This seems like the best place to tell my Titanic story. It was early 1997. Three of my friends lived in the same apartment building as a dude who worked cutting trailers; he was an assistant to the person who edited the trailer for Titanic. One evening, he wandered downstairs to chat with us, while we hung out on the patio. “I haven’t seen you in a while,” one of my friends said. “I’m working on the Titanic trailer,” he told us. “And it’s a NIGHTMARE. That movie is a MESS. It’s going to be a massive flop.” Anyway, don’t take stock tips from that guy.

PS: Kate Winslet skipped this premiere because her former boyfriend Stephen Tredre had recently died, and she remained in England to attend his funeral.

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