December 2, 2005

"Cameron offers audio commentary, and so does a much welcome and much sassier Kate Winslet. "

Come on, you know you want the new, improved DVD of "Titanic." DiCaprio does not contribute. Is he being snooty or does he know he's not good at commentary? Who cares? More audio time for the divine Miss Winslet.

20 comments:

Icepick said...

Yum, Kate Winslet. My absolute favorite actress.

Jeff said...

For the TRUE Kate Winslet fan:

Deep and Infinite - The fanlisting for the song "Juliet's Aria (Sono Andati)" sung by Kate Winslet

http://fans.fuzzypinkslippers.com/aria/

Her singing in "Sense and Sensibility" was sublime as well.

Dave said...

No interest in that movie.

Have never seen it, never will. A girlfriend in colege tried to get me to watch. I walked after forty minutes or so.

Utterly nauseating.

Tho, I do agree that Winslet is divine.

PatCA said...

I'm sure Leo wasn't being paid enough.

PatCA said...

My favorite Winslet movie is Heavenly Creatures. A few friends from film school and I pretty much revere this movie.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0110005/

BoneUSA said...

Always thought Winslet was a great actress and a pleasure to look at. But her turn on Extras made her seem so . . . cool, for lack of a better word. Even more attractive after that.

Ann Althouse said...

PatCA: Yeah, I revere that movie too. Have seen it many times.

Joan said...

Love Winslet,and even have some respect for DiCaprio after his turn in "Catch Me If You Can", which was just brilliant. Titanic, on the other hand, remains an irritant, and will probably never be anything but.

Rick Lee said...

Re: what BoneUSA said...

Isn't that the truth? Ricky Gervais sure must have some serious juice these days to get all of those super powerful stars to come on that show and make utter fools of themselves. Kate Winslet as "The Slut". Patrick Stewart as "Bonehead Actor". Ben Stiller as "Big Fat Jerk". They all deserve special recognition for being cool enough to do that.

Finn Kristiansen said...

Dave, well spoken. I saw it once, and DeCaprio was so miscast it wasn't funny. (Or rather, it was funny). Awful film, nice boat.

And Kate did nothing, NOTHING for me, and I was prepared to dislike her the rest of my days till I saw her in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and decided that I loved her.

wildaboutharrie said...

Heavenly Creatures! On my all-time top 10.

Titanic - gag. I wanted to throw that old lady overboard.

Finn, who should have had DiCaprio's role? I'll say Brendan Fraiser. Or Liv Tyler.

Edward Willett said...

If you like Kate Winslet's singing, you'll want to rush out and buy Sandra Boynton's new children's book/CD Dog Train, which includes Winslet singing the duet "I Need a Nap" with none other than Weird Al Yankovich. You're supposed to be able to listen to a bit of the song at http://www.sandraboynton.com/sboynton/boyntonmusic.html, but so far I haven't been able to make it work.

Wade_Garrett said...

Kate Winslet isn't just a beautiful woman and an enormously talented actress; she's hip and quick on her feet (I love seeing her interviewed) and has the atristic sense to pass over traditional "pretty girl" roles in favor of well-written characters in interesting films. And I really admire how she came out and said that the magazine cover had airbrushed her photo, because she's not that skinny in real life and wouldn't want to be. *swoon*

katiebakes said...

Ditton to Joan. Leo is divine in Catch Me If You Can. I haven't seen The Aviator but I hear he's good there as well.

Simon said...

I have to admit that Winslet has become considerably less appealing with every year that goes by and every pound she sheds. The horrible credit card ads were the last straw. None-the-less Titanic was her peak, in terms of really quite good acting ability and sheer, drop-dead beauty.

Timothy said...

I agree with Simon that Miss Winslet looked a bit better when she was a bit curvier, but she's still a beauty.

She was great in Quills, Eternal Sunshine, but she was naked in Titanic and Heavenly Creatures. Thusly, they are superior.

Simon said...

Tim:
"I agree with Simon that Miss Winslet looked a bit better when she was a bit curvier, but she's still a beauty. She was great in Quills, Eternal Sunshine, but she was naked in Titanic and Heavenly Creatures. Thusly, they are superior."

Curvier, and a redhead, no less importantly. Without meaning any slight to our hostess, blondes - real, or as in Winslet's case, bottle - really aren't attractive, IMHO.

Ann Althouse said...

Simon: I don't consider myself a blonde. I am a redhead ravaged by the force of time. It's not a choice. It's a surrender.

Finn Kristiansen said...

Wildaboutharrie...I think it would have been a nice role to introduce a fresh face, or at least someone more rugged in appearance.

reader_iam said...

Uh, no, I don't.

Winslet is marvelous, otherwise, but the original version of Titanic sent me into an insulin shock from which I've only recently recovered.

Re: I don't consider myself a blonde. I am a redhead ravaged by the force of time.

Interesting. Now, I'm currently a redhead because I was a blonde ravaged by time. (Although, I must say--stereotype alert!--red better reflects my quarter-Irish temper. Plus it brings out the green in my eyes.)