Titanic, american romantic adventure film, released in 1997, that centres on the sinking of the rms titanic. The movie cost more than it cost to build the titanic james cameron image. Dec 11, 2017 it cost more to make titanic the movie than titanic the ship. The movie chose the greek ship athinai to double for the rms titanic in the movie. The film tells the tale of a love story aboard the luxury liner when it sank on its maiden voyage in 1912, killing more than 1,600 people. Rather than more cost effective plywood, oak was used for the grand staircase. Fox executives panicked and suggested an hour of specific cuts from the threehour film. Its the first and probably only film to accomplish such a feat. I think titanic s cost will make people look more carefully at the cost of a movie. This budget is bigger than the building cost of the actual titanic ship.
The scenes set in 1912 the whole movie except the presentday scenes and the opening and ending credits have a total length of two hours and forty minutes, the exact time it took for titanic to sink. Titanic had to become one of the highest grossing films ever released. A nearly identical replica of the doomed ship is scheduled to make its maiden voyage in 2022, the atlanta journal. How much could the exact same movie be made for today relying more on digital effects, vs building full sets. Tap to play or pause gif 20th century fox via dawsonrosedawson. The inside story of the making of the movie hollywood. The point of view is from above, as the great ship steams to its destiny. The titanic movie cost more to make than the actual ship.
At this time, we dont have comparables for iceberg costs. That assessment of costs did not seem plausible in my view for two reasons. Twentieth century fox the final cut of titanic is 195 minutes long. Almost as soon as titanic went into production, it began to go over budget. But a great movie was made with a great cost incurred.
You know the history and the love story but do you know the facts, figures and tasty trivia behind this blockbuster film. The deal has gone down as one of the most remarkable in motion picture history, and an. Its an undeniable fact that the 1997, 11 oscarwinner is an incredible technical achievement. There must have been someone out there who thought it would happen, but that person would have been in the minority. A seventeenyearold aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, illfated r.
After doing a director profile on james cameron, i feel its appropriate to include at least one behindthescenes blog post on his most wellknown film. James cameron didnt believe in converting movies to 3d, until he created titanic 3d. James cameron did a very good job in making that movie. The titanic the most expensive film ever made is hitting american cinemas amid controversy over its cost. Amazing behindthescenes facts about the unsinkable.
He wanted to make an exact replica of the unsinkable liner in order to best recreate the terrifying final hours to make filmgoers believe they were actually there at the time of the tragedy. Ive read about private yachts less than half the size of the titanic costing that much to build. The movie was shrouded in mystery, its script hidden from even the most probing. Most expensive movie sets of all time titanic, waterworld. The full scale titanic built for james camerons titanic. Titanic in 1912, the titanic, a steamship in englands white star line, set out on its doomed maiden voyage, with 2,227 enthusiastic passengers and crew members on board for the history making trip from southampton, england, to new york city. The incredible true story of how titanic got made buzzfeed news. Well before it was released, james camerons passion project became notorious as the most expensive movie ever made, with a final budget. A film thats got a sporting chance of being regarded as the toughest film shoot of all time, camerons. And no this isnt viral marketing for a sequel to the james cameron movie.
Special effects live up to hype in titanic roger ebert. Titanic 1997 the stories of the making of titanic could and have filled a book. Today with ballooning budgets for everything from justice league to pirates of the caribbean. The film tells the tale of a love story aboard the luxury liner when it sank on its maiden.
He said, im going to make the best version of this movie possible, and youre going to see it all incamera. It cost more money to make the movie titanic than it did to actually construct the original ship. Titanic 2, an exact replica of the original, will set sail. All time box office adjusted for ticket price inflation. Entertainment attorney tom hanson also doubted that titanic is going to encourage studios to. James camerons titanic 1997 making the ship for the movie. It made more internationally than any film up to that point had made worldwide. There is a shot in titanic that i watched like a hawk. In one apparently uninterrupted piece of celluloid, we see the ship from bow to stern, every foot of it, with flags flying and smoke coiling from its stacks, and on the deck hundreds of passengers strolling, children running, servants serving, sportsmen playing. For a long time, titanic was the highestgrossing movie of all time. Titanic facts every super fan should know titanic movie.
Paramount picturesbig budget films and cgi go hand in hand. Interesting behindthescenes secrets about the titanic movie. Titanic cost of making movies stunning special effects and lavish sets. Titanic ii is preparing to set sail in 2022, and you can be. While titanic is now the second highest movie ever, behind another james cameron film, avatar, it is still loved by millions and still. Fox studio executives and cameron reportedly fought.
Creating movie magic digitally is cost effective, and can cut production. Titanic is a 1997 american epic romance and disaster film directed, written, coproduced, and coedited by james cameron. After making a ton of money back in 97 and 98, the film saw a. With leonardo dicaprio, kate winslet, billy zane, kathy bates. Interesting behindthescenes secrets about the titanic. Also, the collision with the iceberg reportedly lasted 37 seconds, which is how long the collision scene is in the movie. Id say 85 per cent of what you see in titanic was done incamera. Did the film titanic cost more to make than it did to build. Going all the way to make one great movie by james cameron. The deal has gone down as one of the most remarkable in motion picture history, and an embarrassment for fox, given that titanics budget. James camerons full scale titanic and 5 other incredible.
Benhur 1925 was the most expensive film of the silent era, possibly holding the record for over twenty years. The titanic s maiden voyage began in southampton, england, with stops in france and ireland prior to sailing for new york and a total of 1,343 passengers and 885 crew. A nearly identical replica of the doomed ship is scheduled to make. One of the most beloved films of the 20th century, titanic made james cameron king of the cinematic world. Incorporating both historical and fictionalized aspects, the film is based on accounts of the sinking of the rms titanic, and stars leonardo dicaprio and kate winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its illfated maiden voyage. Due to the secretive nature of hollywood accounting it is not clear which film is the most expensive film ever made. Mar 28, 2018 but check it out the movie titanic cost more than the actual ship. A fictionalized account of the sinking of the rms titanic, it stars. For studio films, the traditional safe bet is to spend major money on a.
Director james cameron built a gigantic water tank and various sets on 24 acres in mexico. The titanic ii, which is really what its called, is going to set sail in 2022, reportsusa today. Why is converting movies so hard and what did it take to convert one of the worlds most successful films. How much did it cost to make the titanic movie answers. Final cost of the production of titanic, the most expensive of the 20th century. The film proved immensely popular, holding the alltime boxoffice gross record for more than a decade after its release.
The film begins with the robotic exploration of the titanic s. Inflation, filming techniques and external market forces affect the economics of film production. Dec 19, 2017 7 reasons why titanic the movie could have been a shipwreck, too. Apr 24, 2017 the industry was abuzz with rumors about titanic, the first film from director james cameron since 1994s true lies. Time lapsed of the ship construction made for the titanic movie in 1997. When calculating a marketing budget, the rule of thumb is to spend 50 percent of the rest of the production costs preproduction, filming and postproduction source. From transformers to avatar, 50 most expensive movies. Mar 26, 2012 titanic is a 1997 american epic romance and disaster film directed, written, coproduced, and coedited by james cameron. James camerons titanic in 1997 james cameron was given the green light to make a blockbuster disaster movie based on the facts of the titanic.1394 1420 258 1158 542 69 1053 907 946 1187 505 251 938 1450 122 294 645 732 73 1368 132 675 433 987 387 433 1231 158 1247 1211 1334 1150 389 834 1419 616 46 1062 1285 1476 1289 743