Raise the Titanic Soundtrack

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Hello, everybody, at filmtracks.com, there is a review of the soundtrack "Raise the Titanic." It says that this soundtrack is better than Horner's masterpiece. Has anybody heard this yet? It is supposed to come out September 18th, but I believe it was released before considering the movie came out in 1980.

-- Najmul M Islam (najmi@udel.edu), September 08, 1999


I don't remember the soundtrack to "Raise The Titanic", but it sounds like just another swipe at the continuing popularity of Cameron's "Titanic". It's "hip" to hate the movie now, and even I can't admit to ANYONE how many times I saw it for fear of being thought a kook. Or worse.

I DO remember the movie "Raise The Titanic" though. It was a fairly decent one if you take it as pure fantasy and have a strong enough interest in Titanic to overlook the zany plot. Remember it was made in 1980, 5 years before the Titanic wreck was found. The very idea back then that the wreck would be found was far-fetched and speculation on it's condition ranged from near-pristine to an iron stain on the ocean bed. Now the idea that it could be raised and towed to New York - or that anyone would ever want to? That's a different story. About as far-fetched as a poor artist winning the heart of some rich spoiled fat chick and....

-- Dalton (DFDalton@msn.com), September 08, 1999.

I believe the music for "Raise the Titanic" was done by John Barry ("Somewhere in Time", "Out of Africa" and several others) and is very good. I loved the music, liked the book and laughed at the movie (for the acting). The last time I saw it on TV a few months ago, they left out the opening sequence with the music and photos of the construction of the ship, which was, to me, one of the best parts.I believe the author of the book, Clive Cussler, was so inscensed at the movie version that he swore never to allow one of his works to hit the screen again. True, it wasn't supposed to be historically accurate, and wasn't, but neither was the 1953 "Titanic" and that had a superb screenplay.

Regards, Peter

-- Peter Nivling (pcnivling@capecod.net), September 09, 1999.

Hi Dalton!

Maybe the rich spoiled fat chick figured the skinny artist was used to starving, so he wouldn't be upset when she ate everything in sight? hahaha That is just my theory . . .

-- Misty (HiRver@concentric.net), September 09, 1999.

I had the opportunity to visit the soundstage at CBS Studio Center in Studio City to see the RAISE THE TITANIC model being built. For trivia fans, it was first floated in water in Gilligan's Island lagoon! It went by ship to Malta, where it is still there today. Ken Marschall, famous Titanic artist and Visual Historian to Cameron's T(TANIC, worked on the model in 1978. Incidentlly, some RAISE THE TITANIC footage was filmed in 1976 at Opeation Sail and kept in a freezer until used in the film in 1980! Some Titanic fans tried to get the studio to film Edwina MacKenzie watchng the Titanic sail into New York Harbor (She was a survivor of the Titanic and lived to be 100 years old) but the cost was too much (Remember, RAISE THE TITANIC was a BIG financial disaster! Clive Cussler appeared in his film as a reporter at the press conference when Admiral Sandecker announed they had found the wreck of the Titanic. He did not like the casting and didn't get along with Jason Robards, who played Sandecker. He asked J.R. if he had read the book RAISE THE TITANIC before playing the role. Robards, said no, and Cusser replied, "I guess we will see Jason Robards, not Admiral Sandecker!"

-- Robert Hardy Gibbons (hhardley@hotmail.com), September 11, 1999.

Something tells me that Jason Robards might be getting snubbed a bit over the years. He had a part in Crimson Tide (also as an Admiral) albeit small, at the end of the film. He is not listed in the credits at all for that rather short performance but he has been around for years. He must have trampled some toes somewhere!

Regards, Peter

-- Peter Nivling (pcnivling@capecod.net), September 15, 1999.

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