!!Titanic (1997)
* AFIS100YearsSeries:
** AFIS100Years100Thrills: #25
** AFIS100Years100Passions: #37
** AFIS100Years100Songs:
*** #14, "My Heart Will Go On"
** AFIS100Years100MovieQuotes:
*** #100 "I'm the king of the world!"
** AFIS100Years100Movies10THAnniversaryEdition: #83
** AFIS10Top10:
*** Epic Film, #6
* BeamMeUpScotty: Rose asks Jack to "''draw'' [her] like one of [his] French girls", not "paint her". For some reason, the latter is starting to show up frequently these days.
* CastTheExpert: All the crew aboard the research ship and its submarine are, well, actual research-ship-and-submarine crewmembers. Cameron hired the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akademik_Mstislav_Keldysh Akademic Mstislav Keldysh]]'' to visit the wreck, and kept them on payroll for use as set and extras once the production phase started.
* TheDanza: Lewis Abernathy, who is not an actor but a friend of James Cameron, plays Lewis Bodine.
* DawsonCasting:
** The 21-year-old Kate Winslet plays the 17-year-old Rose.
** Subverted by the 86-year-old Gloria Stuart, who plays the 100-year-old Rose.
* DeletedScenes: An hour's worth of deleted material can be found on the blu-ray.
** Returning to her room after dinner, Rose freaks out and starts smashing everything before running to the stern.
** Rose entering Third Class the day after her suicide attempt to find Jack.
** After the party in Third Class, Jack and Rose sing "Come, Josephine" on their way back to First Class.
** On Sunday morning, Thomas Andrews shows Cal, Ruth, and Rose the gymnasium as part of their tour of the ship. Cal fiddles with the rowing workout, while Ruth says "she doesn't believe she would ever need to use that." On their way out, Rose punches a large punching bag. After that, Tommy and Fabrizio help Jack sneak into First Class.
** The wireless operators Jack Phillips and Harold Bride are backlogged in their work, only to hear the ''Californian'' messaging them warning about the ice field the ''Titanic'' is about to steam into. They tell him to shut up.
** Rose telling Jack Lovejoy's backstory and kissing Jack in the boiler room while running away from him.
** The death of Assistant Engineer Jonathan Shepherd, the historical "first victim" of the ''Titanic'' sinking, when he broke his leg and asked to be left behind in a flooding room so others could survive.
** After receiving the order to send out the distress call CQD, Harold Bride suggests to Jack Phillips that they use the new distress call SOS. "It might be [their] only chance to use it." (In some countries, this scene made it into the theatrical version.)
** Additional scenes in Lifeboat Six, with Molly Brown giving Frederick Fleet advice on how to row and Captain Smith calling out to them to return for more passengers.
** John Jacob Astor showing his wife what's inside a life jacket by cutting it with a knife in the gym, and the gym manager saying that he doesn't need a jacket because it will limit his stroke.
** Jack and Rose being given sheets and whiskey by a steerage couple.
** Fabrizio has his own romantic subplot with Helga, a Norwegian third-class immigrant. She refuses to leave her parents when Fabrizio, Rose, Jack and Tommy go looking for another exit and perishes with her family.
** Right after chasing Jack and Rose into the First Class Saloon, Cal offers the diamond to Lovejoy, who then calmly stalks them in the flooded room before Jack subdues him. This is the reason Lovejoy is bloodied when the ship breaks apart.
** Ida Strauss refusing to board a boat without her husband (they are the old couple seen on a bed as water rushes in).
** Captain Smith calling for Molly Brown's boat to come back and pick more survivors, only for Quartermaster Hichens to overrule it.
** The first class dogs running free over the sinking ship's decks.
** Phillips radioing for help while the water rushes in, until Bride puts a life jacket on him and forces him out.
** Many scenes of the sinking in and around the Grand Staircase.
** Cora and her family trapped bellow decks and drowning, ostensibly cut because it was rather painful to watch.
** John Jacob Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim say good-bye to each other, before the former continues looking for his dog so he won't die alone.
** A French bulldog swimming past Jack and Rose.
** Jack talking another survivor from getting on Rose's wooden platform.
** While unloading the women from his boat before picking up survivors, Fifth Officer Lowe discovers one of his passengers is a young man disguised as a woman.
** A Chinese passenger being pulled out of the water alive by the returning lifeboat.
** The ''Carpathia'' sequence was originally longer. Prior to the rescue, we have a shot of Lightoller and the men on Collapsible B, the overturned boat. Ismay is shown receiving a "walk of shame" aboard the ''Carpathia'' while Lowe personally hands Rose a coffee. Cal confusing another steerage woman with Rose.
** Old Rose stopping her tale and being pulled away to rest, and expanding on Cal's fate (his sons fought each other for his remaining assets "like hyenas").
** This is a Creator/JamesCameron film. So the final film's 3 hours long. There is an hour of deleted footage and ''another hour'' worth of script that was never filmed. Among it, an entirely unrelated subplot about RealLife early film pioneer Daniel Marvin, his wife Mary and his newbrand camera all aboard the ''Titanic''.
* DoingItForTheArt: The film went over budget and over schedule, Cameron forfeited his salary to make sure he could continue. Not to mention the extensive amounts of [[ShownTheirWork research and detail]] the production team put into making the film.
* EnforcedMethodActing: The water during filming was deliberately cold, so Leo shouting "Oh shit, this is cold!" is real as well as Kate's gasp when she gets chest-deep in the water. The scene where Jack and Rose are swept away by a rush of water in the hallway is also real.
* FakeNationality:
** FakeBrit: Australian Jonathan Hyde as English White Star Line Chairman J. Bruce Ismay.
*** The actor playing Sixth Officer James Moody, Edward Fletcher, is American.
** FakeAmerican: Kate Winslet as Rose [=DeWitt=] Bukater.
** FakeIrish: Victor Garber (Jewish Canadian) as Belfastman Thomas Andrews.
** American Danny Nucci as the Italian character, Fabrizio.
** Colonel Archibald Gracie was an American, played by British actor Bernard Fox.
** Averted with Creator/IoanGruffudd, who is Welsh (which was the nationality of Fifth Officer Harold Lowe).
* FontAnachronism: The film features Helvetica on some of the gauges on the ship. Titanic takes place in 1912. Helvetica is invented 45 years later.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Benjamin Guggenheim's IdenticalGrandson became a manager at the [[{{Film/Ghostbusters}} Sedgewick Hotel]].
** Not to mention Lovejoy, who's played by Creator/DavidWarner, aka, [[Film/{{Tron}} Sark]], and a photographer who got [[Film/TheOmen decapitated]].
** [[{{Misery}} Annie Wilkes]] is Molly Brown.
** [[Film/{{Aliens}} Private Hudson]] is Brock Lovett. Oh, and [[Film/{{Aliens}} Private Vasquez]] / [[Terminator2JudgmentDay John Connor's foster mom]] has a cameo as an Irish immigrant.
** [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings King Théoden]] is Captain Smith.
** [[Series/HoratioHornblower Horatio Hornblower]] rescues Rose, though now commanding a lifeboat as Fifth Officer Lowe. He also was [[KingArthur Lancelot]] and [[Film/TheFantasticFour Mr. Fantastic]].
** [[TheYoungAndTheRestless Victor Newman]] plays John Jacob Astor.
** [[{{Series/Alias}} Jack Bristow]] should have built a stronger ship. Or he's Jesus: ''[[{{Theatre/Godspell}} When-will-he-save-the-people]]''???
** J. Bruce Ismay was last seen [[{{Film/Jumanji}} hunting Robin Williams. He also played his dad in the same movie.]]
** James Cameron himself cameos in the movie, during the sinking scene. He is among the crowd surrounding Father Byles as he gives the Last Rites. He also shows up at the steerage party and getting checked for lice at Southampton.
*** James Cameron's hands are also shown as a stand in for Jack's during the drawing scene
* HeyItsThatVoice
** The echo-ey singing voice heard throughout the movie is the Norwegian voice of [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel.]]
** The man who's quoting the psalm about the valley of the shadow of death later went on to voice a [[{{VideoGame/Dota2}} fundamental force of chaos, among other things]].
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* HireTheCritic: NeilDeGrasseTyson wasn't very happy about how the night sky [[SpecialEffectsFailure had been lazily mirrored]]. He ribbed James Cameron about it several times, the final time Cameron cooly responding "Last time I checked, 'Titanic' sold $1.3 billion worth of tickets, worldwide. [[SarcasmMode Imagine how many more tickets we would have sold if we'd gotten the sky right]]." That deflated Tyson, but to his delight a few months later he was hired to provide a correct star map for the film's 10th anniversary DVD and 3D re-release.
* LifeImitatesArt: In one of the deleted scenes, Brock's manager Bobby tells him that they're over-budget, the partners depending on them are pissed, and especially that the hand is on the plug. Jim Cameron later noted that when he was writing this, he had no idea he would be hearing all these things when the production ran into problems.
* MeaningfulReleaseDate: The 3D rerelease was timed to correspond to the centenary of the sinking in 2012. It released on April 6th, four days before the ''Titanic'' set sail - most likely to avoid a midweek release, and to capitalise on Easter weekend crowds.
* PottyEmergency: James Cameron infamously threatened to fire anyone who would ''dare'' get out of the tank for a bathroom break while shooting the lifeboat scenes, leading to more than a few actors (including Kate Winslet) relieving themselves in the water.
* RetroactiveRecognition: [[Film/FantasticFour Reed]] [[Creator/IoanGruffudd Richards]] is Fifth Officer Harold Lowe.
* ScienceMarchesOn: A study commissioned by Cameron for the 100th anniversary of the sinking indicates that the ''Titanic'' probably broke at 23 degrees or so, half of the approximately 45 degrees as depicted in the movie.
* [[StarMakingRole Star Making Roles]]: For both Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] and Kate Winslet.
* ThrowItIn:
** Jack telling Rose to lie "Over on the bed— uh, the couch." was an accidental flub, but James Cameron thought that was natural, so he left it in. You can see [=DiCaprio=] almost swearing to himself, thinking he's ruined the take, but it comes off as a nervous 20-year-old thinking how much he just embarrassed himself in front of the girl he loves.
** Apparently Leonardo [[EnforcedMethodActing didn't know how cold the water was]] when he jumped into it...thus the line "Oh shit, this is cold!"
* TroubledProduction: Over budget, behind schedule, anyone that could get injured and/or sick did so (Kate Winslet even said she only works with James Cameron again for a lot of money!), a disgruntled crew member [[DeadlyPrank drugged the night soup]]...
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** [=DiCaprio=] was originally going to be reunited with his co-star from ''Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'', Claire Danes.
** Like ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', this was written as a 4 hour-long movie but wound up being cut down to 3 hours.
** Cameron originally wanted Creator/DrewBarrymore to play Rose, but execs told him that she wouldn't be right for the role.
** Creator/JohnnyDepp also admitted in an interview that he was offered the lead role in the movie but turned it down, and considers it a big regret.
** Cameron offered the role of Old Rose to [[Film/KingKong Fay Wray]], who turned it down thinking it would have been "a tortuous experience altogether."
** The role of Molly Brown was originally going to go to RebaMcEntire, who had to drop out due to her tour schedule.
** There were many different scripted deaths for Fabrizio. One had him swimming to Cal's lifeboat and asking to be let in, saying that it was his destiny to go to America. Cal would then knock him with an oar and sarcastically yell "It's that way!"
** James wanted Enya to be the film composer.
** In the script, Cal would have found Rose on the ''Carpathia'', only to finally be told off by her and instructed to never seek her again, so that his actions during the sinking would never be revealed.
* Only the port side of the set below the superstructure was fully built and riveted. When it came time to film the scenes in Southampton, everything with a shot of the ship had to be backwards so it could be easily mirrored in post-production, even down to the buttons on people's clothing.

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!!Titanic (1996 series)
* AllStarCast: And was often advertised as such.
* DuelingMovies: Released barely 10 months before Cameron's big budget spectacular, and promptly buried underneath the latter movie's hype.
* FakeBrit: George C. Scott, an American actor known for his highly distinctive voice, playing an English captain.
** And NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent to boot.