CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2010 |
Roy Ward Baker, the London-born director best known for his 1958 documentary-style feature film, "A Night to Remember," about the sinking of the Titanic, has died. He was 93. Baker died Tuesday at a London hospital, his son, Nicholas, told the Associated Press. " 'A Night to Remember' was considered the definitive film on the Titanic before Mr. Cameron got his hands on the subject," said film critic Leonard Maltin, referring to "Titanic," the 1997 romantic epic by James Cameron.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1998 |
For more than 30 years, Placentia has celebrated its heritage with a festival and parade. The city will continue that tradition Saturday with the 34th annual event, starring Academy Award-winning director James Cameron, a former Placentia resident, as grand marshal. All festivities will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kraemer Park, at Chapman and Bradford avenues. Cameron, who directed the blockbuster movie "Titanic," will lead the parade, which begins at 10 a.m.
December 6, 2002 |
The story of the ill-fated German warship Bismarck took hold of filmmaker James Cameron as a youngster, when he watched the 1960 British movie "Sink the Bismarck." He saw it again recently and was unimpressed. "Not that great a film. The special effects were terrible," said Cameron, who proved in "Titanic" and "The Abyss" that he knows a thing or two about the subject.
February 26, 2014 |
Organizers of the annual Red Carpet Green Dress challenge announced Wednesday that Olga Kurylenko ("Quantum of Solace," "Vampire Academy") has been tapped to wear this year's winning eco-friendly gown to the Academy Awards on March 2. The winning sustainable design was submitted by French fashion designer Alice Elia, who is a student at ESMOD in Paris (where, according to the announcement, she's specializing in couture for women). Now in its fifth year, the program, the brainchild of Suzy Amis Cameron (wife of director James Cameron)
October 15, 2013 |
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will serve as co-hosts at the 2014 and 2015 Golden Globes, NBC announced Tuesday. The comedic personalities will follow up their 2013 turn hosting the show. Fey and Poehler's Globes earlier this year was considered one of the stronger performances at the awards podium in recent memory. At 19.7 million overall viewers, the Globes ratings were the highest since 2007. The pair also had well-received comedic bits including memorable jokes about James Franco's ill-fated turn as Oscar host several years before and a dig at James Cameron.
August 5, 2006 |
Three-time Oscar winner Joe Letteri and his special-effects team at New Zealand studio Weta Digital have signed on to James Cameron's first feature film project since his 1997 "Titanic" cleaned up at the box office and the Academy Awards. Set in the future, the film, "Avatar," is about a paraplegic war veteran who arrives on the planet Tandora, which is inhabited by a humanoid race whose culture clashes with the Earthlings'.
January 15, 2012
A sinking ship, clashing lightsabers, talking clownfish: Some 2012 movies will look mighty familiar, with added dimension. Studios have converted several of their highest-grossing catalog titles to 3-D and are rereleasing them in theaters. The list includes James Cameron's Oscar-winning blockbuster weepie, "Titanic. " Young Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio are due back on the deck of the doomed luxury liner April 6, shortly before the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking. George Lucas will unspool the first "Star Wars" prequel, "Episode I: The Phantom Menace," in 3-D on Feb. 10, And on the heels of last year's surprise box-office hit "The Lion King 3-D" comes an updated version of the underwater adventure "Finding Nemo," due Sept.
November 27, 2004 |
Since becoming the king of the world seven years ago with "Titanic," James Cameron has spent much of his time in the underwater world, making 3-D documentaries about his deep-sea explorations. But the director is finally coming up for air and returning to science fiction with "Battle Angel," a three-dimensional movie set in the 26th century. Cameron, who also directed "Aliens" and the first two "Terminator" movies, said he's in preproduction now and expects to start shooting in May or June.
January 15, 2014 |
James Cameron will make his return trip to Pandora with some familiar faces, as "Avatar" stars Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana have signed on for three sequels, studio Fox announced Tuesday. Though Cameron presumably could have taken the franchise in a different direction, Worthington and Saldana reprising their roles as Jake Sully, the disabled ex-Marine inhabiting an alien body, and Neytiri, the Na'vi huntress, suggests that their story will remain front and center. Given that "Avatar" still holds the record for worldwide gross with nearly $2.8 billion, and that Worthington and Saldana are the film's main characters, it's not particularly surprising that they've signed on for the sequels.
December 16, 2013 |
In the latest sign of California's declining movie market share, director James Cameron announced he will shoot the three sequels to his Oscar-winning blockbuster "Avatar" in New Zealand. Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment will do the performance-capture work on the movie in Los Angeles at MBS Media Campus (formerly known as Manhattan Beach Studios). However, the live-action portion of the production will film in New Zealand, following a similar pattern to the original 2009 film, Cameron and his partner, Jon Landau, announced Monday.