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WATCH: James Cameron talks about the Titanic in Belfast, the home of the great ship herself

September 10th, 2012 by Marc Comments

James Cameron is a visionary. Yes, he’s known for Aliens, Terminator and Avatar, but perhaps the thing he’ll be best remembered for is Titanic. And the pioneering work he did in getting down to the wreck of that great ship and bringing the audience up close and personal with it.

Last week Cameron flew into Belfast to visit the world’s greatest Titanic musuem, and to talk about the ship, the movie and the legacy. FTN has the interviews and the footage.

Renowned director James Cameron has visited the wreck of the RMS Titanic 33 times and will continue his exploration of the “ship of dreams” with his very first trip to the birthplace of the legendary ship in Belfast where the Titanic was built. The spectacular new Titanic Belfast Museum is located 100 yards in front of where Titanic’s hull was launched; to its right is the drawing office where she was designed and to the left is the River Lagan where she first set sail.

Cameron and producer Jon Landau will induct an original exhibit at the world’s largest Titanic museum. The new exhibit will feature props and costumes from some of the film’s most memorable scenes including Jack’s corduroy pants, Rose’s “sinking” dress and First Officer Murdoch’s uniform, along with a deckhand’s outfit. The Titanic film exhibit will also feature the steering wheel and telegraph, part of Cameron’s personal collection of props used in the film.




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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….