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Titanic Details

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This spectacular epic re-creates the ill-fated maiden voyage of the White Star Line's $7.5 million R.M.S Titanic and the tragic sea disaster of April 15, 1912. Running over three hours and made with the combined contributions of two major studios (20th Century-Fox, Paramount) at a cost of more than $200 million, Titanic ranked as the most expensive film in Hollywood history at the time of its release, and became the most successful. Writer-director [[Performer~P263803~James Cameron~jamescameron]] employed state-of-the-art digital special effects for this production, realized on a monumental scale and spanning eight decades. Inspired by the 1985 discovery of the Titanic in the North Atlantic, the contemporary storyline involves American treasure-seeker Brock Lovett ([[Performer~P55571~Bill Paxton~billpaxton]]) retrieving artifacts from the submerged ship. Lovett looks for diamonds but finds a drawing of a young woman, nude except for a necklace. When 102-year-old Rose ([[Performer~P68812~Gloria Stuart~gloriastuart]]) reveals she's the person in the portrait, she is summoned to the wreckage site to tell her story of the 56-carat diamond necklace and her experiences of 84 years earlier. The scene then shifts to 1912 Southampton where passengers boarding the Titanic include penniless Jack Dawson ([[Performer~P18926~Leonardo DiCaprio~leonardodicaprio]]) and society girl Rose DeWitt Bukater ([[Performer~P198332~Kate Winslet~katewinslet]]), returning to Philadelphia with her wealthy fiance Cal Hockley ([[Performer~P78411~Billy Zane~billyzane]]). After the April 10th launch, Rose develops a passionate interest in Jack, and Cal's reaction is vengeful. At midpoint in the film, the Titanic slides against the iceberg and water rushes into the front compartments. Even engulfed, Cal continues to pursue Jack and Rose as the massive liner begins its descent. Cameron launched the project after seeing [[Performer~P554645~Robert Ballard~robertdballard]]'s 1987 National Geographic documentary on the wreckage. Blueprints of the real Titanic were followed during construction at Fox's custom-built Rosarito, Mexico studio, where a hydraulics system moved an immense model in a 17-million-gallon water tank. During three weeks aboard the Russian ship Academik Keldysh, underwater sequences were filmed with a 35mm camera in a titanium case mounted on the Russian submersible Mir 1. When the submersible neared the wreck, a video camera inside a remote-operated vehicle was sent into the Titanic's 400-foot bow, bringing back footage of staterooms, furniture and chandeliers. On November 1, 1997, the film had its world premiere at the 10th Tokyo International Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

  • Release date:November 1, 1997

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association James Horner Best Original Song 1997 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association James Horner Best Original Score 1997 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences James Horner Best Song 1997 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences James Horner Best Dramatic Score 1997 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association James Horner Best Original Score 1997 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Mark Lasoff Best Visual Effects 1997 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Mark Ulano Best Sound 1997 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Peter Lamont Best Production Design 1997 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Peter Lamont Best Art Direction 1997 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Simon Thompson Best Makeup 1997 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tina Earnshaw Best Makeup 1997 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tom Bellfort Best Sound Effects Editing 1997 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Will Jennings Best Original Song 1997 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Will Jennings Best Song 1997 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association James Cameron Best Director 1997 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association James Cameron Best Director 1997 Winner
Directors Guild of America James Cameron Best Director 1997 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences James Cameron Best Director 1997 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences James Cameron Best Editing 1997 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences James Cameron Best Picture 1997 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association James Cameron Best Director [Runner-up] 1997 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association James Cameron Best Screenplay 1997 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Kate Winslet Best Actress 1997 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Kate Winslet Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1997 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Kate Winslet Best Actress 1997 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Leonardo DiCaprio Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1997 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Gloria Stuart Best Supporting Actress 1997 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Gloria Stuart Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1997 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gloria Stuart Best Supporting Actress 1997 Nominee
American Society of Cinematographers Russell Carpenter Best Cinematography 1997 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Russell Carpenter Best Cinematography 1997 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Russell Carpenter Best Cinematography 1997 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Richard A. Harris Best Editing 1997 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jon Landau Best Picture 1997 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Deborah L. Scott Best Costume Design 1997 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tom Johnson Best Sound 1997 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Rob Legato Best Visual Effects 1997 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Christopher Boyes Best Sound Effects Editing 1997 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Conrad Buff Best Editing 1997 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gary Rydstrom Best Sound 1997 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gary Summers Best Sound 1997 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Greg Cannom Best Makeup 1997 Nominee

Cast

Leonardo DiCaprio
as Jack Dawson
Kate Winslet
as Rose DeWitt Bukater
Billy Zane
as Cal Hockley
Kathy Bates
as Molly Brown
Frances Fisher
as Ruth DeWitt Bukater
Gloria Stuart
as Old Rose
Bill Paxton
as Brock Lovett
Bernard Hill
as Captain Smith
Jonathan Hyde
as Bruce Ismay
Victor Garber
as Thomas Andrews
David Warner
as Spicer Lovejoy
Danny Nucci
as Fabrizio
Suzy Amis
as Lizzy Calvert
Bernard Fox
as Col. Archibald Gracie
Jenette Goldstein
as Irish Mommy
Jonathan Phillips
as Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller
Ewan Stewart
as First Officer Murdoch
Eric Braeden
as John Jacob Astor
Ioan Gruffudd
as Fifth Officer Harold Lowe
Mark Lindsay Chapman
as Chief Officer Henry T. Wilde

Crew

James Cameron
Director
James Cameron
Producer
Jon Landau
Producer
James Cameron
Screenwriter
Russell Carpenter
Cinematographer
James Horner
Composer (Music Score)
Fred Fisher
Featured Music
Randy Gerston
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jeff Altman
Featured Music
Jeff Altman
Musical Arrangement
Conrad Buff
Editor
Richard A. Harris
Editor
James Cameron
Editor
Peter Lamont
Production Designer
Martin Laing
Art Director
Grant Hill
Co-producer
Al Giddings
Co-producer
Sharon Mann
Co-producer
Pamela Easley Harris
Associate Producer
Rae Sanchini
Executive Producer
Peter Francis
Set Designer
Dominic Masters
Set Designer
Deborah L. Scott
Costume Designer
Christopher Boyes
Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Ulano
Sound/Sound Designer
Josh McLaglen
First Assistant Director
Martin F. Katz
Consultant/advisor
Caleb Deschanel
Camera Operator
Mario Roberts
Stunts
Mali Finn
Casting
Roy Unger
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Aaron Schneider
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Tina Earnshaw
Makeup
Tom Bellfort
Sound Effects Editor
Simon Thompson
Hair Styles
Dennis Skotak
Visual Effects Supervisor
Simon Crane
Stunts Coordinator
Rob Legato
Special Effects Supervisor
Steven Quale
Second Unit Director
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