story instead of a masterpiece of visual effects?
Were there any moments of panic for you during the making of Titanic?
What are those crucial qualities a director must possess to be successful in the long run?
Is self-doubt a necessary component to become a director?
How can someone find their road to success?
Can you share your experience of getting fired from your first movie as a director and then how you managed to bounce back?
How did you get your first opportunity to direct?
What is your take on 'Opportunity' for someone to become a director?