To celebrate the release of the The Ultimate James Horner Film Score Collection we thought a list of lesser-known trivia about his best known soundtrack would fit nicely. You can find the Horner compilation here.
Find out the secrets of ‘Titanic’ below.
2) Gwyneth Paltrow was up for the role of Rose.
3) The film was originally called “Planet Ice”
4) Cameron never wanted a song in the film. James Horner, secretly arranged with lyricist Will Jennings and singer Céline Dion to write “My Heart Will Go On” and record a demo tape. Cameron responded favorably to the demo and decided to include the song over the closing credits.
5) Paramount had to send out replacement reels because theaters literally wore out their copies.
6) Jack wasn’t the one drawing ‘one of his French girls’ – it was James Cameron!
7) Kate Winslet got Pneumonia While Filming
8) The Pool they Filmed Ocean Scenes In Was Only 3 Feet Deep
9) The Filmmakers Hired Short Extras to Make the Engine Room Look Bigger
10) Gloria Stuart was the oldest person ever to receive an Oscar nomination for her role in “Titanic”. At 87, she was also the only person on the set who was alive at the time of the real “Titanic” disaster
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