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First, don't get me wrong. I loved the movie, but certain scenes, certain lines really get on my nerves! For example, during the crisis scenes when Rose hollers "The boats are gone!" in that horrible shriek. Or when she tells Jack, "we should tell Mother and Cal." What in the world for?? And this one: their repetitive words, like as in "gogogogogogo down...down...gogogogogo" when they are in the elevator running from Lovejoy, "looklooklooklooklook", and "well, well, well."

It seems the more I watch it, the more I love it, and the more aggravated I become as well. Anyone else?

OH! The never-ending scene in the hall with the lights flickering, trying to find something/someone to free Jack gets to me, too. I need to lighten up, I guess.

-- cgk (, September 29, 1998


This must be a sign of seeing the film too many times-I saw it the first few times and was enchanted by EVERYTHING in the movie, but later on I noticed that a few things annoyed me also, like the way Jack occasionally seems to lisp the word "Rose" as in "Wose, Wose, you're so stupid!" , and that Guggenheim (sp?) guy is more ridiculous than tragic when he is "dressed in his finest and is prepared to go down with the ship". I'll bet his valet was really cussing him under his breath!

-- Laura (, September 29, 1998.

Okay, I don't have the movie on video yet but I am picking it up this afternoon. But I have downloaded the movie trailer and one part that gets to me is when the boat is doing the "elevator" thing and is about to go under the water and Rose keeps saying "Oh God" about 6 or 7 times in a row.

-- Emma (, September 29, 1998.

You're all forgetting, "JACK!" "ROSE!" "JACK!" "ROSE"! "JACK!" "ROSE!" as merrily they roll along in the bowels of the ship. The more I watch it, the more annoyed I am too.

Good God. I'm turning into Dalton.

-- Gilded (, September 30, 1998.

Or how about "Wait!Jack!No, Jack, wait Jack!" I guess it's also kind of endearing, in a way.

-- cgk (, September 30, 1998.

Everytime I watch the movie the damn ship hits an iceberg and sinks! Very, very slowly. A torpedo would have been much faster, cutting the 3 hour and 15 minute running time down significantly. I guess I'll have to wait for James Cameron's "Lusitania".

-- Dalton (, September 30, 1998.

"Jack! No Jack! Wait Jack! I couldn't possibly Jack! No! Jack, no! JACK! JACK ! JAAACCCCCCKKKK!!!!!"

That drives me crazy. It only started annoying me since I watched the video. Oh well, I can learn to ignore it.

-- Allison (, September 30, 1998.

What annoys me is that everytime I watch the movie, I tell Jack and Rose not to go back and tell her mother and Cal that they are sinking, but they never listen to me! I am going to quit telling them anything if they just keep ignoring me that way.

-- Misty (, September 30, 1998.

That rather weird way Cal sneers when he tells Jack "I always win, one way or another" bothers me. Also, when Ismay says, "Freud, is he a passenger?" He may have been partially responsible for the sinking, but he certainly wasn't an idiot.

-- Carolyn (, September 30, 1998.

Carolyn, are you sure you liked the movie? Geeeeez! Someone said elsewhere that Freud wasn't better know till after 1912, so maybe it's okay, if well-educated Rose knows about Freud and Ismay doesn't (he was a businessman and not necessarily educated, right?). But...Rose's mom knows (she gasps at Rose's jab), so she must have been equally educated, which may not make sense since she was overly shallow. looks like a conversation starter in any case....[groan]

-- BobG (bob@bob.bob), September 30, 1998.

Note to Laura (

That "Guggenheim" guy was Benjamin Guggenheim, son of a prominent New York family (NYC's Guggenheim Museum was established by the family) and heir to a mining and smelting fortune. The event depicted in the film is true. Guggenheim and his secretary/valet did indeed change into evening clothes, so they could "go down like gentlemen." There is no indication that the valet put up any fuss about it. Some of Guggenheim's last recorded words were "no woman shall be left aboard this ship because Ben Guggenheim was a coward."


-- Kip Henry (, September 30, 1998.

Note to Kip ( I didn't mean to imply that Mr Guggenheim's actions weren't admirable and heroic-I just think that the actor they chose to portray him was goofy-looking. I have seen pictures of Mr Guggenheim and he was a handsome man-I just think that they could have chosen an actor that looked more like him than the guy that played him! And as for the valet-that was a bit of impudent humor on my part-sorry if it offended you. Laura ps Do you think that he really said "but we will have a brandy!"

-- Laura (, October 01, 1998.

Bob, I did like the movie--I've seen it 15 times. The Freud comment just bothers me because it has no point; it doesn't make Ismay look like he's a businessman out to make headlines. You're right about Freud not being well know; that's why it's particularly odd that everyoe else at the table knew who he was.

-- Carolyn (, October 01, 1998.

I remember reading in a "bloopers" article just after the movie was released they picked up on the "Freud" comment as well. They said something along the lines of "how is it that Ismay, a well educated man, did not know of Dr. Freud?".

-- Emma (, October 01, 1998.

Yes, when Cal says, " I'm a buisness man as you know, and I wasnt to make a buisness propostion with you." He look gay.

-- Kelly (, October 01, 1998.

The thing that most gets on my nerves is Cameron himself. He seems like a real jerk, what with all those wifes, his alleged taunts of Kate Weighs-a-lot (which, if he ever did to me I would smack him in his bearded face, "king of the world" or not)and all that other stuff he does. He also seems really conceited, like a certain person who is also getting on my nerves who shall remain nameless. *cough,cough,KELLAN!!!,cough!*

-- Kat (, October 01, 1998.

Everything about Mr. Lovejoy irks me. He always has an expression on his face as if he smells something bad.

-- cgk (, October 07, 1998.

Hello CGK:

Attribute that look to a great job of acting! If you ever get the chance to see "S.O.S Titanic" which was a made for tv movie, you will see David Warner again, as Lawrence Beesly, an actual survivor and a much nicer person!

Regards, Peter

-- Peter Nivling (, October 07, 1998.

David Warner is also in Scream 2, as Sidney's drama coach, he's much nicer in that one as well.

-- Emma (, October 07, 1998.

Peter and Emma:

Thanks for the tip! I had been wondering if his face softened up a bit!

-- cgk (, October 07, 1998.

And if you want to see the guy who played Tommy Ryan in "Titanic," playing in a new movie, there is one called "Avenue ..." something, I forgot. Siskel and Ebert are split on it, but it's a new movie.

-- Dan Draghici (, October 07, 1998.

You know what bugs me? When those 2 stewards are down in the cargo area looking for Jack and Rose and they escape and end up on deck and Jack says "Did you see the look on their faces?", geez, in that tone of voice, he sounds like Arnie in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?".

-- Courtney (, October 09, 1998.

Ha-ha! That's right, Courtney, it reminds me of Arnie, too. Well, at least that role got him an Oscar nomination. Also, somebody mentioned before that the real Benjamin Guggenheim was younger and handsome, not as it is portrayed in "Titanic." I saw a picture with him and I could swear I was looking at a photo of my maternal grandfather. Same face, same smile...

-- Dan Draghici (, October 09, 1998.

I hate it that the lookout's reaction to the iceberg was delayed because they were looking at Jack and Rose. I read that Cameron put it in because he was sure the lookouts were distracted and that's why he thinks the ship was late in turning, but come on! To blame the sinking of the Titanic on the two fictional romantic leads!? That is just stupid! Also, the two stewards looking for Jack and Rose around the car died in there when the berg hit. That was also Jack and Rose's fault! Not to mention I hate it that they slept together in the back of a car! That's just a WONDERFUL image to set for teenagers around the world.

-- Bethany (, February 08, 2002.

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