Titanic producer wanted to CUT 'My Heart Will Go On'

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From Digital Spy

It's the song that always gets us weeping with memories of Jack floating to the bottom of the Atlantic, but Celine Dion's 'My Heart Will Go On' was nearly CUT from Titanic.

Producer Sherry Lansing dubbed the ballad "corny" and suggested to director Jim Cameron it be axed from the movie.

That's according to new biography Leading Lady written about famed producer Lansing. It details the fractious production of Titanic and the numerous problems that beset the classic film.

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Lansing recalled (via The Hollywood Reporter): "I said, 'Jim, isn't this a little corny?' He said, 'Oh my God, Sherry! The song is fantastic.'"

Elsewhere in the book, we hear of the rows Cameron had as the film's budget spiralled out of control, with Fox executive Bill Mechanic "so alarmed that he drove down to Baja, armed with a list of proposed cuts".

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The book continues how he confronted Cameron, with Mechanic saying: "Jim exploded. It was 3 or 4 o'clock in the morning, and if he'd had a gun in his trailer he would have shot me.

"The gist of it was, 'If you're so f**king smart, you direct the picture.' And he walked off. He stormed out of his trailer, pulled his chauffeur out of the car, and sped off."

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Well, all the troubles turned out to be worth it, with Titanic grossing an amazing $2.18 billion on its release in 1997 and remastered release in 2012.

Leading Lady, published by Crown Archetype, will be on released April 25 and is available for preorder now.

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