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Aronofsky's Arc and the 8 Most Massive Set-Pieces of All Time

By Brandon Specktor Jul 26, 2012

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James Cameron's Titanic

Cameron and Crew worked with the blueprints from the actual Titanic to build a scale model of the ship in a 17-million-gallon outdoor tank on 40 acres of waterfront south of Playas de Rosarito, Mexico. The exterior decks were working sets, but the interior of the ship was filled with a 50-foot lifting platform to angle the ship during the sinking scenes. Cameron gave himself and his camera God's-eye-view atop a 162-foot-tall crane tower that doubled as a construction and lighting platform. Check out the complete construction of the behemoth in this rad time lapse video.
Tags: movies, slideshows, darren aronofsky, movie sets

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Brandon Specktor

Brandon is a writer and humor editor at Reader's Digest magazine. He was born in Tucson, Arizona, and wants to write a paranormal Western that begins, "First the cows turned up dead." What should the rest be about? Tell him on twitter @beardspeck.

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