James Cameron’s films always make a stylistic impact, from “Titanic”‘s Heart of the Ocean to the blue-skinned, pseudo-feline Na’vi people in “Avatar,” so it’s only natural that someone would eventually arrange to depict his instantly recognizable scenes in a high fashion way. In celebration of “Titanic”‘s 3D re-release, Harper’s Bazaar welcomes us to the world of James Cameron, in which model Hailey Clauson (yes, that Hailey Clauson) poses alongside the director’s most iconic images. I can’t help but feel that it’s a little strange to have Clauson, swathed in a pale pink fur and silk gown, leaning against a model of the Titanic (the tragedy of which, you know, actually happened), but the photo is beautifully striking nonetheless. My favorite, though? The model in a sequined ombre Blumarine dress, her skin fading into CGI as Neytiri looks on. [Harper's Bazaar]
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We’ll never forget the scene in “Titanic” where Jack Dawson (Leo DiCaprio) sketches Rose Calvert (Kate Winslet) nude on a couch wearing the Heart of the Ocean. So sexy. Now one lucky bidder will be able to own the sketch, actually drawn by director James Cameron. The charming piece of memorabilia is expected to go for somewhere between $10,000 and $15,000 at auction. Do I hear $10,000 for naked Kate? [Telegraph UK] Keep reading »
“Avatar” was a mega-money maker for all involved, but author Kelly Van seems to think she was left out of the pay day to the tune of a quarter of a million dollars. Why? She claims that James Cameron stole ideas from her unpublished sci-fi romance novel, Sheila the Warrior: the Damned. She’s filed a copyright lawsuit against the filmmaker, stating that the characters, setting, plot, sound, visual effects, and total concept of “Avatar” are similar to her book which is about people from Earth who travel to another planet called “Tibet.” I wonder how she came up with that name? Very creative. Keep reading »
James Cameron is 55 years old and has been married five times. At this year’s Oscars, he’ll be competing against wife numero three, Kathryn Bigelow, for the honor of Best Director—he for “Avatar” and she for “The Hurt Locker.” James and Kathryn say they are still the best of friends and that the competition is purely friendly. But the same cannot be said of wife #4, actress Linda Hamilton, whom James met while filming “The Terminator.” Linda sat down with The Daily Mail this week to talk about her new movie, “Holy Water.” Only she got in one quote about the movie, and spent the other 95 percent of the interview dishing about the relationship between herself and Cameron, and his other ex-wives. Frankly, it all kind of sounds like an episode of “Big Love.” Keep reading »
This year’s Oscar nominees won’t be announced until February 2nd, but because an entire school of journalism has sprung up around predicting such things, we have a pretty good idea of what the nominee lists will look like. And almost everyone agrees that “The Hurt Locker,” the story of an elite bomb squad in Iraq, is the dark horse threat to “Up In The Air.” The director of “The Hurt Locker,” Kathryn Bigelow—an accomplished painter who also directed “Point Break” back in the day—will almost certainly be one of the five nominated for Best Director. If this happens, she’ll be one of only three women to ever be up for the award (the others were Lina Wertmuller, Jane Campion, and Sofia Coppola)—and she has a great chance of being the first to actually win it.
But here’s where things get interesting. Kathryn is also the ex-wife of James Cameron, who also is very likely to get a nomination in the Best Director category for the cinematic juggernaut that is “Avatar.” Keep reading »
“Vampirella was so hot I used to buy every comic I could get my hands on. The fact she didn’t exist didn’t bother me because we have these quintessential female images in our mind, and in the case of the male mind, they’re grossly distorted. When you see something that reflects your id, it works for you…Most of men’s problems with women probably have to do with realizing women are real and most of them don’t look or act like Vampirella. A big recalibration happens when we’re forced to deal with real women, and there’s a certain geek population that would much rather deal with fantasy women than real women. Let’s face it: Real women are complicated. You can try your whole life and not understand them.”