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Titanic - The Review

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Introduction

MEDIA COURSEWORK (FILM REVIEW) Titanic the ship of dreams is also known as the "unsinkable", but on its departure that was not what it did. It sank! On a very bitter night, when lovers seek their loves' and children slept in the warm cocoon of their duvet, the "unsinkable ship" suddenly collided with an iceberg. All of a sudden, a riot was unfolded! This led to a fold of events that eradicated so many lives. The Old and young, the rich and poor, the first classes and third classes. Everybody became one in the eyes of the Storm! On its epic journey a deprived artist whose name is Jack Dawson and a rich girl Rose DeWitt Bukator, fell in love, until one night, their fairytale love for one another, turns into a struggle for survival on a ship about be submerged to the bottom of the North Atlantic. Rose ditched her fianc´┐Ż for this poor young man (Jack) but fate was against their being together. The main actors were this two - Rose, a poor girl turned rich and Jack, a very poor man who had to bet on a card game to get on the ship. These characters were very believable as one can feel the chemistry between the two lovers. However, I would have wanted the characters to bring more passion into the film as what I mostly saw was love and romance. ...read more.

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A scene when the sound effect was most evidence was when the ship was first launched and the engine starts. The sound effects team cut the sound of when a ship starts, with all the churning water and the loud rumbling of the ship, till when you can just hear little rumbles and the clinks of a tea- cups. Also, sound effects team used contrast in different scene when the characters ran to the engine room. It was a lot quiet while they were running but immediately they got into the engine room, the sounds of engines, crackling of the fire used to start the engine was deafening. This play on contrast is very important as it gave the film a Natural and interesting effect. Different sounds were shown as the Titanic nears the Iceberg. A team of quartet players were playing, sounds of people running and shouting, waltz playing and different engine sounds. This constructive coupling of sound was very effective as the viewers were made to see the difference between a peaceful life and a life which would soon be destroyed. The special effects team on the set of Titanic, believed that the less sound they use, the better the effect. "Often, it's the smaller things that make the more interesting sounds, that sound bigger than the big things, if that makes sense." ...read more.

Conclusion

This was very effective as it made the "Titanic" sinking seem real and believable. Coming to a close of my review, I feel that Titanic has embodied all the major aspects of what we want in a film. The film is great because of the directors and staff great mind and imagination. However, I feel that the film was a little too long. In fact, the film would have been better if the present day parts of the story were cut off as this adds little to the story because of the unrealistic manner it was resolved. However, very few films had the ability to keep viewers in their sits to a near unbearable 189 minutes but "Titanic" showed it can be done. This I think is one of the main reasons "Titanic" is an acclaimed film. Then again, I feel that the script didn't incorporate lots of tragedy in the film. The lives of the passengers that were lost were compared to the love lost between Rose and Jack and fell short. The movie's focal points were mostly on these two young couples and the tragedies suffered that night paled in comparison. Still, the movie gave us an insight on how women were treated at that time, and it went deep into the issue of class struggle. Titanic has been described as 'the defining movie of a generation'. This was duly recognised by the Academy as its Oscar haul still dwarfs those of other movies till this present day. ?? ?? ?? ?? 10604 8143 KEHINDE GBADAMOSI 1 ...read more.

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