James Cameron (1997)

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Our Score
There are two love stories here: one is between James Cameron and a ship; the other is between society girl Kate Winslet and third-class passenger Leonardo DiCaprio. Cameron's script wouldn't have sustained Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh for 80 minutes, but, somehow, he and his magical cast revive that old-style studio gloss for three riveting hours. Titanic is a sumptuous assault on the emotions, with a final hour that fully captures the horror and the freezing, paralysing fear of the moment. And there are single shots, such as an awesome albatross-like swoop past the steaming ship, when you sense Cameron hugging himself with the fun of it all. At a cost of over $200 million, it's one of the most expensive movies ever made; it grossed nearly two billion dollars at the box office - a record. Winning 11 Oscars, it also shares - with Ben-Hur and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - the record haul of Academy Awards.


A party of explorers studying the sunken remains of the famous liner meets an elderly woman who was a passenger on the ill-fated maiden voyage. She recounts how she boarded the ship while on the brink of being forced into marriage by her family, and was stopped from killing herself by a penniless artist. She fell in love with her saviour, but the disaster on the horizon meant their time together was doomed to be short. James Cameron's Oscar-winning romantic drama, starring Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates and Bill Paxton.

Cast & Crew

Jack Dawson Leonardo DiCaprio
Rose DeWitt Bukater Kate Winslet
Cal Hockley Billy Zane
Molly Brown Kathy Bates
Brock Lovett Bill Paxton
Capt EJ Smith Bernard Hill
Ruth DeWitt Bukater Frances Fisher
Spicer Lovejoy David Warner
Old Rose Gloria Stuart
Director James Cameron
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Nudity, edited for language and violence.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray