Titanic film in 1997

Titanic is the 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed, co-produced, written, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of the dipping of the RMS Titanic, it stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson and Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater, associate of different social classes who fall in love on board the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyag. Creation on the film began in 1995, when Cameron shot footage of the real Titanic wreck. The recent scenes were shot on board the Akademik Mstislav Keldysh, which Cameron had use as a foundation when filming the actual wreck. A rebuilding of the Titanic was built at Playas de Rosarito, Baja California, and scale models and computer-generate imagery were also used to reconstruct the sinking.

Titanic was an enormous serious and commercial success. It was selected for fourteen Academy Awards, eventually winning eleven, with Best Picture and Best Director. It become the maximum grossing film of all time, with a worldwide gross of over $1.8 billion the first film to attain the billion dollar mark and remain so for twelve years awaiting Cameron's after that directorial effort, Avatar, surpassed it in 2010. Titanic is also rank as the sixth top epic film of all time in AFI's 10 Top 10 by the American Film Institute. The film is due for dramatic re-release in 2012 after Cameron complete its conversion into 3-D.

James Cameron
James Cameron, Jon Landau
Written by
James Cameron
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart, Bernard Hill
Music by
James Horner
Editing by
James Cameron, Conrad Buff IV, Richard A. Harris
20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Lightstorm Entertainment
Release date(s)
December 19, 1997
Running time
194 minutes
United States
$200 million
Gross revenue

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