In December 1997, an amazing movie opened in theaters: TITANIC. I was one of those who went to see it more than once (eight times, to be exact ;)) and it's still my favorite non-Beatle movie.
I won't bother to go into the details of the story, since most people know a bit about it at least.
Why do I love this movie? It's a great epic, with fantastic actors and actresses, a beautiful soundtrack, a touching love story, the tragedy of the ship... and a movie that brought history to life. It shows 1912, and life aboard the ill-fated ship, in such detail that viewers can realize, "These people aren't any different than we are."
Plainly put, I just love everything about it. :)
If you haven't seen the movie yet, go and rent it. I can't guarantee you'll like it, but I do think it's worth watching.
It's a movie that was nominated for 14 Academy Awards, won 11, grossed over $1 billion at the boxoffice, won countless other awards - was the biggest movie ever... but above all, it is a great movie.
Personal Views | 'Titanic' Questions
Favorite Fictional Characters: Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet)
Favorite Real-Life/Historical Characters: Mr. Andrews, Capt. Smith, Molly Brown, Officer Murdoch, Mr. Ismay
When did you first see the movie?: When it opened in December 1997.
How many times did you see it at the theater?: 8 times (really ;))
Favorite Scene: Probably the third class party, the "unable to stay, unwilling to leave" scene or the heaven scene.
Like any of the costumes?: I love all of Rose's dresses... I love fashion anyway, and those dresses are all just so beautiful.
Like the soundtracks?: Yes - that score is really haunting and fits the movie.
How many times have you seen the movie at home?: I think, so far, about 6 times.
Are you interested in the ship itself?: Yes, I find the passangers, the ship and the whole story to be very fascinating.
Do you like the love story or does it distract from the ship's real tragedy?: First of all, I'm a hopeless romantic, so of course I like the love story. ;) And no, I don't think it takes away from the tragedy at all. On the contrary, it gives viewers these two characters to focus on and makes the tragedy all the more real.
Actors - were they the right ones to play the roles or not?: Are you joking? ;) They were all cast perfectly and really brilliant in their roles. That was one of the reasons I went back to see it so often.
Did Rose die at the end or was she only dreaming?: She died! She'd lived her life to the fullest, hadn't given up and then "died an old lady warm in her bed".
If you were Rose or Jack, would you have done what they did?: Yes. However, I would have found room on that bloody board for Jack, too. ;)
Well, now that I've convinced everyone that I'm slightly nutty (did it take this long? ;)), I'll leave it at that.