Gel Ann S. Divino
February 28, 2013
Avatar: Analogy of Science and Literature
We thought about the film Avatar to be appropriate for this activity because it has augmented scenes that we can relate to in analysing the science and literature of a movie. Avatar is a science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron and was released in 2009. The movie was a success because it received various nominations and awards, and also one of the highest grossing films of all time.
The term Avatar, from a 2007 interview with Time Magazine, is the incarnation of one of the Hindu gods taking a flesh form and with the use of human technology to transfer human’s intelligence to a Na’vi-human hybrid.
The film has many ways to be scientific. The advancement of technology, depletion of resources, environmental problems, space exploration and social hierarchy are the strong points of the literary work to be scientific. It used science to make the movie and to entertain the audience to make it more believable.
It also has fictional parts that contributed to make the story convincing. The major points are the existence of planet Pandora, the Na’vis, Avatar, unobtanium, mind connection and the use of human technology injecting a human’s intelligence into a biological body. In science, the film gave proven facts and used it to produce imaginational scenes for it to be literature. They used these facts to make the film more realistic and convincing for the audience.
Science and literature complements each other through the use of the technology to make an avatar. Both of the ideas came from reality, imagination and proven facts. The existence of stars as sun in their planet balanced the idea of science and literature. Their attempts to use science as foundation for an artistic place produce fictional scenes in the film. Both their works are subject to war because of the resources they have. Humans mine for a valuable material called unobtanium worth 20...
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