After his son glimpsed nudity in "Titanic" footage, the disapproving parent of a third-grader asked the board of education to change its policy on showing movies in the classroom. Donald Gregory, whose 8-year-old son attends Gaffney Elementary School, told board members and Superintendent Doris Kurtz on Monday that he wanted to raise his child "as I see fit. Gregory said he was shocked when his son told him he had watched parts of "Titanic" at school that day. Gregory recalled the movie had scenes of dead bodies floating in frigid water and panicked passengers falling to their death. He quickly asked his son what he had seen.
In , production began on the film when Cameron shot footage of the actual Titanic wreck. The modern scenes were shot on board the Akademik Mstislav Keldysh , which Cameron used as a base while filming the actual wreck. Scale models and CGI effects were also used to create a more realistic version of the ship.
Seventeen years have passed since Jack drew that naked portrait of Rose in "Titanic," but the scene still haunts Kate Winslet. Last month, while at the Los Angeles premiere of "Divergent," a fan handed Winslet a copy of the nude portrait to sign while on the red carpet. The image was a version of the one Jack Leonardo DiCaprio draws for Rose, who asks him to draw her "like one of his French girls" wearing nothing but the Heart of the Ocean necklace, in the blockbuster film. Why would you do that? They were asking me to sign it.