Even though I’ve seen Titanic in classic 2D countless times, there was no way I wasn’t going to see it in 3D…sixteen dollars, sixteen shmollars. AND it was Kevin’s first time to see it.
How anyone in the world hasn’t seen Titanic is beyond me. Also, how I wept even though it was my umpteenth viewing is also beyond me.
Titanic was a truly tragic event, but I can’t help but wonder if the world would still be so fascinated by the Titanic if James Cameron hadn’t made this film in utter perfection like he did. Even though Avatar technically holds the #1 spot for highest-grossing movies of all time and Titanic comes in second (see box office adjustments for inflation here—Gone with the Wind is first and Titanic comes before Avatar), Titanic shaped culture probably a million times more.
First, we’ve got the Celine Dion song. (Which Kate Winslet hates by the way.) The song is only sung once in the whole movie…when the credits roll. It went on to be Celine Dion’s biggest hit, certified gold, and #1 for 10 weeks on Billboard. Remember how they actually played the version on the radio that was interspersed with lines from the movie? Upon reflection, how bazaar was that!
Then, we’ve got Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Not only were they extremely attractive and talented when the movie came out 15 years ago, but they’ve only gotten better with age in both categories. And we all know that that is not usually case with young actors who experience crazy stardom…
Also, after Titanic, we had all the made for TV movies about the Titanic with slightly different plot lines and characters.
And who can forget Britney Spear’s “Oops I Did It Again.” Famous for many reasons alone, she also refers to the diamond necklace in it! (At the time, I thought she was such a baller for that part, but then again I was 10 and also thought the old lady in the movie was actually Rose and the movie was a partial documentary.)
But to conclude, Titanic will forever be considered a classic love story. However, after classic love stories like this, along with Romeo & Juliet, Cleopatra & Marc Antony, Lancelot & Guinevere, etc., etc., I’m patiently awaiting a classic love story where one of the lovers doesn’t die.