On April 6, 2012, Titanic will be rereleased in theaters — in 3D — to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of that famous ship. And while plenty of people think that the world got enough Titanic the first time around, James Cameron evidentally doesn’t see it that way.
His 1997 movie was the highest grossing movie of all time, only to be outseated by his other blockbuster, Avatar, in 2010. And, as astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson explained in his book The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist, Cameron had a couple things to fix after the original movie came out; namely, the way the night sky looked.
Writer Caitlin Parrish brings us the story of Titanic. Or, the story behind the story of the rerelease of Titanic. Read an excerpt or listen below:
“This April, the world’s most beloved and acclaimed film according to it’s official 2012 trailer returns to theaters in 3D.
This April, take the journey. Fall in love. And experience Titanic like never before.
It’s uncertain whether anyone on the vicinity is entirely unfamiliar with Titanic. 13-year-old girls were puking rainbows and dragging boyfriends along for repeat viewings long of Titanic long before Twilight was a twinkle in Stephanie Meyer’s eye. Regardless, this rerelease is happening. James Cameron is ordering it to be so, and what James Cameron wants, James Cameron hammers out of the elements like goddamn Hefestus!
When you write and direct the most finanically successful film of all time, only to top it 12 years later with a passion project called Dances With Blue Cat People, you have what the gentile folk of Hollywood refer to as “F*** you money.”
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