Titanic chronicles the tragedy that faced two teenagers from two different backgrounds, Jack and Rose, as they fall in love inside the RMS Titanic. Unbeknown to them, their voyage into the vast sea of romance involves more than just a battle between two classes.Read more
With RMS Titanic’s world-class safety features, a tragedy could not have befallen one of the most luxurious Olympic-class ocean liners in the world. However, on one morning of April 1912, the world wept as the British ship, making its way to New York City from Southampton, collided with an iceberg and met its demise. The tragic collision claimed the lives of over a thousand people. But the catastrophe was not without caution, as shown in the film. Before it hit the iceberg, wireless radio operators Jack Phillips and Harold Bride had been receiving warnings about the impending danger. As the ship nears the iceberg, Titanic’s captain, Edward J. Smith, had changed the course of the ship without altering its speed. Hours before the tragedy, warnings of an ice field had been sent out. Unfortunately, the message never reached the Titanic’s bridge. And that was the start of the deadliest tragedy in world history.
Based on historical occurrences, Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film written, directed, and produced by James Cameron, who also wrote and directed the Terminator franchise and True Lies (1994). It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack and Kate Winslet as Rose. The film follows their love story as they go aboard on the RMS Titanic. Titanic enjoyed dominance at the box office, where it earned a worldwide total of $2 billion against its production budget of $200 million. The film was also critically acclaimed. It won a sweeping number of awards, including 11 Oscar awards and four Golden Globe Awards.