The other day, my husband said, "Titanic was a really good movie until the boat started to sink." He explained that the handcuffing and stress and insane Billy Zane were over-the-top stressful. But here's why I think the film deserves a special place in cinematic history.
Educational about deep sea exploration/treasure recovery. Now I know that it takes a lot of robots to uncover history beneath the sea, and also to never look for treasure in the obvious places.
Kate Winslett's boobies. Cheers for a somewhat curvaceous babe showing skin for a change.
My Heart Will Go On theme song. Because anything that gives Celine Dion an excuse to showcase her full and fabulous vocal range is all right with me. And also the way she beats her chest ferociously whenever she says "heart."
Respect for elders and the art of circuitous storytelling. The 132-year-old Rose kept the crew riveted with her sharp-as-nails historical-personal yarn for upwards of five hours.
A full life is worth more than a diamond the size of your fist. That settles it: The first chance I get, I'm casting this multimillion dollar jewel I've been holding onto into the ocean.
What do you think? Does the best picture winner of 1997 move you to tears of adoration or despair?
Posted by Erin of The Fierce Beagle
Friday, November 12, 2010
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