Titanic (1998)

 ●  English ● 3 hrs 14 mins

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Embedded with action and adventure, this thrilling tale daringly depicts the final journey of the ill-fated RMS Titanic. 84 years after the tragic event, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich about how her life was impacted by her experience. In April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic a vibrant, young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. As she explains, the whole story unfolds from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.
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Cast: Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio

Crew: James Cameron (Director), Russell Carpenter (Director of Photography), James Horner (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 13 Mar 1998 (India)

Tagline: Collide With Destiny.

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Did you know? The scale model of the under water wrecked ship, has been on display in the Titanic museum in Branson, MO for a number of years. Read More
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as Rose DeWitt Bukater
as Jack Dawson
as Captain Edward James Smith
as Brock Lovett
as Caledon 'Cal' Hockley
as Sven
as Fabrizio
as Spicer Lovejoy
as News Reporter
as Ruth Dewitt Bukater
as Old Rose
as Carpathia Steward
as Tommy Ryan
as Bruce Ismay
as Molly Brown
Supporting Actress
as Syrian Woman
as Slovakian Father
as Mother at Stern
as Syrian Man
as Slovakian
as Pubkeeper
as Lizzy Calvert
as Thomas Andrews

Direction

Director
First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director

Distribution

Distributor

Writers

Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography

Music

Music Director
Music Editor

Sound

Sound Effects Editor
Sound Mixer
Sound Editor

Art

Production Designer
Set Decorator

Casting

Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer

Editorial

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator
Special Effects Technician

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Supervisor
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, DTS, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Camera:
Panavision Panaflex
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1
Stereoscopy:
Converted to 3D
Taglines:
Collide With Destiny.
Nothing On Earth Could Come Between Them.
Goofs:
Continuity
When Rose is look for help to free Jack from the handcuffs. She is pulled in the wrong direction by a crew member. She gets frustrated and punches the crew member causing a bloody nose. Even before he grabs his nose it is shown he has blood on his fingers already.

Continuity
When Rose is on deck, with Jack, looking at his sketchings, the hair around her face alternates between perfect ringlets and wind-blown straight.

Continuity
The last watertight door that is shown is at first pale, then suddenly it gets dark, and it goes pale again when it closes.

Continuity
When the smokestack is falling, the back of it comes out of the water. In the scene directly after, it is still coming out of the water.

Continuity
When storming out of his room claiming to be robbed, parts of Cal's bangs are hanging in front of his face but when he turns around to see the steward his hair is tucked back smoothly.

Continuity
At the dinner scene and the party scene below decks that follows, Rose's gloves disappear, reappear, then disappear again.

Continuity
When Rose is standing on the back of the Titanic during her attempt to commit suicide her left hand changes from holding up her dress to just holding onto the railing.

Factual Mistake
The coat worn by Captain Smith had plain anchor buttons; the actual tunics had "White Star Line" buttons.

Errors in Geography
A strip of desert is visible between the dock and the Titanic when docked at Southampton.
Trivia:
The scale model of the under water wrecked ship, has been on display in the Titanic museum in Branson, MO for a number of years.

'Titanic' is the highest-grossing film ever to win the Best Picture Academy Award, and one of only two Best Pictures to gross over $1 billion (the other being The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King).

There was a scene story-boarded, in which Rose was to walk off the Carpathia and disappears into the crowds. Since the budget had run so high, however, James Cameronhad to cut this scene due to the expense of having almost 1,000 extras brought to New York to film just 30-seconds.

Barbra Streisand was considered for the role of Molly Brown.

Adrian Paul was considered for the role of Caledon 'Cal' Hockley. As was Jack Davenport, but he was deemed too young.

Jack Dawson is depicted as both one of the last passengers to board the Titanic as well as one of the last people to go into the ocean when the ship finally sinks.

David Warner, who played Spicer Lovejoy, also played real life survivor Laurence Beesley in the 1987 TV movie S.O.S. Titanic.

James Cameron pitched the film to 20th Century Fox with the single line of "Romeo and Juliet on the Titanic."

Jennifer Aniston was considered for the role of Rose DeWitt Bukater.

During the sinking scene, the priest reciting a passage from the Bible did exist on the Titanic. He is believed to be Father Byles of second class.

Jeremy Sisto screen tested opposite Kate Winslet for the role of Jack Dawson.

Thomas Andrews was originally supposed to appear during the "King of the World" scene, but was removed because he hadn't yet been introduced.

During the corset scene, it is originally Rose who is suppose to be tightening her mother's corset. However, James Cameron and the actresses felt that the scene had much more of an effect of Rose being in the corset.

Tom Cruise was considered for the role of Jack Dawson.

During the 3rd Class party scene, Jack and Rose try to dance the Polka, with neither one really knowing the steps. The Polka is the official state dance of Wisconsin, where Jack is from.

At the end, when Rose meets with Jack again, the grand staircase clock says "2:20" which is the time of when Titanic slipped under the Atlantic.

Considerable controversy arose when James Cameron depicted the suicide of First Officer Murdoch.

Dolores O'Riordan was asked to both act in and compose music for the movie, but refused both offers due to the birth of her son.

The character of Rose is partially based on California artist Beatrice Wood, who died in 1998 at the age of 105.

The "ale" in the below decks party was actually root beer.

The engine master says, "All ahead full," and we hear someone yell, "All ahead full!" in the background. That is actually director James Cameron's voice.

In the scene of Rose looking through the corridors for Jack, the water used was actually from the Pacific Ocean at the Baja California, Mexico set. The water was so cold that when Rose gasps when she first dives into the water, it was actually Kate Winslet's genuine reaction to the frigid ocean.

After finding out that she had to be naked in front of Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet decided to break the ice, and when they first met, she flashed him.

Christian Bale auditioned for the role of Jack Dawson, but was turned down because James Cameron didn't want two British actors playing the lead roles of two Americans.

Anthony Higgins turned down a role in this movie to do a play.

With her nomination for Best Supporting Actress at age 87, Gloria Stuart became the oldest person to ever be nominated for an Oscar.

Gwyneth Paltrow was also up for the role of Rose Dewitt Bukater but lost to Kate Winslet.

For the safety of the stuntmen, most of the props were made of foam rubber.

Both Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio learned how to dance the polka for the scenes set at the party in the third-class compartments.

Kate Winslet had to learn how to scuba dive in preparation for her scenes in the water.

Billy Zane was cast after James Cameron saw him in the film The Phantom.

Rose's chiffon dress which she wears for the latter part of the film was designed to look just as good wet as dry. Costume designer Deborah Lynn Scott had about 24 of them made.

This was the first film to be nominated twice for an Academy Award, for the portrayal of the same character. Kate Winslet received an Best Actress nomination for her role as Rose. Gloria Stuart received an best supporting nomination for her portrayal of the older Rose.

Robert De Niro was offered the role of Captain Smith but turned it down due to a gastrointestinal infection at the time.

Composer James Horner said the first rough cut he saw of the film was 36 hours.

The first film James Cameron ever directed that did not include or mention nuclear weapons.

James Cameron met his fifth wife, Suzy Amis, on the set of this film. Of all his marriages, theirs has lasted the longest.

James Cameron supervised all of the underwater shots of the Titanic himself.

Tom Wilkinson was considered for the role of Lovejoy, which eventually went to David Warner. Wilkinson went on to do The Full Monty, which became one of Titanic's contenders at the Oscars next year.

Nicole Kidman, Madonna, Jodie Foster, Cameron Diaz and Sharon Stone were all considered for the role of Rose.

Rufus Sewell and Jason Isaacs were both considered for the role of Cal.

12 dives were necessary. On the last two dives, shots were taken by sending a remotely operated vehicle into the wreck; James Cameron had intended using this device only as a prop.

James Cameron went on the dives to the real Titanic himself, and found it an overwhelming emotional experience to actually see it. He ended up spending more time with the ship than its living passengers did.

In the scene where the water comes crashing into the Grand Staircase room, the film makers only had one shot at it because the entire set and furnishings were going to be destroyed in the shot.

The entire set was mounted on hydraulic jacks and could be tilted up to 6° intact within the depth of the tank.

To achieve tilt angles beyond 6°, the "underwater" parts of the facade were simply detached from the set and the support structure adjusted accordingly.

After the ship breaks in half, the bow section sinks rapidly. To film this, the full-size set was in fact divided into sections.

In some shots the apparent tilt angle was steepened using various tricks such as tilting the camera and horizon.

Interior shots also involved hydraulically tilted sets in tanks (in various studio soundstages).

A 1/8 scale model of the ship's stern was also used.

Gloria Stuart, being only 86, was aged by makeup to play Rose at age 101. She did not find this a pleasant experience.

The name of the character Caledon Hockley derives from two small towns (Caledon and Hockley) near Orangeville, Ontario, Canada, where James Cameron's aunt and uncle live.

At $200 million, the movie cost more than the Titanic itself. The cost to construct the ship in 1910-1912 was £1.5 million, equivalent to $7.5 million at the time and about $120 to $150 million in 1997 dollars.

After filming, the remains of the full-size set were sold as scrap metal.

That's real Beluga caviar in the first class dining room sequence. After sampling it,Jonathan Hyde said he "made an acting decision on the spot that Ismay was a big eater".

Mark Lindsay Chapman was fired and rehired twice, and survived an accident where he was struck by a boat and had to be pulled from the water.

On the set of Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio's pet lizard was run over by a truck, but with some TLC, Leo nursed him to health.

The most expensive first-class suite on the Titanic cost $4,350, the equivalent of about $75,000 today.

James Cameron forfeited his $8 million director's salary and his percentage of the gross when the studio became concerned at how much over budget the movie was running.

As is the case with many 20th Century Fox films, the film cans for the advance screening and show prints had a code name. Titanic's was "Baby's Day Out 2."

In 1998 it became the first film since 1966 to win the Oscar for Best Picture but not be nominated for its screenplay (the previous film to hold this "honor" was The Sound of Music.

Titanic is the most Oscar-nominated film (with 14 nominations) not to win in any acting categories.

Gloria Stuart was the only person who worked in the production of the film who was actually living in 1912.

This was the first movie to win both the Academy and MTV Movie Award for Best Picture.

Came eighth in the UK's Ultimate Film, in which films were placed in order of how many seats they sold at cinemas.

Early in production, this film's brief "decoy" working title was "Planet Ice".

One of three films to win a total of 11 Academy Awards, the others being Ben-Hur andThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

Was the highest grossing film in box office history with a worldwide gross of US$1.8 billion until it was surpassed by Avatar. Both films were directed by James Cameron.

The drawing Jack made entitled "Lady Bijou" wasn't really just any picture. They got the idea from an old 1933 photograph taken by Brassai called "Bijou".

The film was initially budgeted at $135,000,000, but going two months over schedule required asking Paramount Pictures to contribute an additional $65,000,000 in exchange for U.S. distribution rights.

Shay Duffin, who played the pubkeeper in England, is related to one of the original Irish workers who built the Titanic.

After completing Terminator 2: Judgment Day, James Cameron got the idea to do the film after watching A Night to Remember. He spent five years doing research on the Titanic and its fate.

British newspapers alleged that Michael Caine refused a role.

Macaulay Culkin was considered for the role of Jack Dawson.

Reba McEntire was offered and had accepted the role of Molly Brown, but due to later schedule conflicts, had to turn it down.

Ranks first in the Academy Award Most Nominated Films List with 14 nominations, tying with All About Eve.

Kate Winslet was one of the few actors who didn't want to wear a wetsuit during the water scenes; as a result, she got pneumonia, and nearly quit the production as a result. However, Cameron persuaded her to stay.

The "Sinking" coat was a size 8 while the rest of the gowns were a size 4. It was so large to make Rose seem more vulnerable in the sinking scenes.

Before announcing development of this film, director James Cameron shot footage of icebergs off the coast of Nova Scotia under the pretense of making a film titled "Planet Ice".
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