Thursday, April 24, 2014

V is for Vessel's Vexatious BLUE Diamond AtoZChallenge

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?

5 comments:

  1. I've just sketched a stone like that for my Y post. Not sure a stone's worth all the angst it can bring.

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  2. Loved the movie, and your post makes me think about that diamond a bit more. I'm glad to be your newest A to Z follower.
    Best,
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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  3. never have seen this film, though i love the score... minus that song. lol.

    Thank you for being part of the "AtoZ Challenge", please stop on over to my site[s] and say "Hello"!
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    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2014]

    Old is the New Cool...
    [Being-Retro]

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  4. I love the idea of a gemstone having a story arc all its own. Who will possess the Heart of the Ocean next? What will befall him as a result?
    Thanks for the fun post!

    Kirsten @ A Scenic Route

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  5. Blog hopping tonight as we reach the end of the #Challenge. Nice to find a fellow writer who has created a lot of good work. Congratulations on all the hard work it takes.

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