Still need to buy last minute gifts for the fast approaching holiday? Why not purchase a few of the award winning books for 2014 suggested by RUSA, the Reference and User Services Association.
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On this day 17 years ago the movie, Titanic was released in theaters. The movie stars actors, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, as the main characters who find love on the ill-fated RMS Titanic. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jack Dawson, a poor third class artist that wins tickets to board the Titanic through a poker game. While Kate Winslet plays the role of Rose DeWitt Bukater, a first class citizen traveling back to Philadelphia to marry her fiancé Caledon. The two main characters cross paths when Rose attempts to jump off the ship and end her life. Jack saves her from her fatal death and from then on helps Rose realize that she can find happiness. In the midst of helping Rose the two fall in love. Unfortunately, The RMS Titanic collides with an iceberg causing the ship to sink and force riders to fend for themselves in the freezing cold waters of the sea. Rose and Jack remain together through this tragedy until Jack passes away from hypothermia. Eighty four years later after the tragedy, a team of treasure hunters come to Rose looking for the necklace she wore in a portrait Jack drew of her on the ship. She doesn’t give them the necklace, but instead gives them a recollection of her experience on the RMS Titanic. In the end, Rose throws the necklace into the ocean as she is finally at peace with her memories of the Titanic.
Fast forward 17 years from Titanic’s first premiere and this movie is still considered a classic romance story. In 1997, the movie grossed over $1.84 billion in sales, making it the first film to reach the billion dollar mark. Fifteen years later, in 2012, a 3D version of the film was released, earning the movie an additional $343.6 million worldwide. This re-release marked Titanic as the second film to gross more than $2 billion in sales worldwide. In addition to record breaking sales, the film has received many film accolades, such as 11 Academy Awards including, “Best Picture” and “Best Director”.
Ultimately, these great accomplishments deserve a celebration and what better way to do this than on the anniversary of the films premiere. So today, start your weekend off by watching the movie or start reading a book about that fateful day in 1912.
Below are items from our online catalog related to the Titanic. Click any image to view/reserve the title.
Thursday, December 18, 5 pm
Film Clue: A young boy has to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a B.B. gun really is the perfect gift.
***This movie is rated PG and is 93 minutes in length***
Thursday, December 11, 5 pm
Film Clue: An ordinary toy construction worker, thought to be the prophesied ‘Special’, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing their toy universe into eternal stasis.
***This movie is rated PG and is 100 minutes in length***