Titanic (1998)

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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? 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. 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

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Special Effects Coordinator
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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
Jack takes Rose and Molly's arms to go into dinner. They start walking, but in the next shot they are still standing apart.

Continuity
The length of Rose's fingernails throughout the movie.

Continuity
When the dinner party is breaking up, Cal throws the matches at Jack. Cal then passes Jack's shoulder twice as he's throwing the matches.

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
As Rose and Cal begin their breakfast together on the promenade deck, Rose picks up her cup of coffee, then picks it up again when we see her from behind.

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
In the scene with Jack and Rose having sex in the car, the pass-through window between the seats through which Rose pulls Jack is open when he goes through it, and then in the next shot is closed without ever seeing him close it.

Continuity
The safe that was opened on deck was much bigger than the one shown being used eighty years earlier.

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
There is a small mole on Rose's face; when she boards the ship, it is shown on one side of her face (the film was flopped), and later in the movie it jumps to the other side.

Continuity
When they get Cal's safe on the deck of the Keldysh, a crewman starts to grind on the hinges. In the next scene, he is standing up, just preparing to kneel down and work on the safe.

Continuity
During Jack and Rose's trip on the deck to the bow right before the sinking, she is wearing flat shoes. In the water, laying on the furniture (as Jack hangs on) she is wearing high heels.

Continuity
When Jack and Fabrizio are standing at the bow Jack is holding his arm under the rope that goes up toward the look-out. In the next cut the arm is over and in the next again it's under.

Continuity
After Jack saves Rose from jumping from the stern of the ship, the make-up under Rose's left eye appears and disappears, then reappears, as does the dress she is holding in her left hand.

Continuity
On the scene back into Rose's cabin, after Lovejoy slips the diamond into Jack's pocket, Jack's left hand in his trouser pocket changes from having the thumb in/out of it between shots.

Continuity
When Rose and her granddaughter are at their home, their Pomeranian is brown. When Rose is being lifted out of the helicopter, and when she is in her suite unpacking, the Pomeranian is white.

Continuity
When Rose is in the lifeboat looking up at Jack the smokestack behind him is lit up, but in the next scene it isn't.

Continuity
When the engineers get the order to reduce the steam to the engines the wheel he is turning is black but when the chief engineer pushes him out of the way and continues to turn the wheel it is gold.

Continuity
When Jack is handcuffed to the pipes, the water levels seen through the porthole are different in each shot from the outside and inside.

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.

Continuity
After Ruth and the Countess get up to avoid Molly Brown, Ismay is talking to the Captain about ordering more speed, he folds the note in his hands twice.

Continuity
After Rose gets out of the car, Mr. Lovejoy is in another car opening the door for Ruth and she gets out. When Cal says "and far more luxurious", Ruth is seen exiting the car again.

Continuity
When Jack sees Rose for the first time on deck, the scar next to his right eye is now on his left - a sign that the image was flopped.

Miscellaneous
It is often claimed that there is a tattoo visible on Rose's arm when she attempts suicide. It is actually a moon-shaped black dot - some embellishment that has come loose from her robe, clearly visible in closer shots.

Miscellaneous
During the overhead shot of the Titanic splitting in half, a victim slides upwards. If the person was sliding down as the ship broke, their momentum would allow them to keep sliding.

Factual Mistake
Jack is supposedly held prisoner in the Master-at-Arms' office, which is depicted as having a porthole. On the Titanic, this room was an interior room and hence would have no portholes.

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

Factual Mistake
In the scene when the iceberg passes the promenade deck, passengers are looking at the iceberg. You can see in the back the rear davit is out. At this point the only davits out were the front davits.

Audio/Video Mismatch
As the ship is sinking, the string players walk away, but one remains. As he begins to play, two others return. One is a double bass, but the sound of a double bass is not heard within the piece.

Audio/Video Mismatch
After the Titanic sinks, a lifeboat returns to look for survivors. The officer in the boat is shouting and his voice is echoing, for it to echo it would have to hit a surface and reflect back but as it is the middle of the Atlantic and there is nothing to echo back from.

Audio/Video Mismatch
Second Officer Lightoller shouts, "Hold on to her! Pull her in!" when a woman ready to board a lifeboat is nearly pushed overboard, yet his mouth does not move.

Audio/Video Mismatch
After the collision with the iceberg, the Captain orders all engines to be stopped. However, the telegraph bells are only heard once, meaning that the other engine would still be in full reverse, which it clearly isn't.

Audio/Video Mismatch
In the church service, the pianist can be seen hitting the keys, but not moving his hands to change chords or hit any other notes.

Audio/Video Mismatch
When escaping from steerage, when Tommy says if that's the way the rats are going, that's good enough for him, his mouth doesn't appear to b moving, at least not in synch with the dialogue he is heard saying.

Miscellaneous
When old Rose is seated in her stateroom aboard the salvage ship with Lizzy her granddaughter and he comes in to ask if her stateroom's all right and if there's anything she'd like. She replies, "Yes, I'd like to see my drawing," and behind her on the wall you can see the large banana shaped shadow of the boom dip down for her line and up again.

Audio/Video Mismatch
When Rose and Jack are on the ship as it is going down vertically, Jack says "Hold on!" about a second before his lips move.

Errors in Geography
A strip of desert is visible between the dock and the Titanic when docked at Southampton.

Errors in Geography
The dolphins seen in the "I'm King of the World" segment (when Jack and Fabrizio are up on the bow of the ship) are Pacific white-sided dolphins. The Titanic was in the North Atlantic.

Errors in Geography
When Rose "flies" from the ship's bow, the sunlight is clearly falling almost exactly straight across the ship from left to right. On the evening of April 14, the ship had in fact turned to almost a due west course, placing the actual setting sun almost straight ahead and slightly to the right.

Errors in Geography
While walking on the deck the day after Jack rescues Rose, just before she shows him her ring, if you look over the rail of the ship you can see waves coming into shore.

Errors in Geography
An overhead shot of the ship on its way to New York shows the shadows of the masts falling to the left, but the sun is shining from the left (=south) also.

Character Error
During the last scene at the Grand Staircase, after Jack turns around and smiles at Rose, he keeps looking at the camera after it turns to reveal Rose.

Character Error
At the beginning of the movie, when Jack is playing poker with Fabrizzio and 2 others, Fabrizzio turns over his hand and says he has nothing ("niente"). However, about 45 seconds earlier, his cards can be seen (when he says "Jack, you are pazzo. You bet everything we have"). He has two Sixes in his hand, which would give him a Pair.

Character Error
When Lewis Bodine is talking about the moment the iceberg hit the Titanic he states that it "punched holes like Morse code...below the water line" in the hull; however, this is not the case. There were many possible factors in the sinking but the closest to Bodine's statement is that when the iceberg hit, it 'popped' the rivets, causing the hull to open and let the water in.
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".

The first class lounge was deemed to be too expensive a set to be built. As a miniature of it was required for the flooding scenes, one was built to quarter of the real size. This was then greenscreened as background for the scenes where the actors were seen sitting in the lounge.

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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Dubbed into: Titanic (Hindi)