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Writing to analyse, review, comment. A review of James Camerons Titanic. Has it stood the test of time?

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GCSE Coursework: Writing to analyse, review, comment. A review of James Cameron's Titanic. Has it stood the test of time? The film is a disaster movie released in 1997, directed, written, produced and edited by James Cameron, about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. It features Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater, two members of different social classes who fall in love on the famous Titanic. Cameron also wrote the screen play. Titanic is Cameron's master piece. I must admit that I still like it today; it's so exciting you never get bored. Many people say it's too long, but so many things happen in between, you can't miss it. I think it's one of the best love stories. The love story is fictional but the members of the crew are based on real historical figures. Cameron used computer generated images to recreate the sinking of the ship. It was the most expensive film made in 1997 without big stars, costing about US$200 million with funding from the 20th Century Fox. ...read more.

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I like the way the film is set, it has got lots of different things happening each time, but I must admit that there was a bit too much talking by the characters. I liked the speech of the characters; they were all using a very formal language. I didn't like the way the actors were dressed. This is the only part that doesn't fit with today's modern life, but it still keeps our attention somehow. The first time Rose and Jack meet is when Rose attempts to commit suicide by jumping off the ship, but Jack who had won his ticket on the ship from a card game tries to stop her. Then Rose's fianc�, Cal, overhears Roses screams and believes the penniless Jack attempted to rape her. Rose explains Jack saved her life, covering up her suicide attempts by explaining she slipped after trying to see the blades of the ship. Jack and Rose make friends together as she thanks him for his saving her and he shares stories of his own life, travelling, and drawing. ...read more.

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When the richest people waited in half-full lifeboats, they were listening to the screams of people freezing to their deaths and didn't do anything, but if a similar tragedy were to happen today, the result would be different, because we don't separate different social classes today, we live together as a team. The acting is excellent. The nice thing about a ship sinking is that it is slow. 'Titanic is a movie not just to be seen, but to be experienced'. I disagree with this statement, because I am too scared to experience such a terrible event, and what if the lifeboats would run out, I would go mental. The special effects in the film are still good; I think it's similar to what is used today. The love story really works with the film, because when the sinking starts we tend to care for the characters that we have seen and know their personality. The film rocketed the actors from no stars to great well known stars, so this proves that the film was very popular. In conclusion, eleven years later, has Titanic stood the test of time? Of course it is, this fantastic 189 minute movie is still great to watch today. Nadia Raya 10F English Coursework ...read more.

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