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Avatar script with excluded scenes for download

January 12th, 2010

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Fox have just released the “Original” Avatar script. I haven’t read it all yet but there seems to be a lot of omitted scenes and dialog in the script that didn’t make it in to the final movie.

It’s a great read if you like to get to know some of the characters at a deeper level than you get to know them in the movie. Should the movie have been longer?

Anyways, this is promising for the DVD/BluRay release that eventually will be released, probably some of the scenes omitted were shot but cut out in the editing room, hopefully (probably) they will be included in the future DVD/BluRay special edition.

So, click the download link below and please feel free to leave a comment on what you thought of it.

You can download and read the Avatar script here (PDF-document).

UPDATE: I’ve changed the picture that goes along with this post, as you can see it’s Jake in his wheelchair. The scene takes place in a bar on earth. That’s a scene that’s not in the movie, but you can find it on page 2 in the script (and the trailer, 7 seconds in).

INT. ROWDY BAR — NIGHT
Not the kind of place you’d bring your mom.
We find Jake near the pool table, BALANCING his chair, front wheels off the ground, while holding a tequila shot on his forehead.  ONLOOKERS,  including some other disabled vets, CLAP and WHOOP.

Jake grabs the glass, SLAMS down the shot as they cheer.

A WALL-SIZED SCREEN filled with the World Cup game — men RUNNING on antelope legs.

CU JAKE, watching what he can’t have.  Expression stony.

JAKE (V.O.)
Let’s get it straight up front.  I don’t want your pity.  I know the world’s a cold-ass bitch.

5 reasons to see Avatar

December 2nd, 2009

If you need a reason – or 5 reasons – here’s my 5 reasons why you should go see Avatar.

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  1. James Cameron – The man who brought us the Terminator movies, Aliens and Titanic is back after more than 10 years away from Hollywood.
  2. Special Effects – James Cameron is known for being a pioneer in film making. He pushes the limits of imagination, this time he uses a combination of live action and CGI on a level thats never been done before. Cameron even had to wait for the technology to catch up with his vision before work on Avatar could begin. If he succeeds this is the future way of making movies.
  3. 3D -  Will it revolutionize the movie business like some say? Avatar was made with 3D in mind from the start, James Cameron is betting everything he has on this and he truly believes that 3D is here to stay. Everything in real life is 3D, why shouldn’t movies? Avatar will show if people are willing to pay extra for a movie experience in 3D.
  4. The Avatar universe – Avatar is set to be the starting point of a new universe. Just like George Lucas created Star Wars back in 1977, James Cameron has developed everything on Pandora (the planet where the story takes place) from scratch; a new ecosystem, new spices, a new language, new vehicles and hardware just to name some things we will get to learn when seeing the movie. And the movie will only be one of the bricks building this new universe, games, books, websites and other stuff are to follow.
  5. Escaping reality – This is what movies are all about. You just sit down and you enter a new reality where anything is possible. Avatar will make this even more believable with it’s 3D technology. People who has seen footage of the movie say that they have had memories of Pandora as if they’d actually been there.

Whats’ your reason to see (or not to see), Avatar?

Avatar books out November 24

November 9th, 2009

In a couple of weeks (November 24) you will be able to get your hands on some Avatar related books. There’s a lot of books coming, ranging from the novel  based on the movie to a scrapbook.

The novel I’m definitely not reading before I see the movie, if ever.

Avatar: The Field Guide to Pandora on the other hand, I would like to have a look at.

The Art of Avatar: James Cameron’s Epic Adventure would look nice in my bookshelf :-)

Head over to Amazon to see all the books.

avatar book the navis quest

James Cameron’s Avatar: The Na’vi Quest

Avata The Field Guide to Pandora

Avatar: The Field Guide to Pandora

The Art of Avatar- James Camerons Epic Adventure

The Art of Avatar: James Cameron’s Epic Adventure