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‘The Notebook’ vs ‘Titanic’

Ella Wachtel
“The Notebook” and “Titanic” are some of the most well-known romance movies, but many people argue over which one is best.

There are many romance movies, but “The Notebook” and “Titanic” are two popular movies that many people debate over which is better. They were released seven years apart and both films involve romance, tragedy, and the power of love. Many people tend to debate over which movie is superior. 

“The Notebook” is a movie that was filmed in NC, 2004 which is a romance/drama movie. The two main characters Noah and Allie fall in love. They receive a rejection by Allie’s parents and soon Noah must go to fight in World War ll and it seems to be the end of their relationship. After some time, Allie pursues another life with someone else but when Noah returns after some years it’s clear that their feelings for each other still remain. 

“The Notebook” is based on a best-selling novel which was published by Nicholas Sparks on Oct. 1, 1996. The author’s grandparents inspired this book since they were together for over 60 years, and Sparks was impressed by how they still had such strong feelings for each other after all that time. The main theme of this film and book was enduring love. 

“I read the book first which was very interesting which helped me watch the movie. I enjoyed the romance and the plot of the movie,” said sophomore Braelynn Wagner.

“Titanic” was released on Dec. 19, 1997. This movie was inspired by a real-life event that occurred on Apr. 14, 1912. At 2:20 am, the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank resulting in a total of 1,490 dead passengers and crew members, with 711 survivors rescued.

“It’s a classic movie that everyone knows about, even if they haven’t seen. The romance and the plot is interesting as well as the ending,” said sophomore Kaden McDavid.

The Titanic is an adventure and romance film that’s based on the catastrophe and two characters, Rose and Jack, played by Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. They are both in two different social classes and end up falling in love after meeting on this ship, which leads up to the main incident that the movie is based on. 

“‘Titanic’ was one of the biggest movies out at the time, but I liked ‘The Notebook’ more because it was set in NC. I had already read the book, and I liked Nicholas Sparks,” said ESL teacher Shelby Cole.

In comparison, “Titanic” holds an all-time box-office gross record for over a decade after its release according to Britannica. Meanwhile, “The Notebook” grossed $117 million with a $29 million budget.  Although both are great movies, some people still debate over which film is better. 

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    MARJORIE CUMMINGSJun 1, 2024 at 4:13 pm

    Love them both