Reportedly, the first cut of Titanic was 36 hours long
I say “reportedly” because this fact only comes from the film’s Oscar winning composer, James Korner. I feel like he must be exaggerating a little bit because for one thing, I don’t believe that they actually got that much footage and also because that would mean that James Cameron is entirely insane. Actually, the more I sit with the second part of that statement, the more possible I think it might becomes. Cameron is a tad bit eccentric and is well-known for making his films incredibly long.
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