Avatar in 3D

Avatar in 3D

James Cameron’s first fiction feature after the record-breaking success of Titanic (1997) was a science-fiction epic that expanded the visual and technological possibilities of contemporary filmmaking, telling an original story of a human soldier who ends up bonding with the alien race he was assigned to infiltrate. Cameron helped develop the new Fusion Camera System used on the film’s 3D digital cinematography, which inaugurated a new era of immersive filmmaking. The film earned nine Oscar nominations and won for its art direction, cinematography, and visual effects.

DIRECTED/WRITTEN BY: James Cameron. WITH: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver. 2009. 162 min. USA. Color. English. Rated PG-13. 3D. DCP.

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