Titanic (1997)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Romance


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A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.


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3 June 2002 | baybee
Amazing
I saw this movie opening day and it took my breath away. James Cameron's fictional story of Jack and Rose entwined with real life occurances was haunting and absolutely beautiful. He is an amazing director and writer that this movie would not have worked without him.

Kate Winslet was stunning as Rose and this movie belonged to her as you couldn't imagine anyone else playing this role.

Leonardo DiCaprio was really good as Jack and he should have had an an Oscar nomination for this role and the ever brilliant Billy Zane didn't disappoint in his role as Rose's fiance Cal. His portrayl of Cal was so evil that despite being an awful person, you couldn't help but feel sorry for him, especially when despite all his doings he loved Rose so much.

James Horner's music was just as haunting and he always lifts the movie he works on to the ultimate level.

Kathy Bates was equally impressive in a small role and provided quite a few of the laughs of the film.

Everything from the special effects, to the sets to the costumes were pure magic.

This would have to be one of the most wonderful films of the 20th Century and one that will never be forgotten.

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Trivia

Production of the film began in 1995 when James Cameron shot footage of the real wreck of the Titanic. He was able to persuade 20th Century Fox to invest $4 million in the film's marketing upfront, by convincing them that the publicity surrounding a real-life dive to the wreck would be really beneficial to the production; the alternative was shooting models of the ship, which could have been cheaper, but would not nearly generate as much publicity. Studio executive Peter Chernin greenlit the project purely on Cameron's established reputation and sales pitch, as there was no completed script at that time, only a rough story outline; according to insiders, this decision raised more than a few eyebrows at Fox.


Quotes

Brock Lovett: Thirteen meters; you should see it.
Brock Lovett: OK; take her up and over the bow rail.


Goofs

The Titanic's middle propeller was powered by a Parsons steam turbine, which ran off expelled steam from the two main reciprocating engines. This meant that the turbine could only run when a full head of steam had been generated. It would not and could not have been used for maneuvering in port. Hence, the middle propeller would have been stationary when starting away from the dock.


Crazy Credits

Although a co-production between Paramount Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox, either one of the logos appears at the beginning: Paramount in the US version and Fox in the international version. Yet ironically, Paramount is mentioned first in the international credits while Fox is mentioned first in the US credits.


Alternate Versions

The 70mm print shown at the Odeon Cinema Leicester Square (London, UK) is rumored to have included a scene of two mariners looking on at the Titanic launching distress flares. They dismiss them/misunderstand by concluding that they are celebratory fireworks. This is not in several 35mm prints.


Soundtracks

Vision Of Salome
Written by
Archibald Joyce
Performed by Salonisti (as I Salonisti)
Produced by John Altman

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Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Drama | Romance

Details

Release Date:

19 December 1997

Language

English, Swedish, Italian, French


Country of Origin

USA, Mexico, Australia, Canada

Filming Locations

Santa Clarita, California, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,638,131 21 December 1997

Gross USA:

$659,363,944

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,201,647,264

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