In an interview with Entertainment Weekly recently, Avatar director James Cameron spoke about his ex-wife and fellow Academy Award-nominee for Best Picture and Best Director, Kathryn Bigelow. Cameron talked about competing (and eventually losing) against her at the Oscars and also his thoughts on 3D being used in a smaller movie like Bigelow’s Best Picture-winner, The Hurt Locker.
It’s no secret that Cameron is the godfather of the 3D revolution, working to prove how incredible it can be when done correctly, and how he hopes that one day the technology’s usage will be a given with each film. When talking about The Hurt Locker, and whether it could have been better with 3D, here’s what the director had to say:
I think [The Hurt Locker] would have been better in 3D. Absolutely. It wouldn’t have been hugely better in 3D, but I’m talking a future where you don’t have to put ‘in 3D’ on the movie poster anymore, the same way you don’t put ‘in color’ on posters anymore.
Cameron then went on to talk about Oscar night, and how Bigelow and her little trials and tribulations of war movie-that-could went on to win the biggest prizes against his juggernaut in Avatar.
It was David and Goliath. Goliath had made more than a couple of billion dollars and The Hurt Locker had made about what it cost to shoot, about $15 million. The Academy always likes to be the great equalizer. But I don’t begrudge her any of that. I couldn’t think of a better outcome for our lives. I got my Oscar. She got her Oscar.
Interesting quotes indeed! But Cameron is just an interesting gentleman — we all know this to be true.
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