Wow, after several years ive decided to try and resurrect this little blog of mine. I recently told a friend I missed having a place to write. Then out of nowhere a blog "challenge" if you will came about on a public group im in. So here I am and I'm going to try and keep this thing going. Bare with me as I make changes and update content. Feel free to sift through my old posts, you just might learn something new about me....

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My Love Affair with TITANIC

3.) What was it about that movie? Describe A movie you once had memorized.

The answer to this week's writing prompt came easily to me.  It was a no-brainer.  Titanic.  I was a teen aged girl, in love with Leo, and I saw this movie in the theater more times than I am willing to admit! 

I remember that my mom would go to bed and I would stay up until the middle of the night just watching this movie in the living room.  Sometimes I would just start with VHS tape #2 so I could get to all the dramatic sinking scenes. 

Even my mom started to memorize some of the lines, her favorite was "oh stop it mother, you'll give yourself a nose-bleed!" because she too had to watch it constantly.  My best friend Tori and I were obsessed.  They did a remake song on the radio with the popular quotes from the movie, we taped that and listened to it all the time.  We watched the movie together every weekend when we spent the night with each other - didn't matter whose house we were at.

I cried almost every time I watched it, mostly because I knew what was going to happen before it did.  I would cry when she let him go and would say "I'll never let go Jack, I'll never let go" and then I would cry again at the end of the movie when Rose dies an old lady warm in her bed {just like Jack said she would} and he is waiting for her along with the rest of the sunk passengers in her "heaven".  Oh it makes me smile just picturing it.

I loved Mr. Andrews, he was soo sweet and just felt awful they didn't have enough life boats.  I loved that it was based on facts.  I learned tidbits of info like that during filming the actors would just pee in the big "ocean" water tank because it was too hard to remove the wet clothes between takes.  I can seriously quote the entire movie {truth be told I'm sitting here running quotes through my head now as I talk about it}, it's almost a sickness.

I think i loved this movie so much because I was at the age of romance.  The time when you dream of dating someone perfect and having them sweep you off your feet.  I wanted to be Rose.  I was in love with Jack Dawson.  To this day I still enjoy when the movie comes on TBS.  I can't help but stop and watch part of it and quote right along with it.

Oh and just a side note - I was soo obsessed with this movie that I wrote a school paper on John Jacob Astor, one of the rich men who sank in the Titanic.  Yep - I did.

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Yankee Girl said...

I only saw this movie once, and I really liked it, but some of the scenes were so haunting that I just can't watch it again. Like the scene when the parents are tucking the kids into bed, knowing they are going to die, or the old couple snuggling for one last time before death. It all breaks my heart so much that I have tears in my eyes just thinking about it.

Tarunita said...

Titanic is my all time fav...Everytime I watch it tears start rolling down my eyes.


The Mommy Mambo said...

This truely was a great movie, that affected me heart and soul. But, like other commentors, I can't hardly bear to watch it again.


In the hours it took the ship to sink I could have built Noah's Ark and sailed to Jamaica!!!!

just sayin...

Anonymous said...

Don't hate me forever, but I have never seen it. Gasp! But I do know the words to My Heart Will Go On :)

Anonymous said...

I love Titanic. I remember watching it in theaters (once) but tons of times once we owned it.

:) by the way, your son is absolutely adorable.
Stopped by from Mama Kat's.

Dawn K. said...

absolutely loved this movie -- saw it twice in the theater and cried both times (even though you KNOW how things are going to end!) Great choice! Visiting from Mama Kats!


June Freaking Cleaver said...

Glad to see that I'm not the only female to not have seen this movie - thanks, Katie!

And thanks, Kerri, for telling me the best parts, so I can continue my non-viewing record!

Care said...

Ha, I LOVED Titanic. I was obsessed. I saw it SEVEN times in the movie theatre when I was 13. Wow. That's like 21 hours of movie watching. However, I hate the 2nd VHS. I love the first part of the movie. I'll watch right up until her husband frames Jack for stealing and he goes to the ship jail. I hate the rest. Oh and my favorite character was Cal. Is that his name? The husband. I loved that jackass!!

George Vreeland Hill said...

Great movie.
One of the best films ever.
Thank you.

George Vreeland Hill

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