James Cameron - director of The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, True Lies, Titanic and Avatar - dubbed himself ‘King of the World’ at the 1998 Oscar ceremony. As far as movie critics are concerned, there are two James Camerons: there is the director who did more than any other to layer his high-concept movies with a degree of human interest, and there is the director who did more than any other to bury his characters beneath a deluge of special effects and artifice. But for those working on James Cameron films, there is ‘Jim’, the personable, charmingly boyish director, as excited by the making of his films as he hopes audiences will be when they see them. This is the James Cameron who strives to do fantastic work, who wants everything to be perfect, and who innovates in the technology of filmmaking every time he commits to a project. Brian Robb’s richly detailed and thorough biography brings the Cameron story bang up to date and provides a remarkable insight into the mind of a man who started out creating special effects for Roger Corman but went on to be one of the foremost film artists of the age.
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