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Ok this isn't really about the musical Titanic, but it is about the Titanic.

RMS Titanic was an Olympic class passenger liner that became infamous for her collision with an iceberg on 14 April 1912 and dramatic sinking on 15 April 1912.

The RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic at approximately 11:40pm on April 14, 1912. It was completely underwater by 2:20am April 15.

Today is the 95th anniversary of when the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and tomorrow will be when it sank.

Out of the 2,228 people on board, 1,523 people died with Titanic; some drowned and some were frozen to death.
Out of the 705 survivors, only 6 were saved from the water.
And out of the 1,523 people perished in the sinking of the Titanic, only 306 bodies were recovered.

I just thought this was an event that should be remebered. May all those who perished rest in peace.

Thanks for someone on another fourm who posted some of this information.

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Post Re: 95th years ago
ILoveToSing2010 wrote:
I just thought this was an event that should be remebered. May all those who perished rest in peace.

Thanks for someone on another fourm who posted some of this information.


Thank you, Mr. Cameron.

Although I don't think "95th years ago" is anything that actually exists in English.

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^ o sorry, my bad. I ment to say 95 years ago, i just made a mistake.

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It really is tragic when you think about it.

Out of all the major events in world history that have killed thousands of people, the sinking of The Titanic is probably one of the most overlooked.


May those who died Rest in Peace.


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we always have a toast in memory of the victims every year.

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pish123c wrote:
It really is tragic when you think about it.

Out of all the major events in world history that have killed thousands of people, the sinking of The Titanic is probably one of the most overlooked.


May those who died Rest in Peace.


I never thought about that, but you're right. I'm going to blame the movie for romanticising it. :?

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I dont think its overlooked at all.

and which movie do you mean. there have been at least 4.

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Sorry, the 1997 James Cameron one. It's not so much overlooked is that, Cameron made the film much more of a drama than a tragedy, so, I think, because of the way the 1997 film presented the event, some people don't see it as a tragedy unless they really think about it.
If that made sense. I'm awful at conveying my thoughts, lol.

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pish123c wrote:
It really is tragic when you think about it. Out of all the major events in world history that have killed thousands of people, the sinking of the Titanic is probably one of the most overlooked.

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I'm going to blame the movie for romanticising it.... Cameron made the film much more of a drama than a tragedy, so, I think, because of the way the 1997 film presented the event, some people don't see it as a tragedy unless they really think about it.

I think I get what you mean, but I'm not sure I agree. I think it is up to people do to some thinking about the context of the story and make the connections for themselves. After all, James Cameron isn't making a documentary; he's telling a story that has the sinking of the Titanic as its backdrop, not reporting the event in itself.

It's the same kind of thing that South Pacific does, setting a love story against the backdrop of a real event. World War II was tragic, yet I wouldn't say South Pacific romanticises it, not in the sense that it renders the War in an ideal light. Certainly we do see the devastating effects of the war - the death of Cable, for example - but we also see the devastating effects of the sinking of the Titanic and to a far greater extent than we see the effect of the war in South Pacific: families that are separated, lives that are cut short and so on. I haven't seen the film in years, but I still remember the Irish mother and her children who are doomed because they are trapped in their quarters, perhaps even more vividly than some of the effects sequences or the main love story.

So I think that, if you take the whole film into account, and remember that there is more to it than just the love story between Jack and Rose, the tragedy of the Titanic is clearly appreciable, even if its not the primary focus of the film itself.

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IMHO. We can take moral lessons from the history of Titanic. The maker was very arrogant when he said it was unsinkable ship and it sank in its debut before finishing its trip.

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