We all know that the Titanic sank – but do you know how crucial special effects were in the movie that made it give you a real-life feel.
There are numerous not-so-known facts about the Oscar-winning movie and in fact some behind-the-scene images that may ruin your childhood memory of the super-hit classic.
The colossal melodrama that made James Cameron king of the world 20 years ago was back in 3D as well. Cameron made Titanic the backdrop for a wildly weepie romance. The story of poor little rich girl Rose and Jack, the ordinary guy, is timeless.
DiCaprio and Winslet delivered knockout performances, giving the film a magical momentum. With her haughty, troubled look, Winslet’s Rose chafes against the restrictions of her class, while DiCaprio’s Jack is the embodiment of impish freedom. The scene where the two dance jigs at a lower-deck party is close to pure joy.
Cameron’s portrayal of the rich as selfish and venal is crude, but in the grace of his two lead characters he endorses an aristocracy of the spirit.
Here’s how special effects transformed the Titanic
The heart-rending climix was actually filmed at a swimming pool
The water was just 3 feet deep
Again, the magic of special effects
A behind-the-scene shot review
Preparation for ‘Titanic climax’
The making of iconic pose
Do you know what was the original title of the movie?