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James Wallis levels with you

It’s Academic

It’s a few hours to the Oscars and here’s what seems obvious to me:

The Academy is dominated by actors. It’s largely an actors’ club. And what Avatar says in flashing blue letters a mile high is “All you guys can be replaced by CG.”

Turkeys don’t vote for Christmas. Avatar may well clean up the technical awards, but it’s not going to get a sniff at any of the big ones.


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One Comment

  1. flamsmark says:

    Avatar didn’t replace actors with CG, just like movies didn’t replace actors with cellulose. Actors are an integral part of creating the characters of Avatar; the stars wore sophisticated face and body motion-capture arrays so that the virtual characters showed perfect reproductions of their every wrinkled lip and sneer. It’s set designers and location scouts who should be worried.

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