The theme of my 2014 A-to-Z Blog Challenge is BLUES, PUPUS, and REVIEWS.
Tuesday & Friday - BLUES: Art, Movies, Music, & Police
The Blue Diamond of the Crown was a 56-karat diamond worn by Louis the XVI. It disappeared in 1792, around the same time the king and his wife, Marie Antoinette, were beheaded. The theory goes that the crown diamond was chopped, too, recut into a heart-like shape that became known as the Heart of the Ocean.
In the movie, TITANIC, this heart-shaped diamond is a McGuffin of sorts, Alfred Hitchcock’s word for an object (such as the Maltese Falcon) that triggers a plot line.
The Blue Diamond was definitely burdensome for the woman who last held the Heart of the Ocean, as was the fate of the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic’s owners. Just like the Blue Diamond was said to be cursed for a king and a queen, was the Titanic also cursed because of a blue diamond?