To mark the 100 year anniversary of the Titanic setting sail, we asked comedian and Humourisms reporter George Fox to go behind the camera, and behind the scenes of the troubled production of the movie which chronicled the fate of the original ship. So here are the top things, you never knew about James Cameron’s 1997 epic TITANIC.
1: Dialogue Changes:
Unknown to many people, is James Cameron’s love of puns. Originally Cameron envisaged the movie to have much more of the feel of a “Farce”. Numerous characters would constantly begin AND end scenes by saying “Well, whats the worst that could happen…..” with one character frequently saying “Worse things happen at sea darlings, and even worse things happen IN the sea.”
Many executives at the studio felt Cameron was somewhat tipping the bet by including characters that were named “Jack Eisberg” and “Cole Ission”. James Cameron stormed off set for two weeks when the studio informed him that he could not hire Robin Williams to do a voice over for the iceberg. Cameron, a huge fan of Williams work, had planned to layer Williams performance over the footage of the Titanic striking the iceberg with Williams saying:
“Ouch! That’s gonna leave a mark! Am I Right!?”
This footage WAS still included in the Italian version of the film, where it was met with huge acclaim. This is where we get the well known Italian phrase, “……As Inconsiderate As An Iceberg” Continue reading