|The fictional Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) posed nude for a drawing by |
Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio). Seldom has a work of art played such
an important role in another work of art.
|James Cameron, Oscar night, 1998|
|Cameron directing as the Titanic sinks. Titanic didn't sink in theaters.|
|Despite Cameron's best directorial efforts (or perhaps because of them) |
the ship itself became the Academy Award winning star of the movie.
|Cameron's full-scale movie set, built along the Baja coast, was as titanic as |
the ship itself. His "ocean" held 17-million gallons of water. Only two decks
along the ship's starboard side were functional.
|Gloria Stuart as the 101-year-old Rose|