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This just in: Director James Cameron meets with feds on oil spill


Film director and Lightstorm Entertainment Chairman James Cameron answers a reporter's question during a news conference after he delivered a keynote address titled "Renaissance now in imagination and technology" at the Seoul Digital Forum 2010 May 13, 2010. (Reuters/Jo Yong-Hak )

James Cameron met with EPA officials and other feds Tuesday to brainstorm about ways to stop the Gulf oil leak. The "Titanic" director joined scientists and other experts because he's an expert on underwater filming and remote vehicle technology. Hey, couldn't hurt

By The Reliable Source  |  June 1, 2010; 4:32 PM ET
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GET OUTTA DA WAY, CAMERON. Costner's gonna save us.

Posted by: wgmadden | June 1, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

GET OUTTA DA WAY, CAMERON! Costner's gonna save us.

Posted by: wgmadden | June 1, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

What a WASTE OF TIME! 17 countries offered valuable equipment and expertise to the U.S., but the B.O. admin said "NO!" We accepted help from only 2 countries, one of which was B.O.'s beloved Mejico. Now they are recruiting for their "brain trust" and they turn to a movie director! This is a JOKE of an administration: paralyzed, rudderless, fingerpointing, clueless. Shame on you lib idiots for supporting this monster! His ineptitude has destroyed the Gulf of Mexico!

Posted by: AZPaleocon | June 1, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Who’s next? Kevin Costner? After all, he starred in "Waterworld." www.eightfits.blogspot.com

Posted by: Baxter24 | June 2, 2010 8:12 AM | Report abuse

This is kind of funny. But upon a little reflection, it's not a bad idea to get someone like him involved. When Avatar was released I read a quickie biography of Cameron done to coincide with the movie, and he's a pretty fascinating, down-and-dirty engineering whiz.

Starting with his no-budget set design solutions for Roger Corman, continuing through with his new, functional wetsuit designs for the Abyss, his submersible experience for Titanic and especially the following documentaries, and finally his camera designs for Avatar: he's quite creative with tech stuff (including deep sea), but with an outsider, out of the box approach.

If Richard Feynman could help with the Challenger accident investigation, why not Cameron with this?

Posted by: mark16 | June 2, 2010 8:58 PM | Report abuse

Please explain how a filmmaker is qualified to assist more than an oceanographer, marine biologist, or a geologist.

Posted by: neurobadger | June 3, 2010 7:47 AM | Report abuse

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