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Films: Titanic Vocabulary 1


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Films: Titanic


Vocabulary 1
Titanic was __________ by James Cameron and is one of the most ________ films ever made, at least, in commercial terms, and has grossed more than one billion dollars for its makers.
It ______ Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet with Gloria Stuart and Billy Zane in supporting ______. It was the film that made DiCaprio famous.
It is _______ aboard the ill-fated liner Titanic than sank on 14 April, 1912 after hitting an iceberg in the north Atlantic. It is not, however, a true-to-____ account of the disaster, focusing instead, on an on-board romance between two entirely fictional __________ .
DiCaprio _____ Jack, a young artist, leaving England for a better life in the United States. He is poor and travelling in the cheapest part of the ship. Rose, ___________ by Kate Winslet, is a rich young woman engaged to be married and travelling in the luxury of a first class cabin.
They meet by chance and are immediately attracted to each other. Jack is handsome, lively, and above all, good fun. By contrast, Cal Hockley, the wealthy man that Rose is engaged to, is pompous and arrogant. Rose and Jack quickly fall in love after Jack saves Rose’s life when she nearly falls over the side of the ship.
The film was a huge _____ -________ success when it was _________ in 1997, although some _________ were less enthusiastic, seeing the movie as over-sentimental. Nonetheless, it managed to win no less than 11 Academy ________ including those for Best _________, Best _________ Score , Best __________ Effects and Best _________ Design.


awards

box-office

successful

characters

Visual

Costume

Costume

critics

set

directed

released

Director

life

life

Musical

played

stars

roles

plays








Vocabulary 2
Find words in the text which mean:
1 to earn money (when talking about a film)

2 long-distance passenger ship

3 characters or story that are invented by an author; not real

4 self-important



Answers

Titanic was directed by James Cameron and is one of the most successful films ever made, at least, in commercial terms, and has grossed more than one billion dollars for its makers.


It stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet with Gloria Stuart and Billy Zane in supporting roles. It was the film that made DiCaprio famous.
It is set aboard the ill-fated liner Titanic than sank on 14 April, 1912 after hitting an iceberg in the north Atlantic. It is not, however, a true-to-life account of the disaster, focusing instead, on an on-board romance between two entirely fictional characters.
DiCaprio plays Jack, a young artist, leaving England for a better life in the United States. He is poor and travelling in the cheapest part of the ship. Rose, played by Kate Winslet, is a rich young woman engaged to be married and travelling in the luxury of a first class cabin.
They meet by chance and are immediately attracted to each other. Jack is handsome, lively, and above all, good fun. By contrast, Cal Hockley, the wealthy man that Rose is engaged to, is pompous and arrogant. Rose and Jack quickly fall in love after Jack saves Rose’s life when she nearly falls over the side of the ship.
The film was a huge box-office success when it was released in 1997, although some critics were less enthusiastic, seeing the movie as over-sentimental. Nonetheless, it managed to win no less than 11 Academy awards including those for Best Director, Best Musical Score , Best Visual Effects and Best Costume Design.


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