Everybody, welcome to Episode 67 of the “Reel Chat Podcast” – a podcast that’s back and in full swing since it’s big return in October. Today we continue our brand new season – the one where we’re counting down Empire Magazine’s Top 100 Greatest Movies of all time.
On the very day that the multi billion-dollar James Cameron epic (on the verge of its 20th anniversary) has sailed into the National Film Registry, Reel Chat presents to you an extended and very special look at 1997’s “Titanic”. The mammoth film was a juggernaut from the moment it hit theatres, quickly becoming one of the highest grossing film of all time and turning young actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet into bona fide movie stars. It’s selection by the Library of Congress is a lovely cherry on top of this year’s whirlwind anniversary celebrations, which was recently re-released in U.S. theaters (again) in a new Dolby Vision format.
Joining your Titanic loving host Adam Stolfo is the returning Andrew McCaskill, Penny Jelly and special guest Damon Quah – who makes his long awaited debut. Be thoroughly enthralled as the team dissect in detail the film’s iconic cast, the ego of writer/director James Cameron, the amazing score of the late James Horner, it’s alternate ending and deleted scenes, the fascinating back story of just how much of a gamble this film was for Fox and Paramount (and why it didn’t sink), as well as the age-old question of why it’s so ridiculed and become so fashionable to dislike it.
So does “Titanic” deserve it’s spot in the Top 100? And is position number 97 where it belongs?
This is the final episode of Reel Chat for 2017, so a big thank you to all our listeners and supporters for welcoming us back into your podcast listening ears. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all. We’ll be back better than ever in early 2018.
THE TEAM’S REVIEW SCORES
Adam 5 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Andrew 2 1/2 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Matthew 1 1/2 out of 5
Penny 3 1/2 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Damon 3 1/2 out of 5 – RECOMMEND