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Titanic Month: Raise the Titanic

In 1976, the wreck of the Titanic had not yet been discovered, and it was not known that the ship was lying in two pieces on the ocean floor and in no fit state to ever be brought to the … Continue reading

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Titanic Month: SOS Titanic

SOS Titanic (1979) SOS Titanic was originally broadcast on television in two parts, with a total length of 2.5 hours. Apparently this version is not commercially available, so the one I watched was the DVD version which is only 98 … Continue reading

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Titanic Month: A Night To Remember

A Night to Remember (1958) A Night to Remember is based on the book of the same name by Walter Lord, which gives a detailed account of the night the Titanic sank. Unlike the 1953 film, in this one, the … Continue reading

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Titanic Month: The 1953 Film

Titanic (1953) For this Hollywood production, the Titanic itself serves as a backdrop to the main melodramatic plot, and not much time is spent on exploring history. Only a few historical characters appear (not including such figures as Bruce Ismay … Continue reading

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Titanic Month: The 1943 Film

Titanic (1943) So, did you know that the first film to actually be named Titanic was made by the Nazis? Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, seized upon the Titanic disaster as an excellent subject for a propaganda film, which … Continue reading

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Titanic Month: Atlantic

Atlantic (1929) Atlantic is a Titanic movie that was forced to pretend – not very successfully – that it wasn’t. The White Star Line, which merged with Cunard five years after the film was made, wasn’t very happy about the … Continue reading

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Titanic Month: Introduction

The biggest and most luxurious ship in the world, advertised as being practically unsinkable, runs into an iceberg and sinks on her maiden voyage. Over 1500 people are lost, from ordinary folk to famous, wealthy figures. The disaster forces people … Continue reading

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Update: His Pick Her Pick, and Plans for April

Firstly, Rachel Wagner and I did another His Pick Her Pick video yesterday, this time looking at historical movies based around space. My pick was The Right Stuff, and Rachel’s was October Sky – I enjoyed this one as I was … Continue reading

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Belfast: Birthplace of the Titanic

I’ve been to some pretty faraway places, but despite it being practically next door, I had never been to Ireland – until this week, when I took a little trip to Belfast in Northern Ireland. The main motivation for the … Continue reading

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Ten Facts about the Titanic

103 years ago, in the early morning on 15th April 1912, the RMS Titanic – the biggest passenger liner in the world, and on its maiden voyage – sank in the North Atlantic after colliding with an iceberg, killing over 1500 people, … Continue reading

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