- ?Lv 71 十年前最愛解答
Every once in a while the conversation will turn to "favorite movies." I'll mention Titanic, and at least a couple people will snicker. I pay them no mind because I know that five years ago, these same people were moved to tears by that very movie. And they're too embarrassed now to admit it.
I just rewatched Titanic for the first time in a long time. Expecting to simply enjoy the story again, I was surprised to find that the movie has lost none of its power over these five years. I cried again.... in all the same places. It brought me back to 1997 when I can remember how a movie that no one thought would break even became the most popular movie of all time. A movie that burst into the public consciousness like no other movie I can recall (yes, even more than Star Wars). And today, many people won't even admit they enjoyed it. Folks, let's get something straight -- you don't look cool when you badmouth this film. You look like an out of touch cynic.
No movie is perfect and this one has a few faults. Some of the dialogue falls flat, and some of the plot surrounding the two lovers comes together a little too neatly. However, none of this is so distracting that it ruins the film.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are wonderful. Leo is one of the fine actors of his generation. Wait 'til you see him in Gangs of New York before you call him nothing more than a pretty boy. Kate Winslet was so strong in this film. The movie really was hers, and she held it together beautifully.
James Cameron managed what many believed was impossible by recreating a completely believable Titanic. The sinking scenes were horrific, just as they were that night. How anyone can say the effects were bad is beyond me. I was utterly transfixed.
This film is one memorable scene after another. Titanic leaving port in Southampton. Rose and Jack at the bow, "flying". "Iceberg, right ahead!" The screws hanging unbelievably out of the ocean. The screams of the doomed after she went down. And that ending that brought even the burliest man in the theater to tears.
The music, which has also been a victim of the film's success, was a key ingredient. James Horner's score was simply perfect. And the love theme was beautiful and tragic. Too bad Celine Dion's pop song version had to destroy this great bit of music for so many.
Another reviewer said it better than I ever could: Open up your hearts to Titanic, and you will not be disappointed.
Cast (in credits order) verified as complete
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Jack Dawson
Kate Winslet ... Rose DeWitt Bukater
Billy Zane ... Caledon 'Cal' Hockley
Kathy Bates ... Molly Brown
Frances Fisher ... Ruth Dewitt Bukater
Gloria Stuart ... Old Rose
Bill Paxton ... Brock Lovett
Bernard Hill ... Captain Smith
David Warner ... Spicer Lovejoy
Victor Garber ... Thomas Andrews
Jonathan Hyde ... Bruce Ismay
Suzy Amis ... Lizzy Calvert
Lewis Abernathy ... Lewis Bodine
Nicholas Cascone ... Bobby Buell
Dr. Anatoly M. Sagalevitch ... Anatoly Milkailavich
Danny Nucci ... Fabrizio
Jason Barry ... Tommy Ryan
Ewan Stewart ... 1st Officer Murdoch
Ioan Gruffudd ... 5th Officer Harold Lowe
Jonathan Phillips ... 2nd Officer Lightoller (as Jonny Phillips)
Mark Lindsay Chapman ... Chief Officer Wilde
Linda Kerns ... 3rd Class Woman
Alexandrea Owens ... Cora Cartmell (as Alexandre Owens)
Simon Crane ... 4th Officer Boxhall
Edward Fletcher ... 6th Officer Moody
Reece P. Thompson III ... Irish Little Boy
Laramie Landis ... Irish Little Grl
James Cameron .... producer
Pamela Easley .... associate producer (as Pamela Easley Harris)
Al Giddings .... co-producer
Grant Hill .... co-producer
Jon Landau .... producer
Sharon Mann .... co-producer
Rae Sanchini .... executive producer
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