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I'm debating seeing this film. I really dislike James Cameron. I remember "Titanic" and the Academy Awards that year, and all I could think was; "what an asshole!"
So I've kind of boycotted Cameron films since then. I've heard such amazing things about the CGI in this film and that it should be viewed on "the big screen."
But I might not get to a theater until next year, and "Avatar" might be gone by then, so maybe I'll rent it and watch on our "big screen."
So I've kind of boycotted Cameron films since then.
That's not really saying much, as he hasn't DONE anything since TITANIC... (Has he, and I just didn't hear about it?)
All right, I have to say this because I'm apparently the only one in the world who thought this either then or now, and I've been biting my tongue for a decade, and finally decided I'd rather spit out words than blood.
The "I'm the king of the world!" line at the Oscars was NOT Cameron being an arrogant asshole. It was expressing a feeling of joy, quoting the lead character from the very movie that earned him the Oscar.
Think about it. Jack's standing in the prow, shouting he's king of the world not because he's better than everyone (or indeed anyone) else, but due to the overwhelming joy because he can't believe how incredibly lucky he is to be there; thus, he feels like the kind of the world. And so it was, at that moment, standing there with a Best Picture Oscar, for James Cameron.
Don't get me wrong: James Cameron may, in fact, be an arrogant asshole. I don't know him so I can't say. But that moment was him celebrating the moment in the same way as was done in the movie that gave him that moment.
As I say, I'm apparently the only one who read it that way. Subsequently, it's been an intermittently annoying ten years. Sorry to have you be the one who broke the retaining wall on my silence.
(Please replace "kind of the world" with "king of the world". Thankyew.)
((I'd edit the post except OpenID users are apparently barred from such things. I guess we just can't be trusted.))
No, I read it that way, too. In every single way.
Good point. Thanks for bring that view to the table.