James Cameron: Interviews

Edited by Brent Dunham

6 x 9 inches, 240 pages (approx.), introduction, chronology, filmography, index

978-1-61703-131-1 Printed casebinding $65.00S

978-1-61703-132-8 Paper $25.00T

978-1-61703-133-5 Ebook $25.00

Printed casebinding, $65.00

Paper, $25.00

Ebook 978-1-61703-133-5, $25.00

"I'm only interested in it if it's really hard, like impossible, like there's no way that you can do it, no way you could survive and you're doomed going in. That's interesting."

James Cameron (b. 1954) is lauded as one of the most successful and innovative filmmakers of the last thirty years. His films often break records, both in their massive budgets and in their box-office earnings. They include such hits as The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Titanic, and Avatar. Part scientist, part dramatist, Cameron combines these two qualities into inventive and captivating films that often push the boundaries of special effects to accommodate his imagination. James Cameron: Interviews chronicles the writer-director's rise through the Hollywood system, highlighted by his "can-do" attitude and his insatiable drive to make the best film possible.

As a young boy growing up in Canada, Cameron imagined himself an astronaut, a deep-sea explorer, a science fiction writer, or a filmmaker. Transplanted to Southern California, he would go on to realize many of those boyhood fantasies. This collection of interviews provides glimpses of the filmmaker as he advances from Roger Corman underling to "king of the world." The interviews are drawn from a number of sources including TV appearances and conversations on blogs, which have never been published in print. Spanning more than twenty years, this collection constructs a concise and thorough examination of Cameron, a filmmaker who has almost single-handedly ushered Hollywood into the twenty-first century.

Brent Dunham, Flagstaff, Arizona, is an independent film scholar. He is the editor of Danny Boyle: Interviews (University Press of Mississippi), and his work has been published in the International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society.

6 x 9 inches, 240 pages (approx.), introduction, chronology, filmography, index