84 years later a 100-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukator tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell, and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Cal Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning. —IMDb
The top-tiered action director of his generation, as well as one of the most allegedly demanding and difficult, James Cameron reshaped 1980s and ‘90s Hollywood with a string of lucrative multimillion-dollar films remarkable for their marriage of technical wizardry and human sentiment. Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster Titanic exemplified this union of elements, as one of the highest grossing motion pictures in the history of the medium. It also netted its director a dazzling array of international awards, including the 1997 Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director.
The son of an electrical engineer, Cameron was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada, on August 16, 1954. He was fascinated with movies from a young age and would later cite Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey as an early influence. Thanks to his father’s job, Cameron and his family moved to southern California in 1971, and the director studied physics at California State University. Following his graduation, Cameron, who… read more
As a kid, I didn't love it until the iceberg appeared. Today I loved it up to that POINT. I lost interest when the film started becoming more about the disaster in general than about Leo and Kate - which are so beautiful and genuine falling in love with each other they made me cry. By the way, James Cameron is a genius who should start filming scripts that are more interesting than his own.
The only saving grace of this film is the immense production value, especially set design. Everything else is mediocre at best. Some of the acting and writing was so repugnant I couldn't watch it all in one sitting.
As a director, James Cameron is great, but seriously needs a writer. If this incredibly bland plot was put in ANY other film, people would say how cliché it is, but apparently, if you put it in a film with a tragic real life event, then you get a critical acclaimed film.
There must be 100 ways to mark this centenary.
Language: English, French, German
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director: James Cameron
Writer: James Cameron
Leonardo DiCaprio… read review