I am surprised that Jame’s Cameron mega-success “Titanic” hasn’t been Dramatica-ly analysed yet.
Am I wrong ?
It is one of my favorite films in that genre and I would love to participate to a DUG analysis of it, but the waiting list is long and I would like to try it with the help of the forum.
I propose to go step by step and wait for the experts to correct the analysis as we go.
So the first step seems pretty easy :
The throughlines :
OS : Surviving the sinking of a doomed ship.
If I formulate it like that it is because I think that when the film begins, everyone knows that the Titanic will eventually sink. However, James Cameron takes the times to be explicit about it at the beginning of the film with the character of Lovett (and his colleagues) who explain us in detail what is going to happen to the ship during that night. Also, putting it that way makes it easy to see this Throughlines in Situation because everybody is stucked in this terrible situation (but please let’s discuss it !)
RS : Rose/Jack romance
Continuing my first idea (OS in Situation), it means that RS would be in Mind. And I think it works because, preconceptions are on both sides of these two characters and are the main obstacles to their love story (belonging to opposite sociales classes they are constantly separated, even physically, from each other because of fixed rules and attitudes of this era)
MC : Rose
I think Rose is not a manipulator (contrary to Jack) and therefore, she would be in Activity. Her activity would be to try escape the golden cage she is locked in and break free of the social pressures to be able to express her true self.
IC : Jack
Jack is motivated in changing Rose, pushing her to embrace the freedom he had made is all life about.
That’s it for now. I have further ideas but I would like to be sure of this first level before focussing further down as I have noticed that my confirmation bias is VERY STRONG and I always manage to find a complete story form that turns out to be completely wrong !
I would really appreciate any comment/help/discussion on this Topic.
Thanks a lot.