It is now 15 years since James Cameron released his big screen blockbuster Titanic – one of the most successful films ever made.
Audiences flocked to see the 3D re-release of the 1997 epic marking the 100 year anniversary of the doomed liner's voyage. The epic has now earned £70m in the UK alone.
“Titanic deserved to be remembered as the unthinkable actually happening – the unsinkable ship sank. I care about these things,” James Cameron explained.
Writing in the April 2012 edition of National Geographic, the filmmaker-explorer said of his fascination for the doomed liner: “After 33 dives to the wreck, averaging 14 hours each, I have spent more time on the ship than Captain Smith himself did.”
“Its gothic ruin exists now in a ghostly limbo, neither in our world nor completely gone from it. The rusticles have transformed Edwardian elegance into a phantasmagorical cavern, a surreal underworld ruled only by dream logic.”