Titanic

1997
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Title: Titanic

Original Title: Titanic

Year: 1997

Info

Release Dates

  • UK: January 23 1998
  • United States: December 19 1997

Plot

When a search for a precious necklace amongst the wreckage of the Titanic leads to the team instead uncovering a sketch of a young woman wearing it, a news story leads to them tracking down the elderly lady who claims to have been wearing the piece of jewelry when the ship sunk in 1912.

In the year 1912, Wisconsin-born Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) wins a third-class ticket aboard the Titanic in a card game and departs for the States. Onboard the ship, he meets the young and middle-class Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet), who is also USA-bound with her temperamental and wealthy fiancé, Caledon Hockley (Billy Zane), and her mother, Ruth (Frances Fisher). Rose feels suffocated by her life and relationship, going so far as to contemplate suicide before Jack talks her down. The two strike an unlikely friendship that quickly blooms into a passionate affair. Rose feels a sense of true freedom for the first time in her life as she contemplates leaving the ship with Jack instead of Cal when they dock. However, when the ship hits an iceberg and Rose realizes that the number of lifeboats onboard is nowhere near enough to carry all of the passengers to safety, their love story turns into a fight for survival as the Titanic begins to sink below the icy waters.

'Titanic', directed by James Cameron, won 11 Academy Awards and a reputation as one of cinema's most iconic love stories.

Awards

  • 1998 Academy Awards (Oscars): 16 13

Cast

Director:

James Cameron James Cameron

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

Jack Dawson

Billy Zane

Billy Zane

Caledon 'Cal' Hockley

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet

Rose DeWitt Bukater

Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates

Molly Brown

Frances Fisher

Frances Fisher

Ruth Dewitt Bukater

Gloria Stuart

Gloria Stuart

Rose mayor

Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton

Brock Lovett

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Trivia

A single song that resumes the score

James Cameron didn't want to include any songs in the film. Still, composer James Horner secretly teamed up with Will Jennings and Céline Dion to make 'My Heart Will Go On', which captivated Cameron that it ended up in the film's credits and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

37 accurate seconds

The collision with the iceberg reportedly lasted 37 seconds, which is how long the collision scene is in the movie.

The whole of 1912 lasts as long as the Titanic to sink

All scenes set in 1912 have a total length of two hours and forty minutes, exactly the time it took the Titanic to sink.

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