Titanic returns to cinemas for Valentine’s Day: will it beat Avatar?

La ship of dreams, this was the Titanic, until terrible shipwreck occurred in April 1912. But the stuff of dreams was also later, indeed especially after, with the myth of transatlantic bigger, more elegant and more technologically advanced than the era that sank due to carelessness and pride. And James Cameron’s film has been there for 25 years to bear witness to it. With the technical marvel, the invented romance, and now with the return to the cinema for the anniversary – from today February 9 in one remastered and 3D version. Just in time for Valentine’s Day.

So it will be a special Valentine’s Daythis one in which you can relive the meeting poignant of Rose and Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet) as well as the unrelenting sequence of disaster following a collision with a iceberg.

Titanic: the film and the return to the cinema

Since its release in 1997 Titanic has won many awards. Over all 11 very heavy Oscarsincluding Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Sound, Best Sound Editing, and Best Special Effects.

And the most prestigious award, that of the public, with the record of box office champion: 2 billion and 194 million globally. Record dropped in the meantime to third position after Avengers: Endgame And Avatars (2009). At the certain risk of becoming fourth because he is being followed by Avatar: The Way of Water. Three Cameron films in the top 5 box office hits ever, not bad.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. (The Walt Disney Studios Italy)

The plot and curiosities

The story begins with the boarding of the Titanic Rose (Winslet)intolerant of that journey that was supposed to lead her towards a life together with a man she didn’t love and had to marry: Caledon Nathan Hockley, played by Billy Zane. A few days before departure, she decides to throw herself into the sea, but will be saved by Jack (DiCaprio) – a penniless boy who wins a third-class ticket at cards and makes the rich and capricious Rose capitulate. Until the sad epilogue.

Jack Dawson was to be played by Christian Bale, Johnny Depp or Brad Pitt – only after their refusal did the production pass to DiCaprio? For the character Cameron was inspired by the seventeen-year-old Jack Thayer – a passenger who, on the evening of the disaster, lived similar experiences but did not meet the girl of his life in first class.

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The true story and the shipwreck

The sinking of the Titanic has captured the general attention for several reasons. Baptized “unsinkable” he sank almost as a disfigurement to the pride of men. Hence the warning. But every mistake of the shipwreck was human. For example the aesthetics of living room of the seas not to be spoiled with an adequate number of lifeboats, while the collision with the iceberg – which took place on April 14, 1912 at 11.40 pm – was due to the unreasonable desire to beat the travel times Southampton-New York. The maritime accident therefore became one of the catastrophes most known and avoidable of the last century, making his shipping company, the White Star Line.

“Titanic”. (The Walt Disney Studios Italy)

It took 2 hours and 40 minutes to sink, 1490 to 1635 of the 2223 people on board died. Of the 705 survivorsretrieved from ship Carpathiahowever, many died soon after, mostly from hypothermia. This tragic story then fell into the hands of James a disaster movie based on a romantic story which extends the brutality of data and figures from the history book to a story that has touched people’s sensibilities.

Yes, Jack could have been saved

The doubt that has always gripped fans is whether Could Jack have been saved? When the ship totally sinks, Rose and Jack they end up clinging to a wooden plank on which Rose manages to lay down. How come Jack remains floating at a temperature impossible for a human being to bearwhen it seems that support could support them both?

The “Titanic” 25th anniversary poster. (The Walt Disney Studios Italy)

After years of theories and experiments, James Cameron finally tested in the laboratory the “raft theory” with two stuntmen, who found space for both of them on the floating stand. 25 years after the film’s release, here’s finally the answer: Jack and Rose could have saved themselves. With the remote, but possible, risk that contact with the frozen water present on the semi-submerged axle due to the weightcould have killed Rose more than Jack.

The new poster of Titanic does it have a meaning?

With the launch of Titanic a new poster has also been released at the cinema, which has sparked theirony on the web because of kate winslet hair, quite strange. The hairstyle has obviously been altered, but awkwardly.

Looking good it appears that Winslet’s head has hair down on one side and pulled back on the other. Beyond the jokes on Twitter and the mystery that remains, some speculate that it is no coincidence. It could, in fact, represent two aspects of a woman who on the one hand feels forced to maintain her social role and on the other wants to be free with a new love free from labels.