Titanic Movie Essay Introduction
My Favorite Movie: Titanic
Watching movies is my favorite pastime. The most recent technological advancements, epic stories that we only heard of, key documentaries and other literature are best portrayed in movies. To me, “Titanic” will remain my favorite movie, not only due to the historical relevance of the movie’s storyline but the scenery featured in the movie and the assertiveness and aptness of the actors makes the movie to stand head and shoulder above all others.
“Titanic” is a 1997 film that tells the romantic and tragic story of two teenagers who meet on a ship and fall in love. It tells the story of Jack Dawson and Rose Bukater, who while on the RMS Titanic ship on its maiden voyage from the coast of England to the United States fall in love at first sight, despite their different social classes. Dawson, a young talented artist from a poor background, and Rose, a young woman married to a wealthy but cruel older man who she does not love, go through a short but dramatic love life. “Titanic” reveals the nature of relationships that exist in the society, and whose relevance applied not only in the early twentieth century but which still makes sense to this day. A teenage girl from a wealthy family can, today, get married to a poor boy from a humble background as long as the two are in love.
Apart from the power of love to thrive in every situation as a dominant theme, “Titanic” reveals the fact that man can find love anywhere regardless of the prevailing situation. Rose is about to jump off the back of the ship into the cold ocean water and Jack tells him, “I’ll be right after you” ready to jump into the water to save her. When the ship’s crew’s attention is drawn to Jack and Rose as they make love on the ship’s deck, the ship hits an iceberg. The death of 1500 out of 2200 people on board and the frantic effort to save some of the passengers only adds to the beauty of the story. It is a sad attempt for Jack to salvage his lover as ocean water sweeps into the deck, drowning many passengers. The naivety of the two love birds and Rose’s defiance of her mother’s directives “not to see Jack again” reinforces the theme of timeless, bold love.
The film’s scene makes the story more compelling. The dolphins playing beside the ship as it departs from the coast of England, the sunny weather at the start of the journey, and Jack’s determination to ensure Rose lives a happy, fulfilled life adds flavor to an already beautiful tale. The allegation that the ship was “unsinkable” and that even God Himself could not sink the ship stimulates the audience’s desire to watch the rest of the movie to verify that allegation.
Few movies inspire as much emotion as “Titanic.” While few others capture my emotion leading to greater attachment, including “Shawshank redemption,””Saving Private Ryan” (1998), “The Pianist” (2002), “Rain Man” (1988), and “Casablanca” (1942), “Titanic” definitely stands out for its combination of various elements and perfect acting. The main actors bring out the message of the movie clearly, and they embody the situation and life of the twentieth century as well as the modern times.
In conclusion, the 1997 film “Titanic” remains my all-time favorite movie. No expression of the youthful desires and experiences in human life comes close to the ones portrayed in the film. Every aspect of the movie, ranging from casting to scene selection is done flawlessly and the themes come out clearly and perfectly.
Titanic (1997) is a wonderful love story based on real life events, as told by Rose, the main character of the story. Kate Winslet captured her character beautifully, acting as if she were really in a higher class in 1912. Most of this movie takes place on the Titanic, although some of it takes place in present time when Old Rose tells stories about her time on the ship. The whole movie seems like a flashback to April 1912. The movie is powerful, wonderful, and at times, very emotional. The dialogue doesn’t seem forced in any way, in fact, it was perfect considering the fact that it was set in 1912.
There were no modern words or expressions and for the most part, everyone spoke according to their class or social status. For example, the upper-class men and women spoke as if they were well educated and the people of lower classes spoke rather simply. Leonardo DiCaprio (who played Jack) was an amazing actor. The love he showed for Rose really interested me to the point where I didn’t want to stop watching the movie. Rose’s Fiancee was one of the characters that I didn’t like very much. I hated the way he followed Rose and tried to control her every move. He was also somewhat abusive towards her, both physically and verbally.
Nevertheless, he did make a great character that really tied the story together. The conflict between Rose, her fiancee, and Jack made for a suspenseful movie where you never know what’s going to happen next. As for the Editing, the movie moved at the perfect pace. It wasn’t too fast or too slow, although the movie itself was over 2 hours long. It wasn’t over edited and it was beautifully put together. I would recommend this movie to anyone. Although I have watched it over 10 times, the ending always gives me chills. It is my favorite movie for this reason.