James Cameron, the director of Avatar, admitted in an interview that he had disagreements with Fox executives over shortening the fight scene and trimming the film’s flying sequences. For instance, the studio believed that the movie needed to be cut down and that there was too much flying on the ikran, or banshees as they are known to humans.
According to our exit polls and data collection, it turns out that was what the audience liked the best, James Cameron said.And there, I just drew a line in the sand and said, “You know what? I established Titanic. We’re now meeting in a brand-new, $500 million structure on your estate. That was covered by Titanic, therefore I get to do this.”
Cameron also claimed that people should have faith in him because his movie Titanic, which he guided, “paid for a significant chunk of the 20th Century Fox studio lot.”Later, he added, they gave me their gratitude. I believe it is my duty to protect their investment, often against their best judgment. But as long as I protect their investment, everything is fine. The editing of a movie, according to Cameron, is an “intensive process,” and every shot is carefully considered before being included or excluded.