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Titanic: Anatomy of a Blockbuster Sandler, Kevin S. 0813526698 9780813526690 The first critical exploration of the popularity of James Camerons film, Titanic. On April 14, 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg off Newfoundland. Taki
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Titanic: Anatomy of a Blockbuster by Sandler, Kevin S.

The first critical exploration of the popularity of James Camerons film, Titanic. On April 14, 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg off Newfoundland. Taking more than 1,500 souls with her, Titanic sunk on what was intended to be the glorious maiden voyage of the biggest, most expensive & most technologically advanced ship ever built. In 1997, James Camerons Titanic, the most expensive & technologically advanced movie ever made, hit theaters. In 13 weeks, it became the highest-grossing film in North America, & shortly thereafter, the first motion picture to earn a billion dollars worldwide. The cultural studies & film scholars who have contributed 13 essays to this collection ask the key question- Why? What made Titanic such a popular movie? Why has this film become a cultural & film phenomenon? What makes it so fascinating to the film-going public? The articles address everything from the nostalgia evoked by the film to the semiotic meaningfulness created around The Heart of the Ocean diamond that figures so prominently as a symbol in the film. Contributors address questions of the representations of class, sexuality, & gender; analyze the cross-cultural reception of the film in nationally specific contexts; & examine the impact of strategies for marketing the film through music.

Author: Sandler, Kevin S.

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 288

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Publication Date: 1999-08-01

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