It was 1997… Titanic made us kings of the world

It was 1997… Titanic made us kings of the world

When James Cameron brought Titanic to us 25 years ago, he certainly had no idea that he was making a film that would shock the entire world.

What is Titanics? Titanic tells the story of two young passengers on the liner Titanic . One, Rose, is a first-class passenger who is trying to kill herself to free herself from the shackles of her surroundings, and the second, Jack, is a vagabond who jumped into third class at the last minute in order to return to the United States. . They meet by chance during Rose’s attempted suicide and experience a love story that is quickly disrupted by the sinking of the ship..

Also read: 5 elements to understand… the sinking of the Titanic on the night of April 14-15, 1912 | VL Media (vl-media.fr)

How can you captivate the public with a story we know the end of?

The challenge of James Cameron’s new project, titanic, is … titanic: he succeeds in convincing the audience with a story whose ending one knows. Everyone knows the drama that the passengers of the supposedly unsinkable ocean liner Titanic experienced on the night of April 14/15, 1912. An iceberg, an ocean liner launched at full speed, a shipwreck almost announced, too many passengers, too few canals, safety. All the elements are there to make the drama terrifying, which it will be. And to fascinate the audience, James Cameron has an idea that is not original because it has already been used many times in cinema: to immerse characters in the great story that the audience is attached to. That was over For example, Gone with the Wind. Pink Jack two beings who oppose everything and who should not meet, who should not love each other. And yet that is exactly what will happen. Promised an “arranged” and freedom-loving marriage, Rose meets Jack, a man without ties and full of ideals. Love at first sight is immediate, and her story is all the more beautiful because the public knows from the start that it won’t last. With drama approaching, everyone knows that at least one of them is destined to disappear into this shipwreck. And as if to better torment us, James Cameron takes more than an hour and a half to tie us to these characters as if he’d better rip them from us. The passion is real for both Jack and Rose and us. We love this couple and we tremble for them.

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A life-size shipwreck

The second part of titanic lets us immerse ourselves in the drama that is unfolding in almost real time. The big and the small story mingle to draw us into an unparalleled dramatic power. We go through all emotions: tension, drama, emotion. We get nervous as Rose and Jack try to escape from the hallways; we tremble for them as the boat breaks apart and they, like so many others, are prisoners of it; we are both shocked and dazzled by the masterful staging of this shipwreck, which Cameron filmed with brilliance and genius; and we cry as much as possible at the same time. ” Love stories generally end badly said the song. It’s often like that in the cinema (one thinks of love story or even to Spirit).
James Cameron is this brilliant director who knew how to bring to life a powerful love story that has captivated millions of viewers around the world and has become the best-selling film in many countries, starting in France, where it became the was the first film that got hold of the record The big pug (and since beaten by untouchables). We also applaud James Horner’s superb score in conjunction with Celine Dion’s hit ” My heart Will Go On« .

Every night in my dreams
I see you. I feel you,
That’s how I know you’re going to continue

Far over the distance
And worlds between us
You came to show that you carry on

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart goes on
You open the door again
And you are here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

Love can touch us once
And lasts a lifetime
And never let go until we’re gone

Love was when I loved you
A true time that I’m holding on to
In my life we ​​will always move on

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart goes on
You open the door again
And you are here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

You’re here, there’s nothing I fear
And I know my heart will go on
We’ll stay like this forever
you are safe in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

The narrative power of this film allows it to enter the pantheon of great films in cinema history. In addition to his ultra-mastered production, James Cameron delivers a perfectly crafted story down to the last minute. Destiny takes shape beneath our feet and the sequence of Jack clinging to Rose’s board becomes eternal. Not only because it marks the tragic fate of a character. But also because it reflects the tragically true story of all the victims of that night. Jack disappears into the water just like the liner in front of him. Quite a symbol of insane power!