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'Titanic' Director James Cameron Joins Effort to Plug Gulf Oil Spill
Fox 7 ^ | Wednesday, 02 Jun 2010, 8:22 AM CDT | AFP

Posted on 06/02/2010 8:10:56 AM PDT by bgill

Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron and another Canadian who built submersibles for the director's 1989 thriller "The Abyss" joined talks on Tuesday in Washington on innovative ways of capping the Gulf of Mexico oil spill... Cameron made two documentaries about the wreck of the ocean liner Titanic prior to filming his 1997 blockbuster Hollywood movie "Titanic."

He used a small fleet of specially designed remotely operated underwater vehicles and is regarded as an expert in the field.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: avatar; bp; cinema; film; jamescameron; oil
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Hollyweird to the rescue!
1 posted on 06/02/2010 8:10:56 AM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

Hey everybody, look over here!!!! I am relevant and important !!!!

On the other hand if his bankroll and ego can be leveraged to stop this, have at it. I suspect he’ll be a nuisance.


2 posted on 06/02/2010 8:13:21 AM PDT by AbeKrieger (If you believe in manmade global warming, you lack the gift of reason.)
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To: bgill

This man is a director, not an oceanographer.

Perhaps he has a favorite for the Belmont stakes?

Oh that’s right, he’s not a bookie either.


3 posted on 06/02/2010 8:13:22 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: bgill

Yeah he can help,James make 10 cups cream and sugar then sit in the corner.


4 posted on 06/02/2010 8:13:37 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: bgill

They could sink Rosie O’Donnell to sit on the pipe while Ellen DeGeneres laps dances.


5 posted on 06/02/2010 8:13:58 AM PDT by chambley1
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To: bgill

Isn’t all he has to do is shout “CUT and WRAP”?


6 posted on 06/02/2010 8:14:06 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: bgill

And this is reported with earnestness and enthusiasm by the MFM.
Our Republic is doomed.


7 posted on 06/02/2010 8:14:36 AM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: bgill

Related...

http://exposingtheleft.blogspot.com/2010/06/feds-meet-with-film-director-cameron-on.html


8 posted on 06/02/2010 8:15:13 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: bgill

Oh, I feel MUCH better now.


9 posted on 06/02/2010 8:16:04 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: bgill

The Government sues and brings in Hollywood Leftards instead of working on a fix.

Screw these maggots.


10 posted on 06/02/2010 8:17:04 AM PDT by wac3rd (Prepare for the November 2010 Tsunami)
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To: bgill

Send Algore down with the blue people and make it a happy place that spews Skittles and rainbows.


11 posted on 06/02/2010 8:17:27 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants"-Albert Camus)
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To: bgill

If Obama can get Cameron to make a movie about the spill being pluged then as far as dims’ are concerned it’s plugged!


12 posted on 06/02/2010 8:17:42 AM PDT by ontap
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To: bgill

Perhaps they can stick his head in the hole and plug it. It’s big enough.


13 posted on 06/02/2010 8:18:17 AM PDT by This Just In
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To: bgill

“I’m an expert in underwater vehicles, therefore I can cap damaged oil wells!”

About as relevant as, “I am really good at reading stuff off teleprompters, therefore I will make a really good president!”


14 posted on 06/02/2010 8:18:24 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: bgill
They really ought to call in these guys...


15 posted on 06/02/2010 8:19:13 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: bgill

16 posted on 06/02/2010 8:20:09 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: bgill

Other celebrity appointments:

1) Alan Alda/Mike Farrell on the Korean Crisis
2) Ex President Martin Sheen as super secret presidential adviser
3) George Lopez on Immigration Reform
4) Michael Moore on Heath care Reform
5) Leonardo DiCaprio on Aviation Safety because he once played Howard Hughes
6) Sean Penn on prison reform because he once played a death row inmate


17 posted on 06/02/2010 8:20:17 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Joe 6-pack

I think you’re on to something there.


18 posted on 06/02/2010 8:20:53 AM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: Right Wing Assault

So when there’s a looming asteroid disaster, it’s safe to assume Barry will call Bruce Willis & Ben Affleck to the rescue?


19 posted on 06/02/2010 8:21:44 AM PDT by LadyBuck (In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher')
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To: bgill

20 posted on 06/02/2010 8:22:45 AM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: bgill
Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron and another Canadian who built submersibles for the director's 1989 thriller "The Abyss" joined talks on Tuesday in Washington on innovative ways of capping the Gulf of Mexico oil spill...

I was wondering how long it would take before some Hollywood talking head brought up Cameron's The Abyss in this context, and lookee what I find!

I'm still waiting for my anamorphic widescreen DVD or blu-ray, James.

21 posted on 06/02/2010 8:23:39 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (Pretentiousness is so beneath me.)
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To: TSgt
Let's get Terry Gilliam on the job.

And Russ Meyers too.

22 posted on 06/02/2010 8:24:13 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: bgill

I am disgusted.


23 posted on 06/02/2010 8:24:50 AM PDT by wac3rd (Gulf oil spews...Obama sues.)
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To: bgill
is regarded as an expert in the field

Even if this were true, that was 15 years ago. Surely the technology has improved since then.

24 posted on 06/02/2010 8:25:09 AM PDT by twhitak
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To: bgill

I’d advise to let Michael Moore sink into that gigantic leak.

I bet it will work. Two birds. One stone.


25 posted on 06/02/2010 8:27:29 AM PDT by Ayn And Milton
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To: bgill
So because Cameron used a bunch of submersibles to film Titanic...this qualifies him as a valid resource on how to cap an out of control oil leak?

Ok...yup...I see the logic...I think....

26 posted on 06/02/2010 8:27:43 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: RexBeach

I imagine he has oceanographers on his payroll.


27 posted on 06/02/2010 8:28:19 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: bgill

Where’s Clive Cussler?


28 posted on 06/02/2010 8:29:20 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: bgill

Big Oil + Big Government + Big Hollywood. What could possibly go wrong? /sarc


29 posted on 06/02/2010 8:29:31 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: twhitak; All

Wasn’t it Cameron’s brother that did most of the “Engineering” for Titanic’s underwater filming?


30 posted on 06/02/2010 8:31:01 AM PDT by jag.drafting
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To: bgill

At this point, I don’t see what’s wrong with asking anyone that has had any experience doing big projects underwater, to pitch in. Outside of the oil companies, I can’t think of many that have any experience doing large undersea projects. Does anyone know of any other agency or organisation that has any experience like this, that hasn’t been approached for help?


31 posted on 06/02/2010 8:32:48 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: bgill
"Did you plug the hole yet, Daddy?"
32 posted on 06/02/2010 8:34:22 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: bgill

Who can post the picture of Mr. Beanatar?


33 posted on 06/02/2010 8:37:23 AM PDT by MortMan (I'm just an inkjet printer in a holographic world...)
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To: bgill
Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron

I guess they indulge in magical thinking when they smoke crack.

34 posted on 06/02/2010 8:38:31 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: bgill
"You cannot plug the hole until you are one with nature..or some crap like that!"

actually..that was my favorite line in the whole flick..

35 posted on 06/02/2010 8:40:27 AM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: bgill

Fiction, meet reality.


36 posted on 06/02/2010 8:41:06 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: bgill
Cameron inspired Spicoli to pack up his beer cup and race to the scene for another inspired rescue mission.


37 posted on 06/02/2010 8:42:35 AM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: bgill
They should bring in Desmond from Lost to plug the thing.

He has abilities and destiny on his side.

38 posted on 06/02/2010 8:43:33 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Don’t forget Alf as NASA administrator.


39 posted on 06/02/2010 8:45:39 AM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: bgill

This guy may be a talented director, but personally, he is your typical Hollywood Godless dirtbag.


40 posted on 06/02/2010 8:46:25 AM PDT by MGMSwordsman
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To: stuartcr

So....you REALLY think a Hollywood producer/director..has any clue about fixing a leak...that the EXPERTS are having problems with?


41 posted on 06/02/2010 8:49:58 AM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: bgill


‘Titanic’ Director James Cameron Joins Effort to Plug Gulf Oil Spill

James Cameron: deepsea submersible expert

GAD!!! Why not call Ballard of any of a number of US Navy personnel.

Oh, I forgot.
They never directed a film with off-planet smurfs.


42 posted on 06/02/2010 8:50:04 AM PDT by VOA
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To: Osage Orange

He does have experience with large scale undersea operations, doesn’t he?


43 posted on 06/02/2010 8:53:26 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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Does he?

He filmed a MOVIE!~!

Was it filmed in a pool???

Was it filmed 5,000 feet beneath the surface???

Do you really think that ocean rift scene was REAL???

44 posted on 06/02/2010 8:57:23 AM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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It just goes to show how out of touch with reality these idiots really are.....
45 posted on 06/02/2010 8:57:37 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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Radical Lawyers + Movie Directors = Upcoming Leftist Show Trails

Uncle Joe and Commandante Fidel would not have done it any different.

46 posted on 06/02/2010 8:59:21 AM PDT by drpix
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To: bgill

CORRECTION: any different = any differently


47 posted on 06/02/2010 9:00:23 AM PDT by drpix
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To: bgill

The only way Cameron can plug something that big is with his ego.


48 posted on 06/02/2010 9:05:52 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: Osage Orange

I have no idea what his real experience is or if he could help at all. I just am not the kind of person that sits around waiting for some one person to do something. If there is anyone that could possibly help, I’m certainly willing to let them try. I believe in thinking outside of the box, cube, sphere or whatever container. Help/solutions sometimes comes from the least expected source.


49 posted on 06/02/2010 9:11:20 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: bgill

I suppose it was inevitable that the Clueless WH Usurer would turn to the fantasy of Hollywood for fantasy engineering solutions.


50 posted on 06/02/2010 9:32:07 AM PDT by dools007
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