Every Night in My Dreams

Filed under:History,Movies,Sad — posted by Anwyn on January 6, 2010 @ 10:51 am

James Cameron reportedly considering making a movie about the WW2 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Titanic was a good movie, let me stipulate up front, but these days I never watch it because it’s too sad. At the same time, it’s at least a little bit Disney-fying, for lack of a better term, of the wreck. I fear for the same treatment being applied to the WW2 bombings.

The double-bombing survivor Cameron spoke to passed away this week at the age of 93. RIP.

H/t: Lileks.


  1. People in Europe are telling me I should see Avatar, and people from home are telling me I’ll be wanting two hours of my life back at the end. Do you know anything about it?

    Comment by Bumble — January 7, 2010 @ 6:07 am

  2. I haven’t seen it, but the basic consensus of what I’ve read seems to be “awesome technical achievement, stupid story.”

    Comment by Anwyn — January 7, 2010 @ 8:36 am

  3. Was that a STATLER BROTHERS reference? If it wasn’t, tell me it was, and I’ll act impressed anyway. http://www.google.com/url?q=http://popup.lala.com/popup/432908527125486643&ei=t49GS5q2PJDQlAfPgY0R&sa=X&oi=music_play_track&resnum=1&ct=result&cd=2&ved=0CAgQ0wQoADAA&usg=AFQjCNHkcEHooWUfFsZv4gxUoou17H69pw (OK, I know it was a song from Titanic, but let me think it’s a Statlers reference.)

    Comment by See-Dubya — January 7, 2010 @ 6:52 pm

  4. As much as I live to impress you, no, I was talking about the Titanic song–imagining the effect on my nightmares if I watch James Cameron’s telling of the atomic bombings.

    But I’m listening to the link. :)

    Comment by Anwyn — January 7, 2010 @ 9:34 pm

  5. My thoughts on that horror of a flick that was Titanic are best summed up by a letter to Camille Paglia by Steve Derion. It’s a lot of scrolling; easiest to find by typing control-F and searching for the string “Camille, how can” which brings you to the beginning of the letter.

    Comment by Xrlq — January 9, 2010 @ 10:48 am

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