"Titanic" Film Review

Examines the search for historical accuracy in James Cameron's movie, "Titanic".
# 59974 | 1,272 words | 4 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Jul 11, 2005 in History (British) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , History (General)

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Complete historical accuracy is often difficult to achieve. That is why most works of literature and movies about historical occurrences take some degree of fiction for granted and try to work and provide the best and most historically agreed-upon viewpoint possible. This search for historical accuracy in movies and works of literature about events in history is also shown in Cameron's 1997 movie, "Titanic," which uses the fiction of a love story between the film's lead characters, Jack and Rose, and sets this fictional love story during an historical occurrence, the sinking of the Titanic ocean-liner, the supposedly unsinkable ship. This report examines the movie in reference to historical material to gauge its accuracy and also looks at what might be considered to be the movie's overriding purpose. The viewpoint of the movie is also analyzed before the report concludes.

From the Paper:

"One can see by looking at this movie in terms of actual history, therefore, that the movie has its own fictional plot that is transported or grafted onto an historical event. The director plays up historical accuracy and detail in reference to the event, but not to the main characters. Although some of the people in first class with whom Jack and Rose interact are based on real historical characters who were on board, these people are not the focus of the movie's plot direction. In terms of plot as well as character, the movie shows a mix of history and fiction, but the director does their best to stay true to the actual events of the sinking chronologically."

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