History Of The Movie: The Titanic

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It’s 1997, the new movie ‘The Titanic’ came out into theaters. This movie was known as the first billion dollar film. The movie, based on a survivor of this tragedy who somehow found love in all of the disaster and sadness, changed the view of the movies’ audience to not just the sad aspect of the historical devastation, but as well as a view into the smaller aspects like the ballroom dancing, the lower class area, and the lives of the rich. It brought happiness, as well as anger and sadness. In this way, movies really can benefit our society. Movies are a way other than reading for us to learn, to educate ourselves. But movies can just as well diminish the intelligence level and lead us to learning the wrong facts and information. The 1980’s …show more content…
The interests sparked the ideas which came to be known as; ET the Extra Terrestrial, Back to the Future, Aliens, The Terminator, but those are only a few of the brilliant movies which came about in the ‘80s. This decade was a beautiful decade in movies, so many stars arose whose careers are still going strong today. Harrison Ford, known in other films before, thus this movie really launched his career, Indiana Jones ‘Raiders of the lost ark’ a movie that children and families could go watch and enjoy together without having to worry about too much violence or sexual acts. Because keep in mind pg-13 rating had not yet been invented. That rating came about in 1984 when some movies were not okay for smaller children so they would label them rated R but that rating seemed a little too intense for some movies so they compromised and made a rating for which more mature children or, young adults could go and see a movie knowing what to expect, not too little and not too …show more content…
The average film budget was usually over 18 million. But the average ticket price was at the beginning of the 1980’s $3 and at the end of the decade rose to $4 and over. The reason the cost was so high when producing a film was because after the 70s, the films in the 80s were “Less experimental and original, but more formulaic…”. A new special effect called the (CGI) technique cause a burst of films; including Steven Spielburg’s ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)’, and George Lucas’ ‘Return of the Jedi (1983)’ these were labeled as “Blockbusters”. There were many movies in the ‘80s that hit it big and were a huge success. But with that came the movies that did pretty awful. Such as the “Miscalculated historical epic of the American Revolution” - WB’s Revolution (1985), this movie grossed only $359,000 on a budget of $28 million. Just as well as the movies costing a huge chunk of cash, they also over payed the actors/actresses by a long

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