TitanicfilmsAs a Titanic historian, I have seen every single movie, and documentary, that has ever been made about the RMS Titanic. Naturally, some of those movies have been fantastic, but there have been some that were not so great.  For those of you that are interested in movies about the Titanic, here is a list of the movies I would recommend. However, please keep in mind that some of these movies were made before the Titanic was found in 1985, so they are not necessarily accurate! (The movies are not in any particular order) [click to continue…]

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recovered-cherub-titanic-POn the night of April 15th, 1912, the great ship, the RMS Titanic sank beneath the freezing waves of the North Atlantic. As the ship went sank further and further down, the water slowly broke into different parts of the ship and flooded her. However, for the longest time as she sank, her passengers remained blindly confident of her durability, and refused to believe that the great ship, who was supposed to be unsinkable, really was sinking. When the water began to enter the more prominent passenger areas, that is when people really began to realize that there was indeed a problem, and they were about to possibly face their deaths. That’s when everything changed, and now women were more willing to climb into those tiny lifeboats. [click to continue…]

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FGTitanic1The Titanic has been portrayed dozens of times in movie, whether it is in movies, television, or even cartoon form. However, before the Titanic was found in 1985, it was quite common for anything about the big magnificent ship to be wrong, and those that devote their lives to the study of Titanic were used to the fact that things about her were going to be portrayed wrong simply because they did not know better just yet about what happened to her that night including the fact she split in two pieces.  However, once RMS Titanic was found, TV movies, miniseries, and cartoons were supposed to be correct, but unfortunately that was not always the case.  One interesting cartoon TV show that actually got it right was Family Guy, and on January 4, 2015, the popular cartoon show took on this complicated subject with pretty hilarious results. [click to continue…]

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WreckofTitanicBookBack in 1912, the world was a very different place. Even though it was the 12th year of the 20th century, there was still of naivety that made it still seem like the 1800s. Mankind was changing, and things like automobiles were starting to be produced, and things were beginning to prosper like never before.  This time period was known as the Guilded Age because everything seemed so perfect that any kind of tragedy or disaster was completely unheard of.  Also at this time, the shipping world was changing too, and now ships were not just trying to cross the Atlantic as quickly as they could, but were now trying to do it with a lot of luxury. When the RMS Titanic was being built, the world was waiting because everyone wanted to get on board her. However, little did the world know that the launching of the world’s biggest ship would change the world forever, and suddenly turned this naive time into the 20th century literally overnight. [click to continue…]

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GracieBack in 1912, a man named Archibald Gracie boarded the RMS Titanic. He was an older man, who always kept in great shape, and he enjoyed the amenities that the big ship provided. When disaster struck, Archibald Gracie was one of the first men up on deck to help out with assisting with helping everyone to keep calm especially the small group of women that he had been friendly with when he was on board. After Gracie was rescued, and returned to New York City, he wrote a book about what he experienced that terrible night the Titanic sank. However, because of the cold, and the freezing cold water he was in, Gracie died in December of 1912. However, in the Wreck & Sinking of the Titanic book, Archibald Gracie described the horrors of what he saw that night, and his words paint a picture of both heroism and cowardice that terrible night. [click to continue…]

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Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic – Eyewitness Report- Lawrence Beesley

January 25, 2015

The RMS Titanic sank in 1912, and there were only 705 survivors out of the 2208 that were on board. Once the survivors got back to America, they were questions that needed answering, the two inquiries who tried very hard to find out the truth about that horrible night that robbed over 1500 people of their lives. […]

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Finding the Titanic – Dr. Robert Ballard’s Epic Journey Part Two

January 24, 2015

2015 marks the 30th anniversary of when Dr. Robert Ballard found the RMS Titanic.  Ballard, and his team from Woods Hole Institute found the famous ship on September 1, 1985.  The documentary, Secrets of the Titanic  is a documentary that showcased the search for the famous ship. It took Dr. Ballard, and his associates, almost two months […]

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Finding the Titanic – Dr. Robert Ballard’s Epic Journey Part One

December 28, 2014

When the RMS Titanic went down in 1912, it did not take long for people to get over the initial shock, but then decide that the grand ship should be raised from the bottom of the ocean. There were all kinds of ideas, and some people really put a lot of thought into how to bring Titanic […]

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Titanic Facts For Kids

December 22, 2014

When it comes to things like major disasters, it can be a hard subject to deal with when it comes to kids. Adults understand the reality of the situation, and the fact there may be deaths involved, but there is a point where it can be really hard to tell kids about them without scaring […]

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Titanic Iceberg – Information About the Iceberg that Sank the Titanic

December 1, 2014

On April 14,1912, the world was shook to its very core when news reached New York City that something completely unthinkable had happened.  The news came in via telegraph that the biggest ship in the world, the unsinkable ship, the RMS Titanic had struck an iceberg, had sunk, and over 1500 out of 2200 passengers […]

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A Titanic Movie Question – Could Jack and Rose Have Survived On the Floating Wood Panel?

November 19, 2014

The Titanic movie came out in 1997 and ever since then, there ha be been fans of Jack Dawson that have been quite outraged.  Millions of teenage girls have been flooding James Cameron with emails talking about how Rose was nothing but selfish because the two of them together could have actually climbed on floating […]

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