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Re: Book adaptation of the movie
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2010, 07:38:10 pm »
JC definitely needs to write the story. But I think nobody would mind if a good and experienced author gives him a little help with style and structure ...
I mean to write a screen play (script) and writing a novel are two very different things in style and content.

A good ghost writer goes completely unnoticed ;)
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Re: Book adaptation of the movie
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2010, 08:47:55 am »
I would hope that he turns it over to a VERY good and descriptive sci-fi writer.  Pandora is a world that can be expanded and explored even beyond the movies that will/should come.  600 to 700 pages of Avatar reading is what I'm waiting for.  Now who would be good candidate authors beyond Cameron?
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Re: Book adaptation of the movie
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2010, 10:24:48 am »
Ahh, you see, THAT is where the real money begins.

JC writes the official "first book" and every contracted author after that follows the core storyline and the facts in the Pandorapedia. I am betting money that JC knows exactly what he is doing, and anticipates hundreds of Na'vi/RDA novels to come out over the next few decades.

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He is not thinking "novel." He is thinking "empire." You see he is creating the new Star Trek, the new Star Wars. This series should outlive him and go on to be TV shows, films, books, toys, tee shirts (hint) . . .

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Re: Book adaptation of the movie
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2010, 10:50:09 am »
Ahh, you see, THAT is where the real money begins.

JC writes the official "first book" and every contracted author after that follows the core storyline and the facts in the Pandorapedia. I am betting money that JC knows exactly what he is doing, and anticipates hundreds of Na'vi/RDA novels to come out over the next few decades.

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He is not thinking "novel." He is thinking "empire." You see he is creating the new Star Trek, the new Star Wars. This series should outlive him and go on to be TV shows, films, books, toys, tee shirts (hint) . . .



I don't mind most of those things, but the TV show must be a specific type, preferably like the show Monk.  See, in each individual show, there is a story that involves one case that Monk must solve, but throughout the whole 8 seasons, Monk is trying to solve the case behind his wife's murder.

So, small plots within an overall plot.


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Re: Book adaptation of the movie
« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2010, 06:16:35 pm »
I don't mind most of those things, but the TV show must be a specific type, preferably like the show Monk.  See, in each individual show, there is a story that involves one case that Monk must solve, but throughout the whole 8 seasons, Monk is trying to solve the case behind his wife's murder.

So, small plots within an overall plot.
Monk wasn't too good with the overall story arch. Only the last two episodes were actually about solving his wife's murder.
Then I rather have it like Babylon 5 where pretty much every single episode was a vital part of the bigger concept.
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Re: Book adaptation of the movie
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2010, 07:53:56 am »
I never said Monk was good at it, but dedicated viewers knew it was there.


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Re: Book adaptation of the movie
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2010, 12:33:41 pm »
I'd really really would love to read it in a book format...

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Re: Book adaptation of the movie
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2010, 02:10:23 pm »
Up until a week ago, I had thought the novel JC is writing was going to be just that.
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Re: Book adaptation of the movie
« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2010, 03:45:10 am »
I don't mind most of those things, but the TV show must be a specific type, preferably like the show Monk.  See, in each individual show, there is a story that involves one case that Monk must solve, but throughout the whole 8 seasons, Monk is trying to solve the case behind his wife's murder.

So, small plots within an overall plot.
Monk wasn't too good with the overall story arch. Only the last two episodes were actually about solving his wife's murder.
Then I rather have it like Babylon 5 where pretty much every single episode was a vital part of the bigger concept.

How about the new(ish) BSG? It did a great job with both overall story, single episodic story arches, as well as romance sub-plots.

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Re: Book adaptation of the movie
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2010, 01:37:37 pm »
Up until a week ago, I had thought the novel JC is writing was going to be just that.

As long as he doesn't fly off the script with the novel. But I suppose its a good thing he's writing the novel after the movie, because book first, movie second series usually don't work out that good.
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Re: Book adaptation of the movie
« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2010, 02:28:46 pm »
An even more elaborate idea is he he wrote it for the IPAD which would allow some interactive content (music, photos, video).   This is currently being done for the Ipad with the novel, Dracula.
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Re: Book adaptation of the movie
« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2010, 02:19:04 am »
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I *very* much hope JC writes the book himself.
Why?
The story is so damned good. There is so much quirky, amazing, awesome and interesting stuff in it, truly, I have this huge respect for JC. For the respect that he has. I *really* want learn more about the man who has such great ideas. And for that, I accept nothing but the original! The truth! I want the *FULL STORY* by the authentic source himself, Mr. James Cameron!!!!!
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- To me, the possibly slightly diminished quality of layout, etc. due to JC being a first-time novel writer is absolutely negligible compared to the importance that the book *must* absolutely must be written by the man himself. (I agree with Kaltxì Palulukan on this!)
I have to humbly disagree. No one knows Avatar like JC. This has been stomping around inside his head to a few decades now. As an author I know the process, especially when you complete something in spurts. You get started and something stops you, and you have to put it away, but it haunts you, for years, in bits and pieces; and you find other people doing things that are frighteningly similar to ideas you have been sitting on for so long. You NEED to get them out, and no matter how you try to explain them to other people, they don't quite see YOUR vision. As much as I want A2, and even A3, T5 comes first, and maybe even one or two other movies. So there is no way that A2 will come any time soon. It may be alo because A2 may be drastically different from Avatar. It may have always meant to be RDA centered (no one expected it to be the #1 movie of everdom). It is possible the Na'vi have hijacked what was supposed to be a human trilogy. Imagine Aliens in reverse: Humans go to a different planet (moon) but instead of being the good guys (See: Alien, Aliens, Terminator, T2 <--best movie everrrrr! until Avatar that is), maybe WE are the bad guys. Maybe WE are Darth Vader (as in Star Wars was really "all about the rise and fall of Darth Vader").

Maybe, just maybe the Na'vi have overpowered the trilogy--or perhaps JC planned this all along and now he wants to make us wait. (I wish I were smarter--then I would know everything! :) )

My personal wishes for the novel(s) are:

1.) That JC leaves the very *tough*, but thus very *real* scene (in a symbolic sense of what people do to others!!) of the queue-cutting on Tsu'tey of the awesome 2007 script in the novel!

2.) I hope JC writes not one, but three books of the events so far. In my eyes, AVATAR is *very* much like the Lord of the Rings of JR Tolkien. - In the regard of potential. It's such an *EPIC* story!
Think about it, the fate of an ENTIRE WORLD hangs on a thread. And by the end, the great evil is overcome, just like in LTR. This is so epic, no matter WHAT AVATAR 2 or 3 might be about, this AWESOME EPICNESS of the first and original (complete within itself!) story of the original AVATAR can never be reached, added upon or improved any more. [Personally, to me, that speaks strongly against continuing the story of AVATAR after the events we have seen so far. The great story is finished in the end of the AVATAR we have seen so far in my eyes. Of course the people live on, but I think the great epic battle and story is simply over.]
I am convinced thought, that the full story, with all the details fleshed out, up to the point where AVATAR, the current movie we have seen so far ends, could easily fill 3 wonderful and awesome books. Just like LTR.

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Re: Book adaptation of the movie
« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2010, 05:35:26 am »
The one thing that I'm really hoping for is that he tries to model after Tolkien's writing in that he describes locations, expression, etc. very well.  Granted, I wouldn't want it to be as long winded as Tolkien, but the idea of the descriptive details is there.


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Re: Book adaptation of the movie
« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2010, 04:58:33 pm »
I'd rather it be as long as possible :P
I love long books.
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Re: Book adaptation of the movie
« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2010, 05:01:51 pm »
I'd rather it be as long as possible :P
I love long books.

Especially long books about Pandora.... ::)

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Re: Book adaptation of the movie
« Reply #35 on: November 17, 2010, 06:21:31 pm »
600+ pages or it isn't a book. It's a pamphlet.

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Re: Book adaptation of the movie
« Reply #36 on: November 17, 2010, 06:39:44 pm »
I'd prefer a comic adaptation. But only because I'm more into visual things than reading.

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Re: Book adaptation of the movie
« Reply #37 on: November 17, 2010, 11:26:23 pm »
uberfast reader.

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Re: Book adaptation of the movie
« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2010, 09:52:02 am »
uberfast reader.

...who might need to reread his books if he's bored with his books ::)



You have no idea of how many times some of those books have been read...
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Re: Book adaptation of the movie
« Reply #39 on: June 17, 2011, 05:09:52 pm »
600+ pages or it isn't a book. It's a pamphlet.

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So you read in telegram style or what? And the fastest I can read is 50 pages an hour... and that is if I like the book.
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