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The Unsinkable Film

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“The unsinkable film”
Lisalee M 10/13/12 Persuasive essay Film study On April 12th, 1912, the most astonishing shipwreck in history occurred, the Titanic had sunk. Then, more than 80 years and 200 million dollars later, James Cameron came out with the most significant film in history. Leonardo DiCaprio plays as Jack Dawson, a young man with a ticket to ride, an open heart, and not much of anything else. DiCaprio wins his ticket to board Titanic in a game of pure luck, and with perfect fate he meets the love of the rest of his short life, Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslett). Rose grows to love Jack, but seems unable to escape the clutches of her arranged fiancé, Cal Hockley (Billy Zane). The film takes its time, and by doing so, it will be remembered all throughout time, showing us the impossible in both love and in tragedy. When Cameron filmed Titanic he had no idea that it would make 1.84 billion dollars, win 11 Oscars, 4 Grammys, and 79 other awards or take the audience back to 1912 in the middle of the ice cold Atlantic Ocean but he did and when he did; he changed the history of film forever. Cameron defeated the gigantic fault of going over the billion mark in 1998 and later on in 2012 he did it again when the movie was re-released in 3D going over 2 billion mark. However, this was not an easy task to do. Cameron spent 200 million on filming the movie and the set of Titanic alone was 40 million; the most expensive film set ever built at the time. Leonardo DiCaprio (Jack) was paid $2,500,000 to act in the movie. Allot of money was spent making this movie but allot more was earned back and the film is still earning money 15 years later. James Horner composed the soundtrack album for Titanic. For the vocals heard throughout the film Horner chose Norwegian singer Sissel Kyrkjebø. He had listened to many other singers before he finally chose her as the voice to create specific moods within the film. Horner additionally wrote the song "My...

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