15 years ago, the world of cinema was hit with one of the biggest films ever made — “Titanic.” Like the hype surrounding the titular ship, director James Cameron crafted a movie so large and so expansive in scale, the public went into a type of “Titanic” frenzy. It became the first film to reach and pass the $1 billion mark. With 14 Academy Award nominations and 11 wins, “Titanic” was only the second film to achieve this number before 2003’s “Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.”
Now, “Titanic” has arisen once more. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the ship’s voyage in 1912, the film is being released in 3D. On Wednesday, some of the Daily Cal arts staff went to see this monolith of a movie. In this podcast, we discuss the romance (the attractiveness of young Leonardo DiCaprio), the nostalgia, the epic-ness and the phenomenon of “Titanic.” Enjoy.