Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Titanic (1997)

Directed by James Cameron

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

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For once, technology and spectacle are not at the center of a Cameron movie. It’s a heart-warming love story. Whether or not it’s a happy, affirming story or sad, depressing story is an interesting debate. I think it’s a happy story.

Now a DiCaprio fan, after What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and this one. Paxton should stick with supporting roles. I was drawn to Victor Garber’s performance, something about it made him seem very real. You wouldn’t expect such subtle perfection from an accomplished stage actor. What made Molly Brown unsinkable? Seems like Kathy Bates was wasted.

Like Malcolm X, we see real life footage to supplement the fictional story, doing wonders to make it real. But a few of the CGI effects look a little soft. Watching it years later, it’s even more obvious. Perfect story for Cameron to use his blue lighting. Musical score is awesome.

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