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The Sinking of the Titanic

No, no one aboard the Titanic (or the lifeboats it released) was wielding a camcorder when it finally sank below the surface of the north Atlantic Ocean on the morning of April 15, 1912. Sure, there were silent films being made at the time (Charlie Chaplin would make his screen debut two years later in Making a Living), but they required a studio and time — not to mention they weren’t terribly long features.

In today’s world, however, we have the capability to accurately recreate what the scene probably looked like when the mighty vessel, captained by former Royal Navy Reserve Captain Edward John Smith, hit an iceberg in the cold ocean waters about 400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland and then descended to its deep watery grave two hours and forty minutes later .

In 1997 James Cameron release his epic film about the disaster “Titanic” and reissued it in 3-D as a 20th Anniversary edition in 2017.


The sad fruit of pride