|Display Format:||10th Anniversary 2-Disc Set; Checkpoint|
|Leading Role:||Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Bill Paxton, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart|
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Features Acotrs:Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio,Frances Fisher,Billy Zane,Kathy Bates, Jonathan Hyde,Victor Garber
Running Time:194 Min.
This movie is about a romance between two young people from different backgrounds. In Rose (Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio, The Aviator), you had a romance that women could identify with, as there are obstacles thrown up to prevent true love for the couple. The most notable obstacle being class, as the early part of the century featured groups that were very structured by how much they made and what their standing in life was. In Rose's life, her mother Ruth (Frances Fisher, House of Sand and Fog) plays a huge part in it, and has virtually arranged a marriage to Cal (Billy Zane, The Phantom) that will put both women in the lap of luxury. Jack just has his sketch pad, and lives the bohemian lifestyle, enjoying every minute of it.
Then the ship hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic, sinking the unsinkable ship, resulting in a massive loss of life. And Cameron's depiction of the events that led to the final hours is both vivid and unsettling. The thing that stays in someone's mind is that when compared to the real-world events. It focuses more on a romance that may work on the screen, but the written word is as wooden as the life boats on the ship.
This is a must see movie, not only a part of history but also takes you back in time, and shows you how different things used to be.A great love story filled with laughter & tears!Would recommend to rent or buy!Hope this helps you decide.Thanks for reading! :)
There really are only a few stories in the movie theatre and this is, perhaps, the oldest of them all. Boy from the wrong side of the tracks meets socialite girl. Girl is engaged to mountainously wealthy boy. Girl's mother has, in fact, lost all the family money and is keeping up appearances so that daughter can marry big money. Girl falls in love with the poor boy and their brief romance reveals the tawdry vacuousness of wealth, compared with the tough honesty of poverty. All familiar so far? But it is all set against the background of the early 20th century and the magnificence of an ocean-going liner in the Atlantic, and recounted eighty-some years later by the socialite girl, now a grandmother wistfully recalling her first true love and the brief romance before RMS Titanic sank. This is an elegant and technically brilliant film directed by James Cameron, featuring stellar performances from Kate Winslet and Leonardo di Caprio. You can revisit an age of opulence symbolized by a massive diamond, Rockefeller-style wealth, the arrogance of the rich is a ship that enforces rigid class distinction. As the romance develops against the certainty of destruction, you weep for Kate Winslet and ask, with Thomas Hardy, "What does all this vaingloriousness down here?"
MOVE OVER CLARK GABLE. YOU HAVE BEEN WAY SURPASSED IN BAD ACTING/INTENT. QUOTING DR. SUESS, LEWIS CARROLL AND TIMOTHY LEARY..."THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE BAD" IT IS A SHAME JAMES CAMERON DID NOT PAY MORE ATTENTION TO "GONE WITH THE WIND" oooh..WAIT I AM WRONG..HE TOOK EVEN MORE LIBERTIES WITH HISTORY ..FORGIVE ME..I HAVE SINNED..IF IT MAKES MONEY IT MUST BE RIGHT..PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE VARIATIONS OF ACCENTS (LINGUISIC) ?? I CAN NOT WAIT FOR THE ROMANTIC FILM VERSION OF THE TWIN TOWERS..I AM ALREADY TEARING UP!! I KNOW SOME LOVE MUST HAVE BEEN INTERRUPTED..PERHAPS HOLDING HANDS, WHILE AFLAME, LEAPING OUT OF THE BUILDING..OH..IT IS NOT TOO LATE FOR KATE. THAT IS KATE AND LEONARDO TO TEAM UP .. ONCE AGAIN FOR A HEART FELT DEPICTION OF THE LAST MOMENTS OF THE BURNING BUILDINGS!! IT IS ODD THAT DI CAPRIO DROWNED IN TITANIC..YET ..HAS BEEN MORE IMPRESSIVE IN MORE RECENT FILMS..I THINK MAYBE(JUDGING BY FILM APPEARENCE ONLY AND NOT BARS)..KATE (I CALL HER KATEY..SO DO MOST..)IS THE ONE WHO SUNK
The Titanic 3 disc DVD set finally contains the behind the scenes of how the movie Titanic was made by James Cameron. It's really detailed. In my opinion, they should have kept the deleted scenes in the final movie except for 2 of them. The 2 that they deleted that I agreed with deleting was the drowning of Cora, the little girl, with her parents, and the chase scene by Lovejoy, Cal's Valet, chasing Jack and Rose through the dining room trying to shoot them. What I disliked about this set or what they should have explained and included but DIDN'T was about how they made and re-made all of those lovely costumes! There were no closeups of the costumes and no insight into how they were made or what they did to restore the many DONATED ACTUAL gowns and outfits from the actual era in which the movie and event are set, 1912! This is still a great movie and the only other thing was I wish there had been a way to watch the movie and include the alternative ending and deleted scenes while watching it but this is not possible as they are on separate discs. This is why I rated this set as good rather than excellent. If it included information and closeups of the costumes I would have rated it excellent.
I like movies that portrait a real human drama, one that can make you feel all your emotions by it's conclusion. This movie has it all. Love, hate, betrayal, greed, manipulation, devotion, joy, and sadness. After watching the movie, just hearing the music move's you back in time to the ship. The tragic story of Titanic couldn't be told better. If this tragity wasn't pieced together with it's story line, a person certinly couldn't watch it more than once. The reality of the Titanic sinking is a part of history everyone needs to hear. This movie brings it to life facts, and fiction. Guarentee to make u laugh and cry, great entertainment!