56). The main theme of the movie is the forbidden love between the fictional characters Rose and Jack, who are from different worlds but fall in love during their journey. The focus of this paper will be carrying out a screenplay analysis of the Titanic movie highlighting the outstanding features that Cameron uses to develop his story.
Without doubt, James Cameron is an experienced producer and director considering he successful films that he has done. In the development of the Titanic movie, he makes use of the three act structure in developing his story line. As the name of this feature suggests, the film has three distinct parts, namely the setup, the confrontation and the resolution. A close examination of the film reveals that act one serves as the setup. This is because it is in this act that the audience is introduced to the characters and to the story. Cameron presents the background of the film in act one. The audience gets to understand that Brock Lovett, who is a hunter of treasures and has been on a rigorous search for a necklace called ‘Heart of Ocean’. It is at this point that Rose admitted that it was her necklace and begins to narrate how things transpired after she and other passengers including her mother and fiancé had boarded the Titanic ship. From the description presented, the audience becomes aware of the setting of the story which is specifically in a ship (Wright 2004, p. 66). As Rose remembers what transpired, the turning point in the setup is revealed. This occurs when she tried committing suicide but was saved by Jack Dawson who was in the third class section of the ship. This serves as the turning point in the setup because it served to take the story into a different direction. Because of the reason that Jack saved Rose, Cal and Rose’s mother were compelled to invite him for dinner (Tucker 2012, p. 126). This provided an opportunity for Rose and