Episode 126: James Cameron’s “The Abyss”
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In 1989, James Cameron started his streak of making the most ambitious films ever made. “The Abyss” is considered a more personal story to the filmmaker as it depicts the desperation of a man trying to win back his wife while trying to attempt the impossible, which mirrored his relationship with his producer and ex-wife Gale Anne Hurd. But for all of the ambition and technical knowhow, “The Abyss” falls really short of greatness as it’s categorized as uneven.
What made “The Abyss” a failure in James Cameron’s filmography? Why did Cameron decide to shoot a majority of this film underwater? And what does “The Abyss” say about the Cold War at the tail end of the 80s?
James Cameron’s “The Abyss” is the subject of episode 126 of the AuteurCast…