GLUB, GLUB, GLUB...

CAN JAMES CAMERON'S EXTRAVAGANT TITANIC AVOID DISASTER?

Director James Cameron gazes intently at a small monitor displaying footage of a recently shot scene from his film in progress, Titanic. The sound hasn't been added yet, but the faces of the doomed passengers indicate that they know the outlook is grim aboard the supposedly unsinkable ship. A priest is leading a prayer, and as his lips move, Cameron murmurs the lines, "Hail Mary, full of grace..."

One can almost imagine that Cameron is asking a higher power to help navigate his Titanic to a safe harbor at the box office next summer. The picture, which has been in production...

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