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post #51 of 75
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Originally Posted by Lightning Slim View Post

 

Not a huge  Titanic fan, but in the spirit of this thread's question I'd say:

 

Technical wizardry + fantasy love story = not all the wrong reasons.


That's true, but I think he was more getting at the fact that many went to see it multiple times to see the oh-so-dreamy Leo and hear that eardrum-raping Celine Dion song.

But yeah, a lot of that money can be accredited to those kickass disaster scenes, too.

post #52 of 75
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Not a huge  Titanic fan, but in the spirit of this thread's question I'd say:

Technical wizardry + fantasy love story = not all the wrong reasons.

Slim you mysogynist pig! Why did you have to bring Kate Winslett's breasts into this!?!

Oh wait ...
post #53 of 75
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Slim you mysogynist pig! Why did you have to bring Kate Winslett's breasts into this!?!

Oh wait ...

 

 

 

Now this thread is gross and creepy. 

post #54 of 75

Half the domestic box office was repeat business from adolescent girls.

post #55 of 75
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Half the domestic box office was repeat business from adolescent girls.

 

Indeed. I was in junior high at the time, so you can imagine what it was like back then trying to talk to girls about anything other than Titanic. I didn't hate the movie, and I can definitely appreciate it now as an adult, but fucking hell did I ever want to escape it in 1997. And of course it didn't help that only 1 out of every 1,000 teenage girls had any interest in video games back then, to distract them from movies like Titanic. Now it's more like 1 out of every 10.

post #56 of 75
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Half the domestic box office was repeat business from adolescent girls.

 

I was in my early 20s when it came out, and a lot of the women my age I knew were going to see it over and over again too.

post #57 of 75

I was 17 when it came out.  I enjoyed it somewhat.  I still saw it four times.  I am not proud of this fact.  It just happened.  Each time was me agreeing to see it with someone who hadn't yet.  Then after its mammoth intial run, I saw it in the cheap seat theater just because the novelty hadn't worn off yet (and my mom wanted to see it...again.)  To this day, I don't dislike the movie. So, where do I turn in my geek card?

post #58 of 75
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I was 17 when it came out.  I enjoyed it somewhat.  I still saw it four times.  I am not proud of this fact.  It just happened.  Each time was me agreeing to see it with someone who hadn't yet.  Then after its mammoth intial run, I saw it in the cheap seat theater just because the novelty hadn't worn off yet (and my mom wanted to see it...again.)  To this day, I don't dislike the movie. So, where do I turn in my geek card?

 

Meh. I saw the Spice Girls movie. Was the only dude in the theater too. If I hadn't been a nobody at school, my rep wouldn't have survived that.

post #59 of 75
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Half the domestic box office was repeat business from adolescent girls.

Hey! Adolescent girls are people too!

Actually, I can't prove that. Withdrawn Your Honour.
post #60 of 75

They're responsible for a great many things wrong with the world.  But this is why we shouldn't complain about Justin Bieber and the like.

I wager you can map film intrusions by Adolescent Girls such as Titanic and Twilight to a brief shortage or drop in the 'pop music density quotient'.  We need to keep it high to give them something to do else they will stray into other realms and cause all kinds of havok.

 

It might be a statistical concept I made up just then, but like Dark Energy its existence is predicted by all observable reality,  so I'm going to do nothing at all the support the notion.  Which itself is just like proving it to be true. QED

post #61 of 75

Well, there is a pretty severe lack of boy bands these days, so yes, it makes sense that adolescent girls are having to fill their time up with something else. There's a lot of girls out there aged 12-15, so pretty much anything they obsess over is going to become big enough for the rest of us to notice it exists, hence the success of Justin Bieber, Twilight, and American Idol. You know the latter hasn't had a female winner in six years? See if you can guess why.

post #62 of 75

...My eye is slightly twitching at this turn in the discussion.

post #63 of 75
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Originally Posted by Shuma Gorath View Post

Well, there is a pretty severe lack of boy bands these days, so yes, it makes sense that adolescent girls are having to fill their time up with something else. There's a lot of girls out there aged 12-15, so pretty much anything they obsess over is going to become big enough for the rest of us to notice it exists, hence the success of Justin Bieber, Twilight, and American Idol. You know the latter hasn't had a female winner in six years? See if you can guess why.

 

Interestingly, isn't the most successful person to come out of American Idol Kelly Clarkson?

post #64 of 75
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OK, this is the kind of thing I'm talking about: bitching out teenage girls for liking crap. And yet very rarely do you see the same kind of criticism directed at teenage BOYS.

 

Makes you think, doesn't it?

post #65 of 75
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OK, this is the kind of thing I'm talking about: bitching out teenage girls for liking crap. And yet very rarely do you see the same kind of criticism directed at teenage BOYS.

 

Makes you think, doesn't it?


Eh, not where I come from. More of my friends were pissed at the 15 year old boys who saw Taken 2 six times because it was so "epic."

post #66 of 75
My earlier post suggesting teenage girls are not people was merely a (side-splittingly funny and masterfully constructed) joke. On the other hand I do sometimes catch a One Direction video on TV and have the thought flash through my mind: "Hmmm, maybe The Taleban has a point ..."

I'm only joking of course. Some of my best friends are adolescent girls.
post #67 of 75
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Originally Posted by Chris Spider View Post

OK, this is the kind of thing I'm talking about: bitching out teenage girls for liking crap. And yet very rarely do you see the same kind of criticism directed at teenage BOYS.

 

Makes you think, doesn't it?

 

What they're into tends to not catch my eye as much. For instance, what modern metal band is mostly adored by teenage boys? Do you know? Because I don't, and I listen to metal.

 

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Interestingly, isn't the most successful person to come out of American Idol Kelly Clarkson?

 

I do believe so, yes. Not sure what to make of that.

post #68 of 75

Oh, I don't care about this teenage girl stuff. But I wanted to mention that for me, Titanic will always be about the long awkward fight my extended family had about it over the Christmas dinner table that year. My sister didn't realize the old lady died and went to heaven at the end, and had just assumed she'd fallen asleep, which my aunt interpreted as proof enough that our parents had failed us completely by not raising us Mormon. Thanks, Titanic!

post #69 of 75
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Oh, I don't care about this teenage girl stuff. But I wanted to mention that for me, Titanic will always be about the long awkward fight my extended family had about it over the Christmas dinner table that year. My sister didn't realize the old lady died and went to heaven at the end, and had just assumed she'd fallen asleep, which my aunt interpreted as proof enough that our parents had failed us completely by not raising us Mormon. Thanks, Titanic!

 

Ah, the holidays. So full of togetherness and cheer and smiling faces, eh? :P

 

Anybody happen to mention in the argument that James Cameron is an atheist?

post #70 of 75
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...My eye is slightly twitching at this turn in the discussion.


post #71 of 75

I was a way for a day. Wait, are we still saying that Titanic was a poorly-made, pandering chick-flick?

 

What, does it lack the ambition of 28 Dresses?

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*27

post #73 of 75
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Originally Posted by Lightning Slim View Post

I was a way for a day. Wait, are we still saying that Titanic was a poorly-made, pandering chick-flick?

 

I don't hold that opinion of it, no.

post #74 of 75

Yup, yup. Chick flicks. Death of taste and stuff. Make loads of money. Got it.

'Scuse me, I'm just off to pitch 28 Dresses: For a Few Dresses More.
 

post #75 of 75
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I was a way for a day. Wait, are we still saying that Titanic was a poorly-made, pandering chick-flick?

 

What, does it lack the ambition of 28 Dresses?


We've not yet suffered that hell.

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