Titanic Film Analysis

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Since movies have always been functioning as representations of public related issues, there are a lot of critics that would pay their close attention to popular movies on screen. It's quite obvious that their purpose is nothing other than preventing the public being misguided by those media and introducing critical perspectives to the audience. The 1997 movie Titanic is an epic film that gained massive attention by both general public and critics. The reasons for its popularity is not only the extraordinary creation, but also the historical background of this film. While this movie tributes its major plots to romantic stories between Jack Dawson (a penniless artist) and Rose Dewitt Bukater (a 17-year-old noble miss who had an engagement with her fiancé Cal Hockley), it actually grabs critics’ eyes by displaying representations of many historical content and social class problems.
As a matte of fact, historians and critics tend to argue a lot about the reliability of Titanic’s historical representations. Richard Howells, professor at Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries in King’s College London, argues that “ we are forced reluctantly to admit that for many people today, their ‘history’ of the Titanic is drawn from film.” He puts forward a quote of Mark C. Carnes, ’For many, Hollywood History is the only history.’ In order to exemplify that for many people, whether we view it in two or three dimensions, Cameron’s Titanic and the actual Titanic remain one

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