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Titanic (1997)
« on: January 01, 2012, 08:24:38 pm »
Titanic: Special Edition (1997)




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Titanic is epic in every way imaginable. It's been a while since I have watched this. Honestly, I don't know why I haven't put this in the DVD player on a more regular basis, especially since I hold this film up there with the greatest of all time, even if it does have some bad dialogue in a couple of scenes. So why do I still consider it to be one of the greatest movies of all time then? Titanic took me on such an emotional roller coaster ride from start to finish. I went through a whole range of emotion from wonderment (seeing the ship in all it's glory) to sheer joy (seeing Jack and Rose falling in love) to anger (seeing the crew locking the lower-class passengers behind gates to drown) to fear (seeing the boat rip apart and the passengers falling to their death in the freezing ocean) to uplifting (seeing Rose reunited with Jack in the afterlife...along with all the other passengers of Titanic).

There has not been a movie before or since that has even come close to duplicating those feelings...all from one movie mind you. There are so many things I love about this movie and all the accolades of the final product definitely belongs to James Cameron. It was shot beautifully. The music was amazing. The Special FX were astounding at the time. Still is. The editing of the movie kind of gets overlooked because it's not what you would say is a "wow" factor of the film. But think about it, if it were not for the editing, the movie itself would have seemed a lot longer than the actual 3 hour run time. To this day, it's STILL not long enough in my book.

I remember tracking the pre-production of Titanic and the uproar over the casting of Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson. I too didn't think he had what it took to carry a movie of this magnitude. Boy, was I ever wrong on that. I was aware of Kate Winslet, but I wasn't a fan of hers, only because she wasn't a household name and was still under the radar. After I saw the movie on Opening day...I immediately fell in love with her. Come to think of it, I still am.

As great as Leo and Kate were in Titanic, the heart and soul of the movie was without question Gloria Stewart. I was literally hanging on every word she would say. So when she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role, I have never been more gung-ho to see someone win an Oscar than I was that night. To say that I was disappointed when she didn't win is an understatement.

Watching the movie again brings back fond memories for me when I saw it in the theater. I took my Mom to see it the first week and then I took my Grandma to see it in the second week of release. All told, I ended up seeing Titanic 6 times in the first 2 weeks. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. I wanted to take my Grandpa to see it but he couldn't get around very well at the time. He did eventually get to see the movie when I bought the bare bones DVD. He loved it.

I'm such in a zone with the movie right now that I'm listening to the Titanic Soundtrack that I played relentlessly when it came out.

This is definitely a Buy.
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Re: Titanic (1997)
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2012, 08:27:13 pm »
And yes, I will be seeing the re-release of Titanic sometime in 2012. It's suppose to be in 3D, which to me isn't why I will be seeing it. I just want to see it on the big screen again. But I am curious if the 3D elements will work properly. "They" are saying what they have looks amazing. We shall see...........
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Re: Titanic (1997)
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2012, 08:30:36 pm »
Got to work right now, but later on tonight I will go through the bonus documentaries about the film and the ship itself. Be back with a review on those in a bit......
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Re: Titanic (1997)
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2012, 12:12:27 am »
FOX Special: Breaking New Ground


I remember watching this on FOX and the best part about it is the archival testimonies of then-surviving passengers of Titanic. It doesn't get more real than this, hearing first-hand of what they saw and experienced on that fateful night. Also in the special is of course cast interviews and behind the scenes stuff.

As for the rest of the Bonus disk, it has what you would call fluff DVD bonuses that just rehash what you have already seen. But there are a couple of cool extras that are worth checking out, especially the time lapse construction of the replica Titanic that took 100 days to complete, starting with digging a hole in the ground all the way to the last rivet of the Ship. It's amazing what a group of people with the same objective can accomplish together.
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Re: Titanic (1997)
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2012, 07:49:40 am »
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Re: Titanic (1997)
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2012, 12:56:20 pm »
Kate Winslet and James Cameron Talk About Titanic's Longevity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEb-o68nCqQ
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Re: Titanic (1997)
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2012, 11:05:58 am »
Titanic: A voyage to remember

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QFYZ0pdKCk
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Re: Titanic (1997)
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2012, 08:19:29 am »
James Cameron: We need to explore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZOAeuw3CNA

Great interview. I can listen to him talk about the Phone Book and come away impressed with the dude.
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Re: Titanic (1997)
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2012, 11:48:54 am »
James Cameron reflects on Titanic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kcb-rSyp4To

Really cool interview, but way too short.
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Re: Titanic (1997)
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2013, 06:16:07 am »
ABC World News Now : Titanic 2: Billionaire Launches Plans for Replica

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7y5BX1T7JY


I'm actually surprised that this didn't happen sooner...like 15 years ago. With people always looking to capitalize on something that is 'hot' during the day. With that said, this idea is in bad taste, but of course the world will be watching and tracking this. I will.
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Re: Titanic (1997)
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2013, 08:52:47 pm »
I'm amazed that I'm not the one who brought that up.  I get the whole idea of pride through copying in China's culture, but eve if this thing was in a desert I feel like it would still somehow manage to sink.

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Re: Titanic (1997)
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2014, 06:10:33 pm »
Top 10 Notable Movies That Went Over Budget

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld0JpTug3Do&list=PLp2e7UfInEgmB-5r4rtQOEsq-H-mNmQhk&index=13

Wanna guess who sits in the #1 slot? I knew it before even watching the clip.
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