100 Years of Titanic Films and Fascination

        This Apr outlines a 100th anniversary of a RMS Titanic disaster.  As many people know, a RMS Titanic was a state-of-the-art sea boat that struck an iceberg, and in dual and half hours, sunk into a icy Atlantic waters, holding 1,514 lives.  My life-long mindfulness with Titanic came about since my mother’s art clergyman during Grover Cleveland High School in Queens, New York was Marshall Drew, a huge survivor.  Mr. Drew was really friendly, a good teacher, though reticent about articulate about a sinking.  He was 8 when a Titanic sunk, and his uncle was a Titanic victim.    After my mother’s graduation from high propagandize in 1942, Mr. Drew became a life-long crony of a family.   This meant in a household, films about a Titanic were always sought after.   Here is a run-down of a story of Titanic in cinema.

Saved From The Titanic (1912), a reputed mislaid 9 notation film done a month after a Titanic sinking, that stars Dorothy Gibson, who was an tangible Titanic survivor.   In a film, that she co-wrote, Ms. Gibson even wears a same dress she wore when she boarded Titanic’s initial lifeboat.   A matrimony in 1917 led her to quit acting.


Atlantic (1929) An early British talkie usually partially formed on a Titanic disaster, destined by German expressionistic executive E. A. Dupont.  It’s apparent use of miniatures is sub-par for 1929 film technology.  Madeleine Carroll and infrequently Hitchcock knave Donald Calthrop star.  After a recover of a James Cameron Titanic, Atlantic was re-released on home video as Titanic: Disaster In The Atlantic.

Cavalcade (1933) This epic about ancestral British events inspiring a abounding family during a initial partial of a 20th. Century facilities a well-staged stage aboard a Titanic.  This is a sincerely good instrumentation of a Noel Coward play, though it’s not great.  Cavalcade strangely won a Best Picture Oscar, violence out that year’s King Kong, Dinner At Eight and 42nd. Street.       

S.O.S Titanic (1943)  Yes, a Nazis done a Titanic movie!   This German production, done during Hitler’s rule, has some considerable special effects (Some of a shots from this film were used in A Night To Remember.)   The film-makers disaster it adult by gripping a pro-German/anti-British slant, that messes adult many Titanic facts.   As a boat is sinking, Titanic’s Captain Smith indeed says “See if we can find any German people on board.  They’ll know how to save a ship.”  During a Titanic inquisition after a sinking, a disaster is blamed on capitalism.    I’m not creation this up.

Titanic (1953) This initial critical filming of a disaster is endurable during best.   Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck are abounding folks aboard a cursed liner.    Directed by Jean Negulesco, who gave us Johnny Belinda and How To Marry A Millionaire.

A Night To Remember (1958) Still a best film chronicle of a Titanic disaster.   This film fundamentally follows a contribution like a documentary, and keeps us glued to a tellurian element.   Kenneth More, routinely a shade comic, is all-serious as Lightoller, one of a ship’s officers who was instrumental in saving many lives.   Michael Goodliffe is amazingly firm as Andrews, a ship’s captious architect.    Music is used sparingly here, vouchsafing a scary sound effects of a boat creaking and violation detached scratch into you.   Brilliant instruction by Roy Ward Baker, who after destined some glorious fear films for Hammer Studios.   On Mar 27th, Criterion gives us a Blu-Ray recover of this film.

Titanic (Made for TV, 1996) To money in on a expectation of James Cameron’s monstrously budgeted film, this just-add-water, false chronicle done it to TV. Stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Peter Gallagher.   The misfortune partial of this film involves Tim Curry as a sequence assailant using amok as a boat sinks.  An progressing Titanic TV-Movie done in 1978 starring David Warner (who was in a James Cameron film) is a many improved TV Movie bet, and it stays with a facts.   It doesn’t have Dr. Frank-N-Futter runnin’ about a place!

Titanic (1997) One of a many famous films ever made.  While we find A Night To Remember a improved film, Titanic gives us a terrifying feel of what it was like to decay in those cold waters.   Nevertheless, a film binds your seductiveness all by a three-hour using time.   Leonardo Di Caprio is a really likeable fictionalized “stowaway” who wins a heart of super-rich Kate Winslet on house a liner.  Because a realtionship between DiCaprio and Winslet works so good here, we find Titanic works improved on a tiny shade rather than a vast screen, where some of a early CGI effects arrangement problems.  Billy Zane is glorious as a lofty abounding man Winslet is to marry.   (Zane’s first-time doing a installed gun is a great, dark gem here.   He shoots like a small abounding boy!)   we was repelled to overhear teenage girls withdrawal a entertainment ask any other if this film was formed on an tangible sinking.    The film’s final shot, where a camera creeps along a fallen boat to learn Titanic ghosts, is a CO duplicate of a stage from a 1960 Japanese film, I Bombed Pearl Harbor, where a camera prowls a fallen Japanese boat and comes on a victims.  

     Titanic survivor Marshall Drew remained in hit with a family until his genocide in 1986, mostly promulgation us Christmas and Easter Cards.  Here is his correlation of a disaster printed in several venues:  

“I am always angry during artists’ depictions of a falling of ‘Titanic’. I’ve never seen one that came anywhere nearby a truth. There competence have been a smallest sea bloat though it was passed calm. Stars there might have been, though a dark of a night was so heated one could not see anything like a horizon. As quarrel by quarrel of a porthole lights of a ‘Titanic’ sank into a sea this was about all one could see. When a ‘Titanic’ upended to sink, all was blacked out until a tons of machine crashed to a bow. This sounded like an explosion, that of march it was not. As this happened hundreds of people were thrown into a sea. It isn’t expected we shall ever forget a screams of those people as they perished in a H2O pronounced to be 28 degrees.”

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This website relates to the story of the Titanic. The Grand Ocean liner sank during its maiden journey on April 15, 1912. The death toll was 1523 of the 2228 passengers and crew members aboard. There were only 705 that survived. But there is more to the story of the Titanic than just the sinking. There is the connection people feel when they open their hearts to the event. Then there is also the Children of the Titanic, the people that are related to a person aboard the ship. In all reality anyone that feels connected in there heart to the Titanic somehow can be called a "Child of the Titanic". So on that note! Welcome to the site!

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