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How has James Cameron adapted and presented the true story of the Titanic?

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How has James Cameron adapted and presented the true story of the Titanic? The Titanic is a very well known story. The director James Cameron created the tale of the largest ocean liner sinking on its maiden voyage, which included a love story, starring Leonardo Dicaprio as Jack Dawson and Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater. The cost of making the film was over $200 million and it was purely made because of the Titanic disaster on the 15th of April 1912. The film is three hours long and Century Fox Paramount is the major studio that is behind the making of the film. It's about a high society girl, Rose DeWitt Bukater who falls in love with a decent, honest man named Jack. Its show us how she survived the sinking of the Titanic but unfortunately jack is unable to. The Titanic is a good example of a high concept film because it is a straightforward, easily pitched, simply comprehended story and there is a strong match between the images displayed in The Titanic and the music. Celine Dion who is the famous music artist who sang the theme song of the film, that helped make the film a blockbuster hit. ...read more.

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Montage shots showing the wreckage as in compared to how she saw it years ago. The Director tries to recreate the magnificence of the unsinkable luxury liner. The film shows us the separation in the two social classes. First-class people stay in the most luxurious part of the Titanic, where as the second-class people stay on the much rougher part of the Ship. The mise-en-scene is used effectively to show the immediate difference between the classes and to show an abrupt difference between their attitude and habits. There is a scene in the titanic when Jack and his friend get on the Titanic, since they are second-class citizens they get easily impressed when they find out where they are going to be staying. Even though the room is small, dull, rough and they have to share a bunk bed. A first-class person would not be very happy if they had to live under these conditions. Then the scene suddenly changes to Rose's and Cal's area where they will be staying. These first-class people are staying in very big, bright and clean place where the cutlery looks very shiny and expensive. ...read more.

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Despite the many efforts of the crew and engineers, the ship strikes the iceberg. Water begins to flood the lower compartments and causes the ship to begin to sink. When the ship hits the iceberg it shows how huge the iceberg is in contrast to Rose and Jack. Overall the Titanic is an excellent film I think that many people across the world watch films like the Titanic because it is a really popular film and puts a true story on the screen into life so that people can see it for themselves and how the people experienced the tragic moments of the Titanic while it was on its verge of sinking. People watch films for the entertainment value. The advantages of watching a film such as the Titanic are that it builds up the surround sound and the atmosphere. This all adds up and creates a bigger impact as you are watching the scene it will embed the audiences mind about how really tragic the Titanic incident was and how many people lost there lives that night. People make films to tell a story or get a message across, such as "Pearl Harbour," which tells us the story of a real historical event through the eyes of a fictional love story. ?? ?? ?? ?? English Coursework-Miss Gabrielle By Samia Ahmed 10T/GA ...read more.

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