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Yearly Archives: 1998
Titanic (James Cameron), 1997
Eight months after it opened, it’s a little disorientating to remind myself that I actually did very much enjoy James Cameron’s epic Titanic. That’s because, somewhere in that time period, the unrelenting crudfest that has surrounded this film has made me hate the film and everything about it. I hate Leonardo DiCaprio. I hate James Horner. And surely I can’t be alone in wishing that Celine Dion’s heart would just stop?
This is the second of two essays originally written while an undergraduate at the University of California, Irvine, in April-May 1998 (the first being my essay on Autumn Moon, here). The two essays follow up some similar ideas. As I’ve said on the page for the Autumn Moon essay, these were the first times I’d really started to write on the subject of cities in film.
An essay originally written while an undergraduate at the University of California, Irvine, in April-May 1998. While I’ve taken most of my undergraduate work offline over the years, I still have a sneaking fondness for this one as the first real thing I wrote that linked film and urban planning.