Posted by Bill R on January 18, 1998 at 08:10:37:
In Reply to: Re: Opinions on Titanic? posted by Tom Kilbane on January 17, 1998 at 21:28:19:
I think we can excuse you. It is a great movie, and you made some connections there between it and LOM that are valid and that I had not picked up on. And....you ARE an LOM poster, and we all at one time or another have not contained our comments strictly to the movie (right girls?).
One thing the movie did for me (other than put a tear in my eye two or three times....I was not crying dammit, it was popcorn dust in my eye!)....all the other movies never really dealt with the horror and sadness of the accident. This one did very realistically. From having watched the old movies, you sort of get a feeling that everyone was standing on deck quietly and heroically (in spite of the 45 degree tilt) and all went down with the ship and peacefully rested inside it at the bottom of the sea. This movie put it more into realistic context....that section in the movie where all those poor people are floating in death....overcome by hypothermia....nothing could be sadder. And the reality of people falling and sliding and spilling one on top of another, scrambling for their lives and losing to gravity....that was exactly as it must have been. Very good movie. Very sad. Like he said in the end...for three years he had been thinking about nothing but Titanic, but had never understood until she had told her story....what it really was.
Saw it again last night for the second time....it has been here
almost four weeks now and is still sold out for every showing.
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