draw me like one of your french girls
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These two were supposedly based on a real couple, who said they wouldn’t board a life boat as long as there were younger people still aboard the ship. They both went below deck, presumably to their room, and that’s the last time they were seen.
That’s Isador and Ida Strauss, who died together on the Titanic the night of April 14-15, 1912. He urged his wife to board on a lifeboat but she refused and was witnessed to have said “We have lived together for many years. Where you go, I go.”
rose should have fucking scooted over. there was plenty of room on that damn board thing.
and I didn’t like it. it was, overall, an emphasis on how the upper class viewed themselves above the others, how rose clearly doesn’t understand the meaning of the words “never let go” (it was twice that she let go), and how people are selfish, especially during times of need. like when that cal dude or whatever (the guy with the coif) grabbed the child just so he could get his stupid-ass onto the lifeboat. it’s also an example of how mothers will selfishly use their own children for their personal benefit. not once did rose’s mom ever say that she was sorry for forcing rose into the engagement with an abusive asshole.
but I liked the american high class lady who was always in black and very outspoken and how she actually wanted to go back to save the others. I only cried when the quartet began playing their last song and the movie cut to a scene an old couple holding each other on the bed. that was literally the only time I cried during the entire movie.
it’s overrated, in my opinion.