You know, I don't normally cry much when it comes to films and TV unless I'm really tired or it's The Lion King. But, do you know what? I'm not so tired at all and I just finished watching Julian Fellowes' Titanic and I am bawling like a baby!
This show didn't get very good reviews but I enjoyed it. Less soap-opera-y than Downton Abbey and also more tragic. I think it's the whole based-on-a-true-story, hundreds-of-people-actually-died-like-this part that really got me sobbing. Apparently, IRL, one of the first bodies they picked up when they went around collecting the dead afterwards was a baby D:
So, go on then. Here's the trailer: http://youtu.be/6b4Gc1JcunY
I love how in every dramatisation of the Titanic story, it has to start with people shouting: What!? We don't need that many lifeboats! We've got plenty! What's wrong with you, man!?
My, is that some foreshadowing?
If you're feeling too emotional and need a pick me up, have a look at French and Saunders' spoof, The Making of Titanic.
So, yes, with the centenary there's been lots of Titanic stuff around and it's been good to learn more about it, and also sad, but I'm kinda glad that we're coming to the end of it now, because whenever anybody mentions Titanic anywhere, I get that bloody My Heart Will Bloody Go On and On song stuck in my head. Every time! I blame it on my age. I was about 13 when the film came out, and when your school is filled with hundreds of rampant teenage Leonardo DiCaprio fans, it is impossible to escape that song. I can remember my friends singing it and crying. (Personally, I didn't see the film until I was about 21, so the whole hysteria was completely lost on me.)
Today, in 'Stupid things I try to convince my work colleagues are true!'
- Did you know that Celine Dion was Leonardo DiCaprio's stunt double in Titanic? That's why she's on the boat in the music video!
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