Titanic: Anatomy of a Blockbuster.


In 1997, eighty-five years after the ship Titanic struck an iceberg, then sank more than 1,500 passengers on its maiden voyage, James Cameron?s movie became the highest-grossing film in North America and, shortly thereafter, the first motion picture to earn a billion dollars worldwide. This book looks at what made this cinematic event resonate so deeply, so extensively with its audience. What does this tell us about the power of cinema to influence popular culture and current cultural attitudes?

Daniel – Fri, 06/19/2009 – 08:31