All Titanic, all the time. Focuses primarily on the 1997 cinematic masterpiece TITANIC, written and directed by James Cameron, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as star-crossed lovers aboard the doomed ocean liner.
JACK & ROSE + PINING ON MAIN
Rose and Jack face each other. She is trembling as he takes her right hand in his left. His other hand slides to the small of her back. It is an electrifying moment.
Jack looks at her, and finds that they are suddenly very close together. It would be so easy to move another couple of inches, to kiss her. Rose seems to be thinking the same thing. - Titanic script
“We had shot tests with a number of actresses. After several actresses, Kate Winslet came in. She gave her reading and I’m thinking: “If this isn’t Rose, I don’t know who is”. Besides being a great actress and seeming to possess the role of Rose from the first take on, she had a presence and a command for someone so young that made you think here was somebody solid all the way through and who was going to be consistent and there and true to form from day one to the very end. I remember when she left, you could look around the room and I think I looked over and I saw Rae Sanchini [executive producer] and you could see it in her eyes: “If this isn’t Rose, who is?” And there was a sense of… there she is. She has appeared. From that moment you felt, “wow, this is really going to be great.”
— Scott Carpenter [Titanic director of photography], Titanic Deluxe Collector’s Edition (audio commentary)
“Fifteen-hundred people went into the sea when Titanic sank from under us. There were twenty boats floating nearby… and only one came back. One. Six were saved from the water, myself included. Six… out of fifteen-hundred. Afterward, the seven-hundred people in the boats had nothing to do but wait… wait to die… wait to live… wait for an absolution… that would never come.”
“CLOSE ON JACK, unable to take his eyes off of her. They are across from each other, about 60 feet apart, with the well deck like a valley between them. She on her promontory, he on his much lower one. She stares down at the water.”
When you love someone you cannot imagine an end to that love...that you won’t be reunited. I think this is a basic psychological need. Such a universal yearning is a poweful force to tap into. - James Cameron