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Titanic's Final Moments: Missing Pieces
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There's an international Dive Festival Going on from May 20th, till May 26th 2006.
And John and Richie are here!!
Premiering the release of their DVD!! They showed it too us in 2 parts and all I can say is that it's the best thing on titanic I've ever seen !!
If you've never heard of Titanic, then where have you been living? One of history's most captivating tragedies, the sinking of the Titanic draws countless numbers to learn more about the catastrophe. That fateful trip is absolutely fascinating, and I've watched a great many documentaries about that famed ship. A glorious super liner, Titanic is perhaps more famous today than it was in 1912.
As a result, most of us know what led to its sinking, either from the movie or from documentaries. This latest entry into the fold from The History Channel, Titanic's Final Moments: Missing Pieces has a new postulation on the now generally accepted theory of the ship's demise. That current theory states that Titanic saw an iceberg straight in its path. It tried to turn to miss it, but the big ship clipped the side of the iceberg, tearing a gash or a series of small gashes along its side. Water flooded in, filling enough watertight compartments to cause her to go down. As remarkably shown in Titanic, the nose of the ship went under first, causing the stern to rise above the water. At some point, something caused the ship to split in half, causing the stern to crash back to the water. The nose then quickly went under, pulling the stern deep down to the bottom of the Atlantic.
Five years ago, an expedition to explore the wreckage made an interesting discovery south of the stern's debris field.Read more ›
But then there's the documentary. There's some beautiful footage of the wreck, but as a documentary, this show is extremely tacky, consisting essentially of eighty minutes of recycled footage, cheesy montages, stuff we already know (Can we please stop banging on about the Titanic being considered unsinkable?), and reality TV-esque fluff; and then there are perhaps twenty minutes of material actually relevant to the documentary's alleged subject. And those twenty minutes are extremely dumbed-down; I really do think the average audience member for a documentary like this is much smarter than the History Channel thinks.
But, then again, the less-than-spectacular quality of the piece *as a documentary* gives it a kind of home-grown feeling, as though these guys did it all by themselves. I really don't know just how, well, "professional" this thing was in its production, how involved the History Channel was. So I don't know how fair my complaint is.
So.. I really don't know.
What is a plus on this DVD is the documentary about Titanic's doomed sisters Britannic and Olympic. I learned about Violet Jessup and was amazed with her story.
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Smith was NOT trying to "stay on schedule"! If you read the real inquiries, numerous captains testified that it was considered safe to continue at speed until you SAW ice. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jennifer
A superb film revealing the rusting remains of this gallant ship. As the camera moves through the various parts of the wreckage, one can try to imagine the horror that brought... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Richard Lee Smith
This documentary is good. Any footage of the wreck is fantastic! Gets a bit drawn out here and there, but no worse than any other documentary. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Brad Payne
There are at least a half a dozen different Titanic DVD' s out there and they're all good. This one concentrates on finding the Center Keel, which broke off when the ship listed to... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ernest F. Carneau
I had recorded this but my quality was not very good. So I ordered a "good one". This one revealed things from the debris field that helped solve some mysteries. Read morePublished 23 months ago by liquorish
The Titanic's Final Moment is great. My husband has every book & DVD about titanic. He really loved it for sure.Published on June 24, 2013 by Marge Buehler
This is my favorite Titanic documentary because it has everything.
The dvd covers stories on the building of Titanic, the history of what happened on the night of the... Read more