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Sunday, August 03, 2008

A brief glimpse into the life of Chris and Lisa

Right now TNT is running Titanic. I was just telling Lisa how I saw that movie on the day after it came out, and how these teenage girls were leaving the theater in tears before the show we were going into started. I told the ladies in line with me then "Wow, must be pretty powerful." And then those ladies were in tears as we were leaving the theater.

Me? I cried once during Titanic. It was during the first time we see the ship going full-speed underway, and something about those engine rooms, how incredibly accurate they were to the real Titanic's power plant, watching those steam turbines in all their grimy, beautiful detail...

...I cried at that. I didn't cry at the romance.

"You're heartless!" Lisa said.

"No," I replied. "I'm just a historian."

This is gonna be some household when the kids come along, I'm telling you :-)


Anonymous said...

Yeah, I think I had some tears over the plight of those hundreds of doomed passengers....but the central love story? Waste of time.

SO, are you writing your review of Dark Knight as a competition to War & Peace or what?

Lee Shelton said...

Wait... There was romance in Titanic?

Anonymous said...

I remember going the day after Christmas with a friend of mine and her younger brother. He and I didn't cry at all, but she started bawling when they flash to the faint outline of the distant iceberg.

"But the ship sinks and he dies!!" she sobbed.

"It's the friggin' Titanic. What did you think was going to happen?"