12 Things You Didn’t Know About Titanic
For years now, the media has been fixated on Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio’s relationship, which is why we’ve decided to take a look back to where it all began, the filming of Titanic. This iconic film went down in history with 14 Academy Awards and the most Oscar nods any film has ever received before. It’s pretty clear this best picture film stands the test of time as being one of the greatest films because almost 20 years later it’s still the second highest grossing film of all time. A film with such historical importance and an A-list cast makes for a lot of interesting behind-the-scenes facts. Here are a look 12 things you probably didn’t know about the movie Titanic.
12. On-Set Secrets
The piece of wood that Rose is floating on after the ship sunk was based on an actual artifact that survived and is on display at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Most of the decor on the ship was designed by consulting with the White Star Line, the original company that constructed and finished the original Titanic. Also, the scene where water rushes into the Grand Staircase had to be filmed in one take with no mistakes because the entire set and furnishings were going to be destroyed by the cold water.
11. Popular Demand
When the film went to theaters it was so popular that Paramount had to send out replacement reels because cinemas literally wore out their copies. Titanic was also the first film to be released on video while still being shown in theaters.