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James Cameron's Titanic

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  3,243 Ratings  ·  44 Reviews
James Cameron's Titanic is a book conceived on the epic scale of the movie--not only do the massive page size and sky-high production values of the book do justice to the big ship, they give Kate Winslet's titanic hats an impact comparable to what the big screen gives them. It's also fun to get the effect of exploring a set as vast, complex, and fiscally and physically dan ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published by Boxtree, Limited (first published 1997)
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Mar 07, 2012 ᴹᴼᴿᴳᴬᴺ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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

This is how much I enjoyed this boo
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
Aug 14, 2011 Natalie Pietro rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, table-top
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.
Aug 08, 2008 Laurelina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A manuscript of the movie; changes made; shots and dialog that didn't make the movie; facts; wardrove info. and thoughts...
Sep 11, 2010 Maya rated it it was amazing
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Feb 23, 2013 Eyehavenofilter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: artworthy
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
Apr 07, 2012 Sammi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: titanic
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
Jul 15, 2012 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  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.
Oct 08, 2010 Kevin rated it it was amazing
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.
Cole Lorenzo
I think that Titanic was a great book to read. It tells us that this could happen again on a ship because it did happen in real life and it was very scary.
I hope this never happens to anyone again.I would recommend this book to anyone that likes true stories.
Mar 03, 2012 Gloria rated it liked it
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.
Sep 24, 2008 Justyna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Mar 01, 2012 Drucilla rated it liked it
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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.
Jevron McCrory
May 13, 2012 Jevron McCrory rated it it was amazing
Lavish. Bold. Beautiful. Big. Just like the ship.
Sharon Cusick
Love the movie and I am 10
Nov 16, 2011 Catherine rated it it was amazing
Apr 03, 2012 Amanda rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
My heart will go on after reading and crying through this.
Sep 10, 2012 Emma rated it liked it
Contains gorgeous photos from the film; if that's what floats your boat ;)
Daniel Maguire
Feb 08, 2009 Daniel Maguire rated it did not like it
This book is very sad and emotional.
Sep 08, 2008 Jose rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book since it was based on the movie like a re-write of the movie in book form.
Oct 07, 2007 Vannah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everybody
I love this book and the movie!
Nov 20, 2015 Samin added it
Shelves: seen-movies
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Alicia Balliett
Feb 23, 2017 Alicia Balliett rated it it was amazing
This is great for fans of the movie. I love it!
Tiffany Guthrie
Feb 20, 2017 Tiffany Guthrie rated it it was amazing
Words cannot express how fantastic this book is! It was very informative and descriptive. So many questions I had were answered!
Apr 23, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 05, 2014 Jennifer rated it liked it
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
Oct 04, 2012 Caitlin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 25, 2015 Dann rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
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
Colleen Lecomte
Dec 23, 2015 Colleen Lecomte rated it it was amazing
A great look at not only the movie and how it was made, but an in-depth and poignant look at the Titanic itself. The images and back story of how the movie came to be is intriguing; the scale and work that was put behind the making of the movie breathtaking. I learned many tidbits of information I was previously unaware of and thoroughly enjoyed not only flipping through the images and captions, but actually reading all the fine print that tells the story of the film. Highly recommended!
May 17, 2015 Jose rated it really liked it
This book is from the Titanic film, it's romantic genre. I 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 . Jack is the most character that I like because he is honest. He was die because he wanted his girl friend would be alive ( it's also the part that I like most ) I recommend this book for someone who is a fan of romantic story and film.
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