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Encyclopedia > Ghosts of the Abyss

Ghosts of the Abyss is a 2003 documentary made by filmmaker James Cameron after his Oscar winning film Titanic. It consists of Cameron and a group of scientists sailing out to the wreck of the Titanic and then going down to get closer than anyone has before. With the help of specially created cameras, Jake and Elwood, we too can see inside the Titanic and with the help of CGI we can see how it would have originally looked. Also along for the ride Cameron invites friend and actor Bill Paxton who played Brock Lovett in the 1997 film. He narrates the event for us through his eyes. The film itself is for IMAX 3D and was nominated for a BFCA award for Best Documentary. This is a list of film-related events in 2003. ... James Cameron from Ghosts of the Abyss James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a Canadian film director noted for his action/science fiction films, which are often extremely successful financially. ... Titanic is an Academy Award winning 1997 dramatic film released by 20th Century Fox and Paramount Pictures. ... RMS Titanic was the second of a trio of superliners intended to dominate the transatlantic travel business. ... The pseudopod in The Abyss marked CGIs acceptance in the visual effects industry. ... Bill Paxton as Hudson in Aliens. ... IMAX theatre at the Melbourne Museum complex. ... The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics organization in the U.S. and Canada, representing 199 television, radio and online critics. ...


Tagline:Unscripted. Groundbreaking. Historic.


Selected Cast

Bill Paxton as Hudson in Aliens. ... James Cameron from Ghosts of the Abyss James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a Canadian film director noted for his action/science fiction films, which are often extremely successful financially. ...

Trivia

  • At one point in the film, Bill Paxton annouces the 9/11 attacks happened while they were under water. A person on the voyage narrates and says how 9/11 nearly canceled the expedition because everybody felt that the wreck of the Titanic didn't matter anymore.
  • At the credits, "Darkness, Darkness" is played.

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Ghosts of the Abyss (756 words)
With "Ghosts of the Abyss" he abandons the restrictions of feature film making and directs his energies in his in-depth exploration of the ill-fated ship that struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage in 1912 with the tragic loss of 1500 souls.
Finally, Cameron introduces the film's "ghosts" with the shadowy images of live actors laid over the images of the ship - the bridge where the fateful last command was given, the grand staircase, the massive engine room - giving a glimpse of what may have happened over 90 years ago.
Nothing in the production of "Ghosts of the Abyss" is done by half and it shows on all levels, from the divers assisting the mission to the tight editing (by Ed W. Marsh, Sven Pape and John Rafoua) of the final product.
Modamag.com | Ghosts of the Abyss (IMAX) - Bill Paxton, James Cameron (Movie Review) (585 words)
"Ghosts of the Abyss" is an entrancing 3-D look into the abyss that's found 1200 feet to the bottom of the ocean.
These ghosts are the people who were present on the ship, the artifacts and works of art that make up the ship and the stories that burn in the minds of those on the expedition - and likely the minds of many of the audience as well.
Narrated and guided by Bill Paxton (with the aid of Jake and Elwood, the two small robot cameras who serve as our eyes), "Ghosts of the Abyss" is an amazing ride through the Titanic, its history, and more importantly, its humanity.
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