The best film I have ever seen – Titanic

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As you might know, the 3-hour-14-minute film ‘Titanic’ is not simply a disaster movie about the ill-fated Motorship Titanic during her maiden voyage in 1912. It’s a love story about a 17-year-old American aristocrat girl who is engaged with a rich and hateful guy but falls in love with a young poor artist, who won his third-class ticket in a card game. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack and Kate Winslet as Rose.

This film about love on a sinking ship was (and still is) a great success. It won eleven Oscars, including best picture for 1997. It is considered by the critics to be one of the Greatest Movies of All Time.

My parents say that when the movie was released they went to the cinema to see it on a big screen and many people cried bitterly during the demonstration and after it.

Everybody knows this sad story about the ‘Titanic’ big disaster. James Cameron wasn’t the first film director who told us about the tragedy. But certainly he was the one who spent 200 million dollars on making a film about it. ‘Titanic’ is the most expensive movie to be filmed in the 20th century.

The $8,4 million costume budget alone would finance several independent movies. Production designer Peter Lamont copied the real Titanic down to the small details.

The special effects are in the service of the story. In the 80-minute sinking of the ship, you don’t wonder what’s real and what’s computer-generated. What you feel is the horror of the experience.

 
 
 

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Titanic hit the iceberg and sank. Many people died, because there weren’t enough lifeboats to carry all the passengers.

 
 

James Cameron was adamant about not including any song in the film, even over the closing credits. Composer James Horner secretly arranged with lyricist Will Jennings and singer Céline Dion to write «My Heart Will Go On» and record a demo tape which he then presented to Cameron, who responded very favorably and included the song over the closing credits. The song went on to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song.