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March 2, 1998 | FRANK THOMPSON
Recently, it was reported that a German film, "In Nacht und Eis" (1912) had turned up in a private collection in Berlin ("Titanic Discovery," Morning Report, Feb. 20). The film (the title translates as "In Night and Ice"), a dramatic telling of the sinking of the Titanic, has long been considered a lost film, and it's always a small miracle to recover a movie of this vintage.
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January 26, 2001 | From Associated Press
Afghanistan's Taliban rulers have jailed 22 barbers for giving men Leonardo DiCaprio-style haircuts that are deemed offensive to Islam because the long bangs interfere with the ability to bow and say prayers. The hairstyle, referred to among young men in Kabul as "the Titanic," mimics that of DiCaprio in the blockbuster movie.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 1997 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Cameron's "Titanic"--already the most expensive film ever made with production costs at $200 million and mounting--will face another obstacle to profitability: getting people to sit still for three hours. The long running time of the seaborne-disaster picture matches that of "Doctor Zhivago," the 1965 David Lean epic starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie--a film Cameron has invoked numerous times as an inspiration during the making of "Titanic."
BUSINESS
September 24, 1998 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The biggest blockbuster to hit the big screen is causing a legal brouhaha as it reaches the little screen. Corona del Mar-based Shopping.com and two other retailers have been sued by the parent company of Tower Records for alleged predatory pricing in selling the video of the motion picture "Titanic" at below cost. Shopping.com, along with Fry's Electronics in San Jose and Reel.com, an Emeryville-based online retailer, were named in the lawsuit filed by MTS Inc.
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April 6, 1998 | MICHELLE DeARMOND, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Danger, James Cameron: Sensors show the Space Family Robinson descending on your No. 1 box office spot. "Lost in Space," the movie version of the campy 1960s television series, knocked the record-setting "Titanic" from its 15-week reign Sunday as the top film in North America, according to Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc. Preliminary figures showed the film grossing $20.5 million in its opening weekend. "Titanic," which recently won a record-tying 11 Oscars, including Cameron for director, was No.
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April 7, 1998 | ROBERT W. WELKOS ROBERT W. WELKOS..BD: TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oscar-winning director James Cameron may still be Hollywood's "king of the world," but his "Titanic" finally was dethroned over the weekend, coming in second to the new film version of the sci-fi TV series "Lost in Space." Attracting audiences from among all age groups, the PG-13-rated "Lost in Space" was the first movie in 16 weeks to beat out "Titanic" at the box office, taking in $20.2 million in the Friday-through-Sunday period.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 1997 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With complications approaching the proportions suggested by its title, James Cameron's "Titanic" probably will become the costliest movie ever made and miss its long-targeted Fourth of July weekend opening, according to industry sources. The expected postponement would create a massive opening on one of the year's most lucrative box-office weekends for the remaining films, which include Columbia's "Men in Black," a droll space alien yarn starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith; Warner Bros.'
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 1998
I have shrugged off Kenneth Turan's incessant rain of personal barbs over the last few months, since he is clearly not a big enough man to admit when he is wrong, and it has been amusing to watch him dig himself into a deeper hole each time he tries to justify his misanthropic sensibility with regard to "Titanic." But it's time to speak up when Turan uses his bully pulpit not only to attack my film, but the entire film industry and its audiences.
NEWS
December 16, 1997 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Scene: Sunday's premiere of Paramount and Fox's "Titanic" at Mann's Chinese theater. Writer / director James Cameron's epic is the most expensive film ever made and the most anticipated of the season. (Before the screening, Bruce Vilanch said, "I'm so excited, I'm retaining water.") The film's launch included closing four blocks of Hollywood Boulevard, 50 television crews (a new touch--cameras on cranes and scissor-lifts), hundreds of screaming fans and a splashy after-party.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 1997 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Cameron's lavish epic "Titanic," which sets sail Friday in theaters, is the latest in a long line of documentaries, feature films and TV movies recounting the 1912 maiden voyage of the "unsinkable" luxury liner, which had a fateful encounter with an iceberg in the North Atlantic.
BUSINESS
September 23, 1998 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The biggest blockbuster to hit the big screen is causing a legal brouhaha as it reaches the little screen. Corona del Mar-based Shopping.com and two other retailers have been sued by the parent company of Tower Records for alleged predatory pricing in selling the video of the motion picture "Titanic" below cost. Shopping.com, along with Fry's Electronics in San Jose and Reel.com, an Emeryville-based online retailer, were named in the lawsuit filed by MTS Inc.
BUSINESS
September 16, 1998 | MARLA MATZER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Titanic" is king of the world in video sales. According to VideoScan, Paramount nabbed a stunning 61.5% share for the week ended Sept. 6 on the strength of the Sept. 1 release. "Titanic" looks to be the top-selling live-action video of all time, unseating 20th Century Fox's "Independence Day," which has sold more than 18 million copies. Based on its count of 6 million copies sold at retail, VideoScan estimates that about 15.5 million copies were sold at all outlets.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 1998 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Exact sales figures aren't in yet, but it appears "Titanic" is destined to repeat its blockbuster status on video. "It's doing phenomenal," says Brant Skogrand, spokesperson for Musicland Stores Corp., which includes the Suncoast Motion Picture, Sam Goody, Media Play and On Cue stores with a total of 1,341 locations. "Through our reservations line we have two-thirds more orders than our previous record-holder 'The Lion King.' " The "Titanic" video went on sale midnight Monday.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 1998 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The second wave of "Titanic"-mania is about to hit. After more than 250 days in release, James Cameron's billion-dollar-grossing Oscar winner still has a lot of wind in its sales. As of last weekend, it ranked No. 21 at the box office, grossing $540,617, bringing its domestic box-office total to a record $599.7 million. And now it's on course to break video sales records when it hits stores on Tuesday at 12:01 a.m., with the potential to knock off No. 1 seller "The Lion King." Disney shipped 27.
BUSINESS
July 9, 1998 | THOMAS K. ARNOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Can James Cameron's "Titanic" become the king of the video world? Having conquered "Star Wars" at the box office to emerge as the biggest grossing film ever, the Oscar-winning epic goes on sale Sept. 1 on video. Industry executives believe that as many as 30 million copies could be sold, which would put it on par with Walt Disney Co.'s "The Lion King," the all-time video champion. "Why not?
BUSINESS
April 30, 1998 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a brief moment, the oft-weighty diplomacy between the United States and China gave way Wednesday to the subject of movies in general and "Titanic" in particular. In the process, the movie that has broken many of the world's box-office records got negative reviews, at least from Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. "Why do people here like it?" she asked Chen Kaige, one of China's best-known film directors. "I thought it was a terrible movie."
NEWS
January 26, 2001 | From Associated Press
Afghanistan's Taliban rulers have jailed 22 barbers for giving men Leonardo DiCaprio-style haircuts that are deemed offensive to Islam because the long bangs interfere with the ability to bow and say prayers. The hairstyle, referred to among young men in Kabul as "the Titanic," mimics that of DiCaprio in the blockbuster movie.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 1998 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sometimes in Hollywood you make all the right moves for all the right reasons. And sometimes you just get lucky. When Leonardo DiCaprio was cast in the swashbuckler tale "The Man in the Iron Mask," MGM/UA officials had no idea that the boyishly handsome actor would become one of the world's top box-office attractions on the strength of his performance in the record-breaking "Titanic." Now, the studio hopes to reap the windfall.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 1998 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's not only the movie industry that's enjoying "Titanic" success this year. Thanks to the multimillion-selling soundtrack from the biggest-grossing movie in history, the record industry is enjoying a robust growth in album sales. The mostly instrumental James Horner score has topped the national sales chart for 15 consecutive weeks and so dominated the record marketplace this year that it has pushed releases by superstars such as Madonna and Pearl Jam into the background. "No.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 1998 | ROBERT W. WELKOS ROBERT W. WELKOS..BD: TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oscar-winning director James Cameron may still be Hollywood's "king of the world," but his "Titanic" finally was dethroned over the weekend, coming in second to the new film version of the sci-fi TV series "Lost in Space." Attracting audiences from among all age groups, the PG-13-rated "Lost in Space" was the first movie in 16 weeks to beat out "Titanic" at the box office, taking in $20.2 million in the Friday-through-Sunday period.
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