Film review of Titanic
Titanic is being called one of the best love stories on film. Or so I've heard. I'm not such a big fan of romantic movies. However, I did have an expectation to see what director James Cameron had created. Luckily Titanic is great in more than action, effects, and visuals, and also shows the issue of the class struggle.
Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) is sailing with Cal Hockley (Billy Zane), her betrothed. Ruth, Rose's mother, want them to get married so she can live off Hockley's money. Obviously that means that Rose do not love Hockley. Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a teenager who gets lucky in a game of poker and wins a ticket to America with Titanic. So when Rose meets Jack the sparks truly fly. Furthermore he makes Rose regret that she wanted to take her own life, even though it might have been better than the experience she had coming.
A so called trivia from imdb.com says that the drawing of Rose wasn't of Jack, but of the director, James Cameron. Knowing that makes the director of the film not only a man beyond the scenes, but also something you get see throughout the movie.
The better part of the film, approximately 80 % of it is flashbacks from Rose's memory. She is now 101 years old and reliving her past. She was a passenger on Titanic and have the last name Dawson. She tells the story of her life to a man who want to find the the famous Heart of the Ocean, a blue diamond given to Rose by her fiance Hockley. But actually he misplaced the diamond and didn't give it to her on purpose.
The recreation of the ship, both the exterior and the interior are impressive. You really get to see the difference between the rich and poor. The bedroom that Jack is sleeping in is small and four people have to share it. The room is so small that they have installed two bunk beds. The first class has a suite with it's own