Titanic Special

Teruko Okabe 1998/12/25



Titanic is a classic American movie that tells the story of two young individuals, Jack and Rose. Set in 1912, this epic love story is centered around the infamous sinking of the RMS Titanic.

The movie begins with an elderly lady named Rose DeWitt Bukater, reminiscing about her past. She reveals that she was once a wealthy passenger aboard the Titanic, who fell deeply in love with a poor artist named Jack Dawson. As she tells her story, we are transported back in time to 1912.

Rose was engaged to Cal Hockley, a wealthy businessman whom she did not love. One night while leaning over the edge of the ship’s stern, contemplating suicide, she meets Jack. He convinces her not to jump and they start talking. During their conversation, Jack sketches Rose’s portrait and they quickly fall in love.

Their relationship is tested by Cal’s jealousy and his efforts to keep them apart. However, as the voyage goes on, Rose becomes more and more unhappy with Cal and grows closer to Jack.

As they approach New York City Harbor on April 14th, disaster strikes when Titanic hits an iceberg and starts taking on water. The crew tries desperately to save everyone but there are not enough lifeboats for all passengers.

Cal bribes one of Titanic’s officers to allow him onto a lifeboat with only women and children - leaving Jack behind - but Rose refuses to leave without him. As water floods into the ship and panic ensues among passengers trying to escape, Jack helps Rose find a way onto one of the last remaining lifeboats.

In heartbreaking fashion for both of them - as well as audiences across America - Jack realizes he cannot fit on the raft with Rose without causing it to capsize so he decides his best chance of survival is staying in freezing water until help arrives or he succumbs to hypothermia.

Rose watches helplessly from the raft as Titanic sinks beneath the waves, taking Jack down with it. She is eventually rescued and taken to New York City but is inconsolable over the loss of her true love.

In the present day, Rose reveals that she managed to keep Jack’s portrait all these years and drops it into the ocean, symbolically returning him to where he was lost. She then dies in her sleep and is reunited with Jack in a dream sequence.

The movie was a huge success at its release in 1997, earning 11 Oscars including Best Picture, Director and Original Song for “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion. It remains an enduring classic that tells an epic tale of love amidst tragedy that will tug at the heartstrings of Americans for generations to come.




Released in 1997, Titanic is an epic romance-disaster film directed by James Cameron. The movie follows the story of a young aristocrat, Rose Dewitt Bukater (Kate Winslet), and a poor artist, Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio), who fall in love on the ill-fated voyage of the “unsinkable” RMS Titanic.

At the heart of this movie is a truly captivating love story that tugs at your heartstrings from start to finish. Both Winslet and DiCaprio give outstanding performances as Rose and Jack, bringing their characters to life in a way that feels genuine and relatable. Their chemistry is palpable on screen and you can’t help but root for them throughout the entire movie.

Beyond the love story, however, lies a tale of tragedy that grips you just as tightly. As most people know, the Titanic sinks after hitting an iceberg, taking over 1,500 passengers and crew down with it. While we all know how it ends, Cameron manages to keep us on edge throughout the entire second half of the movie as we watch everyone on board fight for their lives.

One thing that sets this movie apart from other disaster films is its attention to detail. From the lavish costumes to the grandeur of the ship itself, everything about this film feels authentic and true to life. Even small details like how people are dressed according to their social class or how different rooms on the ship look are taken into account.

In addition to great performances and stunning visuals, Titanic features an incredible score by James Horner that pulls at your heartstrings even more. The haunting melody of “My Heart Will Go On” has become synonymous with this movie and rightfully so - it perfectly captures both Rose and Jack’s love story as well as the tragedy that befalls them.

All that being said, there are a few criticisms that can be made of this movie. At over three hours long, it can drag at times, particularly in the first half. Additionally, some of the dialogue can come across as cheesy or overly dramatic, which may turn off some viewers.

But ultimately, Titanic is a classic film that has stood the test of time for more than two decades now. It’s a movie that manages to balance romance and tragedy in a way that feels truly authentic and captivating. Even if you’ve seen it before, it’s worth rewatching just to experience the magic all over again.



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As a child, I was moved by the movie “The Bad News Bears Go to Japan” where Japanese professional baseball players and American actors performed in front of a large audience. This made me fall in love with the movie. This blog is my review of the movie that I actually saw. Please use it as a reference when renting movies.

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For a long time, in between housework,
I would go to the movie theater to watch films and then write reviews of the movies in a diary which I stored away in a closet.
When I showed these reviews to Azesan, he suggested turning them into a website.
I am grateful for this wonderful opportunity. I may be nearing the end of my life, but if reading my reviews can move the hearts of younger people,
I think that would be wonderful.
It may even become a catalyst for various realizations and changes in their lives moving forward.

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