Avatar, By James Cameron Essay

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Belinda Duhl
THEA 1023, Fall Semester 2016
Due: Saturday, December 10, 2016
Avatar, a 2009 American epic science fiction film was directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. The film’s main stars are Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi, Michelle Rodriquez, and Sigourney Weaver.
The story formula or plot is the specific actions and events that filmmakers select, and the order in which they arrange those events and actions to effectively convey on-screen the movie’s narrative to a viewer. Avatar takes place in a futuristic mid-22nd century, a paraplegic marine, Jake Sully (Worthington), reports for duty, a mission meant for his now deceased brother, on the lush habitable moon in the Alpha Centauri star system, named Pandora. A greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge (Ribisi) has figured out that Pandora is home to a minable ore, unobtanium an expensive superconductor. Selfridge’s intentions are to drive the native humanoid tribe called the "Na 'vi" out of their homes in order to mine the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. Jake gathers information for Colonel Quaritch (Lang), the cooperating military unit, and Selfridge in exchange for a surgery to help him walk again. Jake does this by attempting to infiltrate the native tribe people with the use of an experimental "avatar" identity, a device that makes him sound and look like one of their own. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe, he

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