Titanic () (Film) - TV Tropes
"Titanic" solidified my love for film and opened the doors for me to have has a joke that I can't meet someone without bringing up the movie Titanic. to talk to a parent — wasn't something that could happen in my life. . The first look at live- action Aladdin is here, and Twitter is losing it over "hot Jafar". Titanic is a epic romance, drama and disaster film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, She defies them, meets Jack at the bow of the ship, and realizes that she . During the sinking she befriends Jack Dawson and her parents give him her care. .. Cameron sketched Jack's nude portrait of Rose for a scene which he feels. “Titanic” contains brief nudity and a bedroom scene. She takes the fateful journey with her mother and wealthy fiancee, Cal, who presents her with a priceless Or she could ask Jack, a man she just met, to draw her naked in her fiancé's sitting room. After they have hot steamy premarital sex in her fiancé's car?.
A man is about to punch a young man in the face but punches another man, who falls to the ground as the young man runs away. A year-old girl shouts and shoves a man into an elevator. A man shoves his way past a group of people; we see one of the men spin around from being shoved.
A man roughly grabs a young man at another man's instruction, and we see the man pull off the young man's coat and accuse him of stealing a necklace; a third man roughly pulls the young man away, handcuffing him as he is shouting that he's innocent and we see the young man handcuffed to a pipe as a man cocks a gun and tells another man that he will watch the young man.
We see two men arm wrestling. A woman shouts at a teen girl her daughterchiding her as she violently yanks the laces of the girl's corset. As a young man, handcuffed to a pipe watches water pour into the room he is standing in, he remarks to himself, "This is going to be bad.
A year-old girl tells her mother that over half the people on a boat will die. A man tells another man that over half of 2, people on board a ship will die when the ship sinks. We see a man show an elderly woman a digital recreation of a boat sinking, snapping in half and sinking and the man makes dramatic noises. An elderly woman tells several people that a man had "put a pistol in his mouth" after losing his money.
A man tells another man that everyone who knows about a diamond should be "dead. While narrating a film, a man says that if windows on a submarine would give way it would be "sayonara. An elderly woman dramatically narrates that as a young woman she boarded a ship as though it were a "slave ship" and she was being "taken back in shackles.
A young man dramatically tells a year-old girl that she will "die" if she remains in a relationship with a man. Done literally with Lovejoy's pistol, which he shows to Cal when Cal is emptying the safe. That safe itself is full to bursting with Chekhov's guns. Chief Officer Henry Wilde's whistle, which he uses multiple times during the sinking, saves Rose's life.
Jack teaching Rose how to spit later helps her when Cal tries to force her into a lifeboat. Earlier in the film, Jack teaches Rose how to "spit like a man", and she doesn't do too badly for a first try. Much later in the film, when the ship is sinking, Cal grabs her by the arm and refuses to let her go to Jack. So what does she do in order for him to let go of her? She "spits like a man" right in his face.
It's actually a Throw It In! Also, to an extent Jack's drawing skills, which become pivotal to the plot. Comically Missing the Point: Jack and Rose burst through a door to escape the lower tunnels of the ship.
A dismayed steward then tell them that they're going to have to pay for the damage. As he's evacuating the sinking ship. Rose says at one point that the works of Freud should be of interest to Ismay because of how big he built the Titanic, implying that at least she thinks Ismay is this. Lovejoy's nickel-plated engraved M, especially since they weren't widespread enough at that time for a custom order to have been easy or inexpensive to get in Molly Brown, too, although she's more middle-aged than old.
Nice old lady Rose has a cute little white Pomeranian dog, showing that she's affectionate and soft, but without the implications of a cat. Rose and Jack are trapped behind a metallic gate as it floods. One of the cabin crew fumbles the keys while trying to help, before shouting "I dropped the keys!
Cue Jack attempting multiple times to retrieve them and open the gate while the freezing cold water rises. The music that plays during the sinking aside from that played by the actual musical trio, of course consists heavily of the main theme of the movie, but in a darker and more frantic tone.
This is pretty much a James Horner trademark—create one melody and score the entire movie literally as a variation on the theme, preferably heavy on One-Woman Wail. Listen to his score for Apollo 13 for a really blatant example. Dead Artists Are Better: Cal taunts Rose that Jack's sketch will be worth a lot more in the morning, when the ship has sunk.
Death of a Child: Remember that young French mother with her baby asking Captain Smith where she should go? About three times you also see a curly-headed Irish girl named Cora, who doesn't look much older than seven. You don't originally see her death on-screen, but in the final scene where Rose is surrounded by all those who perished on the Titanic, she's the first person you see. However, a deleted scene does show her and her parents, screaming and crying, trapped behind a third-class gate and being submerged by water.
Cameron explains it was cut because it was just a bit too upsetting. The Irish woman putting her two children to bed and telling them that everything was going to be alright in the lower decks, while the water slowly starts to rise In an earlier scene, you see them below deck, the mother reassuring her children that it will be their turn to go up to the boats soon.
Another woman caresses her son just before the ship breaks up, telling him that it'll all be over soon. Although they don't get any on-screen deaths, several dogs are seen boarding or being taken for walks on the ship. In the lifeboats, no dogs. In real life, three dogs actually survived the sinking, when their owners refused to get into lifeboats without their pets. And let's not forget when Rose and Jack attempt to save a stranded boy in third class as the water is rushing in, soon to be retrieved by his father—only to head right where the water's pouring in Rose sings Come Josephine to keep Jack from waking up, but in the deleted scene the song continues in the background to symbolize the dead people's souls going to heaven.
Remember that blonde chick who dances with Fabrizio in third-class? She was written as an opposite counterpart to Rose, a girl who finds her love interest in her class and follows her strict parents' orders without question down to refusing to go with Fabrizio once the ship begins to sink, despite the fact that he knows the way to the lifeboats better. She's also the blonde girl who hangs on the railing before falling to her death.
The film's script identifies her as Helga Dahl a name she indeed responds to in deleted scenes. The bulk of her scenes in the movie were cut, so it's likely only the most die-hard fans will know anything about her. Jack didn't give up where many people did. And as a result, Rose survives thanks to his efforts. Diamonds in the Buff: Rose posing for her portrait. She gives Jack the Heart of the Ocean necklace, and says: Jack, I want you to draw me like one of your French girls. Jack accepts an invitation to dinner in first class, and Molly Brown points out that he is definitely not dressed for the occasion.
Despite the focus on all the noble victims willing to Face Death with Dignityeveryone Jack and Rose meet as they attempt to escape the ship leaves them to their fate, one crew member even sneering a "To hell with you! To be fair, she did break his nose.
In real life, Ismay was branded as this for years after he survived the wreck. This is in no small part to the media owned by William Randolph Hearst, who had a falling out with Ismay earlier. Among his nicknames were "the coward of the Titanic" and "J. William Murdoch, Titanic's 1st Officer, was cited by survivors as a hero of the disaster, risking his life on numerous occasions to get people into lifeboats and dying in the tragedy. A statue was even raised in his honour at his birthplace.
Despite this, Cameron portrayed him as a coward who took bribes to let the rich jump the lifeboat queues, then blew his brains out in a belated fit of remorse after accidentally killing a passenger. Murdorch's Scottish descendants raised hell and Cameron eventually issued a grudging apology. Cal has Lovejoy offer Jack a token sum of cash for his assistance in preventing Rose falling off the ship's stern.
I think a twenty should do it. Is that the going rate for saving the woman you love? About midway through the sinking, one of the rockets fires and the scene cuts away to show the ship and exploding rocket as a tiny blip of light in the vastness of the ocean, emphasizing how isolated they are from rescue.
Jack and Rose inside a car, with one of them putting their hand against the window. A historically-accurate one—if you were on the Titanic, you had a Y chromosome, and you weren't a big-shot, you were more likely to be summarily left behind to go down with the shipeven if there was room for you in the lifeboats not that things were all that much better for big-shots with Y chromosomes, mind you; only a third of the men in first-class survived; the number of surviving third-class women was much larger.
Precedent for this practice had been globally set by the disaster of HMS Birkenhead in60 years before Titanic's maiden voyage, although the latter would become the most famous example. HMS Birkenhead was a British warship transporting a battalion of infantry with the officers' wives and children to India when she struck a rock in shark-infested waters off South Africa. Prior to this event, a sinking ship was every man for himself.
But as Birkenhead foundered with sharks visibly circling, her captain and the infantry battalion's commander quickly conferred, recognized the shortage of lifeboats, and agreed that the women and children must take priority. Each officer addressed their men, who maintained good order and discipline in the face of certain death.
Each boat was loaded with women and children, with the remaining seats going to the youngest soldiers and sailors aboard. Birkenhead went down with horrifying loss of life, but every woman and child was saved. The practice of "women and children first" is officially known as "Birkenhead Drill" to this day. The chief engineer, upon noticing that the engines were ordered full astern.
For most of the people on the ship. Lovejoy, Cal's valet and bodyguard. Dramatically Missing the Point: Rose tells her mother and Cal that "something serious has happened" after she and Jack witness the Titanic striking the iceberg.
In response, Cal tells her that his two most important things have disappeared and that one of them, Rose, is back. He then has the Master of Arms search Jack for the other, the Heart of the Ocean which Lovejoy slipped in his coat pocket to frame him. Some of the men including American millionaire Benjamin Guggenheim are seen returning to their rooms to change into their formal suits when they realise that they're going down with the ship.
The captain also goes to put on his Captain's hat and jacket, parts of the official regalia not usually worn when actually captaining a ship but for ceremonial purposes, when he chooses to stay on the bridge. Rose reveals at the end of the film that Cal committed suicide after losing his fortune in the Stock Market crash. There are contradictory eyewitness accounts concerning the real Murdoch's fate, so it's possible that he really did commit suicide as depicted in the film.
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Murdoch's hometown steadfastly disagrees, of course, and celebrates Murdoch as a local hero. Second Officer Lightoller last saw Murdoch on the roof of the Officers' Quarters trying to deploy one of the collapsible boats by himself, and believed he was crushed when the forward funnel collapsed. Let me pause to reflect on the general theme of the characterizations the screenwriters developed. There is a simple formula: All wealthy people are boorish, overbearing, dishonest, selfish, pretentious, and greedy—some are evil.
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All people of limited means are genuine, loving, selfless, honorable and generous. But apparently the general public cannot see the injustice and inaccuracy of this propaganda. So, she does what anyone in her situation would do.
She makes a half-hearted attempt to kill herself by jumping overboard. How does he make his living? Selling his third-rate sketches for ten cents each. As you can guess, using the formula outlined above, Jack is genuine, loving, selfless and honorable.
He pursues Rose during the next few days finally convincing her to go below decks—where the poor good people are. Rose has a wonderful time at a raucous party.
The following morning, Cal has the audacity to be angry at Rose! He… tells Rose that no wife of his is going to act this way. To me, this would be an understandable reaction. If the genders were reversed, the writers would have portrayed the offended female as righteously indignant. But he is a rich, white male—thus, we are encouraged to despise his actions and sympathize with Rose instead.
Rose has decided not to go through with the marriage—she loves Jack. What would a heroine do in this circumstance? Since the wedding invitations have gone out, he is paying for her transit, and he will obviously be humiliated by her breaking off the engagement, she could delay a public display of affection for Jack until after their arrival in America. This is a difficult decision. What would a heroine do? Another emergency family round-table discussion. Courage to do the right thing though difficult is a necessary quality of all heroes.
Sins do not become virtues because those whom you sin against are pompous. You cannot be a hero if you are fundamentally dishonest and cruel. Heroes can sin, but they must atone for those sins to remain a hero. For the record, I have sinned many times, but I was never a hero when I did. Those of faithknow they may meet their Makerat any moment, at which time they will account for their sins. Their fear and deep love for God inspires them in their constant struggle for righteousness.
To the secularist, life is short—get what you want—when you want it, and in what ever way necessary. Our heros fit into the latter category.