I can appreciate the fact that James Cameron got to write, direct and partially produce his own story. There must be a lot of artistic freedom in that.
Movies are an interesting art form because so many different vectors have to come together in harmony. It’s nothing like painting or writing.
Writing novels is easy. I just sort go into solitary confinement and create whatever I want. There’s no one to disagree with me or argue with. If I don’t like the way something’s turning out, I go back and rewrite it. I can literally create an entire world in one day, and then change my mind and destroy it the next. It’s impossible to go over budget and there’s not one to challenge my choices. I can even kill off anyone I want without going to prison.
But truthfully I’m in awe of the movie industry. I think I’ll interview a famous actor and see if I can sit in on a movie being made.
© 2010 Christina Moss