Titanic (film) trivia: During the scene when Rose is lying on the piece of driftwood and staring up at the stars, James Cameron had computer graphics artists generate a vague outline of the “Heart of the Ocean” necklace in the stars [as pictured above]. However, on many occasions astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson claimed the nighttime sky was astronomically inaccurate to what it looked like at 4:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912. After numerous complaints by said astrophysicist, James Cameron corrected the constellation. This is the only alteration he made to the film for its theatrical re-release in 2012.
Titanic (film) trivia: The corset scene was originally written with Rose lacing her mother’s corset. However, James Cameron and both actresses felt the scene would have a much more powerful effect with Rose being in the corset instead, since it would also symbolize Ruth “tightening both the laces and the confines of Rose’s gilded cage.”
Titanic (film) trivia: After filming various takes of the scene when Rose runs back to Jack after jumping out of the lifeboat, Leonardo DiCaprio asked James Cameron if they could have one more take “for the actors.” Kate Winslet says: "That was rather daunting, because I had no idea what Leo was going to do." The actors ran toward each other and when Leo got a hold of her, he lifted Kate up in the air and let all of his emotions out. That is the take that made it into the film’s final cut.
This movie was everywhere.
"Kate Winslet, break-out star, does a whirlwind TV post-release press tour, appearing on The Rosie O’Donnell Show … and Access Hollywood andEntertainment Tonight … and Good Morning America … and Oprah. Meanwhile, Leo DiCaprio stopped by Entertainment Tonight.”
That was good of him.
Titanic (film) trivia: In one of the script’s earlier drafts, before the steerage party, there is a scene during the first class dinner where the orchestra strikes up a lively waltz and Molly discreetly encourages Jack to invite Rose to dance. Not knowing how to waltz, he hesitates and Cal escorts his fiancée to the dance floor instead. Later during another waltz number, Jack works up the courage and finally invites Rose. Similarly to the third class party in the film, the pair have an electrifying moment as he slides his hand to the small of her back and their bodies are pressed against each other. The music begins and Jack is a little jerky but Rose leads him. They share this beautiful moment together and Rose truly looks happy whereas earlier when she danced with Cal she seemed emotionless. As the music comes to an end, Jack asks her "So, you wanna go to a real party?" and that is when he takes her down in steerage.
"You must promise me that you’ll survive, that you won’t give up. No matter what happens. No matter how hopeless. Promise me now, Rose, and never let go of that promise."
Titanic (film) trivia: The heaven dress (right) is almost identical to the dinner dress (left). The pattern and draping techniques are exactly the same. The only alterations are the colors and the heaven dress being far more adorned with rhinestones, embroidery, sequins and beads.
Titanic (film) trivia: The swim dress was the biggest costume design challenge in the movie. Over 24 copies of it were made due to all the strain that was put on them from being in the water for all the action scenes. The dress had a tremendous amount of layers to it but James Cameron wanted it to look as if it was naked against Rose’s skin when soaked. In order to achieve that effect, Kate couldn’t wear any kind of wetsuit underneath her costume unlike all the other cast and crew members who were able to protect themselves from the freezing water.
Kate Winslet: fucking BAMF
More like bullshit we subject actresses to.
Oh please. She took it like a champ and if she didn’t feel comfortable doing it, she wouldn’t have done it. She was moving around PLENTY, and the movie was gorgeous. The dress was layered, and the look was real. I’ve been tossed around on stage, broken a few bones and have chronic pain but do you see me bitching and moaning? No, and neither is she. In the second image she’s grinning, and the director and everyone on that set would not have let her act in that dress if she wasn’t safe. She wasn’t subjected to anything. She was aware of what their plans were, and to be honest she probably collaborated on it. She agreed to it and there you have it. A gorgeous movie with realism. I’m sure some of those extras in wetsuits complained more than she did.
I’m reblogging for that last comment because I cannot believe the amount of hateful comments being spewed towards James Cameron in this post in the last few hours. While I do admit James was absolutely extreme in the making of Titanic and many who worked with him said he was very strict in the way he wanted the scenes to be executed, James didn’t do ^this to sexualize Kate’s character at all. This was done to project the realism and vulnerability against the water. Kate wasn’t the only one subjected to the no-wetsuit rule. Leonardo had scenes where he couldn’t wear the wetsuit either to project the same effect, so enough with the misogyny accusations already. Many extras (men and women) were subjected to the frigid water for up to 11 hours but they all happily did it and took it like champs because it was part of the job.
Titanic (film) trivia: Kate Winslet came up with the heart-wrenching “This is where we first met” line during the final sinking moments.
Titanic (film) trivia: For budget reasons, it was decided only the starboard side of the ship was to be constructed for the film. The Southampton scene was initially filmed from that side but the image was flipped during post-production in order to preserve its historical accuracy where the passengers boarded the ship on the port side. This required the painstaking construction of reversed costumes and signage to complete the illusion.