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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

I know it’s fashionable to hate Titanic, but having given it a recent (ie last 6 months) rewatch I gotta say I’m quite fond of the movie. I mean, there are three bad guys in the movie: Billy Zane, David Warner and an iceberg. I liked it upon release and I think it’s still an incredibly strong movie. I genuinely feel for Rose and Jack. Hell, I feel for that immigrant lady Vasquez plays and her kids and we see them for all of 2 minutes in the movie!

It’s scary how young both Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio look in the film. Time is moving, I’m getting old.

Anyway, this Behind the Scenes image shows James Cameron working with Winslet and DiCaprio as they prepare to shoot THE key image from the film. Thanks to reader Rajneel for sending it along and make sure to click for the bigger version!

 

 

Tomorrow’s pic goes to a classic romantic caper starring Audrey Hepburn and Peter O’Toole! See you then!

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  • Jan. 14, 2011, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Something Picasso...

    by Mark

    He won't amount to a thing! I promise you!

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 5:29 p.m. CST

    First

    by chesco

    First!

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Nope, still hate it

    by slder78

    Do you really think Rose would've stayed with Jack had they lived? "Hey jack, were you able to find a job today?" "No, I played cards with my buddies like I always do. But I did win us two tickets to go on the Hindenburg!"

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    God, Kate Winslet is so beautiful

    by WriteForTheEdit

    I must admit, Titanic hooked me good. Schmaltz done to perfection.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Cameron's worst movies

    by Nerd Rage

    are the biggest blockbusters in history.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    the scene that pisses off every workin captain

    by yourSTEPDADDY

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Please bring back Jim Cameron of the 80's

    by emeraldman

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST

    slder78

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    they wouldve stayed together if Jack had lived... but then she wouldve gone batshit insane and jump to her death from a building

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 5:50 p.m. CST

    I enjoy Titanic...

    by Chewtoy

    Cameron knows storytelling well... Sure, it's *basic* storytelling, but it's well done, and he did a great job of hammering home a bunch of little tragedies about the sinking. Good entertainment.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 5:55 p.m. CST

    yourstepdaddy

    by slder78

    Touche. That would've been an awesome ending. It would have also saved me from having to endure all the fawning all the females I know do when they talk about it. "I'll never let go." "Bullshit bitch you let go. And instead of laying there like a beached whale why don't you help me build a makeshift raft out of ALL THE FUCKING DEBRIS we seemed to be surrounded by!"

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Wow, Cameron loves himself..

    by darthwaz1

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 5:58 p.m. CST

    The scene that killed the film for me

    by I Max U Mini

    Kate gets Leo out of his restraints. Water is rising around them at an alarming rate so they run ... no, I take that back. They waste even more precious seconds to have a long kiss. Romantic or not, if someone freed me during rising waters or a burning building, I'm getting my ass out of there as quickly as possible. There's always time for a kiss on the frakin' lifeboat!

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 6:04 p.m. CST

    No, no he isn't - And on a relate note - Spielberg is

    by Proman1984

    The most influential ceebrity based on Forbes.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Separately

    by funkylovemonkey

    I like Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslett, and David Warner (he played two very memorable characters in Star Trek hidden deep within heavy makeup), but I still don't like that movie. I don't know, maybe I'm bitter about the several times I had to see it against my will on dates

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Did all you DiCaprio haters change your mind cause of Inception?

    by Ronald Raygun

    I remember back when this movie came out it was fashionable to hate Leonardo DiCaprio, for about ten years this went on. I've liked the guy since This Boy's Life, to be honest.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    The fade from them...

    by redtom

    ...to the ghostly shell of the Titanic on the ocean floor is one of the coolest crossfades I've ever seen at the flicks - still brings goosebumps to this day...

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    James Cameron: geek,artist,genious,adventurer,

    by jack black

    father,husband,GOD. jealous haters can suck his hairy mega-balls. tx for this cool pic Quint.next time try to post the pic where Cameron is drawing the naked Winslet.lucky bastard.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 6:58 p.m. CST

    "They waste even more precious seconds to have a long kiss"

    by jack black

    a similar thing happened in the finale of Tiger and Dragon.guess what,that's how classic masterpieces are made.cold,cynical logic is applied only in the real world,not in art.at least it used to..

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 7:03 p.m. CST

    I have never hated Titanicasi

    by Bramton1

    It's easily one of my top five favs.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 7:05 p.m. CST

    It was The Departed and Catch Me If You Can that sold the geeks in LDC

    by Larrylongballs

    I've liked him since Growing pains.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 7:16 p.m. CST

    My favorite part...

    by caseyaramian

    That dude who fell off the railing, smacked into the rising propeller, and spun all the way down. Neato.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 7:19 p.m. CST

    What I hated

    by redshirt

    The old lady drops the necklace into the sea. She could have given it to her granddaughter, giving her a great life, but no... Also ensuring that the expedition that bought her back to the site would be an economic failure. Nice old lady, that.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 7:24 p.m. CST

    I love Kate Winslet

    by Monolith_Jones

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 7:32 p.m. CST

    @redshirt...

    by GreatGonzo

    LOL! Hilarious. I completely agree. I've always enjoyed Titanic (and get frustrated when it became cool to hate on it... kinda like Cameron's most recent epic) but that part was a bit much.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Nerd Rage

    by maxjohnson1971

    Boy, you said a mouthful. I can't stand Titanic or Avatar. Both anti-capitalist propoganda that bash the rich and sucessful and hold "poor" people up the only good people in the world. All this while Cameron flies to movie premiers and environmental summits on a private jet. I wish we had the poor ass, broke, starving Cameron back. He was awesome. Cameron with money is a hypocrite.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Wow maxjohnson, angry much?

    by Durendal

    Titanic wasn't exactly inaccurate in the class distinctions. People in steerage were treated poorly on the boat. They were never told where the lifeboats were or even knew a clear path to get up to the above decks (and while they weren't completely locked below, some barriers were in place) and most of them went down with the ship. Avatar was just recycled from a dozen other movies.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 8:01 p.m. CST

    "the scene that pisses off every workin captain"

    by smackfu

    "that's not how you use a lathe!!!" (sits down)

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Kate Winslet's beautiful breasts

    by performingmonkey

    How could anyone slate a movie with those puppies on show?? Kate is bloody amazing in every movie she's in, Eternal Sunshine... being a particular favourite of mine. Cameron did a fine job on Titanic. He proved he can make all different types of movies.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 8:29 p.m. CST

    My grandparents LOVE True Lies

    by deelzbub

    and I can never figure out why. I think its a horseshit of a movie

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 8:37 p.m. CST

    It's still amazing...

    by Boxcutter

    ...as a spectacle and a technical marvel, but the dialogue is sub-soap shite and the characters are cartoonishly drawn. I still watch it whenever it's on cable, hypnotized by the care and the craft of the sets, the shots, the skill - but not for the script, despite Billy, David and Kate's sterling attempts to lend it some gas (Leo is so lightweight and fey in this). It's the Irwin Allen 70s disaster formula - except true and superbly recreated.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 8:52 p.m. CST

    jealous haters can suck it

    by manzoniman

    Cameron pwns your sorry asses, Titanic rules and you bitches know it.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Magnificent film

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Anyone who claims this is "one of the worst films of all time" is clinically insane. Even if you dislike it, it's too technically brilliant to dismiss as one of the worst films *ever*. Go watch Manos: The Hands Of Fate or Beast Of Yucca Flats to see the REAL worst movies of all time.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 9 p.m. CST

    The "We're alive! Let's kiss!" cliche...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...pops up in countless movies, so Cameron gets a bit of a break from me. Worst example: the third Pirates Of The Caribbean, where Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley actually get MARRIED in the midst of a humungous sword battle and share a 360-degree slo-mo smooch after saying "I do". Christ...

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 9:12 p.m. CST

    slder78

    by wcolbert

    It's true enough that he should have been looking for something to float on himself, but then, had she gotten into the water with him, her chances of survival would have gotten lower by the second. I'm not sure people realize that the water that night was actually BELOW freezing, and only because it was salt water (which makes it's freezing temp lower) and constantly moving (not to mention the volume of water to be frozen) was it not a big block of ice. People who went into the water that night didn't survive long. And yes, there was plenty of wreckage, but the fact of the matter is, only some 700 people who went into the water, out of 2000+...survived- and those people were in life boats. Many did cling to floating debris, but most died anyway after being immersed in water that cold for even a few minutes. Your core temperature plummets, hypothermia sets in, your blood isn't flowing as well, and your brain is not operating efficiently- in other words, you literally lose the ability to think clearly (not that it'd help once in the water). That's why rescue missions in extremely cold waters have very low survival rates. SO yeah...he could try to 'build a raft' out of debris, as I'm sure 1300+ people did that night in reality...but he'd be dead by the time he got anything done. It REALLY kills that fast.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 9:22 p.m. CST

    I loved the movie even though I am a . . .

    by James_Camera_On

    right-wing-seig-heil-fascist-tea-bagging-motherfucker-republican-conservative procapitalism-asshole. Did I miss anything? I cringed at the characterization and the dialogue ("I see you," sheesh.) but the look and feel of the movie never failed to astound me. I loved every technical aspect of the movie and though I can't stand Cameron (and neither can Winslet who vowed never to work with him again) the sheer beauty of the thing never failed to leave me in awe. I'm glad he made it. I saw it four times in theaters and never regretted it. And should an enhanced and improved version were to be released to the theaters as I was hoping it would next year, I would go see it again.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Titanic was an amazing movie, So was Dances with Wolves...

    by moto

    It's annoying when genre fans always think that because a movie is dark, edgy, and violent, its automatically superior to classic storytelling... and this pertains mostly to the year Dances with Wolves went up against Goodfellas. Dances with Wolves was a sprawling epic of cinema, in scope and in detail. In short, it took so much more to make that film compared to Goodfellas, which yes, is also one of my favorites. Like Dances with Wolves, Titanic deserved the win for its scope and detail. It was classic cinema storytelling. Romance, danger, conflict and drama, beauty, historical significance, etc. It was a throwback to the Golden Age of filmmaking mixed in with the technological jump that took cinema into the 21st. century and proved that effects aren't just for action packed blockbusters. Cameron proved that you could use it as a dramatic tool as well. Yes, its fashion for fanboys to piss and moan about movies that are successful but don't fall under the brand of dark, edgy, violent, and/or geek sci-fi. I mean, the mass audience that made these classics a success are ALL wrong, right? Hmmm...

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Remember when this sight actally featured Movie News.

    by cookylamoo

    Where are the CHUDS of yesteryear?

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Putting the people on the iceberg

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I don't know it would have been possible to just put a ship as large as the Titanic "in reverse" like that, but it's an intriguing idea. Then again, the iceberg, at least as depicted in Cameron's film, didn't seem to have a lot of flat surfaces where people would be able to safely stand and/or sit without sliding into the water anyways. Plus, the bitter temperatures would have still been pretty lethal just standing around unless everyone was heavilly bundled up against the cold (building a fire would be out of the question). The ship could have went around looking for another iceberg with a flat surface, but it was rapidly taking on water from the first impact, and I doubt the engines would have been able to take it very far (plus, any potential rescue ships wouldn't know where to look if the Titanic just went tooling around at random like that). I suppose every disaster scenario has plenty of 20/20 hindsight about how more people could have survived, but in the heat of the moment, it's easy to panic and overlook a way out.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Always liked this movie and...

    by Jaka

    ...never cared what anybody else thought of me because of it. We don't all have to like the same things.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 11:02 p.m. CST

    I enjoy watching it for Billy Zane

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    He plays Cal like a mustache-twirling villain. I dig every scene he's in. "Not the BETTER half." Awesome.

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 11:14 p.m. CST

    @ nerd rage

    by Darth_Kaos

    **DITTO**

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Titanic>>>>>>>>>>Avatar

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    better score, better story, better acting, not nearly as preachy, no douche chill corny moments(at least none that stand out), no direct references to current events to try and "make a point", just pure escapist tragic filmmaking...good stuff when I was younger I hated Leo after this flick and Romeo and Juliet because all the girls in my class loved him, now at 27 I know Titanic was great...Romeo and Juliet not so much

  • Jan. 14, 2011, 11:31 p.m. CST

    @ Braindrain

    by Jon Voights Ballsack

    Did you really just try to play the "I saw Titanic when it was underground" card?

  • Jan. 15, 2011, midnight CST

    Only saw this movie once

    by seasider

    and it was back in theaters in 1997. Never had a desire to see it again in its entirety. It's not that I think it's a bad movie. It's a well done movie and Cameron is a master at pulling a viewer into these worlds he creates with stunning visuals. Unfortunately, once you peel that you away it's nothing more than a $200 million Harlequinn romance novel adaptation. The movie was also too darn long in my opinion. It also had some of the lamest dialogue I've seen in a movie of this scope.

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Durendal

    by maxjohnson1971

    I never said that what was depicted on screen wasn't accurate. My problem was the depiction in general. The stereotype of the rich, stuck up snob that points his nose down at people just because they don't have money and are "common." I know what went on on those ships and the portrayal of the lower class being put with the luggage was correct. What I have a problem with is the severe class distinction. Hell, I have a degree in communications with a minor in English, but I work in a cabinet shop. I get looked down on at times because of that, but when I can go toe-to-toe with some of our clients in the brains department, those clients seem surprised that such a bright, educated, and smart fellow works in a lowly cabinet shop. Maybe some of what was depicted was true in a sense, but that over-generalization is weak writing in my opinion.

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 12:39 a.m. CST

    starwarrior

    by maxjohnson1971

    It IS anti-capitalism. In Avatar, the entire premise is that they MUST get this element to run whatever they need to run, no matter what the cost to the natives. Replace unobtanium (couldn't he come up with something better than that?) with oil and you have an anti-capitalism film. Humanism is more the belief that we run our lives and not a higher power. As far as me getting my conservative head out of my ass, I'll have you know that I abandoned the Republican party when W was forced down our throats. Conservative? Yes. Right-wing, bible thumping, anti-abortion, to-hell-with-the-rest-of-the-world blind follower? No. I don't like the double standard of Cameron's last few films. Not to say they aren't wonderful technical marvels, because they really are, but his politics are getting in the way of his once great power as a good film-maker. Peace man.

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 12:40 a.m. CST

    i hate Leo

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    but Ill admit, this Titantic is fuckin good... but I will never admit that bout fern gully in space...

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 12:40 a.m. CST

    And by the way...

    by maxjohnson1971

    Kate has some nice breasteses and was better in "Little Children."

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 12:48 a.m. CST

    another thing about Titantic

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    it made a shitload of money even though the female star is fat by Hollywood standards... actresses/bitches, take note

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 1:14 a.m. CST

    I wulda gone down on rose.... err, with the ship.

    by Sean Finnesey

    To think, ms. Winslet pissed herself in the dessert for my viewing pleasure after she made in this mega crowd pleaser. Kate winslet has aged very well.

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Cameron's track record is amazing!

    by bubcus

    Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss (Director's Cut), T2: Judgment Day, True Lies, Titanic, and Avatar have all been fantastic films. (I haven't seen Piranha Part Two: The Spawning, his television work, or any of his documentaries). People can gripe about Titanic and Avatar all they want but they are solid films and worthy of repetitive viewings.

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 2:01 a.m. CST

    It a great film

    by theblackvegtable

    Coincidentally I watched it the other day and thoroughly enjoyed it. It goes for over 3 hours but you don't even notice because it's so well put together

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Old rose could've sold the gem and donated

    by Dennis_Moore

    the proceeds to a charity for battered women. If she had gotten in the life raft, Jack would've been able to survive on that plank he found.

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Braindrain calling people joyless is the

    by Dennis_Moore

    height of hypocrisy.

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Look deeper...

    by RobinP

    What Titanic is, is a so-so love story set against a startlingly authentic realistic background. It's the most realistic account of how the ship went down the cinema has ever seen, from the class structure to the fact (denied for many years) that the ship actually split in two before finally sinking. That is its value right there - take the schmaltz out and you have practically a snapshot of what happened. There's another thing - the exact same is true of Pearl Harbor! Take out the love story, you're left with an entirely different movie. That whole attack sequence and the build-up with the spying recon, the prepration of the kamikaze pilots, it's an almost documentary quality reconstruction.

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Hated Titanic from the first trailer.

    by UltimaRex

    Not because it's "cool" to do so. Oh, and Avatar is "Aliens 2". Granted it's not as good and the roles are reversed but it's still cool. Titanic on the other hand plunges straight into melodramatic bullshit whenever it's in the past. The few 90's scenes are gold but they are few.

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 8:15 a.m. CST

    If you rename Pearl Harbor

    by stillsberry

    it would have been taken in a better way. But, like it or not, Titanic is a strong movie reaching many kinds of people.

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 8:34 a.m. CST

    TITANIC was not seen by a lot of people.

    by SnootyBoots

    It was seen by the same besotted teenage girls who kept going back to the multiplex weekend after weekend.

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 9:08 a.m. CST

    I see the same Trolls and Cameron haters are

    by southafricanguy

    here posting pretty much the exact same shit they now said a million times....as the other dude said, do you guys just copy and paste your previous hate filled bile from older TBs? My God man, its like you guys are nt even trying anymore.....

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST

    You re even still hanging onto the that old

    by southafricanguy

    chestnut that only teenage girls saw Titanic? Really? ....seriously? Sure, whatever and Star Wars wasnt seen by many people, just the same little boys that went back and saw it again and again.... And if you ll believe either of those, I have some prime real estate in Afghanistan I would like to sell to you......

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Why cant people that dont like something just

    by southafricanguy

    ignore it and move on? Please dont embarress yuorself by pulling shit out your asses and then pass it off as fact in an attempt to convince yourself that something (Titanic's success) that sits in your craw was somehow not real, or somehow can be dimissed...

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Avatar is anti-imperialism, not anti-capitalism

    by Nerd Rage

    You don't have to steal resources and land from other people to be a successful capitalist.

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Snooty: EVERYONE saw it

    by FleshMachine

    yes the girls kept going back..but much of the movie going public saw it. didnt you?

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 12:10 p.m. CST

    really upset me the 1st time...then it was just boring

    by FleshMachine

    ok i was stoned in the theater but it really bummed me out. then later on video i felt nothing for it.

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Kate's boobs won her the Oscar.

    by smudgewhat

    As did Helen Hunt's and Halle Berries. They're all fine actresses but flashing the rack is the way to win a trophy.

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Opening day mann's chinese.

    by UltraTron

    As close to time travel as I've ever gotten. Well my arcade feels like standing in 1982. But if you missed this movie in an opulent theater you suck as a person. You just didn't know it. It's time to accept your lower standing in society

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Titanic is definately a good film

    by theyreflockingthisway

    and Dicaprio is an actor who makes good choices. I can think of very few films starring Dicaprio that I'd call bad - you're looking at The Man in the Iron Mask and some people weren't fond of The Beach but not much else. Seems he still gets the hatred now simply because teenage girls used to swoon over him like they do with the stars of Twilight today. Also to call Titanic a bad film - well, it's not really is it. You can not like the film, maybe it's just not your cup of tea, but it's certainly not a bad film.

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Sure Avatar is anti-capitalist!

    by Horned One

    People say it like it's a bad thing. It would be like seeing a WWII movie and saying: "That movie was so anti-Nazi!" Well, yes it was because Nazis were BAD. Capitalism and corporations are BAD. Get used to it. Get over it. Move on.

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 12:32 p.m. CST

    I agree- Titanic isn't as bad as most people think

    by Kamaji

    I saw it several times in theaters when it first came out, and was really impressed with the visual effects Cameron had done for the film. Though it is interesting how noone was prepared for what it would do. There was so much negativity from the ballooning budget to the pushback to the winter, and then it makes over a billion dollars worldwide. I still found it funny that before Avatar, every year there'd be topics on other movie boards on imdb saying, 'this film will take down Titanic.' The pathetic fools- noone saw Titanic coming, and there's no way they could have known what Avatar would do. Though in regards to Avatar, I find it good, but I do like Titanic better. There was a bit more of an emotional connect there. Plus, Cameron makes you care for the different levels of passengers. That's something Michael Bay failed to do in Pearl Harbor: the guys dying in that battle scene were just 'extras.'

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 1:27 p.m. CST

    My Thoughts on Titanic, Leo & Avatar

    by room23storeblogspotcom

    I was actually onne of those who wouldn't go see Titanic mostly because of prettyboy Dicraprio. Back then he really seemed to love playing the prettyboy in Titanic and that Mask of Amaretto or whatever the classic novel was called. He made me want to throw up. A few years later my wife insisted that I watch Titanic and I actually liked it, I still thought that he was a prettyboy, but the movie itself on a historical level and the level or respect for the subject material was very enjoyable and well crafted. Sure it had some cheesy dialogue and a few plot holes, but what movie doesn't? All in all it was a good movie. <br> <br> It actually wasn't until Catch Me If You Can when I stopped hating Leo though. I think that it was because he tried to break out of the prettyboy image and do some serious stuff. <br> <br> As for Avatar I went with some friends and I'll admitt the effects and Creature design and just the over all look and care of the film was breathtaking, truely awesome. The thing that bugged me though was the fact that the messages of anti-military and pro -enviornmentalism were shoved down your mouth in a hamm fisted way. I believe in recycling, but when a movie uses those type of techniques to force the message upon you it turns me off. I'm sure if a Consertative filmaker (if there was one) would make a movie in the sameway the liberals would be all up in arms in the same way and I wouldn't blame them. Wall-E did the same thing a to a lesser extent. <br> <br> Again though the movie is very wekll made just like all of Camerons movies, he really loves and has a true passion for his films, and I know that he puts his money and actionsd where is mouth is or however the phrase goes. I have a friend who works pest control and Cameron is one of his clients. My friend works his house and this school to teach youth enviornmentalism that Cameron owns/runs in the LA area. So while I don't agree with the messages of his movies or his ideals he at least seems to stand behind those convictions.

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Man there was a lot of typos in my last post!, Sorry.

    by room23storeblogspotcom

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Actually...

    by Horned One

    I do live in the woods. :) I get my water from a well, heat with wood, and raise my own food. Oh I'm definitely a hypocrite. We all are, but few will admit it. The only difference is that I'm using the enemies tech to reach out to others and change things. Hey look, once industrial civilization collapses for good, I'll be the first one to bury my laptop and dance a jig on its remains. Now, you seem upset. I normally only hug trees, but if you need one, I'm here for you starwarrior. ;)

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Titanic...I can only sit through...

    by GuyFawkes

    10-15 minutes before I can't stand it anymore. His last two movies-this and Avatar- are terrible. My cousin described it best- just watch the last 30 minutes, the rest is crap. His last two movies pander to base emotions with scripts about as in depth as a Golden Book for kids. Purely paint by numbers with heavy special effects to distract you. Avatar especially was a wasted opportunity to make an incredible scifi flick and instead we get dances with wolves/last of the mohicans written for 6-10 year olds with cardboard characters and a smack you over the head environmental message. It was insulting. Wall-E did a much better job of getting its message across without being insulting. /END RANT

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Perhaps it's my Goldwater-style conservatism...

    by The_Breeze

    but I've always viewed Avatar as more of an anti-big business-hiring mercenaries movie than an anti-imperialist or anti-capitalist movie. I refer in the subject to Goldwater-style, limited government conservatism versus the authoritarian, neo-conservatism fascism that seems popular in some circles today. I find it telling that the movie makes it clear that these are FORMER soldiers cast aside by their government, now working for a purely mercenary organization, a la Blackwater. There's a difference with millitary types when you take their training and switch their loyalty from their country to their corporation. I am told the original draft of Avatar emphasized this more by having a "government rep" who was supposed to monitor the Company for abusive conduct towards the natives but that rep was being bribed by the company to look the other way. I am not sure how accurate that is, but if true, it's a shame it was cut.

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 2:31 p.m. CST

    The "only teenage girls saw Titanic" myth

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Honestly, people are STILL deluding themselves with that crap? If that were true, then why did The Man In The Iron Mask -- released at the height of spring 1998 Leo-Mania -- top out around a mediocre $55 million gross? The truth is, Titanic appealed to pretty much EVERY conceivable demographic...older viewers familiar with classic Hollywood melodrama, disaster porn enthusiasts, Cameron fanboys, middle-aged film critics...and yes, more than a few teenage girls and their boyfriends to arbitrarily hate anything their gals squeal incessantly about for a period of more than five minutes. It is an outright falsehood that the film's box office take was generated solely by moonstruck teenage girls seeing the movie over and over.

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 3:18 p.m. CST

    I must have wandered onto a bizarro AICN talkback.

    by ExcaliburFfolkes

    braindrain has actually admitted to liking a film, any film; AND is bashing people who don't like that film. Weird, just weird.

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST

    maxcherry - watch the movie BEFORE you slam it

    by flatulence

    >>And how in the blue hell is some broke american bum going to be country hopping in the first place? Big plot hole there. Maybe if you actually watched the movie, you'd know he WON the ticket in a card game. Oh and the country hopping was back to the US where he was born. Rose's motivation to dump the brit fag husband? Maybe she was like many women of her time who were sick of being repressed and controlled and basically owned by their husbands and families and wanted something different. Titanic was a great movie, so was Avatar, so fuck all the haters. Some movies are just meant to be entertaining.

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Kate never looked more beautiful..

    by FrankBooth93

    than in this movie..maybe it was the curls..she had some great curves at the time... Absolutely beautiful..

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 10:05 p.m. CST

    room23storeblogspotcom , you ignorant slut

    by Star Hump

    Leo has always been a serious actor. In the beginning he had to do what many actors are forced to do, and that's getting your foot in the door. You have to start somewhere. Thus Growing Pains and Critters and other TV stuff. Look at his first movie roles - This Boy's Life with Robert fucking De Niro. Right out of the gate he's cast in a serious drama with arguably America's finest actor. Followed by Gilbert Grape, a role that proved he was a transfomational actor. His second movie role! Then the Quick and the Dead with Raimi. From there to The Basketball Diaries and Total Eclipse with David Thewlis. All pre-Titanic, you mook.

  • Jan. 15, 2011, 10:38 p.m. CST

    dont forget the TITANIC 3D re-release

    by jack black

    which will premiere next year. Winslet's boobies in 3D.

  • Jan. 16, 2011, 1:56 a.m. CST

    My wife thinks I'm a sap for loving this movie.

    by BooBoosDaddy

    I unabashedly love it. I fell in love with Kate that night I saw it for the first time. And yeah, I got a bit watery at the end and Celine's song. Suck it, bitches. I'm all dude and my favorite movie of all time is still "Rocky." But I love this movie.

  • Jan. 16, 2011, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Winslet in Titanic & Cameron stuff

    by Arbifax

    There has never been an actress in Hollywood history as beautiful as Kate was in Titanic. I also rewatched Titanic some time ago, and theres no denying that its a stunningly well made film. Cameron deserves ever penny he has made in the past 13 years. Hopefully at least $10 Million for every chicken little shi*head who was wishing failure upon him and his movie back in 97 (probably the same shi*heads who were wishing failure upon him in 2009 as well). Funny how, despite being one of the most successful directors of all time and being responsible for some of the most iconic films of all time Cameron has never gotten the respect he deserves, unlike many others in the filmmaking community.

  • Jan. 16, 2011, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Starwarrior.....agreed dude, Cameron is one of

    by southafricanguy

    the great populist directors for sure, much like Spielberg he can sometimes be underrated and his skill overlooked imho due to the popularity of his films. But like Ford, Hitchcock, Spielberg et al Cameron, and his filmography for that matter, will be looked at very positively in the future despite what some say. They were wrong about Titanic failing, they were wrong about Avatar failing, and they will ultimatly be wrong about Cameron overall....

  • Jan. 16, 2011, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Victim of its own popularity

    by RongoRongoMu

    Titanic is a great epic film, a masterpiece really, a callback to the films of old that were so grand in scope and vision. Unfortunately it was SO popular that there was a backlash-- people got sick of hearing about it. Then they started to nitpick the screenplay and the acting, admittedly the weakest aspects of the film but nowhere near as dreadful as some people make them out to be. So yeah, as Quint says, it's "trendy" to hate this movie. But the truth is, it got great reviews, a ton of Oscars, and it is remembered as a great film.

  • Jan. 16, 2011, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Go Fuck yourself Cameron.

    by Kal-El Hartley

    thats all.

  • Jan. 16, 2011, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Love Cameron, but...

    by Hipshot

    Don't think "Titanic" will be the "Gone With the Wind"-which had a much larger canvass, a sweeping (rather than short-term intense) love story, and better writing in terms of dialog and characters. Note--Cameron still comes out smelling like a rose: the overall impact is just unreal, and to think a single man pulled it all together...wow. ## As for Avatar being the "2001" of its time...no. It's effects are stunning, but hardly as ground breaking as 2001 was at the time, and it's story is a lovely fairy tale, familiar to all, as opposed to a mind-bending depiction of human-alien contact as designed by two of the smartest men ever to work in media. I loved Avatar, but...no comparison at all.

  • jim cam obviously stole the king of the world statement from Homer when he (partly) flew over Springfield gorge. Just kidding.

  • Jan. 16, 2011, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Fuckin' A, Emeraldman

    by OgreYouAsshole

    We need some Cameron from the 80's. Titanic sucked. Avatar sucked. Before those two, I've never seen a Cameron movie that I didn't want to watch again immediately afterward. Ahnuld's finally done as guvna. Get him in your next movie with Biehn and Paxton, and get someone else to write the screenplay. You're good with the concept and story, but please let someone else write the dialog. Don't turn into John Carpenter. He used to be cool too.

  • Jan. 16, 2011, 10:27 p.m. CST

    This is actually on TV right now

    by BlaGyver

    And right at the end where it focuses more on the boat sinking than Jack and Rose....god. damn. That is some gut-wrenching filmmmaking.

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 9:20 a.m. CST

    "Now Leo, in this scene, I want you to..."

    by Royston Lodge

    "...lift of Kate's skirt, bend her over the railing, and pump her ass full of your hot sticky love sauce, with the wild abandon of a working class stiff really "giving" it to the aristocracy. Remember, you're both gonna be dead in 24 hours, so it's not morally wrong."

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 10:34 a.m. CST

    "We need some Cameron from the 80's. Titanic sucked. Avatar sucked."

    by jack black

    let me guess: 12 years old? what do you think of the pew pew effects in Transformers 2? pretty neat uhuh?

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Cameron has been known to eat an Asian baby.

    by UltraTron

    Cameron kills people on his sets to get his shots. There. Name another director willing to kill for his shots. That's as good as you can ask for. He makes this shit as good as a human can working within the hollywood system. And he is willing to push people to their deaths within that system to get what he needs onscreen.

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Even rags boy DiCaprio looks stylish compared to Cameron

    by AsimovLives

    Fashion has gone a long way since 1912... toward the bum look.

  • Jan. 17, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST

    "Honey, there's a bum waving at us"

    by AsimovLives

    "Don't mind him and he will go away"