Ghosts of the Abyss

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Ghosts of the Abyss

The theatrical poster for Ghosts of the Abyss.
Directed by James Cameron
Produced by John Bruno
James Cameron
Chuck Comisky
Janace Tashjian
Andrew Wight
Starring Bill Paxton
James Cameron
Dr. John Broadwater
Dr. Lori Johnston
Music by Joel McNeely
Lisa Torban
Cinematography Vince Pace
D.J. Roller
Editing by David C. Cook
Ed W. Marsh
Sven Pape
John Refoua
Studio Walden Media
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
Release date(s) April 11, 2003
Running time 60 minutes (IMAX)
90 minutes (DVD)
Country Template:FilmUS
Language English

Ghosts of the Abyss is a 2003 documentary film released by Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media. It was Disney's first film produced in 3-D and was directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker James Cameron after his Oscar winning film Titanic. It consists of Cameron and a group of scientists sailing out to the wreck of the Titanic, and then going down to get closer than anyone has before. With the help of specially created cameras, Jake and Elwood, the audience too can see inside the Titanic and with the help of CGI, people can see how it would have originally looked.

Also along for the ride Cameron invites friend and actor Bill Paxton who played Brock Lovett in the 1997 film. He narrates the event through his eyes. The film itself was produced for IMAX 3D during the Summer of 2003. It was also nominated for a BFCA award for Best Documentary. The submersibles Mir 1 and Mir 2 carried the Ghosts of the Abyss team on twelve dives.[1]


Director James Cameron returns to the site of the wreck of the RMS Titanic. With a team of history and marine experts and friend Bill Paxton, he embarks on an unscripted adventure back to the final grave where 1,517 people lost their lives. Using technology developed for this expedition, Cameron and his crew are able to explore virtually all of the wreckage, inside and out, as never before. This documentary was made for IMAX 3D Theatres and specially outfitted 35mm 3D theaters. Cameron and his team bring audiences to sights not seen since the sinking 91 years previously to the filming and explore why the vessel continues to intrigue and fascinate the public.[2]


The film was screened out of competition at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.[3]

The feature film on the DVD is 90 minutes long and is available in a 2-disc edition and as the 5th disc in the Titanic 5-Disc Deluxe Limited Edition.


Ghosts of the Abyss
Soundtrack by Joel Mcneely
Released April 26, 2003
Length 58:29
Producer Paramount

The official soundtrack's songs were composed and conducted by Joel McNeely, and the orchestrations were conducted by David Brown, Marshall Bowen, and Frank Macchia. The album was also recorded and mixed by Rich Breen, edited by Craig Pettigrew, and mastered by Pat Sullivan. The album was ultimately produced by James Cameron, Randy Gerston and Joel McNeely.

Track listing
  • Departure (written and performed by Glen Phillips) (2:33)
  • Main Title (1:16)
  • Apprehension (1:29)
  • Getting Ready (1:20)
  • Titanic Revealed (3:11)
  • Floating Above the Deck (3:01)
  • Dangerous Recovery (1:28)
  • Valse Septembre (written by Felix Godin) (2:19)
  • The Windows (0:47)
  • Jake and Elwood (2:14)
  • The Bots Go In (1:33)
  • Titsy Bitsy Girl (written by Ivan Caryll and Lionel Monckton) (1:52)
  • The Grand Staircase (1:33)
  • Exploring the Staterooms (1:51)
  • Song Without Words (written by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) (2:26)
  • Elegance Past (2:10)
  • Building the Ship (1:28)
  • I... I Had to Go (1:54)
  • The Ship's Engines (1:42)
  • Alexander's Ragtime Band (written by Irving Berlin) (1:53)
  • The Final Day (2:15)
  • The End (3:17)
  • Memorials (1:18)
  • Go Toward the Light (1:31)
  • The Next Morning (2:08)
  • Nearer My God to Thee (written by John B. Dykes) (0:55)
  • Saying Goodbye to Titanic (1:55)
  • Eternal Father, Strong to Save (written by John B. Dykes and William Whiting) (3:02)
  • Darkness, Darkness (written by Jesse Colin Young, performed by Lisa Torban) (4:05)


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