- Apr 26, 2008
- Reaction score
Studio should’ve cut the whole film.
As reported by Slashfilm, during his MasterClass, James Cameron discusses his love for epic set pieces, describing them as "a film within a film." He gives the example of a scene in Avatar in which Jake Sully, played by Sam Worthington, learns how to ride a Mountain Banshee involving an extended flight sequence. Cameron says that someone at the studio wanted him to cut down the runtime of this scene since it adds little narratively to the plot, but he stood his ground.