Believe it or not, I've never seen the movie "Titanic". I know, it's hard to imagine. But it's true.
I'm actually a movie lover and I know movies dating back to the 30s and 40s better than many people. I used to watch "Big 3 Theater" every afternoon after school when I was a kid and loved the old black & whites from the golden age of Hollywood. I watch the Oscars every year, study movie reviews in the newspaper every day, and try to see the best ones every year at the theater. I usually know as much about each film before I enter the theater as I do when I leave it, aware of the best performances and plot lines, and all the behind-the-scenes antics that came before the final editing. So I really am a huge fan of all things theater-related, including movies.
But I still have no desire to see Titanic. Because there are certain movies that I don't enjoy. Among them are horror films - and shows with very sad endings. Knowing ahead of time that I'm going to be pulled into the lives of these characters and begin to care about them and then they're all going to be part of a horrible tragedy...well....it just keeps me from watching. And if it weren't for the sad ending, I would love "Titanic", because historical pieces are among my favorites. I adore wonderful costuming and settings and elegant scenery - all the pieces of that famous film. The hats alone would make me swoon!
Well "Titanic" is in the news again now that its been re-produced in 3D and once again I'm enjoying the clips of the lush, rich scenes in the dining room, and as passengers arrive and embark. But then there are also those clips of the ship going down, and the poor people screaming, and.....nope - I just can't do it. Sigh....