A Night to Remember - Essay

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The hit movie "Titanic" may possibly be one of if not the greatest movie of all time. It’s tale of the epic romance and disaster film leading to the early morning hours of April 15, 1912 in the North Atlantic, killing 1500 of the 2200 on board. This creative movie has a strong underlining love story between Leonardo DiCaprio as (Jack Dawson) and Kate Winslet as (Rose DeWitt Bukater). “While Titanic is easily the most subdued and dramatic of Cameron's films, fans of more frantic pictures like Aliens and The Abyss will not be disappointed. Titanic has all of the thrills and intensity that movie-goers have come to expect from the director. A dazzling mix of style and substance, of the sublime and the spectacular, Titanic represents one Cameron's most accomplished works. Cameron has used visual effects to serve his plot; the spectacle is the ship's sinking is a marvel of its time in the film industry. Oddly enough Cameron did not want any songs with singing in the film. It wasn’t till Céline Dion Secretly was working on a song for the film; Cameron did not want the song to make the movie more commercialized. Dion continued to press Cameron till she got her approval. The “Titanic” is a movie that made history not only for movie goers but also paved the way for directors and producers alike. The story telling of this movie is centered on the sinking of the “Titanic” also known at the time “The Unsinkable, the last word in luxury, the ship of dreams the millionaire's ship and the wonder ship Titanic”. Also in this disaster film we have the romance that follows. You have a love story that ensues between Jack and Rose. These are two passengers from entirely different social classes. Jack is a poor man from Wisconsin who has been traveling in Europe (mainly Paris). He wins 2 third class tickets for the Titanic in a poker game and boards the ship with his friend Fabrizio.

Rose is a 17-year old woman from Philadelphia. Rose boards the ship with her fiancé Cal (played by Billy Zane) and her mother Ruth. Rose is pushed into a marriage by her mother for financial reasons. Rose is not happy with that and attempts to commit suicide. Jack saves her and there the romance and stories begin. As most love stories go you have the fiancé who does not want Rose to see Jack ever again. This only makes Rose want to see Jack more and more. The love between them grows stronger and stronger, and only in a short period of time. One of the major conflicts in the film centers around the location of an expensive diamond necklace, referred to as the 'Heart of the Ocean'. There is a scene where throughout the fairy tale of love is blossoming and thriving strong, the two lovers take time to have a risqué drawing done of rose wearing the majestic 56 karat diamond which reputedly went down with the ship. This 56 karat diamond known as 'Heart of the Ocean' is the property of the mise en scene fully creating flash back scenes. Although the 'Heart of the Ocean' is a real necklace, its location has remained a mystery since the one time owner of the necklace, King Louis XVI, died. There are no reports to indicate that the original Heart of the Ocean necklace wound up on board the Titanic. Knowing this, the base of the movie is mainly based on this one item, the necklace. In the movie the “Titanic” you see a salvage crew looking for this said necklace. Thinking it had been lost with the sinking ship, this expedition is led by Brock Lovett (Bill Paxton). A 101-year old woman (Gloria Stuart) contacts Brock with information regarding the jewel, only after seeing the live coverage of the salvage crew on TV. In the movie she explains that she herself was a survivor of the un-sinkable, and has information about the necklace. This is

where the story picks up the pace and follows her story how the ship went down and of her and Jack. The story of forbidden love, between two money cultures was explained by Rose, telling the romance but also the tragedy. This would...
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