Spectacular Film: Titanic


When I think of spectacular films, the first movie that comes to mind is “Titanic”. It is such an iconic film that is just as popular today as it was when it was initially released. With a budget of 200 million dollars, it captivated audiences from all over the world making the revenue well worth its budget. A reason why I personally thought about this was a spectacular film was because in a book I read entitled A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, although it was fiction,  it speaks about the movie as an escape from the harsh reality Kabul faced during a time of turmoil. “That summer, Titanic fever gripped Kabul. People smuggled pirated copies of the film from Pakistan- sometimes in their underwear. After curfew, everyone locked their doors, turned out the lights, turned down the volume, and reaped tears for Jack and Rose and the passengers of the doomed ship……….At the Kabul River, vendors moved into the parched riverbed. Soon, from the river’s sunbaked hollows, it was possible to buy Titanic carpets, and Titanic cloth, from bolts arranged in wheelbarrows. There was Titanic deodorant, Titanic toothpaste, Titanic perfume, Titanic pakora, even Titanic burqas. A particularly persistent beggar began calling himself “Titanic Beggar.” “Titanic City” was born.” In terms of budget, I think that millions of dollars for one film is a bit excessive, and could be used on other things that would better our society, however speaking from a movie viewer’s perspective, i think that the money aids in ways that allows for there to be a unique aspect to each film which maybe cannot be fulfilled with simply a clever plot or a famous cast.

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