Anyone still obsessed with TITANIC?? : LUSENET : TitanicShack : One Thread

While I have not gone through every answer to every question posted the ones I have seen all show dates of over a month ago. Has interest in the movie dropped so much that noone cares anymore? I have been working with three other people on the SHIP OF DREAMS newsletter since February. When we started there was fantastic responses from our members. We had member sections and fun things for them to participate in, and the four of us were quite taken by suprise that we had become so popular so quickly. Then the number of member responses to things we were putting in the newsletter for them began to decline rapidly. Soon we had to get rid of the member sections altogether because the response was so dismal. Now the upcoming issue will be our last. Interest is so low we cannot see any good reasons to forge ahead when noone is going to read anything we write. So my question is this. How many people out there have not lost their original feelings about TITANIC? If there are any of you out there, please e-mail me to let me know. I would greatly appreciate hearing from you. Thanks a million. E3916

-- Ed (, May 17, 1998


Ed. Yes there are still many people obsessed with Titanic. In our society people follow trends and especially with films go on to the next. It is amazing that Titanic has lasted in theaters for 6 months. There is so much competition from video,films,web sites,much more then in the 70's when films seemed to play for the whole year,and then re-released over and over again. The way films are released now in 3000-7000 screens is mass burnout for any film,and usually means a much shorter run,due to fewer oppurtunities not to see a film. Plus the media seems to love to burnout anything that is popular,and then take delight in cutting it down when it begins to falter. The legend of Titanic and the movie will live on in our hearts forever!

-- MICHAEL PITT (xrrg10b@PRODIGY.COM), May 17, 1998.

I'm happy to say that I'm still as obsessed with Titanic as I was when it was first released. My trouble starts because I can't find many people who still want to talk about it. Dan Draghici is a constant source who never tires of the subject, for which I'm thankful.

I want to go and see it again (I've only seen it 3 times) but am having trouble finding anyone who would like to join me.

-- Emma (, May 17, 1998.

Thanks again, Emma! I don't think it is the declining interest in the issue or the movie itself, it's only that we had discussed the movie so much since last December that we almost covered all the details and symbolism found in the movie. We must have found stuff that even Cameron would be unaware of. That's my humble opinion.

-- Dan Draghici (, May 17, 1998.

Just wait until the directors cut comes out, there'll be a whole crop of new topics for discussion. I'll admit I'm not as obsessed as I was in the winter but I still come to this site every day and read all the questions and all the new responses. And for the record, I do enjoy reading your daily BO updates Dan. Keep it up!

-- Courtney (, May 17, 1998.

I'm still obsessed majorly....My room is covered in posters and I'm constantly watching films with Kate and Leo in it....for some can last a long time!‰

-- Jo Duggan (, February 19, 1999.

Sure, even though I would not consider myself "obsessed" with Titanic, but rather 'immensely delighted.' This movie will be forever in my heart, for more or less personal reasons. Although there are many critics who still wonder why and how could Titanic 'get' so many people hooked on, it's just a matter of personal taste, values and interpretation. Maybe it has to do with a combination between the less known EQ and the notorious IQ... Sometimes there's no clear reasoning why we like or dislike certain events, things or people, but call it a mystery (or perhaps beauty) of life. If everything would be predictable and only obeying to reason, what would life look like? A simple input/output living machine...

-- Dan Draghici (, February 20, 1999.

Well said Dan. Here here! Thanks for the good read and tastefully good words. Just a thought...

-- Kelly (, February 21, 1999.

Thanks, Kelly! :)

-- Dan Draghici (, February 21, 1999.

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