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THE ONE BILLION DOLLAR MOVIE: TITANIC

By Maria José Pinto

Table of contents

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 3

Blockbuster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 4

Analysis of Titanic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 6

Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 10

Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 11

Introduction

A reference of Hollywood, Titanic would be the first movie to win $ 1 billion known as a very big blockbuster.

Nobody doubts that Hollywood is currently the great colossus that has monopolized the film industry. For decades, the industry has produced countless films.

BLOCKBUSTER

The dictionary defines it as: “A thing of great power or size, in particular a film, book, or other product that is a great commercial success”.

Thinks that blockbusters have in common:

1. Big budget

Generally, blockbusters are films that have a wide range of special effects, thanks to the producers investing large amounts of money to achieve the greatest possible showmanship.

2. A great director and a star cast

In addition, the cast of actors in a blockbuster is usually made up of renowned stars.

On the other hand, a director with experience in large blockbusters is usually hired to manage the project; or someone who augurs as a promise capable of reaping great success.

3. Merchandising

Before and after the premiere of a blockbuster, many promotional products of each film are sold (toys, posters, etc ...).

This promotional strategy aims to raise many extra millions at the expense of the film that is going to be exhibited.

4. Possible franchises

If the play goes well to the producers, a blockbuster can aspire to become a franchise that gives rise to sequels, prequels or spin-offs, with the intention of exploiting the films to the maximum.

However, it seems that there is a tendency too recurrent to opt for this type of tactics to make easy money in abundance, instead of risking with fresh and novel proposals that can surprise the public and criticism.

TITANIC

James Cameron, author of Terminator shot a film about the most famous shipwreck in the world, with a giant budget and using young Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as a couple protagonist whose love passed in the ill-fated transatlantic.

One of the most successful blockbusters and one of the only three films (along with Gone With the Wind and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King) that have won the most Oscar awards to date (11).

What it is this big movie about?

SINOPSIS

Jack, is a young artist who wins a ticket to America on the Titanic (the largest and safest transatlantic ship ever built) through a card game. On the trip, he meets Rose, a young lady of good family, who is going to contract a marriage of convenience with a cocky millionaire. Jack and Rose fall in love on board, but fiancee and Rose's mother put all kinds of obstacles in their relationship.

Unexpectedly, an immense iceberg causes the sinking of the ship. They begin to save the lives of the passengers, first Rose for being of the upper class, who decides to keep Jack by her side. At some point between the tragedy, they separate and meet again, they remained holding hands, but Jack died frozen. Rose survives and dies asleep years later.

The history of the dream ship moved a generation in love with Leonardo DiCaprio and showed us that cinema is pure spectacle. Historically and technically taken care of, Titanic was the great winner of the 70th Oscar Awards with 11 awards. Why? We will see some of the reasons.

The film has transfixing cinematography and groundbreaking visual effects, which have left a mark on modern cinema. In his story-telling and screenplays, however is formulaic. It's no coincidence that Titanic was nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award (and won) but wasn’t nominated for Best Screenplay. The

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