So this year marks the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic, a ship that was the largest moving object in that time and also the most luxurious. It was 269m long, 28m wide and including the funnels, more than 50m tall. Offcourse there are bigger ships now but then it was something unimaginable. The ship is so famous offcourse because of many reasons: it's size, the fact that many rich people travelled on it, but especially for two reasons. One being, that the ships was named unsinkable. The other being that it sank ironically on it's maiden voyage. Over 2208 people, including crew, were onboard and 1496 of them died on that night.
I know it's a few days till the centennial of the sinking, those dates would be 14-15 april, but the centennial for the start of it's maiden voyage will be in two days, april 10th. Making this two days earlier because maybe someone else is interested in seeing these 3 documentarys or shows on National Geographic about Titanic. These are brand new. First one is today, Titanic: Last word with James Cameron. Then tomorrow will be two in a row, Save the Titanic with Bob Ballard and Titanic: Case closed(these dates could be different around the world).
I know that people who live in Ireland or even Belfast may know more about what is happening at the Titanic Quarter, the place where Titanic was made. So who knows anything can share it here. Who don't know much about the ship can always ask, i can answer questions about it cause ive been studying the ship and am quite a enthusiast. I can also post a picture of the ship 100 years ago every day, meaning that every next day a photo will appear here showing the ship exactly 100 years ago.
I've got a painting of the Titanic in my room that is displayed above the door, it is covered with dust and is in a state of disrepair. I'll probably fix it up and have a vigil/memorial/something along those lines for the 100th anniversary of the "Unsinkable Ship".
Looks like your spelling went a bit off course there. Normally I don't like to be a grammar dick but when the opportunity presents itself so hilariously, well I just can't resist.
For some of the older members on here, I was wondering whether or not it used to be as infamous or in the public consciousness so much before the film was released. Do you think people make more of a deal about it now? Or was it still really "popular" even before the film?
Well, off course it went a bit I guess the movie has affected many, i myself can't remember exactly anymore what made me like this ship and the story behind it. I'm guessing it was actually a documentary. I myself have a 1000 piece puzzle hanging above my bed...i can't describe just how wrong its drawn there, but at least it has four funnels I did paint a painting of the ship, that hangs above the computer...now with that i took time and made it very detailed and right. Rigging is correct, every detail, the bridge and the boatdeck. I also have a 1:400 sized Titanic model, some details are yet to be but on. Made moderations on that too, added more details and altered things so it would be more closer to the original. Also have a 1:350 sized paper model of the wreck, the bow section. It's not finished either but one day it will be...it aint just some paper printed out or just put together. It represents hard work and many details and should be a very close copy of how the ship looked like when it was discovered in september 1st 1985.
E: One of the most accurate 3D models i know is being created by mr.robville. You can check out his work in youtube. Very accurate model of the Titanic.
This is the first major centennial of my life. Next is the start and finish of World War One and hopefully, I'll still be around to celebrate World War Two's series of centennials, including the start, end, D -Day, V- Day, Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
James Cameron is always a hero since TERMINATOR, one of the best films ever made, but the expense of making corrections for the film Titanic is too much, he helped out National Geographic with the special that was on this evening, and that's good enough for evaluating what facts were missing
3D? Everything? Won't come to that, but he's the man behind Avatar and it was very VERY successful, so it seemed getting the movie out there in light of the anniversary is still a good move.
The film is an enjoyable yarn, if you didn't like it, I wouldn't trust your film review judgment
This post has been edited by Slamman on Monday, Apr 9 2012, 05:09
Is it just me or does The Titanic always come into fashion again every 5 years or so. I get that it's the centennial this year but I swear that some Hi-Def DVD, 3D Movie, feature play or something keeps appearing.