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Remember The Guy With The Whistle?

Titanic came out in 1997, it was nominated for fourteen Academy Awards, winning eleven and was a box-office sensation in its first weekend, as was "Leo-mania".

 I was in 6th grade at the time and remember there being a huge uproar because 8th graders at my school were being allowed to see the film due to learning about the sinking of the Titanic.  As Kate Winslet takes her top off in every film you can imagine the parent's reaction. 

But what about the first time I saw it?  I went several weekends after the 8th graders with my mom, brother and two friends of ours.  Both had already seen it, my friend had seen it fourteen times.  We all sat in rapture at Jack and Rose's love affair and the events leading up to the sinking.  We watched the ship disappear into the Atlantic Ocean and the couple cling for their lives.

At the time my brother was ten and didn't realize that Rose was telling the story so she couldn't have died.  Therefore, after Rose promises to "never let go"  my brother leans over to his friend and asked if she'd be all right, his response was "remember the guy with whistle?"  Well all five of us crack up at this very serious moment (I'm smiling now just thinking about it) getting dirty looks from those around us.  So while a wonderful, epic love story I also have a fond memory that I associate with Titanic.


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