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Okay, I know I've asked this question about 50 times before, but I don't think I have on this site, only at Mr Showbiz. Therefore, which line from the movie do you think sums it up? For example, if one was to say "frankly my dear, I don't give a damn" we'd know they were talking about Gone With The Wind. Or if they said "Yippekaya mother *bleep* we'd know they were talking about Die Hard (or some of us action fans would).

So after all that blather, which line do you think could be taken from the movie to make people think of Titanic straight away? One suggestion I've heard is "Iceburg, right ahead!" which is a pretty good one. Anyone got any others?

-- Emma (, September 17, 1998


"Iceburg, dead ahead" could be confusing since that phrase or something similar is also used in the previous Titanic movies, so it's not really unique. How about "You jump, I jump"?? Totally unique and relevant to the devotion that eventually held Jack and Rose together after its initial usage in the suicide scene.

-- Kathleen Marcaccio (, September 17, 1998.

For me, the essence of the movie is resumed in old Rose's lament:

"Afterward the seven hundred people in the boats had nothing to do but wait... wait to die, wait to live, wait for an absolution which would never come."

No wonder this quote appears on the cover of cassette 2 of the widescreen videotape format. And on a few Titanic screensavers. As I said before at Mr.Showbiz, they all die. Some die right away, with the ship. Others, the 705 or so, the ones that survived, died at little in that place. They lost a part of themselves when they lost their families or friends, part of their beliefs and most of their security. Absolution would never be reached until physical death...

-- Dan Draghici (, September 17, 1998.

"I'll never let go..."

-- Gilded Age Junkie (, September 17, 1998.

"It makes you want to weep in frustration". Not from the movie, from Turan. Regarding that "script". I think it about sums up that movie though. For me at least.

-- Kat (, September 17, 1998.

"I'm flying!"

-- Josephine (, September 17, 1998.

Okay, I think one line basically sums it up. I mean, doesn't everyone on the planet know this at the mention of the phrase " I promise" ? I think the basic staight away line is " I'll never let go" or "I promise". Or maybe, "I'm the king of the world!!!"

-- kelly (, September 17, 1998.

(Ismay) But this ship can't sink, she's unsinkable! (Andrews) She made of iron, sir! I assure you she can , and will. 'Tis a mathematical certainty!

Regards, Peter

-- Peter Nivling (, September 17, 1998.


-- jester (, September 18, 1998.

Or maybe the "I'll be God damned!" said by Brock Lovett and then repetead after only a few minutes by old Rose (seeing her drawing on TV).

-- Dan Draghici (, September 18, 1998.


-- michael pitt (, September 19, 1998.

I believe it was "You're just a whore going back to a gutter rat," Michael. I think...

-- Gilded (, September 19, 1998.

I Don't remember either of the two lines above. But I admit I haven't seen the film since April. I do remember the line , "It is a little slut, isn't it? Look at me when I speak to you!" after Cal slaps Rose, and "Is that what you want? To be a whore to a gutter rat?" when Rose runs away from Cal on the boat deck just before she "spits out" the line "I'd rather be his whore than your wife.". Those, as I remember seem to be the only lines referring to Rose's somewhat improper or "loose" morals. I don't think one line in "Titanic" can sum it up as perfectly as "Yippee ki yay, mother(eff)er" sums up the spirit of "Die Hard", THE best and most influential action film made to date. Plus, I prefer even a mangled Beethoven's 9th to MHWGO. (But don't get me started on the use of Sibelius' "Finlandia" in Die Hard II. It's a perfect example of Hollywood trying to exploit a perceived Die Hard "formula" that continues to this day.....)

-- Dalton (, September 19, 1998.

That's it, Dan..."Is that what you want? To be a whore to a gutter rat?" Thanks. That was bugging me, and I wasn't about to go fast forwarding through my video to find out. That, even for me, would be a little TOO obsessive, I think...LOL...

-- Gilded (, September 19, 1998.

Dan,Titanic is still playing at 10pm tonight at the Navy Pier IMAX cinema. Why don't you take all of your friends and neighbors with you and chart LIMOS for everyone and dress in Period clothing of that day?

-- michael pitt (, September 19, 1998.

Oh that would be so precious, Dan rocking up to the Titanic at IMAX wearing a three piece suit and bowler hat!

-- Emma (, September 20, 1998.

When I think of the movie Titanic, the quote, "I'm the King of the World!!! Whhhhooooooo Hooooooo!" Always comes to mind. But if I think about it, I think Titanic has the most memorable quotes out of anty movie I have ever seen.

-- JoshH. (, April 08, 1999.

I say the line that sums it up is : " Oh mother, shut up! Don't you understand, the water is freezing and there aren't enough boats, not enough by half. Half the people on this ship are going to die." ROSE " Not the better half." CAL

-- Allison Caine (, December 20, 2001.

I think that Titanic is the most memorable movie i have ever seen...and it has some great quotes, "you jump i jump" is my favorite along with "I'll never let go" they really remind you of the meaning of the movie

-- Karen (, September 28, 2002.

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