By Murray Bourne, 30 Dec 2004
It was good to see Titanic again - it is a great movie.
Once again we see the amazing folly of man - and the over-importance men place on size and power. (I liked the scene where Rose comments to the Captain that Freud would have enjoyed analysing their emphasis on size and one of the stiff shirts says "Freud? Who is he - one of the passengers?")
The loss of life suffered by those in 'steerage' was appalling - the vast majority of fatalities came from those trapped below decks.
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11 Jan 2005 at 8:53 pm [Comment permalink]
It was a great movie directed by one of my favourite directors, James Cameron (also Aliens and Terminators). The CGI effects were awesome. I gathered they created one half of the ship and using special effects, duplicated the other half. And some of the panic scenes with people running around the ship were created entirely using special effects with no real people in them. Unbelieveable ! No wonder the movie won so many Oscars - 11 altogether, a feat only matched by Ben-Hur and Lord of the Rings. But I gathered the movie almost never made it to the big screen because of its immense overspending. Also, some wondered why Kate Winslet was chosen as the starring role next to Leonardo di Carpio. She's too fat ?
The Titanic also reminded me of this gentleman, Guglielmo Marconi, who invented the radio, i.e. wireless telegraphy at the end of the 19th century. When the Titanic went down in 1912, she was fitted with the latest Marconi equipment. Thanks for his invention, the distress calls sent out from the ill-stricken ship led to the rescue of over 700 lives. However, this part of the story was never mentioned in the movie because Kate was too overwhelmed by the death of her lover. Why, this scene was more important than the achievements of Marconi, of course !