A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.
84 years later, a 100 year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when 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. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.Written by
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Initially, director James Cameron wasn't sold on the idea of casting either Kate Winslet or Leonardo DiCaprio. Winslet was a logical suggestion by the casting department since she had already done quite a lot of period drama (she was nicknamed 'Corset Kate' for that reason), but Cameron actually wanted to avoid typecasting, and look for a fresh face with less cinematic baggage. However, after auditioning Winslet, it was clear that she had both the strength and vulnerability to accurately portray Rose. For Jack, Cameron was equally afraid that DiCaprio's previous portrayal of mentally challenged and antisocial characters might be an obstacle for the audience in accepting him as a regular person. During the audition, DiCaprio got off to a bad start by initially refusing to read for the part, but he reluctantly accepted when Cameron told him that there would be no audition unless he did. Cameron's doubts were immediately gone when DiCaprio instantly turned into Jack as envisioned as soon as he started to read. When Winslet and DiCaprio later did a scene together and showed unmistakable chemistry, the deal was sealed. See more »
Just before Jack "borrows/steals" the jacket on the 1st class deck we see a little boy playing with a spinning top. Between one camera angle and the next we see him throw the top down twice. See more »
Thirteen meters; you should see it.
[seeing the shipwreck come into view for the first time]
OK; take her up and over the bow rail.
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There are no opening credits after the title has been shown. See more »
When aired on TNT, the scene where Jack is drawing Rose is a different take. The board that he uses to write on is higher to cover up any of her nude body. See more »
Amazing in 1997, 2005, 2015, 2030, 3010 & forever more a Masterpiece!
You can watch this movie in 1997, you can watch it again in 2004 or 2009 or you can watch it in 2015 or 2020, and this movie will get you EVERY TIME. Titanic has made itself FOREVER a timeless classic! I just saw it today (2015) and I was crying my eyeballs out JUST like the first time I saw it back in 1998. This is a movie that is SO touching, SO precise in the making of the boat, the acting and the storyline is BRILLIANT! And the preciseness of the ship makes it even more outstanding!
Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio definitely created a timeless classic that can be watched time and time again and will never get old. This movie will always continue to be a beautiful, painful & tragic movie. 10/10 stars for this masterpiece!
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