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Front Cover: James Cameron's Titanic - 1997

Front Cover: James Cameron's Titanic - 1997. Foreword by James Cameron. Text by Ed W. Marsh. Photographs by Douglas Kirkland. GGA Image ID # 10218be7ad

About the Cover

Front cover artwork: ™ by TWENTIETII CENTURY FOX. Copyright © 1997 by PARAMOUNT PICTURES and TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX. All Rights Reserved.

Back cover photographs: (top) Douglas Kirkland,
(center) Digital Domain, (bottom) Merie W. Wallace
Cover design by Joel Avirom and Jason Snyder

From the Back Cover

Back Cover: James Cameron's Titanic - 1997

Back Cover: James Cameron's Titanic - 1997. Foreword by James Cameron. Text by Ed W. Marsh. Photographs by Douglas Kirkland. GGA Image ID # 1021a51c1f

James Cameron's Titanic chronicles the cinematic re-creation of the most legendary ocean disaster of all time as seen through the eyes of a master storyteller. Set m against the ship’s fateful maiden voyage, Cameron’s much anticipated motion picture epic weaves a rich human tapestry of romance, heroism, tragedy and greed.

Within these pages is a detailed look at the monumental effort by thousands of artists and craftsmen to accurately re-create the “ship of dreams,” including the full- size exterior replica of the ship and the seventeen-million-gallon tank facility designed to sink her; a wealth of detailed interior spaces; new discoveries from Cameron’s 1995 dives to the wreck, some two-and-a-half miles below the ocean surface; studies of the ornate wardrobe, makeup and hairstyles that defined the look of the “Gilded Age”; an overview of the films groundbreaking visual-effects work; and in-depth interviews with cast and crew, all referenced to the historic events of the Titanic's maiden, and final, voyage.

Publisher's Description

James Cameron's Titanic / foreword by James Cameron ; photography by Douglas Kirkland ; unit photography by Merie W. Wallace ; text by Ed W. Marsh ; project editor, Jain Lemos ; book design by Joel Avirom and Jason Snyder.

Counter Some jump, some fall, each dotting the water's surface like the period at the end of a sentence. Then, the stern slips under the water, plunging everyone into a coldness so intense it is indistinguishable from fire. Ten minutes.Twenty minutes.

The inchoate wail of 1500 souls slowly fades to individual cries from the darkness. We know you can hear us! Save one life! 700 survivors stand by in lifeboats built for 1200, afraid to act for fear of getting swamped.

They tell themselves that the voices from the water do not belong to their husbands or their loved ones. They are merely the cries of the damned....
-- From James Cameron's Titanic

About the Authors

James Cameron's attention to realism and detail is legendary. Celebrated for such uncompromising action-adventure films as The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss and True Lies, the writer- director actually vowed not to make Titanic unless he could successfully dive to the wreck himself and bring back motion picture footage for use in the film. Representing years of Cameron's passion and dedication, Titanic is undoubtedly this extraordinary filmmakers most ambitious undertaking to date.

Ed W. Marsh is an independent filmmaker and writer whose behind-the-scenes credits include Independence Day, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Stargate, Godzilla and The Abyss. A professed “titanophile,” Marsh began documenting this project months before principal photography began.

Douglas Kirkland has spent more than thirty years intimately documenting the lives and happenings of Hollywood in pictures. His award-winning coverage is unique for its “you are there” presence, and provides a sensitive in-depth look at the cast, crew, costumes, sets, special effects and more.

Library of Congress Catalogue Listing

  • Personal name: Kirkland, Douglas, 1934-
  • Main title: James Cameron's Titanic / foreword by James Cameron ; photography by Douglas Kirkland ; unit photography by Merie W. Wallace ; text by Ed W. Marsh ; project editor, Jain Lemos ; book design by Joel Avirom and Jason Snyder.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Published/Created: New York : HarperPerennial, c1997.
  • Description: 178 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
  • ISBN: 0006490603 (pbk.) | 0067575161(hardcover)
  • LC classification: PN1997.T54 K57 1997
  • Portion of title: Titanic
  • Related names: Marsh, Ed W.
    LC Subjects
  • Titanic (Motion picture : 1997)
  • Browse by shelf order: PN1997.T54
  • LCCN: 98109160
  • Type of material: Book
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