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Cost: well over $200m. Disregarding the ethics of such expenditure on a film, this unprecedented extravagance has not resulted in sophisticated or even very satisfying storytelling (11 Oscars notwithstanding). The main problem concerns characterisation and structure. A framing device in which contemporary fortune hunters question a now ancient survivor, followed by a romance between upper-crust but frustrated Rose (Winslet) and a poor but plucky artist (DiCaprio), entails not only a needlessly protracted build-up to the collision, but primitive plotting and performances. Moreover, the sudden, skimpy, soggy love story leads to a conclusion that's perversely uplifting: if your love's strong, you never really lose each other. (Piffle!) That said, the effects mostly ensure pretty gripping spectacle once the boat begins breaking up. Even then, however, most of the best scenes - excepting a memorably macabre floating necropolis - are so reminiscent of Rank's superior 1958 movie A Night to Remember that Eric Ambler's name would not look amiss on the new film's credits. (Bizarrely, however, Cameron neglects the poignant fact that a nearby ship failed to respond to the Titanic's SOS, thus upping the body count considerably.) Unlike its namesake, this glossy, bombastic juggernaut will not sink. Everyone will see it anyway, and so they should, if only to ponder the future of mainstream cinema.
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UK release:

1997

Duration:

195 mins

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Royal Albert Hall

Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP Show map/details

  • Address:

    Royal Albert Hall Kensington Gore
    SW7 2AP

  • Venue phone:

    020 7589 8212, bookings 020 7907 7071

  • Venue website:

    www.royalalberthall.com

  • Opening hours:

    Tours run daily 10.30am-4.30pm (Apr-Oct), 10.30am-3.30pm (Nov-Mar)

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    Tube: South Kensington

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John

The drama part of this movie was quite tawdry: I fail to see anything romantic about having a tryst behind someone's back. The disaster part of the movie had great special effects. As a rule, for me, the movie was over by that time since as a rule I detest disaster movies.

John

The drama part of this movie was quite tawdry: I fail to see anything romantic about having a tryst behind someone's back. The disaster part of the movie had great special effects. As a rule, for me, the movie was over by that time since as a rule I detest disaster movies.

idenhlm

TITANIC. Not the story of the titanic, but an 'epic' adventure of jack and rose (fictional) wilst aboard. This movie couldve done with a dose of actual reality.

idenhlm

TITANIC. Not the story of the titanic, but an 'epic' adventure of jack and rose (fictional) wilst aboard. This movie couldve done with a dose of actual reality.

danny

if this guy is talking about the film on a business perspective then titanic cost 200 million dollars, and made 1.8 billion dollars, so is it ethically wrong and btw many films have cost more than titanic since and not made anywhere near as much money back, on a critical level, the screenplay is rather flawwed in many places, yet the acting superiority of kate winslet and dicaprio really make it stand out performances for both of them, there is also an obvious chemistry which millions of people felt worldwide. teh film was a masterpiecs in its cimenatography from start to finish, no other film i believe has yet rivalled it. and the comment ridiculing the romance is quite misleading becuase the romance of the film evidently propelled it to be the most successfull movie of all time, both critically at the oscars and financially at the box office and still to this day by DVD sales. the new way of realeasing blockbusters was re-invesnted by titanic, i do not beleive LOR would hav ebeen made if Titanic had not been made prior. 200 million dollars sounds a lot, yet considering they built a model of the set which was 800 feet long, and many btanks and paid 1000 extras it kind of adds up, wahat i dont get is these CGI films where the actors get paid like 20 million dollars and there is no large amount of extras and yet titanic stars got paid no more than 2 millio dollars eache...a hefty sum yet not that much in hollywood terms at all. i always hear critics saying anight to remember was bland, yet a lot of the film was borrowed from an earlier film called titanic, which was actually (even though i like indie films, classic films and film noir) titanic far surpasses any of these and if u say that you remember the film a night to remember over the film titanic you have another thing coming man. end of' most successful film ever (financially) most oscars ever (tie) single handedly brought back the epic film genres used the best actress of her generation kate winslet best film ever

danny

if this guy is talking about the film on a business perspective then titanic cost 200 million dollars, and made 1.8 billion dollars, so is it ethically wrong and btw many films have cost more than titanic since and not made anywhere near as much money back, on a critical level, the screenplay is rather flawwed in many places, yet the acting superiority of kate winslet and dicaprio really make it stand out performances for both of them, there is also an obvious chemistry which millions of people felt worldwide. teh film was a masterpiecs in its cimenatography from start to finish, no other film i believe has yet rivalled it. and the comment ridiculing the romance is quite misleading becuase the romance of the film evidently propelled it to be the most successfull movie of all time, both critically at the oscars and financially at the box office and still to this day by DVD sales. the new way of realeasing blockbusters was re-invesnted by titanic, i do not beleive LOR would hav ebeen made if Titanic had not been made prior. 200 million dollars sounds a lot, yet considering they built a model of the set which was 800 feet long, and many btanks and paid 1000 extras it kind of adds up, wahat i dont get is these CGI films where the actors get paid like 20 million dollars and there is no large amount of extras and yet titanic stars got paid no more than 2 millio dollars eache...a hefty sum yet not that much in hollywood terms at all. i always hear critics saying anight to remember was bland, yet a lot of the film was borrowed from an earlier film called titanic, which was actually (even though i like indie films, classic films and film noir) titanic far surpasses any of these and if u say that you remember the film a night to remember over the film titanic you have another thing coming man. end of' most successful film ever (financially) most oscars ever (tie) single handedly brought back the epic film genres used the best actress of her generation kate winslet best film ever

aimee

you dipshit, don't talk bad about titanic it was an epic love movie, so go suck something

aimee

you dipshit, don't talk bad about titanic it was an epic love movie, so go suck something

usman khawaja

well i think it has to be said there is someting charming about this epic despite a magnitude of flaws that can sink another fleet of titanics,just imagine 2 teenagers taking you on a guided tour of the entire bowels and decks of a huge liner and that too in a frenzy of giggling and weeping alternatively without letting go of each other's hands and you can imagine the inadvertent comic affect that ludicrous image evokes while the ship sinks, in the middle of all this is the evil stockbroker villain who is the ultimate bad materialistic yankee and has enough bullets to chase and shoot the poor boy lover from wisconsin with a heart of gold , we also get to see picassos and monets,not to mention, i could spot degas and goghs in the art collection of the poor little bankrupt-miss rose abroad the ship who is being cajoled to marry the evil rich prince in the form of billy zane ,this almost becomes a parody when the 18 year old miss richie rich poses in nude and starts performing acrobatics for the amusement of jack and his friends , it almost looks like a snug little soviet commune with a french romantic setting and german waltzes in the background with all social injustice wasted on the magnificent sets which look more opulent than any cruise liner could ever aspire to be till the ice cube strikes . then mr.cameron kills about a million of the 1500 who actually died as he has to show a lot of people dying in every gruesome manner possible ,i lost count and really the fact that astute miss rose was able to spot very early on , that there were less than half the number of specified life-boats made me envious of this miss know-all who even knew of freud and all his theories and quoted him at dinnertime conversations . but still there is a sincerity in the leo-kate act which touches you and the ending does arouse some unknown emotion inside you ,it is illogical but it is lovely to look at and it works in the end , add the dion number and the movie wins your heart while your mind resists any attempts to like this giant romantic soap opera , the sfx and the cinematography are great and so are the young lovers despite their crude and silly antics on the stern and in the atlantic- leo and kate save this from sinking by their class act.

usman khawaja

well i think it has to be said there is someting charming about this epic despite a magnitude of flaws that can sink another fleet of titanics,just imagine 2 teenagers taking you on a guided tour of the entire bowels and decks of a huge liner and that too in a frenzy of giggling and weeping alternatively without letting go of each other's hands and you can imagine the inadvertent comic affect that ludicrous image evokes while the ship sinks, in the middle of all this is the evil stockbroker villain who is the ultimate bad materialistic yankee and has enough bullets to chase and shoot the poor boy lover from wisconsin with a heart of gold , we also get to see picassos and monets,not to mention, i could spot degas and goghs in the art collection of the poor little bankrupt-miss rose abroad the ship who is being cajoled to marry the evil rich prince in the form of billy zane ,this almost becomes a parody when the 18 year old miss richie rich poses in nude and starts performing acrobatics for the amusement of jack and his friends , it almost looks like a snug little soviet commune with a french romantic setting and german waltzes in the background with all social injustice wasted on the magnificent sets which look more opulent than any cruise liner could ever aspire to be till the ice cube strikes . then mr.cameron kills about a million of the 1500 who actually died as he has to show a lot of people dying in every gruesome manner possible ,i lost count and really the fact that astute miss rose was able to spot very early on , that there were less than half the number of specified life-boats made me envious of this miss know-all who even knew of freud and all his theories and quoted him at dinnertime conversations . but still there is a sincerity in the leo-kate act which touches you and the ending does arouse some unknown emotion inside you ,it is illogical but it is lovely to look at and it works in the end , add the dion number and the movie wins your heart while your mind resists any attempts to like this giant romantic soap opera , the sfx and the cinematography are great and so are the young lovers despite their crude and silly antics on the stern and in the atlantic- leo and kate save this from sinking by their class act.

jackson

this flm conatins great coreography(music) and great acting. The special effects are amazing and tITANIC ITSELF ON THE FILM IS AMAZING. tHE storyline is great i loved it, one of the bst films i have seen.

jackson

this flm conatins great coreography(music) and great acting. The special effects are amazing and tITANIC ITSELF ON THE FILM IS AMAZING. tHE storyline is great i loved it, one of the bst films i have seen.