Details..details..details. {_Breaking New Ground_ TV special} : LUSENET : TitanicShack : One Thread

I just finished watching the Fox Special "Titanic: Breaking New Ground and I am completely floored by the level of detail that went into this film. All the stuff that those of us that are not aware of the details missed. Not just the scene reproducing the photograph of the child playing with the top, but the people in the background. In the scene where Ismay urges the Captain to push Titanic faster, the women in the background is the women who reported overhearing the conversation. Eva Hart as a child was on the lifeboat, the baker on the stern with Rose and Jack...the white star emblem on the forks!!! No wonder it felt so real and so authenic to me. The details register in your subconcious. Didn't someone here make a comment about the penny in Somewhere in Time. I don't think there was a moment like that for me in the movie, right up to the credits.

So I guess my question is for the historians. What were the moments that were the realest for you and was there a penny that jerked you back?


-- crystal smithwick (, February 14, 1998


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Crystal: I agree, there wasn't a "penny" for me either. Never has been, never will be! That's a great reference with "Somewhere in Time" connections. I don't recall anyone mentioning the penny syndrome here but I do recall someone mentioning that movie. This one pulls you in and keeps you!

Regards, Peter

-- Peter Nivling (, February 14, 1998.

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-- ariel chavez (, February 14, 1998.

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One really amazed me was the cast. They look exactly like the characters they played! Like the guy on Fox said, you don't have to be told which one is which. I'm glad I watched this show because I can look for these details the next time I see the film.

-- Rose (, February 14, 1998.

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You're going to hate me..... To me there was no real "penny" but there were a few little things that i now realize...The gun that Lovejoy has...there were no clip guns then only revolvers. And the flashlights...though there had them then they were rare and no one on the lifeboats had one. But Cameron knew about that one cause he said he had to light the scenes SOMEHOW!! :) Still when I watch the movie over and over again neither one of those things has ever brought me back to the present:)

-- Miranda Swearingen (, February 14, 1998.

I hate to be argumentative, but you're wrong about Lovejoy's gun. Someone on Mark Taylor's Titanic Discussion list identified the weapon as a Colt M1911A1, .45 caliber automatic with nickel finish. This model ***was*** in production in 1912. The gun used a 7-round clip magazine; with one round in the chamber, it was good for 8 rounds before reloading. And if you'll count the number of shots, you'll see that Cal fired 8 rounds before the slide locked.

If I'm not mistaken, the first automatic pistols (using clip magazines) were developed in 1901.


-- Kip Henry (, February 15, 1998.

The special was very well done. Cameron's attention to detail is nothing short of phenomenal. It is amazing how he managed to mesh all the same details and the accurate historial points during only three years of work on the film.

-- Rose (, February 15, 1998.

I just finished watching the Fox special again on tape. As I said on another post, the interviews with Marjorie Newell Robb, Eva Hart, and especially Ruth Becker-Blanchard are absolutely heart wrenching. With the Navy Hymn (as I know it to be called) playing in the backround and Ms. Becker-Blanchard describing how their boat was at, or beyond capacity and rowing as fast as they could away from the site. She then just bowed her head after describing that and you could just see the agony that she carried all those years. I know the interviews are old, but folks, that is the real Titanic and I, for one, will never forget that scene. All three ladies are gone now but not forgotten! Regards, Peter

-- Peter Nivling (, February 15, 1998.

I have been living a full TITANIC weekend. Watched and taped both specials (one on FOX - AWESOME) (one on A&E - even MORE AWESOME) cried during the A & E special. Then my replacement disks for the Titanic CD Rom game finally came in!!(I've been playing it just about all day) I feel like the Foxtrot comic strip lady (I swear someone is spying!)

-- Caron (, February 15, 1998.

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