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James Cameron

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IMDb:https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000116/

Date of Birth:16 August 1954, Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada

Height:6' 2" (1.88 m)

Trademarks:Strong female characters Frequently casts Michael Biehn, Jenette Goldstein, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton and Arnold Schwarzenegger. His films frequently feature scenes filmed in deep blues Plots or events involving nuclear explosions or wars Likes to make nice/effective cuts Likes to show close-up shots of feet or wheels, often trampling things Tight/close-up tracking shots on vehicles, especially during chase scenes Brings camera in close during fight scenes, achieving a claustrophobic effect. Cameron's films tend to include broken, swinging flourescent lights, especially in fight scenes. See:The Abyss (1989), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), True Lies (1994) and Strange Days (1995). Often includes sequences in which a video monitor is the perspective of the camera. For example, the T-800's viewpoint in infrared in The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), the video log in Avatar (2009), the helmet cameras in Aliens (1986), Little Geek exploring the submarine in The Abyss (1989), television newscasts in The Abyss (1989), the surveilance cameras in True Lies (1994), the SQUID sequences in Strange Days (1995), and Brock's "Geraldo Moment" at the beginning of Titanic (1997). He uses this perspective at least once in every movie he is tied with. Often features shots of large explosions, crashes, gunshots, etc. in the background with people running away in the foreground. These shots were used heavily in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) and True Lies (1994) but also in other films. [Dreams] Often works dreams or characters sleeping into the plot His films tend to have scenes with elevators with something dangerous happening near or in them. In Aliens (1986), Ripley goes up and down a cargo elevator several times, exiting the complex and then going backwhile loading weapons to get Newt and then leaving with the Queen Alien following. The Queen Alien rides the elevator to follow Ripley. In Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Sara sees the T-800 for the first time exiting an elevator. The T-1000 is shot from outside the elevator and then attacks Sara, John and the T-800 above it. In another scene, Sara, John and the T-800 crash in an elevator after an explosion on a higher floor. They are then gassed by the SWAT team at the bottom. In True Lies (1994), Harry enters an elevator on a horse in pursuit of a terrorist in the opposite elevator on a motorcycle. In Titanic (1997), Rose goes up an elevator with Jack to escape her fiancé. In another scene, Rose goes down an elevator to a flooded floor, filling it with water. Utilizes slow motion in intense scenes or to intensify a scene Often employs composers Brad Fiedel and James Horner to score his films. His films frequently depict children in some kind of danger Many of his films have water or the ocean as a central theme The use of machines as an important plot, point or weapon: in both Aliens and Avatar, the soldiers use a similar machine to fight in the final battle, the Terminators are machines, and The Abyss also features a lot of machines important to the plot. Directs blockbusters which often have one-word titles, which are also the subjects of them: "(The) Terminator", "(The) Abyss", "Titanic", "Aliens" and "Avatar". In all his films, at least one character yells "Go! Go! Go!" Known on-set for being very tough and demanding, and having a temper... hence his nickname "Iron Jim". However, off-set he is known to be very kind. Has a tendency to cast well-known actors based on their performances in lesser-known films. For example, Michelle Rodriguez in "Girlfight" and Billy Zane in "The Phantom". Often includes the theme of humanity's arrogance and over-reliance of technology

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Titanic

7.7 / 855426 votes

UK Cinema Release Date

Thursday 17th August 2017
Titanic poster
Contains strong language, nudity, intense threat and disturbing images. Suitable for 12 years and over.
Current Status:re-release

Next Showing:

None. Last shown in UK cinemas on 3rd December 2020.
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Directed by:

Written by:

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Language:

English

Runtime:

3 hours 11 minutes (approx.)

Movie Synopsis:

84 years later, a 100 year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day

8.5 / 779459 votes

UK Cinema Release Date

Tuesday 29th August 2017
Terminator 2: Judgment Day poster
Contains strong violence and language. Suitable for 15 years and over.
Current Status:released

Next Showing:

None. Last shown in UK cinemas on 16th April 2022.
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Genres:

Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Language:

English

Runtime:

2 hours 26 minutes (approx.)

Movie Synopsis:

Over 10 years have passed since the first cyborg called The Terminator tried to kill Sarah Connor and her unborn son, John Connor. John Connor, the future leader of the human resistance, is now a healthy young boy. However another Terminator is sent back through time called the T-1000, which is more advanced and more powerful than its predecessor. The Mission: to kill John Connor when he's still a child. However, Sarah and John do not have to face this threat of a Terminator alone. Another Terminator is also sent back through time. The mission: to protect John and Sarah Connor at all costs. The battle for tomorrow has begun.

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Alita: Battle Angel

Awaiting 5 votes

World Premiere

Thursday 31st January 2019
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UK Cinema Release Date

Wednesday 6th February 2019
Alita: Battle Angel poster
Contains moderate violence, bloody images and infrequent strong language. Suitable for 12 years and over.
Current Status:released

Next Showing:

None. Last shown in UK cinemas on 22nd August 2019.
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Genres:

Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Language:

English

Runtime:

2 hours 1 minute (approx.)

Movie Synopsis:

Alita is a creation from an age of despair. Found by the mysterious Dr. Ido while trolling for cyborg parts, Alita becomes a lethal, dangerous being. She cannot remember who she is, or where she came from. But to Dr. Ido, the truth is all too clear. She is the one being who can break the cycle of death and destruction left behind from Tiphares. But to accomplish her true purpose, she must fight and kill. And that is where Alita's true significance comes to bear. She is an angel from heaven. She is an angel of death.

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Terminator: Dark Fate

Awaiting 5 votes

UK Cinema Release Date

Wednesday 23rd October 2019
Terminator: Dark Fate poster
Contains strong violence, bloody images and language. Suitable for 15 years and over.
Current Status:released

Next Showing:

None. Last shown in UK cinemas on 12th December 2019.
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Genre:

Sci-Fi

Language:

English

Runtime:

2 hours 8 minutes (approx.)

Movie Synopsis:

More than two decades after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Sarah Connor sets out to protect a young woman named Dani Ramos and her friends, as a liquid metal Terminator, sent from the future, attempts to terminate them.

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UK Cinema Release Date

Friday 16th December 2022

Estimated UK DVD/Blu-Ray Release Date

March-June 2023
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Avatar: The Way of Water poster
Age rating / classification to be confirmed.
Current Status:post-production

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Genres:

Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Language:

English

Runtime:

Unknown
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