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.Mark James Walter Cameron (17 June 1911 – 26 January 1985) was a prominent British journalist, in whose memory the annual James Cameron Memorial Lecture is given.^ Mark B - July 25th, 2009 at 4:15 pm Everyone, this is what you have to put up with when it comes to James Cameron.
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^ In Loving Memory of Cameron James Patterson October 9, 1988 — September 15, 2007 .
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^ Support the Cameron James Patterson Memorial Fund Add your thoughts .
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Early life

.Cameron was born in Battersea, London, of Scottish parentage; his father, William Ernest Cameron, was a barrister who wrote novels under the pseudonym Mark Allerton.^ In Brea, Cameron met William Wisher and Randall Frakes, who also wanted to make movies, and who are still his two best friends.
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His mother was Margaret Douglas (Robertson) Cameron.

Career

.Cameron began as an office dogsbody with Weekly News in 1935. Having worked for Scottish newspapers and for the Daily Express in Fleet Street, he was rejected for military service in World War II.^ I think the day after Jim Cameron’s movie comes out, it’s a new world.” Michael Lewis, the C.E.O. of RealD, the leading 3-D projection company, says, “The industry is looking for its ‘Citizen Kane,’ its definitive work of 3-D, and ‘Avatar’ may be that film.” .
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.After the war, his experience reporting on the Bikini Atoll nuclear experiments turned him into a pacifist and a founding member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.^ Maybe you can turn this into a learning experience.
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^ That being said, I'm sure one or more of the human characters will be pacifists, or turn into pacifists, or even join the opposing side in protest.
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.He continued to work for the Express until 1950, when he briefly joined Picture Post, where he and photographer Bert Hardy covered the Korean War, winning the Missouri Pictures of the Year Award for "Inchon". Picture Post editor Sir Tom Hopkinson lost his job when he defended the pair over their Pusan U.N. atrocities coverage, as publisher Sir Edward G. Hulton opted to censor the story.^ The Japs would not admit the war was over, so continued to mistreat these people until the US military arrived a few weeks later.
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^ And, by the way, didn’t ‘Dances With Wolves’ win best picture that year?” .
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.In 1952, Cameron wrote an obituary essay for the Illustrated London News, The King Is Dead, about the passing of King George VI.^ The only other movies to pass this historic record are Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King .

^ IKE - July 25th, 2009 at 5:04 pm Careful what you say about James Cameron……….he's the 'KING OF THE WORLD!' .
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.Cameron then spent eight years with the News Chronicle.^ James Cameron spent years developing a brand new 3D style of shooting that mimics the focal lengths of the human eye, and created a camera to do just that.
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^ In Ground Zero New York, he was surrounded by human casualties, and was still having nightmares – which seemed to be intensifying eight years later.
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In 1953 he visited Albert Schweitzer in Lambaréné, in French Equatorial Africa (now Gabon) and found flaws in the practices and attitudes of Schweitzer and his staff.[1] This was the subject of "The Walrus and the Terrier" a BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play by Christopher Ralling, broadcast on 7 April 2008.[2]
Cameron also did illustration work, especially in his early career. Working in Scotland for D. C. Thomson, he drew for sensationalist items in Thomson's publications. He rebelled when asked to draw a murder of a young girl, embellishing it with excess blood and grisly detail. Called to Thomson's office, he was rebuked merely for exposing her underwear.
.He was married three times, to Elma, Elizabeth and Moni; and had three children, Desmond, Elma and Fergus.^ Cameron has been married to his current wife, the actress Suzy Amis, for the past nine years, and together they have three children.
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.Cameron's first wife, Elma, died in childbirth near the start of World War II.^ There are only five people in the world who can do what I do, and I’m going for that.’ ” She got pregnant, and moved out when their daughter, Josephine—Cameron’s first child—was nine months old.
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^ For all these years, I have been waiting for a reason they started the war in the first place, in the early 1930’s, then why pick on the USA. .
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.Cameron wrote two volumes of autobiography: Point of Departure, a chronicle of his life, and An Indian Summer, about his relationship with India; his marriage to Moni, an Indian; and his serious car accident and near death in Calcutta.^ Wisher, Cameron’s old friend, says that strong women are one of the constants in Cameron’s life: “He likes to write about ’em and he likes to marry ’em.
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^ While it would take some remarkable longevity for Avatar to reach that point, let alone surpass it, we doubt Cameron will complain about having the top two spots, no matter the order.

With television, Cameron became a broadcaster, presenting BBC series including Cameron Country. He also wrote a radio play, The Pump (1973), based on his experience of open heart surgery. In his last years, he wrote a column for The Guardian.
James Cameron died on 26 January 1985. He was 73.

James Cameron Awards for Journalism

.There is an annual James Cameron Award Ceremony in London.^ TV TV Home > Cast & Crew > James Cameron more Overview Biography Credits Career Milestones Awards Photos Upcoming Appearances TV! Search Search TV James Cameron .
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Previous winners include:
2009
2004
  • James Cameron Memorial Award for Outstanding Journalism, John Ware
  • Special Posthumous Award, Paul Foot
2002
  • James Cameron Memorial Award for reporting from Africa, Chris McGreal

References

  1. ^ James Cameron Point of Departure, 1966 [1978], Law Book Co of Australasia, p154-74. The bulk of this passage is online here.
  2. ^ "The Walrus and the Terrier" - programme outline

Bibliography

  • Touch of the Sun (1950)
  • Mandarin Red (1955)
  • 1914: A Portrait of the Year (1959)
  • The African Revolution (1961)
  • 1916: Year of Decision (1962)
  • Men of Our Time (1963)
  • Witness in Vietnam (1966)
  • Point of Departure (1967) ISBN 0-85362-175-6
  • What a Way to Run the Tribe (selected journalism) (1968)
  • An Indian Summer (1974) ISBN 0-14-009569-1
  • The Making of Israel (1976)
  • Wish You Were Here: The English at Play (with Patrick Ward) (1977)
  • The Best of Cameron (1981)

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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

.Mark James Cameron (1911-07-171985-01-26) was a British journalist, travel-writer and historian, whose work bears the impress of his socialist and pacifist convictions.^ "I think the smart directors take everything from the living people," Sigourney Weaver told ReelzChannel of the performance capture work she's done on James Cameron 's Avatar .

^ Jon Landau, producer of Avatar, talks about working with James Cameron, the future of cinema, and...
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^ December 14, 2009 - 14:21 ET by Ten7s James Cameron's only groundbreaking work was "Terminator".
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  • The fabulous Eva, Government Glad-Hand Girl No. 1 of the extravagant political novelette that is Argentina.
  • When Nikita Khrushchev wrapped himself in the bloody mantle of the Czars he broke Hungary, he broke the little Communist parties over the western world, and he broke the hearts of many honest men who had trusted a little too far, a little too long.^ But as I pointed out in another post, being eco-friendly is not the same as embracing primitivism as an ideal, which far too many radicals who call themselves "greens" do.
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  • I like the evening in India, the one magic moment when the sun balances on the rim of the world, and the hush descends, and ten thousand civil servants drift homeward on a river of bicycles, brooding on the Lord Krishna and the cost of living.^ It’s like you’re in the trenches and your infantry-mate is shooting at you, even if you’re the only one there who can save his life.” .
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    ^ The organizations involved seem more akin to something like the East India Company, even, than the U.S. military in particular.
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    ^ If the finished product lives up to even half the hype surrounding it , that is one thing audiences will definitely take away from the experience.

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  • Much of my life seems in retrospect to have been spent in the company of putative national leaders passing through the process of being denounced and imprisoned for sedition, as part of the inevitable progression towards the Prime Ministership and the ritual tea-party at Windsor Castle.^ You influenced my and Melanie's life so much and with such joy and passion.
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    ^ I spent part of my career working in CGI, but I would much rather Hollywood spent its money on some decent writers and actors than on my former colleagues.
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    ^ For my own part, I think we can have progress and also be several orders of magnitude more wise about how we go about it.
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    • Point of Departure (London: Arthur Barker, 1967) p. 295.
  • NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. .Where else but in Texas would men set up to administer space?^ I grew up believing that Earth would be taken over by a Blob, or an “Invasion of Bodysnatchers,” or a “Brother from Another Planet!” Now, according to Cameron we, you and I, are the space menace!

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  • The new world will be a place of answers and no questions, because the only questions left will be answered by computers, because only computers will know what to ask.^ MovieBob - July 26th, 2009 at 4:51 am No, I think it's fairly clear he's talking about the European conquests of The New World – in which case, his specific terms are neither inflammatory nor innacurate.
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    ^ You know, because of all the ridiculous gender norms Cameron employs: .
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    ^ We thanked him and after he left we looked at each other and asked what 17 year old these days would be so thoughtful and kind to someone he didn't know.
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    • Cameron Country, broadcast on BBC TV, July 12, 1969.
  • I do not know why journalists insist on calling their stuff "pieces", when they are in fact little entities, attempting to have beginnings, middles and endings.^ I also was not referring to FOX-extracted links, but your attempt to redefine the discussion is duely noted, rather the talking points from their broadcasts where they leave inconvenient facts out of their morning one-sided debates with themselves.
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    ^ In the end, the DNA stuff is just too much--how will you exactly prove it's Jesus' DNA? Will they go to James' bone box and swab the dust inside?
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    ^ They don’t teach THAT little slice of war crime history in school, so why not educate the masses?
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    • The Best of Cameron (Sevenoaks: New English Library, 1981) p. 49. ISBN 0450048810.

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