Director to visit Titanic birthplace

Published Thursday, 06 September 2012
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Titanic film director James Cameron is due to make his first ever visit to the birthplace of the legendary ship at Belfast's docks.

Director to visit Titanic birthplace
James Cameron is due to make his first visit to Titanic Belfast. (© Getty)

Cameron, who directed the 1996 film, is well known for his passion for the Titanic story after making the blockbuster movie.

The smash hit film is one of three films to win the most awards for a single film at the Academy Awards- picking up 11 Oscars.

In the famous movie adaption that made Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet global stars, the ill-fated maiden voyage of the "ship of dreams" is told through the romance between two star-crossed lovers.

The obsession didn't stop there for Cameron, as he has also visited the wreck of RMS Titanic 33 times and produced a special documentary revealing footage captured from the ship's resting place at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean.

However the trip this week will be a landmark one for the Canadian director as it will be the first time he has ever visited the place where the Titanic was created along with its White Star Line sister ships Olympic and Britannic.

He will mark the occasion by unveiling a new exhibition at the Titanic museum.

The new exhibition at the museum is based on the blockbuster and props and costumes from some of the most memorable scenes from the movie will be on display.

James Cameron and film producer Jon Landau will personally induct the exhibit to the museum.

The event is to coincide with the 3D Blu-ray release of Titanic on 10 September.

The new DVD features 272 hours of all-new bonus footage including an in-depth exploration of the film with James Cameron, as well as documentary footage produced by National Geographic featuring leading experts opinion on lingering mysteries of why and how the "unsinkable" ship sank.

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