Canadian director James Cameron is known for creating some of the biggest blockbusters in Hollywood history. And not surprisingly, he has amassed a remarkable collection of props over the course of his illustrious career that he keeps in his own personal museum. Among this collection is an antique car from one of his biggest hits, Titanic , which was the centerpiece in an iconic sex scene between the film's star-crossed lovers, Jack Leonardo DiCaprio and Rose Kate Winslet. On Monday, Cameron tweeted a photo of the vehicle, revealing that the steamy handprint supposedly left on the rear window by Winslet's character is still just about visible more than two decades after the movie was made. What many people might not know, is that the handprint was actually left by the director himself, and was preserved using a special spray, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Titanic was also a huge critical success and was nominated for 14 Oscars, taking home 11 of them, including the coveted Best Picture award. This puts the film on level-footing with Ben-Hur for the most Oscar wins by a single film. As well as a model of the Titanic vessel, eagle-eyed viewers and movie buffs may be able to identify another famous prop in the photo of the car. If you look through the rear window of the car, it is possible to make out what appears to be a prop from Cameron's Terminator series. According to comicbook.
Twenty years after the Oscar-winning epic hit our screens, this gem has been uncovered. In the course of its epic three hour and fifteen minute run, James Cameron's Titanic manages to deliver some pretty memorable and punchy scenes. Scenes that make you laugh, such as Rose spitting off the side of the ship; scenes that spawned countless annoying photo opportunities - "I'm the king of the world," we're looking at you; and scenes that make you shake your fist at Rose. Given the immensely tragic nature of what happened, the film also delivers its fair share of heartbreaking moments.
But it does show that the film was effective in making Jack so endearing to the audience that it hurts them to see him die. The film is about death and separation; he had to die. So whether it was that, or whether a smoke stack fell on him, he was going down. Cameron made similar comments earlier this year, going on to talk about the Mythbusters episode where the show both Jack and Rose could have stayed on the door. Meanwhile, Cameron and Winslet will reunite in the future for the upcoming Avatar sequels, the director recently explaining why those films have taken so long to come about. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more.
When Titanic hit theaters 20 years ago, the widely held view in Hollywood was that it would be a financial disappointment. Filming had taken weeks longer than expected, and the final cut of the movie came in at a gargantuan three hours and 15 minutes. All of the trouble, it seems, was worth it. But more than that, Cameron had brilliantly taken the true-life tale of the most famous shipwreck in the world, inserted a tragic star-crossed couple—the soulful artist Jack Leonardo DiCaprio and the society girl Rose Kate Winslet —and yet somehow managed to give his film a happy ending. So why did it end up being so profitable? In part because people kept going back to see the movie again. And they did so in spite of the fact that the last hour is intense, killing off most of the ensemble and having Jack die in such wrenching fashion by freezing to death in the ocean. The real ending, of course, comes a bit later. And a perfectly happy ending for him and Rose would have felt too easy. Cameron conjured a doomed love affair that had its cake and ate it too, both killing Jack and bringing him back to life, and yet neither of those choices felt forced.