Author has written 3 stories for Titanic.
Don’t they say you never forget your first love? I fell in love with Titanic after watching it for the first time at the age of 11. I can’t help but think that some sort of imprinting must have been going on that day. Today, I am a huge Titanic fan in spite of myself.
There probably aren’t that many Titanic fanfiction writers who don’t consider Titanic one of their favorite movies. I, however, would only give it a 7 or 8 out of ten, at most.
I don’t deny that the film does have its strong points: a great onset chemistry between the protagonists (the hilarious deck conversation and the spitting scene were ad-libbed!), a richness in metaphors and themes and a strong female lead, just to point out a few of them.
Yet again, there are tons of flaws that can’t be missed: Above all, awkward dialog (especially Jack’s scripted lines) and underwritten characters (Cal, Ruth, Jack…). There are, however, hints that there is more to it than just a banal love story, but those depths remain largely unexplored throughout the film.
So, why am I here at all? Firstly, I like to add some new facets and credibility to the story and the JackxRose relationship. Secondly, I love to read and review other writer’s works and to mingle with other fans. And thirdly… I don’t really have a choice. Just forget everything I wrote a paragraph ago! It doesn’t matter whatsoever. I am completely nuts over the film and I’ve been thinking about it every freaking day for almost fourteen years. Crazy, huh?
As a non native English speaker, I am hugely relying on beta-readers to straighten out whatever I wrote that doesn’t seem right. Nonetheless, if you come across anything that I’ve written and that sounds awkward to you, don’t be too harsh on me (reviews, PMs and this profile page have, of course, not been revised by beta-readers!).
In fact, as we have argued, many girls are unable to simply or gleefully consume even those cultural materials directed at them, and are instead very aware of the stamp of devaluation their fandom carries in this society – or embarrassed by their peers’ lack of awareness. They are faced with the paradox of tainting (in the larger public eye) what they love and admire simply though the act of loving and admiring it. These girls are placed in the uncomfortable position of having to negotiate expressions of their fandom under the disapproving lens of the journalistic arbiters of (adult, male) taste and the begrudging (adult, male) recipient of their attentions. And many girls, for the same reason, are also faced with the complementary paradox of trying to remove their love and admiration of a public object into more private, supportive spaces, but with only partial success.
- p. 83 in Nash, M and Lahti, M. (1999). 'Almost Ashamed to Say I am One of Those Girls’: Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio and the Paradoxes of Girls’ Fandom. in Kevin Sandler and Gaylyn Studlar, (ed.) Titanic: Anatomy of a Blockbuster, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.
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