Titanic, 2019
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A new long-term study looking at the elusive Cuvier's beaked whale reveals the deepest and longest dives ever seen among mammals.

The new records indicate behaviour that is much more varied and extreme than scientists expected for this species. One exceptional whale dove to 2,992 meters (9816 ft), while a second stayed down for 138 minutes.

This professor I once met who was obsessed with nouvelle vague but never really watches the movies said: "I am not interested in the story; in the end they always either die or get married."

Maybe at its core, James Camerons Titanic is a super effective metaphor; one that brilliantly illustrates the idea of a vertical pull versus the idea of a horizontal counterweight.

To explain these well, you'd need to represent groundlessness, and what way to better do that than in suggesting an exceptionally beautiful young porcelain woman plummeting towards the center of the earth, on her way there only met by 8 kilometers of pan-demonic seawater.

When jack saves rose from the abyss for the first time he says the water below is likely to feel like:
"a thousand knives stabbing you all over your body.
You can't breathe. You can't think.”

...not only will you perish, you will suffer A LOT while doing so

also,
I am a gentleman
*throws cigarette into the sea*

anyway,

if the vertical = the vertigo; the black, bone-crushingly cold, bottomless sea
the horizontal = the ship itself, infinitely tiny, held together by big bolts and human overconfidence.

And Jack saving Rose saving Jack saving Rose saving Jack saving Rose saving Jack for 3 hours and 15 minutes.

I'm mostly just wondering how this ship kept afloat in the first place