What is your least favorite part?

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I saw the movie again for the eleventh time over Memorial weekend, and I was wondering what everyone's least favorite part of the movie was? Was it something that was not put in the movie (like the Californian)? Was it something in the movie (like the nudity)? Or was it the way it made you feel. Was it too sad? too humorous? too boring? I really liked everything about the movie. It had an emotional impact on me that I never would have expected, and the great thing was that I saw it the first time without having seen any advertisments or previews. It was untainted. I liked everything about it, and I was curious about how other people felt.

-- Misty Chacon (Mystified) (foo@bar.com), May 26, 1998


Every part of this movie is magnificent. A true work of art. I only wish it were longer. I have lost track of the times that I have seen this film. I think I have spent hundreds of dollars on this film,including the tickets that I have bought for friends.


Hi again, Misty! As you already know, I like the movie scene by scene. I only regret that some scenes had to be cut out for objective reasons. Though I would like to see them in the director's cut on the video. I also saw today "Titanic" (1996) the miniseries and is probably as good a movie as "Titanic" (1997) with respect to the tragedy and historical dialogue. The iceberg was much better in the earlier movie, yet the special effects were better in the Cameron's movie. And of course, the romance was better portrayed in the latest (and last?) version. Hearing the NMGTT music again, but in a different movie, got me again...

-- Dan Draghici (ddraghic@sprint.ca), May 26, 1998.

One of the reasons I ask this is because one of my best friends absolutely loves this movie, but will not see it again. She absolutely refuses, because it affects her so much that she is depressed and emotional for weeks to come. She loves the movie, but hates the way she lets it affect her. I love every part of the movie. Nothing could have been different, in my opinion.

-- Misty Chacon (Mystified) (foo@bar.com), May 27, 1998.

My least favorite part is the first half hour of the film, with the exception of the footage of the actual wreck, from the opening title to the wreck morphing into the 1912 Titanic at Southampton. Boring! Of course, I realize this was necessary exposition to introduce the old Rose and set her up as the narrator, and to set up the diamond subplot. But after several viewings, I can't help but think that this part of the film could have been trimmed down several minutes to make room for more important scenes that were left out, such as the scenes with the Californian, Captain Smith ordering the lifeboats to return, more of the aftermath (although I'm not sure Cameron filmed much of that), etc. I bet a lot of repeat viewers actually show up a bit late to skip some of the early scenes. The last time I saw "Titanic" there were a lot of stragglers.

-- (foo@bar.com), May 27, 1998.

This is easy....the critics. I hate them, I know that not everyone is going to like the same movie...but in this case I think they should stop harrassing those of us who still love it. The only other thing I don't like is how how far people are taking this movie....there are about six different places that want to build replica's of Titanic to sail....I just don't think it could live up to the original....As for the movie itself...I love it just the way it is. At first I wanted the scene of Ida Strauss refusing to get into a lifeboat in there, maybe I'll see that in the director's cut... But even that isn't really a big deal to me:) It's perfect the way it is:)

-- Miranda Swearingen (Kylen1@hotmail.com), May 28, 1998.

Okay, I got a lot of ribbing for this comment over at the Titanic review room on Mr Showbiz, but the only part I really hated about the movie was that Mr Ismay and Cal lived. It was pointed out to me that Bruce Ismay lived in real life, so Cameron had to write that into the script, but that still didn't make me feel any better.

I felt such anger at the two of them surviving, when Jack didn't, even though it was only a movie. Anyone else feel the same way?

-- Emma (foo@bar.com.au), June 02, 1998.

I certainly see your point Emma. I hated it that cal lived as well.....he really was a bastard..however I think i liked it better that he ended up losing all that he had in the stock market crash of 1929. That way he had what was MOST important to him taken away from him, every last cent he owned...... Ismay, I accept that he lived. He lived in real life and so had to in the movie. I do feel a bit sorry for him though. I'm sure that at some point in time he felt very responsible for the deaths of so many people. And even for an arrogant, stuck up, pain in the ass that has to be a heavy burden to have on your shoulders.

-- Miranda Swearingen (Kylen1@hotmail.com), June 08, 1998.

Thanks for answering my query (sort-of) Miranda. I guess it was better for Cal to die because he lost all his money, it does seem more appropriate. And Mr Ismay apparently lived a very miserable life after the sinking, so perhaps he wished he'd stayed onboard to go down with the ship, just like the Captain.

-- Emma (foo@bar.com.au), June 09, 1998.

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