Sarah Polech: Staff Writer / Lady Person Extraordinaire
With the remake of the generation classic movie “Titanic” into its 3D counterpart, many of us have offered the same age-old thought about the outcome. Perhaps this time around, someone will care to notice the hefty chunk of ice stationed right in their path. Even more ambitiously, perhaps within the fifteen years since Titanic sailed its first route the captain has changed his eyeglass prescription to see blatantly large objects within a reasonable distance. As a last resort, in large thanks, global warming could have managed to diminish the iceberg entirely, ensuring a safe route to New York.
Had the vessel reached its destination, what would have come of Jack and Rose? According to Cortland’s historian Gustav Rochenhiem, the young couple wed in the fall of 1912, only a mere six months after breaking off her engagement to the late Cal Hockley. Rose’s prior fiancé had managed to slip off the side of the deck upon seeing his woman arm and arm with another lover, a mere three days before hitting shore. Yet, in a three-dimensional viewing it looks as though he is almost throwing himself off the stern of the ship and into your lap. His heart will go on.
In Jack’s instance, he became an unemployed artist, only kept afloat, unlike the original Titanic, on Rose’s inheritance. Upon divvying up the money, Jack turned back to his old habit of gambling, at one point earning enough for an expensive engagement ring for Rose. The couple wed that October, with triplet daughter, Lily, Daisy, and Pansy entering into the family the following winter. The visuals of the delivery were held off camera, being too graphic in 3D for our younger viewers.
New to theaters this upcoming week will be the revised 3D version of the classic. Of course we will have to wait and see whether any precautions were taken to avoid the iceberg this time around, or if history will repeat itself.