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Titanic

 

©Francis Browne

I was 17 when I first saw the movie Titanic. My friends and I saw it at least twice – well, I saw it twice, some of those friends were pretty hardcore and saw it several times 🙂  Not me though, I couldn’t really sit in the the theater for that long! While I enjoyed the movie, I wasn’t about to categorize it into my Top 10 Faves.  Fast forward 15 years later to 2012, Titanic is re-released to the theaters to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the actual event. This time in 3D IMAX. My 2 friends from high school, who I am still close friends with today, immediately bought tickets to go see it and asked if I’d like to join, and for old times sake, I decided to do so. I must say the movie was quite entertaining; it is without a doubt a movie meant for the big screen, especially in 3D- that made it even better! While reading some of the internet commotion about Titanic’s re-release, I learned that some people actually did not know the Titanic was an actual ship! What?! This stuns me! How could people think this was just a movie?? I also suddenly felt old. (but I’m only in my early 30’s!) Not only had it been 15 years since I saw the movie in high school, but some people seriously did not know this event actually occurred in history?! All I could think was “what in the world are schools teaching kids in history class??”  Hey, James Cameron, if you’re reading this… Perhaps, if you so happen to release Titanic for a 3rd time, how about putting a blurb in the beginning of the movie, stating that the actual event is indeed true. 🙂  Interesting fact: The characters of Jack & Rose were not real, however, the scene where the old couple is lying in bed, waiting for the ship to sink – is actually real. That actually happened.  Also, the musicians continuing to play as the ship sank, supposedly really happened.  Now, knowing these two small details were actual happenings in history, makes watching this movie, much more powerful, doesn’t it?