Titanic Set Sail Onscreen On This Day In 1997
One of the most incredible films of all time, Jame Cameron’s “Titanic” debuted in theaters on this day in 1997. I’ve always been fascinated with the Titanic and still watch all those shows on TV about new theories on how it sunk. Maybe you attended the Big Frog 104’s “Titanic Experience” on the 99th Titanic Anniversary this past April at the Stanley Theater, in downtown Utica.
According to the history.com:
“On this day in 1997, director James Cameron’s epic drama Titanic, the story of the real-life luxury ocean liner that struck an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage in 1912, resulting in the deaths of more than 1,500 passengers and crew, opens in theaters; it will go on to become the highest-grossing movie in history. Titanic catapulted its young stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet to international fame and won 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Music (for the song “My Heart Will Go On,” sung by Celine Dion). The film also immortalized the line “I’m the king of the world!”–which Cameron famously repeated during the Oscar ceremony, as he picked up his gold statuette for Best Director.”