From the Back Cover
When James Cameron’s film Titanic first sailed across the silver screen in 1997, audiences were amazed by its groundbreaking visual effects, cinematography, and heart-wrenching love story. Now, nearly fifteen years later, Titanic has remained one of the most critically acclaimed and highest-grossing motion picture epics of all time, becoming a cultural phenomenon.
In this updated edition of the New York Times bestseller, discover everything you’ve always wanted to know about Titanic, from the actual construction of the “ship of dreams” to the casting of Jack and Rose, one of the most memorable film couples in Hollywood history. Featuring an in-depth new foreword by James Cameron that details the personal impact Titanic had on his life and career as a filmmaker and never-before-seen photographs—plus a removable, double-sided poster—this collector’s edition is the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at one of the most beloved movies of all time.
About the Author
James Cameron’s attention to realism and detail is legendary. Celebrated for such uncompromising action-adventure films as The Terminator, Aliens, True Lies, and Avatar, the writer-director actually vowed not to make Titanic unless he could successfully dive to the wreck himself and bring back motion picture footage for use in the film. Representing years of Cameron’s passion and dedication, Titanic is one of the filmmaker’s most ambitious films.
Ed W. Marsh is an independent filmmaker and writer whose behind-the-scene credits include Independence Day, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Stargate, Godzilla, and The Abyss. A professed “titanophile,” Marsh began documenting this project months before principle photography began.
Douglas Kirkland has spent more than thirty years intimately documenting the lives and happenings of Hollywood in pictures. His award-winning coverage is unique for its “you are there” presence and provides a sensitive in-depth look at the cast, crew, costumes, sets, special effects, and more.