Monday, December 21, 2009

The Gospel According to James (Cameron)

Ross Douthat nails it on the head this crassmas season:  “Avatar” is Cameron’s long apologia for pantheism — a faith that equates God with Nature, and calls humanity into religious communion with the natural world.

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Carol Yoon adds to this, suggesting scientific awe is also an appropriate response to Avatar.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/19/science/19essay.html?th&emc=th

Even better: the bad guys aren’t the “mad scientists.”

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 19 Jan 10 at 08:49 AM
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Avatar reviews follow the same lines:
Mostly negative for interests such as: religious / corporate / conservative
Mostly positive when the POV is: progressive / scientific / secular
...and judging by the number of ‘reviews’ ‘opinions’ and ‘critics’ pitching them, one more proof we have more individuals that comment than the ones that actually create.
Cheers
:D

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 03 Mar 10 at 07:08 PM
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In spite of the nearly pathological love that some people have shown for the alien world in the film, Earth’s horses are infinitely more beautiful than anything Cameron can imagine.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 09 Dec 10 at 10:04 AM

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