James Cameron was recently sued yet again for Avatar, the latest in a long line of plagiarism accusations against the director stretching back to Terminator. But is Cameron a serial plagiarist, or just a popular target for copyright lawsuits?
Did the floating mountains and otherworldly landscapes in James Cameron's Avatar remind you of artist Roger Dean's fantastical paintings? Dean certainly thinks there's more than a passing resemblance. He's suing the director and 20th Century Fox, claiming Cameron based Pandora on Dean's artwork.
Avatar finally ended its stretch as America's #1 movie, but people are continuing to point out sources that James Cameron borrowed from. It's become a national pastime, our version of Banshee-catching. We've rounded up 16 sources that Cameron allegedly nabbed.
James Cameron spent years creating Avatar's floating islands and crazy dragons, and then an army of concept artists brought them to life. But maybe they had some inspiration from somewhere else? Like classic album-cover artist Roger Dean? Behold the evidence.
Last night's epic episode of The Venture Bros solved an age-old mystery (Why do scientists science?) and something we'd never really thought about (Why is Dean called Dean?) with the same answer: Prog Rock. Watch and learn.