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Sunday, December 04, 2005

But it was a Big Damned Diamond!

Dh and I watched Titanic tonight--not our 1st viewing, probably not the last.

After crying my requisite 5 hankies worth, I watched again in disbelief as 101 year old Rose tossed that giant diamond--The Heart of the Ocean--into the sea.

Chris just sputtered. He demanded to know: Why didn't she give it to the nice salvage guy? (Bill Paxton--cutie).

Well, I answer, it's some kind of symbolism that she never let go (of her heart) as she promised Jack, but now she's returning it to the ocean to be with him because she was going to die that night in her bed like he said she would, and join him in the ever-after.

Chris: But it was a big damned diamond!

What do you all think? Go with the romantic gesture? Or spread the bling joy around?


  • At 5:24 AM, Blogger Samala said…

    That scene always pisses me off. Hello! Sell it and make sure your kids and grandkids are taken care of for the next three generations. How selfish can she be? If is true love, it is above big symbolic gestures. Those are the kind of things you do when you are proving your love.

    Ok, that turned out to be a mini rant but I hate to see a pretty stone go to waste.

  • At 5:56 AM, Blogger Lucy said…

    LMAO I haven't said it in a while but I love you Sam. LOL

    I guess I never thought about it Ellen. I've seen the movie a million times but I didn't care one way or the other about the stone. I got all caught up in the fact that Jack had impacted her life so greatly for over 80 years - the emotion (sorry Sam). So, yeah, it's one big diamond but I didn't care that she threw it into the ocean.

  • At 6:16 AM, Blogger MariaGeraci said…

    LOL! The movie really couldn't have ended any other way, but in real life, let's face it. We would have all sold the rock long before we lived to be 190 (or however old she was...)

  • At 11:22 AM, Blogger Honey said…

    Since it's Christmastime, I'm in a grinchy mood over commercialism and say Good for Her for tossing it into the sea. Nobody could have ever understood what that diamond meant to Rose's heart, and to have it displayed in a museum until kingdom come (or worse, sold for profit, as though selling her own heart) rather than letting it settle with Jack in the ocean would have been betraying her true love and demeaning to his memory.

    But anyway, that's just my opinion, and it would probably be different at any other time of the year. :)

    -a very opinionated Honey B today

  • At 11:23 AM, Blogger Honey said…

    Oh, and Sam, I do totally understand your point, too. :)

  • At 11:50 AM, Blogger Ellen said…

    LOL! You're all making me laugh. I too, appreciate the symbolism. She chose Jack and true love over the materialistic life that the other jerk offered her. And, Jack drew her nude wearing it--had to be another reason to hold on to as long as she did. The act represented her choice of love over money, as well as her unending love for Jack.

    My biggest qualm was historical. Of course, LOL! I saw a documentary on the rich history of the gem worn by Kings Louis XIV and XVI of France. So that made it hard to watch it sink--I always want to preserve history. (It was only a movie, Ellen--I forget).

    And yes Sam, it would have provided her family with security for generations to come--I hadn't thought of that. That's definitely a good point.

    Tough one. Still, I think I like the romantic gesture.

  • At 4:14 PM, Blogger Kristen said…

    And I've yet to see this film.

    More than likely, will not see it.

    And the stone..was she crazy? Sell it. Would he really want her to toss it into the ocean?

    Love your rant, Sam. :D


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