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Susie
11-18-2007, 07:43 AM
I just saw it for like the sixth time and I cry each time. It's such a beautiful and well-done picture, not to mention Leo is beautiful and well-done too. :D

writerterri
11-18-2007, 07:52 AM
Oh, yyyes, Leo!


*drool*

scarletpeaches
11-18-2007, 06:42 PM
Heh. I've seen it a few times myself.

The first time was at the cinema with my then-boyfriend. He sat there picking at all the errors (as he saw them).

The second time was after we'd split; his best friend took me to see it again to give me an excuse to cry and blame it on the fillum. I also have it on VHS (yes, back in the day before I got a DVD player) but haven't watched it in years as I can't f***ing stand Celine Dion. Maybe I should watch it with the sound off.

Foinah
11-18-2007, 08:50 PM
I dated a fella from Glasgow (Stirling actually) that looked quite a bit like old Leo. And yes, he was a total nutter. Pretty and fun and exciting...but completely and totally mental at the end.

So when Leo sinks to the bottom of the ocean I always cheer, just once, because well...I like to pretend it's the Stirling Nutter!

But I do sniffle during that movie because it is so damn high on the mush factor!!!!!

scarletpeaches
11-18-2007, 08:52 PM
I dated a fella from Glasgow (Stirling actually)...

Uh...what? Make up your mind; they're two separate places.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
11-18-2007, 09:06 PM
I've always been nuts when it comes to the Titanic. I didn't care a whit about the 'love story'... I just wanted to see the CGI that brought that ship back to life. I was much more moved by her breaking in half than I was by the love story.

Foinah
11-19-2007, 10:17 AM
Uh...what? Make up your mind; they're two separate places.

Right. Born in Glasgow, lived in Stirling, granny in Bannockburn. Happy?

Apparently I found a hot button for Miss Tish.

spanner3
11-19-2007, 04:03 PM
I may not have watched the film because it had a sad ending but I pinched this track from it. I might as well have watched the film, because I used the track for a tribute to one of my dogs, and it always makes me cry whenever I watch it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ok1aZLPfag&feature=related

Maggie

stormie
11-19-2007, 06:50 PM
The best way to watch it is on a very large flat screen television using a DVD. I don't have either. <sigh> I did love that movie, even though it was fiction based sort of on fact. And Leo! Oh, be still my heart.

beezle
11-19-2007, 07:12 PM
If anyone's interested in the sequel, here's a peek.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD4OnHCRd_4

BenPanced
11-19-2007, 09:00 PM
The best way to watch it is on a very large flat screen television using a DVD. I don't have either. <sigh> I did love that movie, even though it was fiction based sort of on fact. And Leo! Oh, be still my heart.
The best way to watch it is to switch over to the monster truck rally that's on at the same time with a bowl of popcorn seasoned with onion salt and garlic powder. :popcorn:

Well, somebody's gotta be the guy in here...

Mandy-Jane
11-20-2007, 04:01 AM
I loved Titanic because I love ships. I didn't give a toss for the love story. It was just made up anyway. What about all those poor people who died? That's the bit that makes me cry every time. (and yes, I've seen it I-don't-know-how-many-times. I too have it on VHS)

kalel32
11-20-2007, 04:03 AM
I laughed as Leo sank beneath the waves.

stormie
11-20-2007, 04:30 AM
I laughed as Leo sank beneath the waves.
No! NO! NO! http://bestsmileys.com/crying/2.gif

jenngreenleaf
11-20-2007, 04:31 AM
I've seen this movie many times and I don't think I'll ever get sick of it . . . one of these days I'll just break down and buy a copy! LOL

Shadow_Ferret
11-20-2007, 04:36 AM
I love the Titanic story. I love reading books about the Titanic. I enjoy movies about the Titanic.

I have never seen this particular movie and have no intention of ever seeing it.

Susie
11-20-2007, 04:36 AM
I laughed as Leo sank beneath the waves.


Nah, K was just kidding.:)

Ol' Fashioned Girl
11-20-2007, 04:52 AM
I love the Titanic story. I love reading books about the Titanic. I enjoy movies about the Titanic.

I have never seen this particular movie and have no intention of ever seeing it.

If you can manage to ignore the love story, it really is worth it just to see the ship. They spared no expense recreating her.

joyce
11-20-2007, 05:48 AM
This really is one of my favorite movies. A friend and I were just talking about it the other day. I did not realize when they first showed the movie to an audience there were animals in the water scenes dying with their owners. My friend said the audience could not handle seeing all the animals dying so they cut it out of the movie.

AmyBA
11-20-2007, 06:07 AM
When I went to go see it (opening weekend with my better half, a major Titanic buff), the teenage girls sitting behind us chatted throughout the second half of the movie, wondering how it would end.

BenPanced
11-20-2007, 09:01 AM
Nah, K was just kidding.:)
Yeah, K and I were the ones in the back of the theatre screaming THE BOAT SINKS AND EVERYBODY DIES! during the first reel.

AnnieColleen
11-20-2007, 10:01 AM
If anyone's interested in the sequel, here's a peek.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD4OnHCRd_4

I love this!


Unfortunately I can't watch Titanic with a straight face any more. I was in college when it came out... Listening to "My Heart Will Go On" from every other room in a girls' dorm for weeks in a row means I now hear it as "The Song That Goes On and On."

And we rewrote most of the story as Titanic on the Roof and performed it at a hall party. Sorta ruined the movie for me!


(shoot, and now I've got the song stuck in my head. Again.)

Melisande
11-20-2007, 11:15 AM
but haven't watched it in years as I can't f***ing stand Celine Dion. Maybe I should watch it with the sound off.

As a matter of fact, it would be enough to turn the sound off at the very end, since the music is orchestral up to that point.

Melisande
11-20-2007, 11:15 AM
I love the Titanic story. I love reading books about the Titanic. I enjoy movies about the Titanic.

I have never seen this particular movie and have no intention of ever seeing it.

You're missing out on a good visual story.

oswann
11-20-2007, 06:19 PM
First time I saw it was on a plane between Tokyo and Paris. I'm not kidding. We were in a plane and the imaginative leap between sinking ship and sinking plane wasn't too far from everyone's minds. I don't know which sick sicko decided to whack old Titanic in the DVD player.

Os.

Shadow_Ferret
11-20-2007, 07:13 PM
If you can manage to ignore the love story, it really is worth it just to see the ship. They spared no expense recreating her.

You're missing out on a good visual story.
Maybe I"ll rent it, turn off the sound so I don't have to listen to Celine Deon, and then I'll fast forward through all the boring, insipid love story part until it gets to the significant part of the story where the ship finally hits the iceberg and the real story starts.

Because Titanic is such a great story of trajedy and survival that they didn't need to drag it out and ruin it by putting in some stupid love story.

Melisande
11-20-2007, 08:41 PM
Maybe I"ll rent it, turn off the sound so I don't have to listen to Celine Deon, and then I'll fast forward through all the boring, insipid love story part until it gets to the significant part of the story where the ship finally hits the iceberg and the real story starts.

Because Titanic is such a great story of trajedy and survival that they didn't need to drag it out and ruin it by putting in some stupid love story.

Like I said to Scarlet Peaches, the music is orchestral throughout the movie. Celine Dion's voice doesn't hit you until the very end.

In my opinion the movie wouldn't have been half as good without the love story. It is put in there for a reason. Seems to me that the 'boring, insipid love story' is a part of a lot of movies, some better - some worse. As for me I don't mind the Titanic one so much because at least they didn't turn it into some kind of soft porn.

Shadow_Ferret
11-20-2007, 08:58 PM
In my opinion the movie wouldn't have been half as good without the love story. It is put in there for a reason. Seems to me that the 'boring, insipid love story' is a part of a lot of movies, some better - some worse. As for me I don't mind the Titanic one so much because at least they didn't turn it into some kind of soft porn.
And my point is, the love story isn't necessary to telling a great story about the Titanic. It is filled with tragedies and heroics all on its own. Go pick up a book that recounts the survivors tales. Absolutely riveting without needing the addition of some made-up, nonexistent love story.

Tornadoboy
11-21-2007, 12:39 AM
I hear the boat sinks...

Sorry, I guess I just blew the surprise ending, didn't I? :scared:


Actually in all seriousness I haven't seen it, but I've heard that it portrays a lot of people whom acted heroically in real-life as villains, even monsters, something their still-living children and grand children aren't happy with.
If true that kind of turns me off, we're not talking about an event that happened a 1000 years ago, in the big scheme of things it is still recent history.

Shadow_Ferret
11-21-2007, 12:40 AM
Don't you know enough to put down ***SPOILER ALERT!*** before you open your mouth?

Sheesh.

J. R. Tomlin
11-21-2007, 12:43 AM
The best way to watch it is to switch over to the monster truck rally that's on at the same time with a bowl of popcorn seasoned with onion salt and garlic powder. :popcorn:

Well, somebody's gotta be the guy in here...Hmmm I don't like it and I'm not a guy... so. That's against the law? :)

BenPanced
11-21-2007, 12:44 AM
Hmmm I don't like it and I'm not a guy... so. That's against the law? :)
Pull up a chair and have some popcorn! We just called for some pizza.

J. R. Tomlin
11-21-2007, 12:46 AM
Cool. But you need more garlic on the popcorn. :D

Shadow_Ferret
11-21-2007, 12:48 AM
Why are you ruining the popcorn with garlic and onion?

scarletpeaches
11-21-2007, 12:49 AM
Like I said to Scarlet Peaches, the music is orchestral throughout the movie. Celine Dion's voice doesn't hit you until the very end...

Which is why the end of the movie makes me want to burn my own ears off just so I don't have to listen to that woman.

Shadow_Ferret
11-21-2007, 01:26 AM
Guess, like I said, I could turn the sound down and put on something else. Like maybe "The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald."

stormie
11-21-2007, 01:42 AM
the teenage girls sitting behind us chatted throughout the second half of the movie, wondering how it would end.
You're kidding, right?

Melisande
11-22-2007, 06:14 PM
And my point is, the love story isn't necessary to telling a great story about the Titanic. It is filled with tragedies and heroics all on its own. Go pick up a book that recounts the survivors tales. Absolutely riveting without needing the addition of some made-up, nonexistent love story.

I am sure that every single person onboard the Titanic had a story of their own, but a movie is such a different media compared to books. A media where a story, any story, needs to be condences and given a different flow. I can also imagine that there were people who acted herioc, but also the opposite. I have to agree with Tornadoboy when he says;

Actually in all seriousness I haven't seen it, but I've heard that it portrays a lot of people whom acted heroically in real-life as villains, even monsters, something their still-living children and grand children aren't happy with.
If true that kind of turns me off, we're not talking about an event that happened a 1000 years ago, in the big scheme of things it is still recent history.

Maybe it was simply an impossible task for the producers to get the rights to tell the story using real characters. I've heard somewhere that they got sued by the family of the Second Mate who in the movie points the gun. The family stating that the movie thrashed his good name and reputation.

Anyway, throughout the movie IMHO I think that they have painted some really adequate pastiches representing true images of the real thing. The love story is simply a window that allows the audience to view these scenes.