Thursday, June 18, 2015

Titanic (1997)

A while back I took a "quiz" on Facebook to determine how many of the top 250 movies of all time. I had actually seen. I scored 100 out of the 250 movies that were listed. If I was unsure about seeing a movie I didn't check it off so my score could possibly be much higher.

And then I started thinking that perhaps instead of binge watching old TV series I should binge watch movies. I decided just to take on the top 100 movies for a starter. Now I'm very sure I am going to agree with quite a few of the entries on this list but I already know I'm going to argue about a few as well.

So here is #3 of the top 100 Movies of all time according to IMDB:

Titanic (1997)

I love this movie . . . for a couple of reasons you might find really strange.

#1  It is an epic movie.  It just is.  Big boat.  Big love story.  Big adventure.  Big finish.

#2  Rose isn't your usual helpless female character counting on the man to save her from everything.  She fights as hard as Jack does to save themselves and those around them. 

#3  Okay, admit it.  What "old" Rose does at the end of the movie is perfect.  Just perfect.

Academy Awards, USA 1998


Oscar Best Picture
James Cameron
Jon Landau

Best Director
James Cameron

Best Cinematography
Russell Carpenter

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Peter Lamont (art director)
Michael Ford (set decorator)

Best Costume Design
Deborah Lynn Scott

Best Sound
Gary Rydstrom
Tom Johnson
Gary Summers
Mark Ulano

Best Film Editing
Conrad Buff IV
James Cameron
Richard A. Harris

Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing
Tom Bellfort
Christopher Boyes

Best Effects, Visual Effects
Robert Legato
Mark A. Lasoff
Thomas L. Fisher
Michael Kanfer

Best Music, Original Song
James Horner (music)
Will Jennings (lyrics)

For the song "My Heart Will Go On", performed by Céline Dion.
Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
James Horner


Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role
Kate Winslet

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Gloria Stuart

Best Makeup
Tina Earnshaw
Greg Cannom