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#964. Titanic

  • Year: 1997
  • Country: USA
  • Production: Fox, Paramount, Lightstorm, 194m
  • Director: James Cameron
  • Producer: James Cameron, Jon Landau
  • Screenplay: James Cameron
  • Photography: Russell Carpenter
  • Music: James Horner
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart
  • Oscar Wins: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Visual Effects, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing
  • Oscar Noms: Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Makeup

Abridged Book Description

The story behind James Cameron's labor of love is almost more dramatic than the tale that unfolds on screen. With a reported budget of $200 million, even before its release Titanic was given the dubious honor of being the most expensive production of all time. Much of the cost went to a six-month shoot in Mexico involving a 775-foot replica of the famous boat... Rumors that Cameron was a crazed perfectionist emerged... But, following the film's stupendous box-office success and the most Academy Awards since Ben-Hur (1959), he was rechristened a genius, and is now deservedly considered one of the most successful directors of all time... In terms of production size and sheer epic scale, Titanic remains one of the most impressive films of all time.