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James Cameron's Titanic

4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  1,912 ratings  ·  35 reviews
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.

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Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 6th 2012 by Harper Design (first published 1997)
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Mar 07, 2012 morgan rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Titanicians...duhh
Recommended to morgan by: James Cameron
Amazing! This book answered so many unanswered questions from the movie. I was upset to see it only have 3 stars. I suggest you do your Titanic research before you take the movie too seriously. Read some good Titanic historical fiction books. A lot of characters in Cameron's movie were please just because it has pictures and behind-the-scenes excerpts, doesn't mean it's going to be an exciting read. It's not the damn movie script! Take it seriously!

Jack and Rose

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Yes, you do already have this book, if you're looking at your 1997 edition in confusion. The cover's all fancy and lenticular, but if you look deep beneath the cover, you will discover, not much has changed and it's a not-so-cheap cash in. You don't already have the 1997 book? Go ahead and buy this one, it is worth your money.

So why do I now have two editions of what is essentially the same book? Because I'm a sucker for anything Titanic and books, which some people say is boring. I walked into
Natalie Pietro
My father gave me this beautiful book for Christmas seeing I loved Titanic. Was it the movie I loved or Leonardo DiCaprio. Kind of sick of the movie to this day after seeing it a million times but something about this book is timeless. It has great background into the making of this movie. Great photos, articles, and behind the scenes footage. Glad I was given this book.
A manuscript of the movie; changes made; shots and dialog that didn't make the movie; facts; wardrove info. and thoughts...
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If you've ever wanted the inside scoop on " how they did this or that on a blockbuster film" this is the big book for you. With text by Ed W. Marsh and photos by Douglas Kirkland the pages are absolutely full of incredible detail. From the impeccable reproduction of the interiors of the ship itself to the china and glassware that adorned the tables, to the embroidered caps of the ships employees, this shows what went into the making of this epic. Everything was lovingly done to recreate the orig ...more
I am probably the biggest Titanic fan writing in about this one--it is my favorite movie (seen it 7 times), my biggest obsession and fascination, and I know so much about it. This book was a really interesting behind-the-scenes look at the brilliant film. James Cameron is really a God-send, and bless him because I certainly could never do anything the man has accomplished. It's amazing how he made this movie, and the book is chockfull of fun facts and beautiful color photos. A must-read for fans ...more
My friends will know that I'm a huge fan of the film - and so are many of them too! Strangely, I've managed to end up with 3 copies of this book...

I love it because it gives a real, in-depth insight into the making of the greatest movie of all time, along with little known facts and anecdotes from the cast and crew.

A must for any Titanic movie fan.
Aug 24, 2012 Emily rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Titanic fans of all kind
This was a perfect companion to my favorite movie of all time and my favorite ship! I learned more about how incredible and hard of a job James Cameron had to recreate the Titanic. Even if you think that you know everything about the movie or the real ship you will learn more and get more into Jack and Rose's relationships if you read this book.
Stephanie Cook
A guide to the movie that James Cameron filmed of the Titanic. Lots of pictures and information on how the movie was made. Well worth buying/reading especially if you are a Titanic or James Cameron fan! I still can't believe they made a replica of the ship to sink! It still amazes me.
Yes, I saw the movie. In the theater. 3 times.
Yes, it was awful. And absurd.
The screenplay sucked.
And Leo does nothing for me.

But man, did I lust over that ship-- even if it was a scaled down partial replica.
Totally impressive in that regard.
I really enjoyed 'The Titanic' it is a very sad story but its very enjoyable. I would recommend this book for upper primary and up. I enjoyed the movie alot more than the book because it is more interesting.
I can only give James Cameron praise for two things about his Titanic movie: His 3D rendering of Titanic is the best 3D I've ever seen; and for faithfully sticking to the most intricate details of what Titanic must have been like when he built his set for the movie. Did you know that Cameron has "logged" more hours on the actual Titanic than Capt. Smith? Did you know that, when possible, if the manufacturer of an item for the original Titanic was still in business, Cameron had them recreate the ...more
This is a pretty in depth view of the making of the movie. There's more of a focus on the technical side than I would have liked, but it's a pretty decent read.
James Cameron’s Titanic is a magnificent companion to the blockbuster film. The book details the dedication and commitment to authenticity that went into the production (which won a record 11 Academy Awards). Also included are an incredible amount of production photos; many of which include commentaries. Yet within all the interviews, script excerpts, and discussions, the story of the real Titanic is never lost, and is constantly referred to (both as context for the film and inspiration for thos ...more
I love this book since it was based on the movie like a re-write of the movie in book form.
Contains gorgeous photos from the film; if that's what floats your boat ;)
Amanda Wheet
My heart will go on after reading and crying through this.
Jevron McCrory
Lavish. Bold. Beautiful. Big. Just like the ship.
Daniel Maguire
This book is very sad and emotional.
Oct 07, 2007 Vannah rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everybody
I love this book and the movie!
Sharon Cusick
Love the movie and I am 10
Sarah (TotalTeenFiction)
Titanic is one of my absolute favourite films and has been for years, so I was really excited when I saw this book, rereleased with extra material to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking and the 3D release of the film. I'm a sucker for behind the scenes stuff anyway so this book looked right up my street! The insights from James Cameron are brilliant and it's amazing to see how much research went into the film, and it reveals a lot of details of the tricks they pulled to create the grander ...more
This book is summarizing Titanic film and really enjoyed 'The Titanic' it is a very sad story but its very enjoyable. I enjoyed the movie a lot more than the book because it is more interesting and easier to saw what is happened .
Being a fan of the movie, it piqued my interest when I saw this book for sale at the Titanic exhibition. I didn't really know what to expect from this book, but I must say what I got was amazing. Filled with photos that have hardly or never seen the light of day as well as loads of behind the scenes information and quotes from principal cast and crew, James Cameron's Titanic is an enchanting insight into the spectacle that was the movie Titanic. It features what I think is a great balance betwee ...more
John Peel
Beautiful pictures and a lot of interviews make this an interesting look at a very popular film.
As someone who was once obsessed with the movie (yes, I was one of those - saw it six times in the theatre, in fact!), this is a luscious and gorgeous companion to the film.

If pictures of Leo DiCaprio are your thing (you are now my friend if so), this is the book for you. He's all over the pages in Jack Dawson Glory, smiling and tanned and saving Rose's life and then dying so she could live. Siiiigh. So pretty.
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