If there’s one thing people love, it’s getting career advice from their ex-spouse. James Cameron is an intelligent person so, naturally, he understands this lesser known fact of life. As such, in a print interview with EW, the highest-grossing filmmaker of all-time has a few words of wisdom for his ex-wife/Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow.
“I think [The Hurt Locker] would have been better in 3D. Absolutely. It wouldn’t have been hugely better in 3D, but I’m talking a future where you don’t have to put ‘in 3D’ on the movie poster anymore, the same way you don’t put ‘in color’ on posters anymore.”
I’m sure Ms. Bigelow appreciates the sentiment. For more from the interview, hit the jump.
While he mentions Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker, I think the key term in Cameron’s statement is “3D.” Considering his deep investment in developing 3D camera technology (the Fusion/Reality Camera System), it seems only natural that Cameron would look forward to the day when 3D would be the rule rather than the exception. In short, I take this as more of a promotion of the technology itself rather than a critique of Bigelow’s award-winning film.
As for his thoughts on Bigelow winning two Oscars for “Best Director” and “Best Picture”, Cameron tells EW:
“It was David and Goliath. Goliath had made more than a couple of billion dollars and ‘The Hurt Locker’ had made about what it cost to shoot, about $15 million. The Academy always likes to be the great equalizer. But I don’t begrudge her any of that. I couldn’t think of a better outcome for our lives. I got my Oscar. She got her Oscar.”
I’m going to leave that last statement for you to interpret. Oh, marriage… and divorce. (Wiping a tear from my eye) It really is a beautiful thing.