The legendary James Cameron is one of the most successful directors in history, having directed some of the most iconic films of all time, such as Terminator, The Terminator, Aliens, and Titanic. He’s also known for creating groundbreaking special effects, such as the now-ubiquitous Avatar physique, which he used to transform himself into a human-animal hybrid and animated film hero, Rexxor. But although Cameron has directed many classics, he has also made some of the biggest mistakes in film history, costing himself and the entire industry millions. In fact, it’s often said that Cameron has been obsessed with creating the perfect movie from the very beginning, and that he’ll stop at nothing to make it happen.
And what is perhaps the crown jewel in Cameron’s epic collection of flaws is his infamous interview with comedian Joe Rogan. In the decades since its publication, the Joe Rogan interview has become one of the most important documentaries in Hollywood history, teaching and inspiring generations of directors, actors, and producers the evils of working with the notoriously tough comedian. The film’s publication was highly controversial at the time, with many people decrying it as one of the most embarrassing missteps in film history. While some stand by this claim, it’s certainly safe to say that watching the Joe Rogan interview is very likely to make you a much tougher individual, capable of withstanding Joe Rogan’s brutal humor and incessant teasing.
What Is the Relationship Between the Joe Rogan Interview and ‘Avatar’?
‘Avatar’ is often credited as the beginning of the modern CGI era, and it’s easy to see why. Not only did the film launch a thousand and one sequels, but it also sparked a transformation in both special effects and computer technology that continues to this day. The film was a huge hit not only because of its groundbreaking visual effects, but because of its relatable characterizations, nuanced scripts, and highly action-packed story. Avatar also established Peter Plattmann, who went on to become one of the most in-demand visual effects supervisors in Hollywood history, responsible for creating a number of iconic special effects in films such as Titanic, The Dark Knight, and Interstellar, as well as the television series Game of Thrones.
So, it would be safe to assume that James Cameron learned a lot from Avatar. But what did he learn? Watch the Joe Rogan interview, and you’ll soon find out.
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In the summer of 2019, Paramount Pictures will be releasing the long-awaited sequel Avatar 2. Twenty years after its much-loved original, James Cameron’s opus will finally be getting the sequel it deserves. And it’ll be worth the wait, as Avatar 2 looks to build on the groundwork laid by its predecessor, adding some genuinely intriguing new elements to the mix.
But it wouldn’t be a true testament to Avatar‘s legacy if we didn’t acknowledge the enormous influence it has had on countless other artists and creators throughout the years. One of the most prominent examples is Love & Basketball, an upcoming ESPN Films original movie that will explore the intersection of sports and romance, starring Danica Patrick and Josh Gad. Directed by Kevin Willkins, Love & Basketball was inspired by Black-ish creator and co-showrunner Kenya Barris’s own courtship with Patrick, which he chronicles in his 2019 bestselling memoir, Black-ish: Behind the Scenes of an Unconventional Love Story.
As the film’s cinematographer, Matt Musler, explains it, Barris “really wanted to explore the culture of dating among black people” and how it differs from that of other cultures. One of the most interesting aspects of Black-ish is the way Barris breaks down racial barriers and stereotypes through his writing and Danica Patrick‘s performance. The creator of Entourage and How to Be Single also wrote the 2018 hit rom-com Always Be My Baby, a film about a couple whose relationship is tested when they both fall for the same person, which opens on June 5. The sequel to Always Be My Baby will be released next year.
What Does Joe Rogan’s Demeanor Tell You About the Quality of His Interviews?
For those of you who have yet to experience the wonders of the Joe Rogan interview, you’re in for a real treat. Although many claim that it’s one of the most embarrassing films ever, it’s also one of the most important, not only because it was one of the first major public appearances by Joe Rogan, but because it changed the way we look at interviews forever. Its publication was highly controversial at the time, with many people claiming that it was one of the most humiliating cinematic experiences they’d ever had. Although the filmmakers argued that they had cleared every legal hurdle prior to shooting, they were unable to prevent the online publication of the film in some parts of the world.
The interview itself is certainly entertaining, with Joe Rogan frequently dishing out withering jests and barbed commentary. But it’s also quite revealing, with the comedian asking some brutally honest questions about Cameron’s personal life and the inner workings of his industry. The film opens with an explanation from Joe Rogan about why he decided to interview Cameron in the first place: “I want to be the best interviewer in the world, and the best interviewer in the world is the best interviewer in the world, unfortunately. So, I have to be the best interviewer in the world.”
Many others have tried and failed to emulate Joe Rogan’s distinctive interview style, but none have done it justice quite like him. You’ll soon see why in the videos below.