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Hooked on 'Titanic'

April 05, 1998

When you're faced with a movie of "Titanic" proportions, one chance to turn on the waterworks just isn't enough.

The heart-wrenching story of Jack and Rose, played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, has captivated viewers all over the world.

We asked you to tell us how many times you've seen the Academy Award-winning movie and how much the repeat trips to the theater have cost. We also asked about your favorite scene and if you would change the ending.

Here are some of your responses.

- Teri Johnson, Staff Writer

Kristen Showe




Age: 13

Grade: 8

School: Western Heights Middle School

Lives in: Hagerstown

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Number of times she's seen "Titanic": 4

Money spent on admission tickets: Three times for $6.50 and once with a free pass

Favorite scene: When Rose and Jack were running away from officials on the ship

Favorite character: Jack

If she could change the ending: She would save Jack so he and Rose could get married, ride horses and enjoy the roller coasters he told her about. Rose and Jack would have children and name them after people who died on the ship.

Elizabeth Mentzer




Age: 16

Grade: 10

School: Williamsport High School

Lives in: Williamsport

Number of times she's seen "Titanic": 2

Money spent on admission tickets: $13

Favorite scene: In the water when Jack tells Kate to hold on

Favorite character: Jack, because he's a nice guy and doesn't dwell on the fact he has no money

Would she change the ending? No

Amanda Ray




Age: 14

Grade: 9

School: Hancock Middle-Senior High School

Lives in: Hancock

Number of times she's seen "Titanic": 3

Favorite scene: When Jack asks Rose to promise she'll survive

Favorite character: Jack

If she could change the ending: She would have Jack stay alive

Jade Guessford




Age: 14

Grade: 9

School: Boonsboro High School

Lives in: Sharpsburg

Number of times she's seen "Titanic": 3

Money spent on admission tickets: $25

Favorite scene: The ending, when Rose is reunited with Jack on the Titanic

Favorite character: Jack

Would she change the ending? No - she thinks it's perfect as it is

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