Kate Winslet Thrilled (But Not Surprised) That ‘Titanic’ Got The 3D Treatment

kate-winslet-titanicCurrently in theaters, TITANIC 3D brings new life to JAMES CAMERON’S 1997 epic disaster movie that put a romantic slant on what will always be considered the world’s greatest shipwreck. Known for being a pioneer in the field of technology, CAMERON spent an estimated $18 million (and a considerable amount of time) to convert TITANIC from a 2D epic to a 3D masterpiece. A labor of love and object of slavish attention to detail, the film features a cast that includes KATE WINSLET, LEONARDO DiCAPRIO, BILLY ZANE, FRANCIS FISHER, KATHY BATES and GLORIA STUART.
We recently caught up with KATE WINSLET, who is thrilled at the prospect of a whole new audience enjoying one of filmdom’s greatest romantic dramas. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Gamble On ‘Titanic’ Paid Off Big-Time

titanic_ver9Currently enjoying new popularity as a 3D conversion, JAMES CAMERON’S historical epic TITANIC is thrilling audiences 15 years after its original theatrical release. Directed with slavish attention to detail by CAMERON, the film shined a worldwide spotlight on stars LEONARDO DiCAPRIO and KATE WINSLET as doomed star-crossed lovers.

Already the recipient of his first Oscar nomination, DiCAPRIO had consciously eschewed epic blockbusters so it came as a surprise when he signed on to CAMERON’S massive retelling of the world’s most famous shipwreck.
We spoke with DiCAPRIO for the film’s original 1997 release and he talked about his decision to get on board. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
 
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Billy Zane Knew Then That The ‘Titanic’ Price-Tag Would Make It A Target

250481billy-zane-postersCurrently in theaters, TITANIC 3D is bringing new life to JAMES CAMERON’S 1997 epic disaster movie that put a romantic slant on what will always be considered the world’s greatest shipwreck. A labor of love for CAMERON, the film featured a cast that includes KATE WINSLET, LEONARDO DiCAPRIO, BILLY ZANE, FRANCIS FISHER, KATHY BATES and GLORIA STUART.
Before TITANIC became the highest grossing movie of all time and went on to win 11 Academy Awards (including Best Picture), there were a lot of people who thought/hoped the film would fail. We spoke with BILLY ZANE in December of ’97 and he opined that the film’s budget alone made it a ‘wet dream’ for headline writers. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
 
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An Obsession With Detail Led James Cameron To A Record-Breaking Blockbuster

titanic_ver6Opening in theaters today, TITANIC 3D is the updated rerelease of JAMES CAMERON’S 1997 blockbuster that held the box office record as highest-grossing film of all time until his own AVATAR took top honors in 2010. Said to cost upwards of $18 million and take 60 weeks to accomplish, the conversion’s release coincides with the 100th anniversary of actual sinking of the Titanic.
We sat down to an exclusive interview with CAMERON in December of ’97 and talked about all the controversy surrounding the film’s extensive shooting schedule. Much was made in the press about the filmmaker’s obsession with “attention to detail”  but he told us that the “obsession” belonged to everyone involved. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
 
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It might seem hard to believe now but, prior to TITANIC’S release, there were nay-sayers who thought the film would tank. We asked CAMERON if, after all was said and done, it was all worth it. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
 
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Leonardo DiCaprio Never Expected A ‘Walk In The Park’ While Shooting ‘Titanic’

titanic-paintOpening in theaters tomorrow, TITANIC 3D promises to give new life to the romantic drama that captured the hearts of moviegoers everywhere and was considered the biggest blockbuster of all time. Directed with obsessive detail by JAMES CAMERON, the film made household names of LEONARDO DiCAPRIO and KATE WINSLET as the star-crossed lovers doomed by circumstance to be apart for eternity.
Already the recipient of his first Oscar nomination (WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE?), DiCAPRIO wasn’t known for his interest in epic blockbusters and concentrated more on small, intimate performances in films such as THE BASKETBALL DIARIES and MARVIN’S ROOM. So, it came as a surprise when he signed on to CAMERON’S massive retelling of the world’s most famous shipwreck.
We spoke with DiCAPRIO for the film’s original 1997 release and he admitted that it was an unlikely choice and that he knew it would be a completely different experience than what he was used to. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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