Re: Roger Dean sues over movie Avatar
Locutus of Bored wrote:
You're entitled to your opinion, but I don't think that's very fair. Cameron is obviously a very creative, intelligent, and passionate filmmaker, I just think he sometimes has a bit of an issue of borrowing concepts from other artists and writers (which is fine) without giving them the proper credit and compensation at the time the film is made (not so fine).
While Cameron can certainly have an inflated ego at times, Ellison is no slouch in that department either. I can understand being upset with a filmmaker that borrows from you and others without proper recognition, but arrogant and elitist terms like "his betters" really rub me the wrong way.
Exactly. It's obnoxious self-aggrandizement.
Which is not to say Cameron doesn't need to keep his mouth shut - and more importantly stop using shit without giving proper credit.
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