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Jean Negulesco

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About the Movie

Titanic is a poignant retelling of the 1912 sinking of the luxury liner and of the lives that were lost during its slow descent into the Atlantic. The film is a feast for the eyes, with lavish production values and a painstaking attention to detail, in particular to the authenticity of the design of the ship. The film's Oscar-winning screenplay is a deft blending of fact and fancy that poignantly explores the lives of those aboard this doomed vessel. The sinking of the Titanic serves as the backdrop for a several fictional subplots, chief of which involves snobby socialite Richard Sturges and his wife, Julia. Mrs. Sturges has booked passage on the ill-fated passenger ship with her daughter and son, leaving her husband far behind. Richard manages to board the ship at the last minute, but to no avail: immediately Julia reveals her plans to divorce him. When the Titanic sideswipes an iceberg, Richard shows considerable bravery, ensuring that the women and children aboard are ushered to safety. He is reunited and reconciled with his son, and poignantly the two face their final moments on earth together.

Customer Reviews

Stop giving this movie a bad rating

Ok, I understand you all are angry that the 1997 version of Titanic is not available to buy. However, this gives you no right to complain HERE and give this 1953 version a bad rating when you have never even seen it. This movie is very excellent and I recomend it highly. complain to iTunes directly, not spamming a totally seperate film.

Great Film For Its Time

Before the Blockbuster from James Cameron and before the epic film based on Walter Lord's, "A Night To Remember", came the original film titled, "Titanic". This film won the 1954 Oscar for Best Screenplay and Nominated for Best Art Direction. Of course most of the film is based on pure fiction, much like James Cameron film. Most of the film has allot of historical inaccuracies, but it makes up with a great story line, a great cast with rich characters. The producers & writers of the film based their story & setting on the myth and the legend of the Titanic tragedy. A must see for Titanic Enthusiasts.

1997 or 1953?

It is unfortunate that in the 1997 film version of 'Titanic', the pubilc only remembers Leonardo DiCaprio. Kate Winslet was the true star in the picture. Her acting outshone his by light years. She was much more elegant, powerful, and dramatic than DiCaprio. All that DiCaprio brought to the film was a she-man love aspect. Please, really, which other man in the world has such a womanly face as Leonardo DiCaprio? I think HE was even manlier than Winslet was. But nonetheless, the 1953 version of Titanic is just as good as the 1997 version. Both deserve to be seen. If you are a Titanic fanatic like me, I assure you that you will not be dissapointed by this film. Even though it is black and white, it still has many thrills. But not as much romance as the 1997 version.