The film “Titanic,” a stimulating and exhilarating love-filled and tragic film, made its debut in the United States on December 19, 1997. Even though it came out a year before I took my first breath on this very Earth, when I was old enough to comprehend at least some of it, I realized what a great film it was. Writer, director, and producer James Cameron made it his mission to capture the deep affection shared between Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) and Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio), while simultaneously incorporating the tragic death of over 1,800 people – and that he did.
Here’s to those of you who share the same passion in your heart as I do, for the most amazing movie out there. And well, for those of you who don’t think the same, here are a few reasons why you should consider changing how you feel!
1. The Crazy Relationships
The love that bloomed between Rose and Jack was directly contrasted between that of her so-called “relationship” with Caledon Nathan Hockley, or Cal (AKA the main SOB of the movie), who was played by Billy Zane. While Rose’s mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater (the other main SOB of the movie), wanted so badly, and in fact demanded her daughter to marry a wealthy man in order to save her reputation, Rose felt no real affection for Cal. Nor did she ever share a steamy moment with Cal in the back of a Renault 35CV (the vehicle in one of the more memorable scenes Rose shared with Jack). Her other intimate and sensual moments shared with Jack, amplify the disgust she felt for Cal. The high-class society life was no match for Rose. But instead, Jack offered something much more for his love.
2. The Disastrous Hierarchy
You know it, and I know it. There is a puke-evoking abuse of hierarchy in this film, and it makes it almost predictable that something terrible would happen to Jack. No one can forget when Jack saved Rose’s life, and shortly thereafter, Cal showed up – only to treat Jack like total crap because he was wearing some ragged clothes. James Cameron brings the reality of the unfairness for those living in the lowest part of the ship to life. Even though Jack and his friends were some of the most unselfish, lively people in the movie, they were treated like animals. We all knew that Jack, the most lovely person abroad the ship, second to Rose, was going to…well, die. And that Cal was going to somehow live on, even though he more than deserved to receive Jack’s treatment.
3. What Isn’t There To Love?
Not only was there a handsome, blonde hair and blue-eyed man in the film for the ladies, Rose was also quite the looker. I mean, guys. We all remember the scene when Rose strips down and asks Jack to draw her like one of his French girls. Oo-la la.
Even after Rose ages well into her 100’s, her story still touches many people. Especially when she tears up and reveals that she still had that same diamond necklace everyone was searching for. Like, what?? There are so many reasons to love this movie, you just have to find yours.
James Cameron dedicated millions of dollars to this marvelous film that expressed the love that sprouted between Jack and Rose, a pair of people who seemed completely different on the outside, but were two of the same in their hearts. This movie should most definitely be on the top of your “Favorites” list!
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