James Cameron: Rose, Jack couldn't both fit on the raft
September 13th, 2012
07:00 PM ET

James Cameron: Rose, Jack couldn't both fit on the raft

Fifteen years later and “Titanic” fans are still angry with Rose for hogging that raft, thus allowing Jack to succumb to hypothermia.

Even the new NBC sitcom “Guy With Kids” pokes fun at the iconic scene. As one character and his wife unenthusiastically prepare for a “Titanic”-themed fundraiser, he asks, “And what happens at the end of the night? You hog a piece of driftwood that could easily accommodate the both of us?”

But “Titanic” writer/producer/director James Cameron wants to set the record straight:


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April 4th, 2012
12:35 PM ET

What's the verdict on 'Titanic' in 3-D?

Moviegoers who are headed out to see "Titanic's" remastered 3-D release this week will actually see something new: Director James Cameron has swapped out the stars that are seen in a crucial scene in the original 1997 film in order to portray an accurate sky.

Cameron's re-editing was prompted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who's also the director of the Rose Center for Earth and Space at New York's American Museum of Natural History.

Tyson has noted that the stars Kate Winslet's character Rose views as she lies upon a piece of driftwood are inaccurate, a flub he found surprising from a filmmaker known for being an obsessive perfectionist.


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'Titanic' 3-D to be released in 2012
May 20th, 2011
10:24 AM ET

'Titanic' 3-D to be released in 2012

The much-anticipated 3-D version of James Cameron's "Titanic" will officially sail into theaters on April 6, 2012.

According to a statement from Paramount, the release date for the revamped edition of the Leonardo DiCaprio-Kate Winslet blockbuster was chosen to mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's voyage, which began April 10.

"There's a whole generation that's never seen ‘Titanic’ as it was meant to be seen, on the big screen. And this will be ‘Titanic’ as you've never seen it before, digitally re-mastered at 4K and painstakingly converted to 3D," Cameron says of the 1997 film. "With the emotional power intact and the images more powerful than ever, this will be an epic experience for fans and newcomers alike."

"Titanic" is the second highest-grossing movie of all time, raking in over $600 million in the U.S. and $1.2 billion overseas.

July 7th, 2010
11:51 AM ET

A Titanic milestone

James Cameron has said he plans to release a special 3-D version of “Titanic” in two years to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ship’s first and last voyage in 1912.

But before that can happen, it’s important to acknowledge another Titanic milestone: Gloria Stuart, the actress who played the elder Rose in the film, celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday.

Stuart’s L.A. soirée, hosted by Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis, included more than 100 of the actress’s friends and family, with stars like Frances Fisher, Shirley MacLaine and Tom Arnold in attendance, the Los Angeles Times reported.


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March 5th, 2010
05:11 PM ET

Sacha Baron Cohen to Oscar: I'm outta here

The Motion Picture Academy is confirming Sacha Baron Cohen has dropped out as an Oscar presenter.

He was supposed to take part in an "Avatar" sketch with Ben Stiller, playing a female Na'vi.   Stiller reportedly was going to "translate" what Cohen was saying in Na'vi.  The Cohen avatar reportedly would then reveal she was pregnant with director James Cameron's love child.

Sounds pretty funny to me, but the Academy says the bit "did not come to fruition" (maybe "gestation" would have been a better word). 


January 27th, 2010
07:18 PM ET

Putting 'Avatar' in per$pective

As we all know, "Avatar" is making ridiculous amounts of money: it just became the all-time worldwide box office champ, and appears poised to pass "Titanic" for the domestic crown within a couple of weeks.  But what does that mean?  I've given it some thought, and consulted boxofficemojo.com and other resources, and here's some perspective.  (Keep in mind that this would be a lot simpler if theaters and studios released data on tickets sold, but then we wouldn't have as many of these lovely debates.)

Certainly, when you adjust for inflation, "Avatar" is knocked down a few pegs: it's "only" 26th all-time in domestic ticket sales.  "Gone With The Wind" leads that chart, with "Titanic" in sixth place.  "Avatar" would have to boost its current $558 million in grosses to $957 million to top "Titanic" on that chart... and to surpass "GWTW," a mind-numbing $1.5 billion.

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