Fifteen years ago, George Lucas was put on some fanboys’ enemies list for digital alterations he made to the Star Wars trilogy. That same year, James Cameron released Titanic and it became the highest grossing movie of all time…until Avatar. Now for its fifteenth anniversary it’s being re-released in 3D, but not without one change that the Telegraph confirmed with James Cameron:
“Neil deGrasse Tyson sent me quite a snarky email saying that, at that time of year, in that position in the Atlantic in 1912, when Rose is lying on the piece of driftwood and staring up at the stars, that is not the star field she would have seen.
“And with my reputation as a perfectionist, I should have known that and I should have put the right star field in.”
“So I said ‘All right, send me the right stars for that exact time and I’ll put it in the movie.’”
Ok, so it’s a minor change most people won’t notice. But it’s still an alteration that changed the original movie.