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'Titanic' Theme Song Makes Me Want To Throw Up, Kate Winslet Says
LATimes ^ | April 15, 2012 | Rene Lynch

Posted on 04/15/2012 6:51:06 PM PDT by Steelfish

'Titanic' Theme Song Makes Me Want To Throw Up, Kate Winslet Says

By Rene Lynch April 15, 2012

And the Oscar for the most refreshingly candid actress goes to ... "Titanic" star Kate Winslet!

Check out the above video of Winslet making the media rounds in advance of the re-release of "Titanic," the mega-blockbuster that made her a household name and earned her an Academy Award nomination for best actress. Winslet had two options going into this interview. She could have done the whole Hollywood-smiley-face thing and gushed on and on about how the 1997 movie changed her life, about how much she loves it, about the on-screen magic she shared with co-star Leonardo DiCaprio ... blah, blah, blah.

Or Winslet could have told it like it is.

Winslet said that she feels "like throwing up" when she hears the soaring theme song of "Titanic." In fact, she said, the signature Celine Dion ballad "haunts" her.

"I wish I could say, 'Oh listen everybody! It's the Celine Dion song!' But I don't. I just have to sit there, you know, kinda straight-faced, with a massive internal eye roll," she said.

It's no wonder she feels that way: "My Heart Will Go On" follows Winslet wherever she goes.

"Every time I go into either some kind of a bar in a hotel where there's a live pianist or into a restaurant where they are changing their music according to who walks in the door ... it's thrilling for people to 'surprise' me with the Celine Dion song," she said. (snip)

"It rather haunts me," she said of the song. "Bless you, Celine, but it does rather haunt me."

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: titanic; titanicfilm; titanicmovie; titanicping
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

I still can’t believe DiCaprio was cast in the lead of Gangs of New York. He doesn’t look Irish in the least.


51 posted on 04/15/2012 8:43:40 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Time for brokered convention)
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To: Calvin Locke

The whining of RS/Cure entertains me greatly. The whining of BS is....well...BS ;)


52 posted on 04/15/2012 8:44:09 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: bigbob
Jamie Brockett, the Ballad of the USS Titanic

This was popular on Dr. Demento's radio show in the late 1970's.

53 posted on 04/15/2012 8:51:07 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Steelfish

I’m with Kate; I can’t stand the song, either.


54 posted on 04/15/2012 9:14:50 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: yawningotter
I don’t EVER want to hear that song again!

Ironic post of the MONTH! :-)

55 posted on 04/15/2012 9:17:19 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Steelfish

The fact that you once turned me down makes me want to throw up.

You one fine lookin woman .....

Distressed ....


56 posted on 04/15/2012 9:17:24 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: combat_boots

Karen Carpenter had more talent in her pinky finger than all of today’s singers combined. Adele, Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood-—they’re all screechers. She had a perfect voice and sadly died too soon. The stuff she sang 40 years ago is better than most of the garbage you hear today. I listen to their Christmas album every year. Her “Ave Maria” is top-notch. Name someone with a better voice. They may not be your cup of tea, but they did have enormous talent.


57 posted on 04/15/2012 9:28:29 PM PDT by dupree
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To: Steelfish

I thought the movie was unwatchable. Without DeCaprio, it would have been barely watchable. Without DeCaprio and a better plot, it might have been watchable.


58 posted on 04/15/2012 9:29:03 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Fiji Hill
I prefer The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
59 posted on 04/15/2012 9:34:37 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Secret Agent Man

Nothing makes me throw up as much as ‘Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog’. You should have seen the look on the faces of my wedding band (circa 1982) when I told them that if they played that song I wouldn’t be held responsible for smashing their guitars over their amps. Sort of like what John Belushi did to Stephen Bishop in ‘Animal House’.


60 posted on 04/15/2012 9:39:11 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: fso301

“I thought the movie was unwatchable.”

I tried to watch it last night for the first time and I gave up after 10 minutes, as I felt nauseous ...


61 posted on 04/15/2012 9:39:59 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: SeaHawkFan

that song ruined butch cassidy and the sundance kid, movie was going along fine til then heh.


62 posted on 04/15/2012 9:50:07 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Marguerite

I loved ‘Titanic’ and thought it deserved every one of the 14 nominations and 11 Oscars it won, including best picture. It’s no wonder the movie grossed nearly $2 billion. I put the movie up there as one of the best movies I ever had the pleasure to watch.

I find it amusing that so many people think they have to join the mindless bandwagon/chorus of all those “cool” people who bash the film in order, I guess, to prove how “cool” they themselves are.

Whatever. One thing is for sure - - James Cameron has about a cool hundred million dollars to play with.


63 posted on 04/15/2012 9:50:38 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

He made millions on Titanic because every fifteen year-old girl in America went to the movie to gush all over DiCaprio. And then she went back with three of her friends and watched it three or four more times.

It wasn’t the entire country that loved the movie. Just the ninth-grade.


64 posted on 04/15/2012 10:04:49 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("For the sake of our party we must stand united, whoever our nominee is."-Sarah Palin)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
It wasn’t the entire country that loved the movie. Just the ninth-grade.

And, apparently, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

65 posted on 04/15/2012 10:09:08 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

and not one award for screenwriting or acting. Go figure.


66 posted on 04/15/2012 10:22:26 PM PDT by mockingbyrd
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To: Lancey Howard

Sure. And the English Patient won nine Academy Awards. It was one of the most boring movies I have ever watched in my life. For the life of me, I cannot see why it caught anyone’s attention. I don’t care what the Academy declares as the winner of awards. Their awards hold no value for me.


67 posted on 04/15/2012 10:24:52 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("For the sake of our party we must stand united, whoever our nominee is."-Sarah Palin)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
"He made millions on Titanic because every fifteen year-old girl in America went to the movie to gush all over DiCaprio."

I loved the Movie being a long time Titanic Buff. But I watched it for all the awesome interior shots that the Director took great pains to get accurate. However when I went to see it at the theater I stood and cheered when DiCaprio's blue face slipped beneath the waves. My wife was embarrassed and slugged me but I got a lot of fist pumps from the other Males in the theater.

Of course DiCaprio's later Movies like The Aviator and J. Edgar are well done and I give him his due for those.

68 posted on 04/15/2012 10:29:24 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
And the English Patient won nine Academy Awards. It was one of the most boring movies I have ever watched in my life.

Never saw it so I can't comment. I have heard from others it was a bore, though. They even made fun of it on a Seinfeld episode. Another one was 'Shakespeare In Love' (? I think that's it). Those are movies it would never occur to me to see simply because of their titles. To each his own. I loved 'Titanic' and thought it was a magnificent movie.

69 posted on 04/15/2012 10:30:02 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Mad Dawgg
Of course DiCaprio's later Movies like The Aviator and J. Edgar are well done and I give him his due for those.

I am probably one of the few people who thought he did a nice job with that creepy movie about the insane asylum, 'Shutter Island'. Also, I enjoyed his roles in 'The Departed' and 'Inception'.

70 posted on 04/15/2012 10:36:04 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Yeah if I never hear that song again I’d be happy.


71 posted on 04/15/2012 10:37:45 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Lancey Howard
"I am probably one of the few people who thought he did a nice job with that creepy movie about the insane asylum, 'Shutter Island'. Also, I enjoyed his roles in 'The Departed' and 'Inception'."

I like all those as well But I thought his portrayals of Hoover and Hughes were grade "A" acting. I could believe I was watching those historical characters. He got both characters down to a "T" with mannerisms and voice inflections.

72 posted on 04/15/2012 10:40:59 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

I love learning about the history of the Titanic. I liked the movie because of that. DiCaprio’s acting in the movie was pitiful, I thought. And the love story itself didn’t flow well between DiCaprio and Winslett. I didn’t believe it. And in a good movie you forget that they are acting and you simply fall into the story. That never happened for me.

Some movies I just don’t find him believable in, because of his boyish looks. Other films he pulls off with more skill. I don’t really understand why people think he is so accomplished because I don’t see it.

It reminds me of an interview I saw of Lauren Bacall. This would have been about ten years ago or more. She said that there are only a handful of male actors that are of the quality of Humphrey Bogart in America. At first I didn’t believe her when she said that. I thought of all of the actors that I thought were good. And then upon reflecting more I realized that she was right.

She only named two accomplished male actors... DeNiro and Pacino.


73 posted on 04/15/2012 10:43:14 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("For the sake of our party we must stand united, whoever our nominee is."-Sarah Palin)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
"Other films he pulls off with more skill."

The Aviator and J. Edgar are astonishingly good (when viewed in terms of what Modern Hollywood puts out and I am talking the Big Budget stuff where its all fluff and effects) DiCaprio really nailed Hughes and Hoover in those movies.

74 posted on 04/15/2012 10:51:05 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
"And the love story itself didn’t flow well between DiCaprio and Winslett."

I think the problem was at the time DiCaprio had the body of a ten year old girl. He just didn't fit the part of a leading man in a Love Story.

75 posted on 04/15/2012 10:55:09 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

You’re right about the casting. He doesn’t come off as a leading man in that movie.

I’ll remember to look for him in the Aviator, though. That sounds like it would be a good one. Thank you.


76 posted on 04/15/2012 11:02:18 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("For the sake of our party we must stand united, whoever our nominee is."-Sarah Palin)
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To: Lancey Howard
Vernon Dalhart told the story of the wreck of a different sort of ship--the Uss Shenandoah, an airship, which crashed in southeastern Ohio in 1925.

The Wreck of the Shenandoah.

77 posted on 04/15/2012 11:21:48 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: nerdwithagun
I love movies with a happy ending where Dicrappio dies. How can you not love that.
78 posted on 04/15/2012 11:25:31 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Steelfish
I really dislike hearing the song. The song, with it's music, makes me feel like seaweed is rapping itself around me and pulling me down, down, down into the cold, depth of the ocean. Nasty! But for a movie about the Titanic, apropos.
79 posted on 04/15/2012 11:55:07 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: fso301
I thought the movie was unwatchable. Without DeCaprio, it would have been barely watchable. Without DeCaprio and a better plot, it might have been watchable.

I thought the plot was sophomoric. Also, another movie where the heroin from the past acts just like a 90's girl. Other than seeing the people struggle and many end up frozen and dead the movie's acting and plot left me cold.

80 posted on 04/16/2012 12:02:17 AM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Steelfish

I’ve never gotten around to seeing Titanic.

I hear the ship sinks at one point.


81 posted on 04/16/2012 12:05:05 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: DemforBush

“Every time I go into either some kind of a bar in a hotel where there’s a live pianist or into a restaurant where they are changing their music according to who walks in the door ... it’s thrilling for people to ‘surprise’ me with the Celine Dion song,” she said.”

On a somewhat similar note, actor Donald Faison supposedly has the same feeling about the old Bel Biv Devoe song “Poison”. Ever since he did the dance bit on Scrubs (if you watch the show, you know what I mean), any time he goes to a club or bar, the dj puts the song on to “surprise” him. I guess he pretty much just gets up and leaves now.


82 posted on 04/16/2012 12:07:44 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife; Lancey Howard

I consider myself an amateur movie critic and was excited when I heard about Titanic being made and even more excited when the positive reviews came in-—I was really looking forward to seeing it. What a disappointment!

1. For such an historic event the filmmakers decided to focus on this sappy love story?

2. Kate + Leo = Zero Chemistry. She was too old and harsh-looking, totally miscast.

3. Gloria Stuart-I found her unappealing on the screen with her wart and cringed when she appeared. Face it, movies are for attractive people. She wasn’t.

4. Please tell me why the security guy handcuffed Leo to the pole and left him to die? He was a pest. Most people wouldn’t be that cold-hearted in this situation.

5. The stereotyping—of course all Irish people love to sing, play fiddles, drink, and dance after they have worked 12 hours of hard labor shoveling coal.

6. Of course all flabby women LOVE to take their tops off for total strangers. And better yet, women LOVE to throw beautiful expensive jewelry overboard. Even Princess Diana kept Charles’s engagement ring after their divorce. Very preposterous, obviously Jim Cameron’s take on women.

And the list goes on and on and on.....


83 posted on 04/16/2012 12:37:28 AM PDT by dupree
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To: dupree

And the list goes on and on and on.....

I want more....lol. Great list that I never even thought of but are accurate.


84 posted on 04/16/2012 3:23:13 AM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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To: Lancey Howard
I loved Harry Chapin

Dance band on the titanic
Sing "Nearer, my God, to thee"
The iceberg's on the starboard bow
Won't you dance with me?

Mama stood cryin' at the dockside
sayin' "Please son, don't take this trip"
I said "Mama, sweet mama, don't you worry none
Even God couldn't sink this ship"

Well, the whistle blew and they turned the screws
It turned the water into foam
Destination sweet salvation
Goodbye home sweet home

I'm in the dance band on the titanic
Sing "Nearer, my God, to thee"
The iceberg's on the starboard bow
Won't you dance with me?

There was a trombone and a saxophone
The bass and drums were cookin' up the bandstand
And I was strummin' in the middle with this dude on the fiddle
And we were three days out from land

And now the foghorn's jammed and moanin'
Hear it groanin' through the misty night
I heard the lookout shout down
"There's icebergs around but still everything's all right"

Oh, the dance band on the titanic
Sing "Nearer, my God, to thee"
The iceberg's on the starboard bow
Won't you dance with me?

They were burnin' all the flares for candles
In the banquet they were throwin' in first class
And we were blowin' waltzes in the barroom
When the universe went crash

"There's no way that this could happen"
I could hear the old captain curse
He ordered lifeboats away, that's when I heard the chaplain say
"Women and children and chaplains first"

Well, they soon used up all of the lifeboats
But there were a lot of us left on board
I heard the drummer sayin'
"Boys, just keep playin', now we're doin' this gig for the Lord"

I heard the dance band on the titanic
Sing "Nearer, my God, to thee"
The iceberg's on the starboard bow
Won't you dance with me?

There's a wild-eyed boy in the radio shack
He's the last remaining guest
He was tappin' in a morse code frenzy
Tappin', "Please God, SOS"

Jesus Christ can walk on the water
Where a music man will drown
They say that Nero fiddled while Rome burned up
Well, I was strummin' as the ship go down

I'm in the dance band on the titanic
Sing, "Nearer, my God, to thee"
The iceberg's on the starboard bow
Won't you dance with me?

Dance band on the titanic
Sing, "Nearer, my God, to thee"
The iceberg's on the starboard bow
Won't you dance with me?

Dance band on the titanic
Sing, "Nearer, my God, to thee"
The iceberg's on the starboard bow
Won't you dance with me?

85 posted on 04/16/2012 4:58:50 AM PDT by hattend (Jesus wants me to make churches pay for abortions. - Barack Obama)
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To: dupree

Re: Karen Carpenter

I don’t disagree about her voice. The anorexia thing, though, still stings after all these years.

Her voice was like hot buttered rum. I’ll give you that. Or a rusty nail. Magnificent. And she had a rep for getting it right on the first try in recording.


86 posted on 04/16/2012 5:40:20 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Steelfish

I can’t stand that Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” song either! The best thing that happened in the movie was Leonardo DiCaprio “died” in the freezing North Atlantic.


87 posted on 04/16/2012 8:25:11 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: rawhide; nerdwithagun
Huge spoiler on the Bible. Jesus dies at the end!

If you think that is what happened at the end, you are wrong and you never have read the Bible. That was not the end of the story. Jesus died for your sins so that you may have eternal life, BUT He was resurrected from the dead, to prove God has power over death. Death could not hold Jesus in the grave. Jesus is alive!

What?! Aw man, I didn't get to that part yet. What, no spoiler alerts? Sheesh. Anyway, I'm at the part where this dude Moses is becoming a bigshot in Egypt. I think he's going to be the next Pharoh or something, that ought to be awesome.

88 posted on 04/16/2012 8:28:40 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: rawhide

I believe all that as well, I was trying to make a joke. :p


89 posted on 04/16/2012 4:13:50 PM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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