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Ghost of the Abyss

Ghosts of the Abyss

Titanic director James Cameron knew he had to get more intimate with the legendary wreck of one fateful night back on April 14, 1912.  Ghosts of the Abyss is his first non-fiction film and there's a lot to see and hear in an hour.  Traveling nearly 2.5 miles beneath the North Atlantic into the sunken liner where nearly 1500 people perished using advanced technology reveals its secrets.

The visceral quality of this master craftsman of film is realized by having Ghosts of the Abyss made especially for IMAX 3-D Theaters and specially outfitted 35 mm 3D (flat screen) theaters across the country.  What is historic is being experienced close-up in a way that shows how magnificent this artifact, with rusticles eroding its steel truly is.

The wonder of it all comes from the Reality Camera System with two miniature mobile, remote-controlled cameras designed by Cameron's brother Mike, nicknamed Jake and Elwood (like crew members or Blues Brothers?), acting like super contact lenses.  Thus, Cameron, with director of photography Vince Pace, makes the camera fuse the high definition imagery into a reality which actively converges into a natural 3-D for human eyes to behold.

Ghosts of the Abyss

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