MikeBSG wrote:Has anyone else seen the 1943 German "Titanic"?
Yes I have. It was broadcast a few days ago over here. It's a typical piece of Nazi propaganda. The owner wants to win 'the Blue Ribbon' at all cost even if it means risking the life of the passengers. The only heroic figure on board is a German officer (oh surprise!). That said the film is rather well done, except that the posh ladies on board are pretty overdressed and wear typical 40s hairdos and make-up. The man (Herbert Selpin) who directed the film was later arrested and killed by the Nazis (who made it look like suicide). And Goebbels banned the film. He thought the sinking looked too frightening for the civilians of the time, who were themselves being bombarded daily.
I saw A Night to Remember
some years back on BBC and didn't like it much. Everybody looked so heroic and stiff-upper-lip, it looked unbelievable to me. A bit like Kenneth More in Reach for the Sky
(that one is a real hoot!). But I guess it's far better than this overlong piece of bore called Titanic
vintage 1997. I had to watch it on board a plane when I went once from London to San Diego....OMG! What a bore....!