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On the anniversary of the Titanic revealed the secrets of successful films

December 19 2007

Ten years ago, on Dec. 19, 1997, on a tour of movie and TV screens went to the film "Titanic." From that day on film for a few months gathered to hire more than 1.8 billion dollars will pay for fabulous budget. Most cash-painting in the history of cinema has the record for number of awards received an Oscar - 11 statuettes.

History of the Titanic began with the fact that on his birthday, James Cameron was presented with a work of his best friend, telling about the Titanic. From this day the director got sick idea of a film-catastrophe of a ship-legend. In the end, after producers learned that a planned budget of the film seriously exceeded, Cameron had to lose not only his fee of $ 8 million, but as a percentage of total collections.

Cameron collected literally everything that could add a film about the Titanic realism: appealed to historians, scholars, personally went to the bottom of the "Titanic" on the bathyscaphe Mir 1 and Mir-2 ". For the sake of 12 minutes in the movie bathyscaphe had to dive to the bottom 12 times in 5 months.

For filming a giant pavilion was built studio 20th Century Fox. On the Mexican coast with five tons of dynamite was set up a pool with a displacement of four million liters. In this pool was sent to the largest in the history of kinomodel - a copy of "Titanic" 231 m in length - shorter than the present ship only 34 meters. For filming was also created "iceberg" of foam, covered with glass and wax.

For filming crowd scenes creators benefited only forty actors who were dressed in suits, hung with sensors for the "motion capture". In the studio with the help of computers was modeled "water", which dropped the passengers 'sinking' ship.

Initially, Jack Dawson in the film was supposed to play Matthew McConaughey, but in the end Cameron personally insisted on the candidature of DiCaprio. And Kate Winslet is so like another unfinished script Cameron that she often called the director to approve her for the role of Rose DeWitt. Although initially the director saw in this role, Gwyneth Paltrow, but eventually he gave in to persuasion Winslet. The actress had no idea how much effort it will require from the movie. She is so often fall into the water, that during the filming of the death scenes of "Titanic," Winslet earned pneumonia.

Cameron was categorically opposed to the film used in any songs, even in the closing credits. However, he changed his mind when he heard a ready-made song "My Heart Will Go On", performed by singer Celine Dion. During this song the composer James Horner received an Academy Award.

All of the lyrical songs that sound in "Titanic," written primarily directed. Cameron's also owns the hand drawing of Rose DeWitt.

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