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Titanic evokes feelings from bow to stern

From the official Titanic Facebook page.

Canton, Connecticut, U.S.A. – Titanic. Rarely do I venture into the realm of movies that are new to me – I mostly prefer the comfort of movies that I’ve already watched.

But James Cameron’s cinematic masterpiece managed to captivate my attention from the start and has since been an all-time favorite.

With an impeccable blend of history, romance and tragedy, complemented by the stellar performances of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, Titanic undoubtedly deserves the 11 Oscars it received.

Released in 1997, the film transports the viewers back to the fateful night of April 14, 1912, when the Titanic sunk in the North Atlantic.

Through the eyes of the 100-year-old Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet), audiences are whisked back to the early 1900s, where the film meticulously introduces each character. As the two main characters Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose meet on the ship, they fall deeply in love despite their contrasting backgrounds and opposing social classes.

What struck me most about this film was its ability to evoke a rollercoaster of emotions. The narrative flawlessly intertwines the heroism and bravery of the ship’s passengers with the love story between Jack and Rose.

As their romance unfolds amidst the confines of the doomed vessel, viewers are taken on an emotional journey, with heart-pounding moments and tear-jerking scenes that leaves the audience speechless.

The movie’s special effects and stunning fashion choices further enhance the viewing experience. While some may argue that its three-hour runtime is excessive, I believe this duration serves to authentically capture the rapid unfolding of the tragic events.

It also allows ample time for character development, enriching the narrative and immersing the audience in the captivating storyline.

Regardless of age, Titanic offers a nuanced portrayal of the 1912 disaster.

As we mark the 112th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, now is the perfect time to set aside three hours and 15 minutes to indulge in this cinematic spectacle.

Prepare to be enthralled by its brilliance.

Lia Arnold is a Junior Reporter with Youth Journalism International.

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