Posts tagged ‘James Cameron’

March 19, 2013

Script: The Abyss

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The Abyss was written by James Cameron.

March 19, 2013

Quote of the Day: James Cameron

There are many talented people who haven’t fulfilled their dreams because they over thought it, or they were too cautious, and were unwilling to make the leap of faith.

May 9, 2012

Screenwriter Profile: James Cameron

The Writer:

James Cameron is the Canadian creative force behind some of the biggest blockbusters of the last three decades. Known for his strong female characters, his spell-binding sci-fi adventures, and (of course) Titanic, two of Cameron’s films have held the title of highest grossing film of all time (Titanic and Avatar). Cameron once said that his five favorite films are The Wizard of Oz, Dr. Strangelove, 2001:  A Space Odyssey, The Godfather, and Taxi Driver.

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May 8, 2012

Scripts: Terminator I & II

Here are the scripts for Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day. The first was written by James Cameron, the second by Cameron and William Wisher.

May 3, 2012

Script: Titanic

The script for Titanic was written by James Cameron.

March 5, 2012

Script: Avatar

Here is the original draft of Avatar written by James Cameron.

November 3, 2011

Script: Point Break

Surfing bank robbers And Patrick Swayze AND Keanu Reeves?? How can you go wrong?

This draft of Point Break was written by James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow.

June 22, 2011

Script: Seven More Scripts Every Writer Should Read

This list is composed by JT Cummins. Every script on the list is available for download at myPDFscripts (links below) including all three Lord of the Rings scripts. There’s one repeat in this list from the previous list — Alien. Guess that means you should definitely read that script:

1. Alien (Walter Hill draft)

Hill’s unique, staccato style burns imagery directly into the reader’s brain. A cold, but scorching fast-paced must read.

2. Aliens

For such a legendary taskmaster and technocrat, James Cameron is a romantic at heart, and the plots of every one of his screenplays bear this out by revolving around issues of love and loss. With its surrogate human mother vs. alien mother subplot, Aliens is no exception. Throughout, Cameron’s uses short, novelesque descriptions to enhance his action and blue collar characters and effectively weld them to a plot that escalates with every turn of the page. There’s a reason this script makes many screenwriter’s top-ten lists — it’s damn good. Along with Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza’s Die Hard, Aliens is still one of the great blueprints for the modern action screenplay.

3. Tootsie

As convoluted and whacky as the premise is, the writers ground its absurdity by thoughtfully spreading the wealth of the story among a host of eccentric characters with issues that matter to each and every one of them – and thus the reader. This isn’t just Michael/Dorothy’s story, but a great ensemble piece. Like Larry Gelbart’s own television version of M*A*S*H, Tootsie is one of the rare comedic screenplays that effectively manages to mix comedy with biting social commentary — and actually work.

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