Last week I finally got to see my favorite movie, Titanic, on the big screen again as it has been re-released in 3D on its fifteenth anniversary. While I’ve watched it countless times over the years on video, it was a real treat for me to see it again on the “big screen”. The story fascinates me just as much today as it did when I saw it for the first time. Only now I’ve memorized much of the dialogue and catch myself speaking along with the characters on-screen.
For me, although I find the story fascinating, one of the primary reasons that the movie continues to have such an emotional impact is the music. The composer of the film’s score, James Horner, was recently interviewed by CNN about the history of the film's record-breaking song My Heart Will Go On. (Click Here to watch a video of the interview.)
Of course, the music sets the mood from the very first frames and continues as viewers hear and feel tension and release while the score gradually builds to the movie’s climax and ultimate relaxed and sad tranquility. And it’s hard to forget the haunting beauty of My Heart Will Go On.
I admit that I have a bit of an obsession with this movie. With fourteen Academy Award nominations and eleven wins (including Best Picture and Best Original Song), eight Gold Globe nominations and four wins (including Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Original Song), four Grammy Awards and countless additional industry and public recognition, it will remain a favorite in the hearts of many moviegoers for years to come. And, thanks to the recent 3D re-release, a new generation of fans will have the opportunity to enjoy it as it was meant to be seen … at the movies.
In memorium ... One hundred years ago today ... April 12, 1912.
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