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post #1 of 10
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So, we watched The Titanic recently and I recalled how when this film first came out, there was this panic everywhere to watch it! People went and watched it over and over again! I guess Leonardo was the main reason why...but, I don't get it. I mean, he's a cutie pie in it but his acting wasn't that great. In fact, I wasn't terribly impressed by anyone's acting in this show...except maybe for Billy Zane and Kathy Bates. The best part of the movie, for me, didn't begin until after the ship hit the iceberg...then it was wonderful! I truly enjoyed the remainder of the film. The costumes were beautiful as well. As I recall...there were no Best Actor type of awards that were won by anyone in this film (or were there? I can't remember.)...mostly cinematography or technical type of awards.

So...(after all that)...were you one of the many who swarmed the theatres again & again to get a look at Titanic? If so...how many times did you go? What was your fav part of the movie?

Oh...here is my 'kiss at the front of the boat' tribute to this movie...

Hilda >^..^<
post #2 of 10
I never went to the theater to see it, but I did buy the VHS and watched it for days afterwards. I still love it, I need to buy the DVD since I lost my VHS version, which was on 2 tapes, and a pain in the butt to watch and switch tapes!
post #3 of 10
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Yeah, mine's on two tapes also. Its not such a pain for me though...I'll try to think of it as 'exercise' having to get up and change the tape!

Hilda >^..^<
post #4 of 10
I saw it once in the theatre and then bought the two-tape VHS set. I loved the costumes, the music, the story ... not so much the "real" historical part of the story, but "Rose" going out to the ship and talking to the guy who found Titanic and was excavating ... and what went on to happen from there.
post #5 of 10
We bought the 2-tape VHS too, and didn't see it in the theatre. I didn't watch it for Leo or anyone else in the movie, I watched it simply because of all the buzz about how great a movie it was. And turns out I LOVED the movie. It's just beautifully crafted, and I can't tell you how many times I watched the movie and sobbed at the end. I lost count after 7 times, the same sobbing every time, lol. Now I don't cry (thank goodness!) but my heart still pounds a bit and I get caught up in the emotion when Rose is blasting away at that whistle, trying to get the attention from the "rescue" boat, and the picture cuts to the old Rose who's explaining the story. Gets me every time; I love the movie.
post #6 of 10
we didnt rush to see it, cos of what you described, the cinemas were just way to crazy.
I borrowed a DVD of it when it was released - I like the end when the old lady threw the necklace into the sea.......so touching .........and yes Leo was so totally mis-casted ..........not sure who could have taken the role really ???
post #7 of 10
Apart from the decor and the costumes, I thought it was a terrible movie.
post #8 of 10
I saw it when it was in the theaters only because I lost a coin toss when it came to picking the movie for the evening.

I wasn't that impressed by it at all. The guy was too young looking, and the girl was too old looking to play such a role with him.

Also, the sinkiing of the Titanic is one of the greatest disasters in our history and I was quite disgusted that they put that on the back burner in favour of a love story between 2 fictional characters set on the Titanic. They should have named the movie something other than "Titanic" because it wasn't about the sinking of the ship or the tragic loss of life: it was about those 2 people falling in love on the ship. As the ship was sinking your thoughts go to "I hope they both live" instead of looking at the overall tragedy and huge loss of lives that was unfolding in the background.
post #9 of 10
I never saw it at the theatre - did see it on TV and still think it is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Every time I hear or see the "i'm king of the world " I want to
However, my favorite Titanic movie is the one from the 50's, "A Night to Remember" - it was in black and white. I am not sure how historically acurate it was, but it did get me hooked on the whole Titanic story, history, etc.
post #10 of 10
I watched it in the theatre a lot. I can't count how many times I have seen it. I was living in Germany when it came out and my school even had a field trip to go see it! All the girls were bawling!! Then we moved back to the states and it was still in the $1.50 movies and I went to see it again. I have it on VHS and still watch it sometimes. Actually I think it is in the VCR now!
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