Titanic (1997 film)
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The film poster shows a man and a woman hugging over a picture of the Titanic's bow. In the background is a partly cloudy sky and at the top are the names of the two lead actors. The middle has the film's name and tagline, and the bottom contains a list of the director's previous works, as well as the film's credits, rating, and release date.
Directed by James Cameron
Written by James Cameron
Music by James Horner
Cinematography Russell Carpenter
Richard A. Harris
20th Century Fox
Paramount Pictures (USA)
20th Century Fox (International)
November 1, 1997 (Tokyo International Film Festival)
December 19, 1997 (United States)
Running time 194 minutes
Country United States
Budget $200 million
Box office $2,185,372,302
Titanic is a 1997 American epic romantic disaster film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, it stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage.
Cameron's inspiration for the film was predicated on his fascination with shipwrecks; he wanted to convey the emotional message of the tragedy, and felt that a love story interspersed with the human loss would be essential to achieving this. Production on the film began in 1995, when Cameron shot footage of the actual Titanic wreck. The modern scenes were shot on board the...