How on earth has it been 25 years since the Titanic was released? No Leonardo DiCaprio jokes, please.
James Cameron’s Titanic was a masterful undertaking of stories based on the disaster of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
The epic movie is out again right now in local theaters in celebration of this memorable milestone.
The movie was nominated for 14 Academy Awards, it tied All About Eve for the most Oscar nominations. Titanic won 11 Oscars, including the awards for Best Picture and Best Director, (tying Ben-Hur) for most Oscars won by a single film. Titanic was the first film to reach one billion dollars in revenue with an initial gross of more than $1.84 billion.
While the historical story and the fictional one are both emotional and sad, the love story that emerges is one of the greatest ones ever told.
Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater and Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson swept audiences into a love affair that is still remembered 25 years later.
There are so many interesting facts about the making of the film, including the 5,000,000 gallon tank that was used to shoot the submersion scenes where the entire set was lowered into the tank to replicate the sinking ship.
Remember the Heart of the Ocean necklace? After the movie’s critical acclaim, jeweler Asprey and Garrard recreated the prop with a 171-carat heart-shaped Ceylon sapphire surrounded by 103 diamonds, set in platinum. It was sold at auction for $1.4 million and hasn’t been seen in public since. If after all these years, you still covet that necklace, I’m sure you could work something out with Elebash Jewelry Company.