State of titanic movie set encyclopedia titanica message. Mexico has been the setting for a number of iconic films, including frida, the. Now, if only i can meet leo dicaprio or billy zane then i am crossing the border even on foot. The smaller, more ornate pieces were all sold in auctions or giv.
It has been know that most of the movies were shot in baja mexico for its proximity from california. Incorporating both historical and fictionalized aspects, the film is based on accounts of the sinking of the rms titanic, and stars leonardo dicaprio and kate winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill. The tour gives you an insight on how the movie was shot. Baja studios, or fox, baja is an americanowned film studio near the resort community of rosarito, baja california, mexico. Paramount picturesbig budget films and cgi go hand in hand. Movie set design and construction are some of the most amazing temporary structures that have ever been created, and when james cameron set his mind to the story of the titanic, there must have been more than a few raised eyebrows over the scope of the construction needed to create a living and breathing movie set of the famous sunken vessel careting the set near rosarito. It won 11 oscars, including best picture, and is still one of the highestgrossing films of all time though you might think you know this hollywood classic backward and forward, here are a few facts that even the most diehard fans probably dont know about the nautical blockbuster. It comprises the worlds largest stages and water tanks designed for filming.
The scenes set in 1912 the whole movie except the presentday scenes and the opening and ending credits have a total length of two hours and forty minutes, the exact time it took for titanic to sink. The first time i saw titanic, my father left the theater in the middle of the movie. The ship was actually a woodcovered framework that was constructed in a tank dug specifically for the movie on a lot south of rosarito beach, mexico. Also, the collision with the iceberg reportedly lasted 37 seconds, which is how long the collision scene is in the movie. The larger pieces such as the ships frame, funnels, masts, etc were dismantled and scrapped. James cameron on the titanic set, rosarito beach, mexico, 1997 introducing ed kamuda to the cast and crew. Dicaprio would fart in his jacket on set and sweep it over winslets face. A large portion of the movies was shot at baja studios in mexico.
The vast titanic set was constructed, in 100 days, as a fullyfunctioning studio at rosarito beach, 18 miles south of tijuana on the mexican coast of baja california, though not without a wave of protest from local residents. What made that headline sting so much was that the filmmakers had been pretty sure that allowing some members of the press to visit the titanic set in rosarito, mexico, would quell the many doubts. Titanic has gone down as one of the most famous ships in history for its lavish design and tragic fate. Aislinn puig, a hotel concierge who now lives in san jose del cabo.
Construction began on june 6 1996 and production on the movie began in september 1996, while the studio was completed around production. Creating movie magic digitally is cost effective, and can cut production. The complex is located on 45 acres overlooking the pacific ocean, three miles south of rosarito baja california and 45 minutes south of san diego. The reason for this was because people in 1912 were shorter than they are today. Director james camerons nowinfamous exclamation might have seemed like a foregone conclusion, but, on closer examination, titanics record academy awards night 20 years ago was far from certain. Ultimately, in constructing the grand staircase, the film crew didnt see it as a set at. Fourteen academy award nominations, eleven wins tying with william wylers benhur for top oscar winner of all time the vast titanic set was constructed, in 100 days, as a fullyfunctioning studio at rosarito beach, 18 miles south of tijuana on the mexican coast of baja california, though not without a wave of protest from local residents.
A century after the fateful voyage of the original, modern luxury liner titanic ii sets sail. Kate winslet, leonardo dicaprio, and director james cameron on the set of titanic. The construction of the titanic movie set on the newly acquired 40 acres of land in mexico, the trenches were dug on the beachfront so that filming from set angles would provide viewers and the camera crew with the illusion of over 250 degrees of open ocean views. The temperature of the seawater in the area where titanic sank was 2 degrees celsius 28. These included studios in vancouver canada, california usa and the baja studios in mexico. After the filming of the movie was complete jack discovered that the complete movie set, with tons. Interesting behindthescenes secrets about the titanic. Construction of the titanic movie set in baja, mexico. The titanic may have sunk deep into the atlantic nearly a century ago, but it is hardly sinking today.
Construction of the facility began on june 6, 1996 and since that time various films and other projects in addition to. If it werent for edward kamuda, much of the information we have today on titanic wouldnt exist. They also shot in a giant tank in mexico for the sinking sequences. After they finished filming the set suffered from water dammage because the parts of the ship were made from wood.
Titanic ii to set sail in 2022, following original route. Otherwise, the filming of titanic was pretty much an indoor affair with most of the scenes having been shot in film studios. Will this ship suffer the same fate as her namesake. More than 20 years later, the stars, director james cameron and his movie are still part of our collective memory. State of titanic movie set encyclopedia titanica message board. Since the other guy decided to make a smart comment, ill tell you what happened to them. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. Originally built for the twentieth centuryfox epic titanic, baja studios was a completely selfcontained production facility. The ship was actually a woodcovered framework that was constructed in a tank dug specifically for. And yeah, james cameron actually flooded the titanic set with frigid water for the scenes in which the ship was sinkingand provided the cast with off.
Since james camerons smash movie titanic hit theaters in 1997, the director has made 33 dives to the shipwreck site. Titanic turns 20 behind the scenes movies facts part two. Here the worlds largest filming tanks work in conjunction with stages, offices, scenery shops, dressing rooms. The movie cost more than it cost to build the titanic james cameron image. The filmmakers made use of the titanic tank in rosarito to film.
In the film when rose is looking for jack through the corridors of the ship, her reaction to the water is genuineit was from the pacific ocean and was very cold. The movie won eleven oscars and launched the careers of leonardo dicaprio and kate winslet. As a result, the staircase was scaled up to make the actors look smaller imdb. Part of that lasting effect is due to the filming techniques used in the making of titanic. Amazing behindthescenes facts about the unsinkable. The 1997 blockbuster romance titanic is one of the most successful movies of all time.
Titanic movie 1997 set ship construction time lapse amazing duration. A replica of the rms titanic is scheduled to set sail in 2022. He went down there for real, and he put it in the movie. When the film starts, we see footage of the real titanics wreck located somewhere in the north atlantic ocean. The town that built the titanic is sinking business in rosarito, mexico was booming when the titanic was filmed there. Titanic facts every super fan should know titanic movie. Titanic set rosarito beach, mexico the only reason that we made the trip to rosarito beach was to visit the film set theme park called foxploration. How to watch every single best picture oscar winner.
Kate winslet, leonardo dicaprio and director james cameron on the set of titanic. The luxury ships fresh paint smell wafted through the air. He says that while the films sets were spoton, the ships. What 8 disney liveaction remakes looked like behind the scenes. Titanic is a 1997 american epic romance and disaster film directed, written, coproduced, and coedited by james cameron. Thanks to leo, dawsons nova scotia grave is visited frequently today. Titanic turns 20 behind the scenes movies facts part one. The 1997 film titanic is one of the most successful and iconic movies ever produced. Its believed that the complex is currently abandoned see history at the bottom of this page for more details. Originally built for the twentieth centuryfox epic titanic, baja studios was a. Based on the website, the location still houses the original titanic set. Fox baja studios was constructed specifically for this epic tale. Twenty years after he scored what, at the time, was the biggest hit in movie history with 1997s titanic.
Rms titanic in the 1997 film titanic, it has since then built some of the largest sets for numerous other studios including. In 1997, the titanic film set hollywood ablaze, mainly thanks to its sweeping drama wrapped around a neverbeforeseen love story. He wanted to make an exact replica of the unsinkable liner in order to best recreate the terrifying final hours to make filmgoers believe they were actually there at the time of the tragedy. When the film starts, we see footage of the real titanics wreck located somewhere in the north atlantic ocean otherwise, the filming of titanic was pretty much an indoor affair with most of the scenes having been shot in film studios. The location cameron chose to film his mega movie was mexico, and as the sun started to set, the colors were so perfect that he decided to capture the amazing moment on film.
James camerons full scale titanic and 5 other incredible movie models by adam wenger on 20115 11. The titanic was a british ship that set sail from southampton, england and was expected to arrive in new york city, united states. Even then, only one side of the ship was completed. So, while a good percentage of the titanic film had been aided by computers, the most stunning scene, which is jack and rose on the bow, was not a computer created. S titanic and the tragic sea disaster of april 15, 1912. As reported, the titanic struck an iceberg and slowly sank into the sea over a period of 2 hours and 40 minutes. What happened to the beautiful sets and props from the. It was also destroyed because they built it in the middle of the worlds largest water tank and it was in high demand for other movies. These included studios in vancouver canada, california usa and the baja studios in. Filming at open sea obviously was not an option, so cameron and co. Since the completion of filming titanic, more than 300,000 people have called fox asking for a tour of the set in mexico.
James camerons full scale titanic and 5 other incredible. His name is jack and he was an extra actor in the movie titanic which was filmed in baja mexico. James camerons titanic in 1997 james cameron was given the green light to make a blockbuster disaster movie based on the facts of the titanic. With shane van dyke, marie westbrook, bruce davison, brooke burns. On april 10, 1912, the titanic set sail on its maiden voyage from southampton, england, across the atlantic ocean to new york with 2,200 passengers and. The full scale titanic built for james camerons titanic. Did you know scenes of titanic were filmed in rosarito, mexico. The set was built on a platform that tilted the entire set for the sinking sequences. Back in 1997, james cameron began working on his dream film, a movie about the sinking of the rms titanic, and it ended up being the biggest movie ever for an unheard of 12 years. Partly in response to this huge public interest in titanic, fox opened xploration adjacent to studios baja. See more ideas about titanic, titanic movie and rms titanic. Some of the worlds largest stages and filming tanks work in concert with.500 1538 881 199 321 427 495 929 641 1001 1477 1156 1190 629 704 880 1126 274 1306 423 1539 311 1219 1294 1286 1253 1305 1394 528 1142 169 1108 890 246 98 301 213 585 218 174 493 881 700