Titanic

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Paramount Pictures / Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / Lightstorm Entertainment Released 1997

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Movie Summary

Director:
James Cameron
Released:
1997
Rating:
PG-13

Titanic revolves around the unlikely romance of rich society girl Rose Dewitt Bukater and the starving artist Jack Dawson aboard the doomed ship Titanic. As their relationship grows, they must find a way to avoid the unpleasant situation that arises with Rose's fiance. A framing device is used at the beginning and end of the film, showing a 100-year-old Rose returning to the scene of the Titanic's demise with a treasure hunter. While fictional, these characters interact with many historical people and events.

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Metacritic Score

  • 100

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    A huge, thrilling three-and-a-quarter-hour experience that unerringly lures viewers into the beauty and heartbreak of its lost world.

  • 90

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    A spectacular demonstration of what modern technology can contribute to dramatic storytelling.

  • 30

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    What audiences end up with word-wise is a hackneyed, completely derivative copy of old Hollywood romances, a movie that reeks of phoniness and lacks even minimal originality.

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  • QUOTES (2)

    • First Officer William Murdoch: (Speaking to passengers desperately trying to board a lifeboat.) Women and children only!
      Caledon Hockley: (Referring to a large amount of money he gave Murdoch in exchange for letting Hockley board the lifeboat.) Mr. Murdoch, we had a deal!
      Murdoch: (After throwing the money back at Hockley.) Your money can't save you any more than it can save me.

    • Jack:: I don't know about you, but I intend to write a strongly worded letter to the White Star Line about all of this.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Production budget -  $200,000,000
      Domestic gross - $658,672,302 (1st)
      Worldwide gross - $2,186,772,302 (1st)

      Domestic adjusted for 2014 - $1,172,407,997
      Worldwide adjusted for 2014 - $3,892,395,413

    • Filming locations:
      Titanic wreck, Titanic Canyon, North Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean
      Fox Baja Studios, Rosarito, Baja California Norte, Mexico
      Rosarito, Baja California Norte, Mexico
      Belmont Olympic Pool, Long Beach, California
      Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
      Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
      Santa Clarita, California
      S.S. Lane Victory, San Pedro, Los Angeles, California
      S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien, San Francisco, California

    • Taglines:
      1. Collide With Destiny.
      2. Nothing On Earth Could Come Between Them.
      3. Experience It Like Never Before (3D re-release)

    • Academy Awards:
      Best Art Direction
      Best Cinematography
      Best Costume Design
      Best Director
      Best Film Editing
      Best Original Dramatic Score
      Best Original Song - My Heart Will Go On
      Best Picture, Best Sound
      Best Sound Effects Editing and Best Visual Effects

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Themes

Historical, Disaster, Classics, Love & Romance