Directed by: James Cameron
Written by: James Cameron
Produced by: James Cameron
Other cast: Kate Winslet, Danny Nucci, Jason Barry, Billy Zane, David Warner, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher
Release date: December 19, 1997
Genre: Drama, Romance
Running time: 3h 14min
The journey of “Titanic” begins in the present, at the site of the ship’s watery grave, two-and-a-half miles under the ocean surface. An ambitious fortune hunter (Bill Paxton) is determined to plumb the treasures of this once-stately ship, only to bring to the surface a story left untold. The tragic ruins melt away to reveal the glittering palace that was Titanic as it prepares to launch on its maiden voyage from England. Amidst the thousands of well-wishers bidding a fond bon voyage, destiny has called two young souls, daring them to nurture a passion that would change their lives forever. Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) is a 17-year-old, upper-class American suffocating under the rigid confines and expectations of Edwardian society who falls for a free-spirited young steerage passenger named Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio). Once he opens her eyes to the world that lies outside her gilded cage, Rose and Jack’s forbidden love begins a powerful mystery that ultimately echoes across the years into the present. Nothing on earth is going to come between them — not even something as unimaginable as the sinking of Titanic.
Movie Costs $120,000: The original approved budget. $150 million: The amount of the budget used by the end of principal photography. $200,000: The final budget, not including the Rosarito studio. $20,000-30,000: The cost of the Rosarito studio. $1 million: cost per minute including marketing and post-production $300 million: total cost to make and market the movie. $225,000-250,000: average day filming cost. $500,000: The cost of the dome implosion scene. $500,000:The cost of the Southampton dock sequence. $235 million: production and interest $27 million: cost of prints $115 million: worldwide marketing costs $242 million: video marketing and production costs $52 million: residuals and participation $105 million: studio interest and distribution costs $65 million: Paramount’s share in financing the movie.
Rebuilding the ship
7 The number of small to full-size model ships constructed for filming. 45 feet: The length of the model ship used for long shots. 5 months: The amount of time it took to complete the 45 foot model. 775 feet: The size of the full-size ship model, or 90% the size of RMS Titanic. 1.3 million tons: weight of the hydraulic stern 4: The number of indoor soundstages built at Rosarito. 32,000 feet: The size of the indoor wet stage built at Rosarito. 30 feet: depth of the indoor tank 5 million gallons: The size of the indoor tank. 6 acres: The size of the outdoor open air tank built at Rosarito. 17 million gallons: The size of the outdoor tank. 40 acres: The size of the Fox Studios-Baja (Rosarito) area.
While some of the deleted scenes are on the Titanic DVD Special Edition. Not all scenes were mentioned.
The Real Ship
Las Vegas – The Rio
California Science Center- Los Angeles