📒 Avatar by Source Wikipedia

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: Avatar, Themes in Avatar, Fictional universe of Avatar, List of accolades received by Avatar, Na'vi language, List of box office records set by Avatar, Dances with Smurfs, James Cameron's Avatar: The Game, I See You, Avatar: Music from the Motion Picture, The Art of Avatar: James Cameron's Epic Adventure. Excerpt: Connection Timeout The 2009 American science fiction film Avatar has earned widespread success, becoming the highest-grossing film so far. The blockbuster has provoked vigorous discussion of a wide variety of cultural, social, political, and religious themes identified by critics and commentators, and the film's writer and director James Cameron has responded that he hoped to create an emotional reaction and to provoke public conversation about these topics. The broad range of Avatar's intentional or perceived themes has prompted reviewers to call it "an all-purpose allegory" and "the season's ideological Rorschach blot." One reporter even suggested that the politically charged punditry has been "misplaced" reviewers should have seized on the opportunity to take "a break from their usual fodder of public policy and foreign relations" rather than making an ideological battlefield of this "popcorn epic." Discussion has centered around such themes as the conflict between modern man and nature, and the film's treatment of imperialism, racism, militarism and patriotism, corporate greed, property rights, and spirituality and religion. Commentators have debated whether the film's treatment of the human aggression against the native Na'vi is a message of support for indigenous peoples today, or is, instead, a tired retelling of the racist myth of the noble savage. Right-wing critics accused Cameron of pushing an "anti-American" message in the film's depiction of a private military contractor that used...

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📒 My Avatar My Self by Zach Waggoner

Genre : Games & Activities
Publisher : McFarland
ISBN_10 : 9780786454099
Copyright Year : 2014-01-10
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With videogames now one of the world’s most popular diversions, the virtual world has increasing psychological influence on real-world players. This book examines the relationships between virtual and non-virtual identity in visual role-playing games. Utilizing James Gee’s theoretical constructs of real-world identity, virtual-world identity, and projective identity, this research shows dynamic, varying and complex relationships between the virtual avatar and the player’s sense of self and makes recommendations of terminology for future identity researchers.

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📒 Avatar Collectors Vault by James Cameron

Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
Publisher : Whitman Pub Llc
ISBN_10 : 0794832679
Copyright Year : 2010
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Literally and figuratively, Pandora is a long, long way from mother Earth. Its distance of 4.37 light years is so far that humans traveling there are put into cryosleep for the journey in a spacecraft so fast that it could reach the Earth's moon in two seconds. Located in the Alpha Centauri star system, Pandora is a moon that orbits the gas-giant planet Polyphemus. Its environment is beautiful and wild but often hostile to humans, who must wear an exopack to breathe safely in its carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere. As you make your way through James Cameron's Avatar Collector's Vault 3D, you will journey through stunning terrain that few human eyes have seen the world of the Na'vi, the 10-foot-tall blue-skinned humanoids who inhabit Pandora. They have a mystical connection to Pandora's natural world, which they believe to be nurtured by and inextricably bound with Eywa, the goddess of life they worship. Enjoy natural wonders like the floating Hallelujah Mountains and Pandora's natural bioluminescence. View the moon's amazing creatures, ranging from the gentle, spirit-powered woodsprite to fearsome predators such as the thanator and the great flying leonopteryx. This interactive "scrapbook" also contains 3D glasses to further enhance your viewing experience, plus 3D Pandora removable profiles. If you are inspired by the awesome beauty of Pandora, James Cameron's Avatar Collector's Vault 3D is for you!

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Genre : Performing Arts
Publisher : Punked Books
ISBN_10 : 9780953317257
Copyright Year : 2010
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Avatar is the most successful movie of all time, surpassing the record held by James Cameron's previous monster hit, Titanic. It is also the most expensive movie ever. With its adoption of modern 3D techniques, Avatar is arguably the most spectacular film of all time. Kevin Patrick Mahoney explores how Avatar has reached this pinnacle of success. The film has not been universally praised; some critics have pointed to an overly simple plot and dialogue. However, Kevin reveals that there are many complex themes that lie behind such apparent simplicity. This book begins with an in-depth review of events as they happen on screen, including the many scenes deleted from the film, and then proceeds to explore some of the most interesting themes in more depth. Kevin examines how James Cameron has adapted Joseph Campbell's theory of the Hero's Journey in Avatar. The Na'vi's planet, Pandora, is very paradisiacal, so this book discusses how it's related to the Biblical Garden of Eden. In addition to this, Kevin dissects Avatar's rather confused politics, the controversial depiction of the US Marine Corps, and the accusations of racism that have hurled at the film. Since Jake Sully is introduced to us in a wheelchair, Kevin examines the representation of disabled people in Avatar and other science fiction dramas. Some of Avatar's subtle depictions of sexuality seemed to be mainly directed at adolescent boys, so this book also dissects some of the more 'blue' aspects of the movie. Moreover, Kevin Patrick Mahoney reveals how Avatar relates to James Cameron's previous blockbuster movies.

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ISBN_10 : 9780557017492
Copyright Year : 2009-09-14
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The Susie story is a series of bedtime stories I told to my granddaughter. Each night she would sit and listen, as the story would unfold, taking her on a magical journey filled with adventure and mystery! Every night I would add a new tale, continuing from where the last adventure had left off. Sharing story after story, enjoying the time we spent together and the memories that were made. I hope you too; have a wonderful and fulfilling time, as we now share our story with you. Enjoy!A young girl accidently comes across a doorway to another realm and undertakes an adventure of a life time.

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📒 The Avatar Syndrome by Stan I. S. Law

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : INHOUSEPRESS
ISBN_10 : 9780973187250
Copyright Year : 2006
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The Avatar Syndrome follows Anne from childhood, to womanhood; from a troubled, taciturn youth, to a world-renowned violinist; from misunderstood recluse, to messiah of a higher truth and beauty. A product of the expansive cultural landscape of our times, Law, an architect, sculptor and a consummate student of ancient myths, fuses the teachings of Lao Tzu, Jesus, St Thomas Aquinas and Indian mysticism with contemporary issues of family, youth, feminism, fame and power to deliver a singular vision of what it could mean to be human. Thank you, Stan for so beautiful and brilliant book. Through your book, you were able to awaken in me my true nature. K. Laycraft M.Sc., Center of Chaotic Studies, Alta. Canada Thanks for your contribution to the literary world. I appreciate how you always include the spiritual element in your novels. R. Witthoeft, Florida USA This book is . . . for those who love art, philosophy and science. Once again, (Law) touches us by his deep sensitivity for the psychological and spiritual growth of a human being. I. Gorska-Flipot Ph.D. Mtl., Quebec

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Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 1439197024
Copyright Year : 2010-06-29
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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

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Genre : Religion
Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN_10 : 9781554588800
Copyright Year : 2013-09-30
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Avatar and Nature Spirituality explores the cultural and religious significance of James Cameron’s film Avatar (2010), one of the most commercially successful motion pictures of all time. Its success was due in no small measure to the beauty of the Pandora landscape and the dramatic, heart-wrenching plight of its nature-venerating inhabitants. To some audience members, the film was inspirational, leading them to express affinity with the film’s message of ecological interdependence and animistic spirituality. Some were moved to support the efforts of indigenous peoples, who were metaphorically and sympathetically depicted in the film, to protect their cultures and environments. To others, the film was politically, ethically, or spiritually dangerous. Indeed, the global reception to the film was intense, contested, and often confusing. To illuminate the film and its reception, this book draws on an interdisciplinary team of scholars, experts in indigenous traditions, religious studies, anthropology, literature and film, and post-colonial studies. Readers will learn about the cultural and religious trends that gave rise to the film and the reasons these trends are feared, resisted, and criticized, enabling them to wrestle with their own views, not only about the film but about the controversy surrounding it. Like the film itself, Avatar and Nature Spirituality provides an opportunity for considering afresh the ongoing struggle to determine how we should live on our home planet, and what sorts of political, economic, and spiritual values and practices would best guide us.

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📒 The Avatar Path by Harry Palmer

Genre : Avatars (Religion)
Publisher : Stars Edge International
ISBN_10 : 9781891575686
Copyright Year : 2011-10-01
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