“If Ever A Film's Title Embodied The Film Itself, Titanic Is Just That. A 3 Hour Plus Love Epic On Par With Gone With The Wind.”
April 7th, 2011
The following was saved from the paragraph reviews contest held a few months back in which I failed to submit my entry on time... Hope you enjoy.
Drifter Jack Dawson has just punched his ticket on the maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic thanks to a lucky hand in a last minute poker game. Aboard the ship, he meets Rose Dewitt Bukater - an upper class debutant engaged to Pittsburgh Steel tycoon, Cal Hauckly. With fate bearing a destination course set straight for the bottom of the Atlantic, Rose must choose between the newly-acquainted Jack, or her rich - and often berating - fiancee in Hauckly. The film went on to break every major box office record in history, making it the highest grossing film of all time at that point. Written and directed by James Cameron, Titanic amassed 11 Oscar wins in 14 nominations, including Best Director and Best Picture 1997. Now if I can just get that damned song out of my head...