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INDEX

1. Introduction
2. Plot
3. History
4. Production
5. Music and soundtrack
6. Cast
7. Trailer
8. External links
9. Videos
10. Pictures
11. Prezi
12. My opinion personal


1. INTRODUCTION

Titanic is a 1997 American epic romantic disaster film directed, written, co-produced, co-edited and partly financed 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 Akademik Mstislav Keldysh, which Cameron had used as a base when filming the wreck. A reconstruction of the Titanic was built at Playas de Rosarito in Baja California, scale models, and computer-generated imagery were used to recreate the sinking. The film was partially funded by Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox, and, at the time, was the most expensive film ever made, with an estimated budget of $200 million.

2.PLOT
The film opens with a proclamation to the White Star stockholders that the value of their stocks is falling. The president of White Star Line J. Bruce Ismay promises to reveal a secret during the maiden voyage of the Titanic that will change the fate of the stocks. He alone knows that the ship can break the world record in speed and believes this will raise the stock value. Ismay and the board of the White Star plan to lower the stocks by selling even their own stocks in order to buy them back at a lower price. They plan to buy them back just before the news about the record speed of the ship will be published to the press. The issue of capitalism and the stock market plays a dominant role throughout the movie. The hero of the film is fictional German First Officer Herr Petersen (played by Hans Nielsen) on the ill-fated voyage of the British ocean liner RMS Titanic in 1912. He begs the ship's rich, snobbish and sleazy owners to slow down the ship's speed, but they refuse and the Titanic hits an iceberg and sinks. The passengers in first class are shown to be sleazy cowards while Petersen, his ex-lover Sigrid Olinsky (Sybille Schmitz), a recently impoverished Russian aristocrat, and other German passengers in steerage are shown as brave and kind. Peterson manages to rescue many passengers, convince Sigrid to get into a lifeboat, and saves a young girl, who was obviously left to die in her cabin by an uncaring, callous British capitalist mother. In the ship's final death throes, Petersen leaps from the deck with the little girl still in his arms and is then pulled aboard Sigrid's lifeboat and they watch in horror as the Titanic plunges beneath the waves. The film ends with the British Inquiry into the disaster, where Peterson testifies against Bruce Ismay, condemning his actions, but Ismay is cleared of all charges and the blame is placed squarely on the deceased Captain Smith's shoulders. The epilogue states that "the deaths of 1,500 people remain un-atoned, forever a testament of Britain's endless quest for profit."
3.HISTORY

Most of the film was shot at the Baltic port of Gotenhafen, on board the SS Cap Arcona, a passenger liner which itself was sunk a few days before the end of World War II by the Royal Air Forceon May 3, 1945, with loss of life more than three times than that on the actual Titanic. The ship itself had been filled with Jewish prisoners that the Nazis had put there in hopes that the ship would be destroyed by the British. The scenes with the lifeboats were filmed also on the Baltic Sea and some of the interior scenes were shot in Tobis Studios


4.PRODUCTION

Cameron sketched Jack's nude portrait of Rose for a scene which he feels has the backdrop of repression."You know what it means for her, the freedom she must be feeling. It's kind of exhilarating for that reason," he said.The nude scene was DiCaprio and Winslet's first scene together. "It wasn't by any kind of design, although I couldn't have designed it better. There's a nervousness and an energy and a hesitance in them," Cameron stated. "They had rehearsed together, but they hadn't shot anything together. If I'd had a choice, I probably would have preferred to put it deeper into the body of the shoot." He said he and his crew "were just trying to find things to shoot" because the big set was not yet ready. "It wasn't ready for months, so we were scrambling around trying to fill in anything we could get to shoot." After seeing the scene on film, Cameron felt it worked out considerably well.
However, other times on the set were not as smooth. The shoot was an arduous experience that "cemented Cameron's formidable reputation as 'the scariest man in Hollywood'. He became known as an uncompromising, hard-charging perfectionist" and a "300-decibel screamer, a modern-day Captain Bligh with a megaphone and walkie-talkie, swooping down into people's faces on a 162ft crane". Winslet chipped a bone in her elbow during filming, and had been worried that she would drown in the 17m-gallon water tank the ship was to be sunk in. "There were times when I was genuinely frightened of him. Jim has a temper like you wouldn't believe," she said."'God damn it!' he would yell at some poor crew member, 'that's exactly what I didn't want! Her co-star, Bill Paxton, was familiar with Cameron's work ethic from his earlier experience with him. "There were a lot of people on the set. Jim is not one of those guys who has the time to win hearts and minds," he said. The crew felt that Cameron had an evil alter ego, and nicknamed him "Mij" (Jim spelt backwards).In response to the criticism, Cameron stated, "Film-making is war. A great battle between business and aesthetics."

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5. music and soundtrack

The soundtrack album for Titanic was composed by James Horner. For the vocals heard throughout the film, subsequently described by Earle Hitchner of The Wall Street Journal as "evocative", Horner chose Norwegian singer Sissel Kyrkjebø, mononymously known as "Sissel". Horner knew Sissel from her album Innerst I Sjelen, and he particularly liked how she sang "Eg veit i himmerik ei borg" ("I Know in Heaven There Is a Castle"). He had tried twenty-five or thirty singers before he finally chose Sissel as the voice to create specific moods within the film.





6.CAST

  • Sybille Schmitz as Sigrid Olinsky
  • Hans Nielsen as 1st Officer Petersen
  • Kirsten Heiberg as Gloria
  • E.F. Fürbringer as Sir Bruce Ismay
  • Karl Schönböck as John Jacob Astor
  • Charlotte Thiele as Lady Astor
  • Otto Wernicke as Captain Edward J. Smith
  • Franz Schafheitlin as Hunderson
  • Sepp Rist as Jan
  • Monika Burg as Maniküre Heidi
  • Jolly Bohnert as Marcia
  • Fritz Böttger as Lord Douglas
  • Hermann Brix as Head of Orchestra Gruber
  • Lieselott Klinger as Anne
  • Theodor Loos as Privy Councillor Bergmann
  • Karl Meixner as Hopkins

7.Official Trailer [1997]


Titanic
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.
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.

Theatrical poster
Directed by
James Cameron
Produced by
Written by
James Cameron
Starring
Music by
James Horner
Cinematography
Russell Carpenter
Editing by
Studio
Distributed by
Release date(s)
Running time
194 minutes
Country
United States
Language
English
Budget
$200 million[2][3][4]
Box office
$2,185,372,302[5]




8.External links
http://www.titanicmovie.com/

http://www.allmovie.com/movie/v50122

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/102735%7C0/Titanic.html

http://archive.org/stream/newgermanreview17univ#page/6/mode/2up



9.VIDEOS







10.PICTURES

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12. My personal opinion


My personal opinion on the film "titanic" is very positive.
I think a film based on a true story is interesting.
The love story is beautiful and I think everyone must see this movie.
I recommend it and I encourage you to enjoy this film.