Expert: “Titanic” Sets Sail in 3-D for 100th Anniversary

The RMS Titanic hit an iceberg in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic on April 15, 1912. Now those captivated by the tragedy can see the movie based on those events in 3-D, 15 years after its original theatrical release.

Pitch

The RMS Titanic hit an iceberg in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic on April 15, 1912. Now those captivated by the tragedy can see the movie based on those events in 3-D, 15 years after its original theatrical release.

 

Expert

Rob Weiner, associate librarian and pop culture expert, Texas Tech University Library, (806) 742-2238 ext. 282 office, (806) 780-8775 mobile, or rob.weiner@ttu.edu.

 

Talking Points

  • Titanic’s timeless appeal
  • Movies rereleased in enhanced versions
  • Titanic as a blockbuster that broke box office records

 

Quotes

  • “It makes sense for director James Cameron to re-release ‘Titanic’ for modern audiences. It is one of the biggest films of all time, and 3-D is all the rage right now.”
  • “I doubt 3-D will add much to the film, but the story still resonates with the next generation. So why not let them enjoy it on the big screen?”
  • “This timeless story of romance propelled Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet into super stardom.”
  • “People will go see it. Though it is not likely to see the same success as in 1997.”