100 years since its tragic voyage, 15 years since it first appeared on the big screen, Titanic is back and ready to conquer the British public once again.
Kate Winslet and Leonardo di Caprio return in 3D with the film that granted them universal fame and recognition. With 11 Oscars and raking in more than $630,000,000 at the box office, the 1997 version was an outstanding success. With the bar already set so high, it seems unlikely that the 3D version will be able to beat its own record, however, bearing in mind the success of Avatar, also directed by James Cameron, anything is possible.
In commemoration of the maiden voyage of RMS Titanic the 3D version is set to hit the screens on Friday 6th April.
“There’s a whole generation that’s never seen Titanic as it was meant to be seen, on the big screen,”. – Director James Cameron
A fatal trip
Sailing from Southampton, the ship sunk in the Atlantic Ocean two weeks before arriving at its destination: New York. With only enough lifeboats for half the number of passengers present and an un-prepared crew, many lifeboats were not even half full. Two hours and forty minutes after the impact and the Titanic plummeted to the ocean floor leaving it’s passengers in -2 °C waters.
Due to poor communications and fog which delayed the arrival of RMS Carpathia, shady reports were initially transmitted to Europe and the USA attracting mass media coverage. On it’s eventual arrival, around 40,000 people awaited the “unsinkable” Titanic.
Whilst not being as dramatic as the sinking of the Titanic, Costa Cruises have not had a good start to the year with the sinking of Costa Concordia and the death of over 30 passengers. Moreover, Costa Allegra added to the mounting embarrassment catching fire in the middle of the Indian Ocean, luckily it was not any more serious than being left in the dark without electricity.