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Skipper Cameron's mega-budget three-hour tour had its own brushes with disaster with a mammoth budget and delays. A love story that happens to have the sinking of the historic ship as a backdrop, real and fictional characters are blended for a detailed re-enactment of the luxury liner's only voyage. The two lovebirds, Jack Dawson (DiCaprio) and debutante Rose Bukater (Winslet) are from different ends of the economic and social ladder. DiCaprio and Winslet are dynamic and make the running time less of a chore. The special effects are impressive, with a life-size version of the ship built just for this film. Cameron's prowess as a storyteller keeps the outcome of the ship suspenseful and tense even though the ending is no secret.

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Available on Running time 197 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Disaster Flicks, Sail Away, Titanic, True Stories, Highest Grossing Films of All Time, Top Grossing Films of 1997, Top Grossing Films of 1998, Art & Artists
Screenplay
James Cameron
Cast
Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart, Jonathan Hyde, Danny Nucci, David Warner, Bill Paxton, Bernard Hill, Victor Garber, Suzy Amis, Bernard Fox
Cinematography
Russell Carpenter
Director
James Cameron
Music
James Horner
Producer
James Cameron, Paramount Pictures

Awards

Oscars 1997: Art Dir./Set Dec., Cinematog., Costume Des., Director (Cameron), Film Editing, Picture, Song ("My Heart Will Go On"), Sound, Sound FX Editing, Visual FX, Orig. Score; Directors Guild 1997: Director (Cameron); Golden Globes 1998: Director (Cameron), Film--Drama, Song ("My Heart Will Go On"), Score; MTV Movie Awards 1998: Film, Male Perf. (DiCaprio); Screen Actors Guild 1997: Support. Actress (Stuart); Broadcast Film Critics 1997: Director (Cameron).

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Titanic
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Stacey

Titanic hit theaters in 1997 and has a running time of 197 minutes. The movie Titanic is based on a true event. Leonardo DiCaprio (playing Jack) and Kate Winslet (playing Rose) star in this adventurous movie about a cruise ship striking an iceberg. The movie starts out with an 84-year old woman telling the story of her life and her few days on the titanic. She explains how she boards the Titanic with her mother and her fiancé. They were considered the upper-class passengers. There Rose meets a young man with the name of Jack. Jack is a sweet, young man who won a ticket playing a card game. He doesn’t come from a wealthy family but that doesn’t stop Rose from falling for him. The two spent most of their stay on the Titanic together although her mother didn’t agree. On April 15, 1912 at 2:20am the Titanic struck an iceberg killing many people. Now Rose and Jack have to fight to stay alive on the sinking ship and in the cold waters. The Titanic won 11 Oscars. I really enjoyed this movie. It was long, but well worth watching.

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Nicholle

This movie makes me cry almost every time I watch it. It's a very good movie. Titanic is based on true story, although most of the characters are fictional. Titanic is about a guy named Jack, who comes from a poor family, and a woman named Rose, who comes from a wealthy family. Basically, Titanic is a love story about Jack and Rose falling in love on the Titanic. What's devastating is when the Titanic hits an iceberg and begins to sink. Now it's a fight to survive with the two by each other's sides.