Titanic Filmmaker James Cameron had his say after quoting a line from his film Titanic about his infamous Oscar acceptance speech in 1998.
when talking to The Hollywood Reporterthe Avatar The filmmaker said he looked at host Warren Beatty’s face backstage and immediately realized he had made a blunder.
“I’ll be clear when I first realized this [was going to be a problem]: When I’m walking backstage, Warren Beatty’s face says, “What did you just do?”
He just looked at me and said, “Hey poor thing, what did you just do? I went, “Wow, isn’t that great? OK.’ I mean, I analyzed it. My wife at the time, Linda [Hamilton], said, “If you’re going to quote a line from a movie, quote it passionately.” I’m like, ‘I can do this.'”
Cameron continued: “What I understand is that the problem with it is that it’s too self-referential and seen as hubris—not just the actual form of ‘I’m King of the World’ semiotics, but the script of it.” quoting from your own film, everyone in the audience seems to be a big fan, because there were a lot of people in that audience who didn’t vote for Titanic. Just because you’re winning, you can’t assume you won by a huge margin.”
The critically acclaimed director won three Oscars titanic, including best film and best director.