My Favorite Movie: Titanic
Watching movies is my favorite pastime. The most recent technological advancements, epic stories that we only heard of, key documentaries and other literature are best portrayed in movies. To me, “Titanic” will remain my favorite movie, not only due to the historical relevance of the movie’s storyline but the scenery featured in the movie and the assertiveness and aptness of the actors makes the movie to stand head and shoulder above all others.
“Titanic” is a 1997 film that tells the romantic and tragic story of two teenagers who meet on a ship and fall in love. It tells the story of Jack Dawson and Rose Bukater, who while on the RMS Titanic ship on its maiden voyage from the coast of England to the United States fall in love at first sight, despite their different social classes. Dawson, a young talented artist from a poor background, and Rose, a young woman married to a wealthy but cruel older man who she does not love, go through a short but dramatic love life. “Titanic” reveals the nature of relationships that exist in the society, and whose relevance applied not only in the early twentieth century but which still makes sense to this day. A teenage girl from a wealthy family can, today, get married to a poor boy from a humble background as long as the two are in love.
Apart from the power of love to thrive in every situation as a dominant theme, “Titanic” reveals the fact that man can find love anywhere regardless of the prevailing situation. Rose is about to jump off the back of the ship into the cold ocean water and Jack tells him, “I’ll be right after you” ready to jump into the water to save her. When the ship’s crew’s attention is drawn to Jack and Rose as they make love on the ship’s deck, the ship hits an iceberg. The death of 1500 out of 2200 people on board and the frantic effort to save some of the passengers only adds to the beauty of the story. It is a sad attempt for Jack to salvage his lover as ocean water sweeps into the deck, drowning many passengers. The naivety of the two love birds and Rose’s defiance of her mother’s directives “not to see Jack again” reinforces the theme of timeless, bold love.
The film’s scene makes the story more compelling. The dolphins playing beside the ship as it departs from the coast of England, the sunny weather at the start of the journey, and Jack’s determination to ensure Rose lives a happy, fulfilled life adds flavor to an already beautiful tale. The allegation that the ship was “unsinkable” and that even God Himself could not sink the ship stimulates the audience’s desire to watch the rest of the movie to verify that allegation.
Few movies inspire as much emotion as “Titanic.” While few others capture my emotion leading to greater attachment, including “Shawshank redemption,””Saving Private Ryan” (1998), “The Pianist” (2002), “Rain Man” (1988), and “Casablanca” (1942), “Titanic” definitely stands out for its combination of various elements and perfect acting. The main actors bring out the message of the movie clearly, and they embody the situation and life of the twentieth century as well as the modern times.
In conclusion, the 1997 film “Titanic” remains my all-time favorite movie. No expression of the youthful desires and experiences in human life comes close to the ones portrayed in the film. Every aspect of the movie, ranging from casting to scene selection is done flawlessly and the themes come out clearly and perfectly.
Movies come in various genres such as: comedies, dramas, romantic, horror, mystery, and historical. Watching movies is an entertainment. I personally enjoy watching different kinds of movies. Most of the time, I like to watch romantic movies. I also prefer movies that give me lesson and relates to life. From the all the movies I watched, the best movie that I really liked was Save the Last Dance. It had romance, music and dance. I was impressed by Julia Stiles who acted as Sarah. She is my favorite actress. Sarah portrayed a very real emotion and reaction in the movie.
Save the Last Dance took place in New York City. The movie is about a girl, named Sarah, who wanted to be a ballerina, but her dreams were cut short by the sudden death of her mother. Her mother died in a car crash while trying to come to her daughter’s audition. After her mom’s death, Sarah had to go live with her dad in a bad, black neighborhood. She also got transferred to a new school where she was one of the few white students. When she went to her new school, she had trouble making friends until she met Chennile. Chennile helped her out and showed her how the people are around in that neighborhood. She got to know Chenille’s brother, Derrick and later fell in love with him. Derrick taught her how to dance hip-hop. At last, Sarah went to the auditions and made it into Julliard.
I love to dance and the movie interested me more because of the hip hop dance. I was surprised how quick Sarah picked on the steps that Derek did. The movie is trying to teach others that the only person you need to be is yourself. Sometimes there is a struggle in life and Sarah proved it. Even though her mom died, she worked hard to become a ballerina. I am a kind of person who works hard. Since I know I want to be successful in life, I will always work hard and fight for what I want. If I don’t get what I want at first, I will try my best to get it right the next time. I’m not a quitter. I’m also a kind of person...