Titanic (1994)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Social History, Tragedies & Catastrophes  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Kathleen Wildasin

Of the many documentaries about the Titanic disaster, none are more authoritative and detailed than the 192-minute series, Titanic, produced originally in 1994 for the Arts and Entertainment network. Narrated by actor David McCallum and written, directed, and produced by Melissa Jo Peltier, the series consists of two sections, divided into two parts each. Section 1, The Death of a Dream, documents the design and construction of the vessel, its collision with an iceberg in the North Atlantic, the horrific two-hour sinking, and the heroic rescue operation. Section 2, The Legend Lives On, describes the post-tragedy investigative work, locating remains on the ocean's floor, and a discussion of the Titanic's impact on subsequent ship design. Highlights of the film include interviews with noted Titanic authorities Don Lynch and Ken Marschall and several survivors who have since passed away. Using archival footage, expert testimony, and comprehensive research, the series is a must-see for any Titanic enthusiast.



luxury-liner, sea-disaster, ship, sinking