What happened to Fabrizio


Thomas Kelly

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That Italian fella who got onboard with Jack at the beginning. How did he die? I can't remember. Thanks
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Daniel Cox

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The original script stated that Fabrizio was to be hit over the head with a boat oar by Carl trying to get into Carls boat........Fabrizio begs for help and Carl whacks him again killing him and he floats away.The other version was going to be that once the 1st funnel fell he (Fabrizio) and others were going to be sucked down the hole left by the funnel.Cameron chose the 3rd version of just been crashed by the falling funnel as we see today.
 
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Daniel, are you sure you have the script to the right movie? ;) It would have said "Cal" in the script. I say this because you use "Carl" three times, suggesting that it couldn't have been a typo, hehe. Just kidding.

By the way, if that was the way Fab originally died, that no doubt would have drawn more hatred from the Audience to Cal. He tried to shoot Rose and Jack, so murder wasn't beyond his capabilities.
 
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Wasn't the Swedish girl that Fabrizio was supposed to have taken a shine to in the deleted scenes last seen hanging off the back of the ship looking pleadingly at Rose to help her? And then Rose just stares at her as if to say "WHAT do you want ME to do about it, huh?" and then just lets her drop. Gawd.
 

Daniel Cox

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Yes i know i spelt his name wrong , was just a mental block at the time , when i went to edit 60 mins had passed and after that you cannot edit the post in the normal way.Mark you are correct that the Audience already had a hatred of Cal (got it right that time) and maybe Cameron had decided to lay off him a bit by that time
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Shane Worthy

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To all,
The original scene was as follows.
284 EXT. COLLAPSIBLE A / OCEAN

The boat is overloaded and half-flooded. Men cling to the sides in the
water. Others, swimming, are drawn to it as their only hope. Cal, standing
in the boat, slaps his oar in the water as a warning.

CAL

Stay back! Keep off!

Fabrizio, exhausted and near the limit, makes it almost to the boat. Cal
CLUBS HIM with the oar, cutting open his scalp.

FABRIZIO

You don't... understand... I have... to get... to America.

CAL

(pointing with the oar)

It's that way!

CLOSE ON FABRIZIO as he floats, panting each breath agony. You see the
spirit leave him.

FABRIZIO'S POV: Cal in SLOW MOTION, yelling and wielding the oar. A demon
in a tuxedo. The image fades to black.

*Cameron, James. Titanic: James Cameron’s Illustrated Screenplay. New York:
Harper Entertainment, December 1, 1998. 368 pages.
 

Mary Hamric

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There is commentary in the Illustrated Screenplay as to why this scene was cut, and Daniel, you are right. He cut it because once he got his way on a boat with the child Cameron felt we already despised him enough. The oar on Fabrizio wasn't necessary.
 

Shane Worthy

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But just a reminder,
Jim didn't want Cal to be your typical cardboard cutout villain, if you will. Cal has depth. Yes, he used the little girl to get on the boat, yes, he shot at Rose, and yes, he was rude. But overall, he still loved Rose, and we see that when he looks for her at the end.
All Ahead Full!
Shane N. Worthy
 
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Nah, he was looking for his diamond. He wanted a wife to be his pet poodle to show off to his mates. Maybe he thought he loved her but all I saw was him trying to control her, clip her wings, be attentive and concerned only with him. That's suffocation.

And as for the mother! Well! "Get in the BOAT Rose!" she was squealing, rapidly picturing herself becoming a seamstress, all her plans of jumping on the Hockley bandwagon sinking with the ship. Poor Rudolph the Red-Nosed Ruth, sitting in the lifeboat, sniffling. If she loved her daughter she wouldn't have treated her like a way out and way upward.

Never mind, it's only a film.

Cheers,

Boz
 

Shane Worthy

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We're very close friends...

Well, Ok, we're not. But I have so many interviews with him that it's not even funny.

All Ahead Full!
Shane N. Worthy

PS. Ken and Parks know him personally though...
 
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Shane,

I've read and printed several JC interviews from the web. A lot of interesting insights. Are yours on the internet? Where may I find them?

By the way, what's JC like in real life? I hear that he's kind of hard to work with, as he can be a bit demanding, but, then, that was just one opinion.

I know Ken and Parks know him. Parks has shared various insights with the board regarding JC.
 
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By the way, what did JC have to say about all the criticisms by Titanic buffs regarding the apparent historical inaccuracies illustrated in the movie? I would be interested in hearing his reasoning behind why he did what he did.

Oh yes, I bet that it must have been difficult to get an interview with him. How'd you pull it off? ;)
 
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Mark, I was discussing JC's "Titanic" w/a friend the other day. I told him I noticed three inaccuracies during the entire film and it would be caviling to mention them. I thought *I* knew a lot about the Titanic until I discovered this board - whew!!!!

And the imagine of the hole left by the falling funnel; it never occurred to me that it created a vacuum. SO many people think of the Titanic as something romantic, they don't stop to reflect on how horrific it was... even it you witnessed it from the relative comfort of a lifeboat.

P.S. Cal was just a product of the times. Plus, Billy Zane is so good looking it just made Cal even more memorable.
 

Shane Worthy

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Mark,
I hate to burst your bubble, but when I said I have so many interviews with him, I meant that I have a large collection...none of which I have personally done. I apologize for the confusion, it should have been "on him" not "with him". Kind of confusing.
So, no, I have never met Jim, but I have so much stuff, you only need ask, and the odds are, I can get you the answer.
Once again, I apologize, and I hope this clears everything up.
All Ahead Full,
Shane N. Worthy
 

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