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michiruwater
04-14-2012, 03:24 PM
Some of you are probably already sick to death about hearing of all of it, which is understandable, but I've read everything I could get my hands on about the Titanic since I saw the movie when I was 8 years old.

Anyone have any plans to remember the event? The movie's in theaters in most places, and I'll probably see that, but when I was 10 my parents bought me the Last Dinner On The Titanic cookbook. I've never made anything out of it because most of it is time-consuming and expensive, but I figured there'll never be a better night than tonight. I'm completely nervous about roasting my first leg of lamb though. I'm just sharing the dinner with my three closest friends, and two of us are graduating in two weeks so that'll be nice too. Then a couple of us might go to the theater.

The part that blows my mind is how many stupid teenagers had no idea the tragedy was real and just thought it was a film (http://gothamist.com/2012/04/09/psa_the_titanic_was_real_and_not_ju.php). Wow.

Buzz
04-14-2012, 03:45 PM
Terrible tragedy and I will pray for the sould of those lost at sea. Most kids these days take little interest and pride in their own history.

michiruwater
04-14-2012, 03:49 PM
I distinctly remember hearing about the tragedy at school at that time, from my parents, aunts, uncles, books being propped up in the library... it just baffles me a little. More than it should, considering how stupid people keep proving themselves to be.

skatesindreams
04-14-2012, 04:03 PM
I've read/studied about the tragedy since I was in the third grade - a lifetime ago.
I was assigned to research "icebergs".

My father suggested I write the Canadian "Coast Guard".
They sent a huge packet of information; which included material about the Canadian role in the rescue/aftermath.
I've been following the story ever since.

Has anyone seen this?

Titanic with Len Goodman
http://www.pbs.org/programs/titanic-len-goodman/

Another fascinating perspective.

allezfred
04-14-2012, 04:21 PM
Anybody else watched the four part mini-series?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanic_(2012_TV_miniseries)

skatesindreams
04-14-2012, 04:28 PM
It starts tonight in the US.
The reviews don't seem too promising.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/television/latest-titanic-julian-fellowes-steers-human-dramas-aboard-ill-fated-ship-article-1.1060644
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv/la-et-titanic-20120414,0,126603.story

michiruwater
04-14-2012, 04:29 PM
I don't have cable :(

But if the reviews are bad I may not bother.

CarolineL
04-14-2012, 04:35 PM
It is on ABC tonight and tomorrow. It's not that bad, but there are a lot of characters and we got it spread over four weeks so it was hard to keep track, plus the narrative jumps back and forth each episode. Probably will be easier to keep up when it is aired over two days

victorskid
04-14-2012, 05:34 PM
99 years ago today my newly married paternal grandparents were aboard a ship sailing from England to Canada and they passed the exact spot of the Titanic's sinking just one year after the event. I remember them telling me, when I was quite young, about the captain of their ship slowing down/stopping and having a memorial service for those lost in the sinking the previous year.

Growing up in Nova Scotia, the Titanic story was part of our history too as many/most of those whose bodies were retrieved from the ocean were brought back to Halifax and many are buried there, including those who were never identified. People aboard two Titanic memorial/commemorative cruises at the moment have a scheduled stop in Halifax - one (from New York) has already visited this week before heading out to the site of the sinking; one will visit on Monday.

nubka
04-14-2012, 05:42 PM
No plans for tonight, but RIP, Titanic. :( :(

Fergus
04-14-2012, 06:17 PM
"In Nacht und Eis" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwrMn_tnoiM) (1912), the first extant film about the RMS Titanic (Dorothy Gibson's movie version from May 1912 was lost in a 1914 fire.)

A very stagey and static version of the disaster called "Atlantic" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrY4BDB9MMo) (1929).

The infamous Nazi propaganda version of "Titanic" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwh3LthX2Es) (1943). [Basically, British/Americans BAD & Germans GOOD!]

My favorite version, for the melodrama alone :drama: : 20th Century-Fox's historically inaccurate but thoroughly entertaining "Titanic" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWA8TL_UaJQ) (1953) with Barbara Stanwyck & Clifton Webb.

And of course, the most accurate one for it's time and a damn good drama to boot: "A Night to Remember" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ChwGrhx9Lc) (1958) with the awesome British bear-daddy, Kenneth More.

I was able to catch the first three episodes of the new miniseries before YouTube pulled 'em down. Cramming them into one evening, based on the narrative structure employed, is going be a little :huh: but we shall see tonight how smoothly it goes. I don't wanna spoil the human drama, but I will say it was interesting to see interiors in Second Class, which is often overlooked.

PeterG
04-14-2012, 07:06 PM
Anybody else watched the four part mini-series?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanic_(2012_TV_miniseries)

It finished airing in Canada on Wednesday. I thought it was pretty good. It made me go to wikipedia and read more about the classism aspect, which is just horrendous. I think things have changed dramatically in regards to other forms of oppression over the years, but I think generally speaking that classism is something that people don't truly understand. :(


Anyone have any plans to remember the event? The movie's in theaters in most places, and I'll probably see that...

In about five hours I'm going to go see the re-release. :)

skatesindreams
04-14-2012, 07:09 PM
Let us know how you feel about it, please.

julieann
04-14-2012, 07:28 PM
Anyone have any plans to remember the event?

I will probably just watch some stuff on TV it I haven't seen it before. I already saw the re-release with my kids a week ago, I couldn't wait.


The part that blows my mind is how many stupid teenagers had no idea the tragedy was real and just thought it was a film (http://gothamist.com/2012/04/09/psa_the_titanic_was_real_and_not_ju.php). Wow.

I'm not sure I would just blame teenagers who didn't know Titanic was real (not the worst thing on earth) because most everything they see about Titanic has James Cameron's name in front of it and screen shots from the movie.


I distinctly remember hearing about the tragedy at school at that time, from my parents, aunts, uncles, books being propped up in the library... it just baffles me a little. More than it should, considering how stupid people keep proving themselves to be.

Unless they learn about it in school-which I know for a fact it was never mentioned in any on the schools my kids went to. The only reason it was mentioned in my school was because they found it on 1985. I'm sure if they did a movie about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, kids in 20 years wouldn't know that was real either.

It reminds me of the skating "buffs" who only come around every four years. The real ship isn't even mentioned outside of a major event like the last survivor dying or the 100th anniversary. Right now the market is flooded with Titanic stuff but in two or three years it won't be. Barnes and Noble had a few tables with Titanic books that have be published again but later there won't be one available unless it's online.


Has anyone seen this?

Titanic with Len Goodman
http://www.pbs.org/programs/titanic-len-goodman/

Another fascinating perspective.

I did, it was actually very good.


My favorite version, for the melodrama alone :drama: : 20th Century-Fox's historically inaccurate but thoroughly entertaining "Titanic" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWA8TL_UaJQ) (1953) with Barbara Stanwyck & Clifton Webb.

And of course, the most accurate one for it's time and a damn good drama to boot: "A Night to Remember" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ChwGrhx9Lc) (1958) with the awesome British bear-daddy, Kenneth More.

I love Titanic with Barbara Stanwyck & Clifton Webb even it was horribly inaccurate. They were such great actors. I also like the portrayal of Lightoller much better in A Night to Remember.

allezfred
04-14-2012, 07:34 PM
I've watched the first three episodes of the mini-series I linked to and I'm a bit meh about it, but I'll watch the last episode tomorrow I suppose.

Wall to wall coverage here and not surprisingly given that Titanic was built in Belfast (a new Titanic museum has just opened there), it's last port of call was Queenstown (now Cobh) and the large number of Irish people on board.