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Old 29-03-2012, 17:46
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Like another poster said, the Titanic has been milked for all its worth.

There is a juicy conspiracy to go with the Lusitania though and much of the film could be dedicated to investigating why exactly it sunk so quickly. Was the Lusitania carrying armaments in her hold in order to increase the damage from a torpedo and expedite the sinking and was Churchill implicit in the sinking in order to bring the United States into the War? Ripe for a great film there. Soppy class divided romances and hunts for old necklaces can sod right off.
So has any popular 'story', do we need four hundred versions of Jane Eyre no there are plenty of other brilliant books. It's what people like.

Anyway I wish this show had been shown consecutively anyway we will see what happens in the end.
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Old 29-03-2012, 17:58
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Has anybody yet explained why ITV thought it was necessary to make yet another version of Titanic without actually coming up with anything new ?
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Old 29-03-2012, 18:22
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the something new was the changing perspecitives which we haven't seen in action yet that will wait until episode 2 so I will see then if it actually works.
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Old 29-03-2012, 19:49
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The "something news" was to tell everyone that it was accurate, diss a competitors' version (Cameron's) ... and then come up with a version that historically and dramatically execrable. Obviously the allure of "an accurate" depiction was a lie to bring viewers in.
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Old 29-03-2012, 20:30
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So far the majority of what I liked in the trailers has not been seen, so I'll still be here on Sunday If not just for Miss Coleman.
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Old 29-03-2012, 21:05
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Has anybody yet explained why ITV thought it was necessary to make yet another version of Titanic without actually coming up with anything new ?
they made the presumption that anything with Julian Fellowes name attached would be a surefire winner. I guess he didn't have time to come up with anything original being involved in Downton, so he did Titanic. I think it's been disastrous for both JF and ITV
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Old 29-03-2012, 21:06
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There is much more that could be done with the Titanic story. For instance, I am seriously contemplating writing a fictional script where Jack the Ripper has been arrested in 1889 for a crime unrelated to the murders he committed. Unaware that he was responsible for the Whitechapel murders, the authorities release at the end of his sentence in 1912. Wanting to flee to America to escape the eye of the law, The Ripper boards the Titanic. However, his appetite for murdering has not dimished. He finds himself in the perfect position to end more lives and get away with; in the middle of the ocean and amidst the chaos of Titanic sinking...
like it.
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Old 29-03-2012, 21:08
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Am I seeing things or is there really a documentary on tomorrow night about the Titanic, hosted by Len Goodman?
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Old 29-03-2012, 21:42
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they made the presumption that anything with Julian Fellowes name attached would be a surefire winner. I guess he didn't have time to come up with anything original being involved in Downton, so he did Titanic. I think it's been disastrous for both JF and ITV
I wouln't be so sure I am hearing while episode one went down as: What the hell?? in Canada, that episode 2 received a significantly better response yesterday.

Am I seeing things or is there really a documentary on tomorrow night about the Titanic, hosted by Len Goodman?
Yes prepare to be Titaniced out.
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Old 29-03-2012, 22:26
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So whilst everyone is nitpicking ...why not throw tomatoes at the greatest load of ftitanic cobblers ever. Cameron's film had errors....but it was a film and was near enough for the film genre for me.

Raise the titanic 1980....now that's worthy of more nitpicking than "the stairs din't go this or that way"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081400/
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Old 29-03-2012, 23:52
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Len - cockney geezer/cheeky chappie - Goodman? Why?
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Old 30-03-2012, 00:55
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Len - cockney geezer/cheeky chappie - Goodman? Why?
Because he worked in Harland & Wolfes and has TV experience.
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Old 30-03-2012, 01:23
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So has any popular 'story', do we need four hundred versions of Jane Eyre no there are plenty of other brilliant books. It's what people like.

Anyway I wish this show had been shown consecutively anyway we will see what happens in the end.
I shouldn't spoil your fun but..the ship sinks!!
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Old 30-03-2012, 01:29
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I shouldn't spoil your fun but..the ship sinks!!
It doesn't????? Never

I kind of meant when all the episodes have been seen we can make a better judgement on how good or bad the series is.
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Old 30-03-2012, 09:27
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I think we really pulled the short straw when it came to which characters to focus on in episode one...

Those saying there was no urgency, I'm sure we will see more of it when it comes to following those trapped on the lower decks as opposed to boarding lifeboats listening to the band play at a time when it didn't seem so serious to those on the boat deck.
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Old 30-03-2012, 12:01
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Anybody for a spot of cheating? Episode two is up..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyzPu...TG9xfpW4WW2-4=
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Old 30-03-2012, 14:03
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Because he worked in Harland & Wolfes and has TV experience.
I didn't think he was that old!
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Old 30-03-2012, 14:17
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They are obviously running scared now because one of the actors has just been on Loose Women virtually begging people to keep watching
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Old 30-03-2012, 14:20
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They are obviously running scared now because one of the actors has just been on Loose Women virtually begging people to keep watching
Who? Did they admit they were getting poor reviews?
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Old 30-03-2012, 14:34
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Who? Did they admit they were getting poor reviews?

I couldn't tell you, I didn't recognise the actor, I caught the tail end as it were but he said you had to see all of the episodes to get the whole picture so in a way IMO that was admitting they know the reviews are bad
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Old 30-03-2012, 14:56
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Although technically true (from what I've seen of episode two), as that's the whole point of this nonsense format.
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Old 30-03-2012, 15:03
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I am looking forward to seeing if they will show more hats.
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Old 30-03-2012, 15:48
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Finally got around to watching it last night and really didn't like it at all.

The programme that I believe should be made is after the disaster. What happened to the survivors and the people who were left behind.
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Old 30-03-2012, 16:27
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I am looking forward to seeing if they will show more hats.
Probably. Floating on the top of the ocean as the ship sinks, hopefully taking everybody connected with this ludicrous production with it.
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Old 30-03-2012, 17:33
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Talking of Nazis, the loss of life in the Titanic sinking was less than 20% of that with the torpedoing of the Willheim Gustloff, in January 1945, when it's estimated over 9,000 perished.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Wilhelm_Gustloff
Yes, the Wilhelm Gustloff is almost entirely unknown, despite being the worst maritime disaster in history.
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