[Milton-L] "Avatar" reviewed by Milton

James Rovira jamesrovira at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 17:42:11 EST 2010

Seems like they wanted to tell a good story with compelling characters
too.  If they didn't, they wouldn't have.  I don't question you on the
point that most of the producers' energy was devoted to the techno
stuff, though, as films are usually all about visuals first.

Pretty interesting to hear all of this (indirectly) from someone who
was part of the production.

The visual elements are texts too, though, and reinforce the moral
judgments implied by plot and character.

Jim R

On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 5:35 PM, Tony Demarest <tonydemarest at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I am not suggesting a "moral judgment" is absent, what I meant was that
> expanding the frontier of 3D digital film-making was their major concern. My
> son has sent me articles from European newspapers that report on the
> increasing amount of angst and depression viewers of the film have
> experienced- seems they cannot readjust to the "real world" after being
> immersed in Pandora- inane, perhaps, but remember what happened after
> Spielberg's "Munich." Many who saw it wanted to turn it into documentable
> history, with warts, inaccuracies, and all.
> Cameron had written the script for Avatar over 15 years ago- wonder what
> Milton would have thought about the sheer cost and revenue emanating from
> the film, considering what he was paid for Paradise Lost.
> Tony

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