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Titanic blunder

Titanic was the biggest film of the 1990s. Now it’s being re-released in 3D. Why?

By Meghan Daum   April 2012

Director James Cameron at the helm

If nothing else, the reissue of Titanic, this time in 3D, offers a panoply of handy metaphors and analogies with which to place it into something resembling a meaningful cultural context. These would be, in descending order of obviousness:

The sinking ship is a metaphor for a troubled global economy.

The sharp class divisions aboard the ship, particularly the obscene luxury afforded by the uppermost tier, is a perfect distillation of the current “99 per cent versus 1 per cent” political movement.

Conversion from regular 2D to 3D (see also The Lion King, Beauty…

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