Titanic’s 20th anniversary is truly the gift that keeps on giving, if you consider a “gift” to be 20-year-old, behind-the-scenes gossip from a sappy movie about a literal sinking ship. This week’s treasure? Leonardo DiCaprio was worried that his now-iconic role of Jack would be “too easy.”
Every year, the Library of Congress selects 25 movies to be added to the National Film Registry. These movies are chosen for their “cultural, historic and/or aesthetic importance” and I am happy to say that Titanic is FINALLY getting its due!!!
I never had the privilege of seeing Titanic in theaters during its initial run. Given that I wasn’t yet 13 at the time, my parents—beholden to the MPAA—forbade me from seeing it. They did, however, allow me to rent it the following summer (it was released on two-tape VHS in September of 1998). So the first time I saw…
Anyone with eyes and a brain can see that Jack could have gotten on the door with Rose and survived. Whether or not their relationship could have lived beyond a weekend cruise ship fuckfest will never be determined, but we finally have mathematical confirmation of what fans and Jezebel staffers have been screaming for…
A water-stained letter from the Titanic written by an admirably realistic first class passenger on the ship’s stationary just sold for £126,000 at auction, a record sale for a note written on the ship.
If you are not a billionaire or mid-tier millionaire, please skip to the story about Evan Rachel Wood carrying around demon-repellant, as this only concerns the extremely rich who wouldn’t mind throwing at least ten million dollars to charity sometime in the near future.
Almost every letter from the Titanic probably arrived coated in a fine layer of irony; however, nothing quite matches the ones where somebody describes their fine surroundings and says that everybody misses you and was so sorry you couldn’t come.