Ultimately, in constructing the Grand Staircase, the film crew didn’t see it as a set at all. The staircase was built out of solid oak in Mexico City. As a result, it looked and in actuality was a legitimate room. Art Director Martin Laing quotes, “We’re actually building this as they built it on the Titanic. We’re not building it as a film set; we’re building it as a real staircase that can actually take quite a bit of damage with water and things like that” (Making of Titanic).
Written by Anthony Watkins
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Titanic. Screenplay by James Cameron. Dir. James Cameron. Prod. James Cameron. 1997. Special Edition Blu-Ray. Twentieth Century Fox and Paramount Pictures. 2013.