Was Bob Ballard Portrayed in the Movie?

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The movie begins with a portrayal of a guy who is out only to make a buck off the wreckage. Not a nice guy at all.

here's the odd thing: He's wearing a Bob Ballard cap. In fact, i thought at first it was supposed to BE Ballard.

At the end of the movie, I read the credits, expecting that the one man who has had more involvement with the Titanic than anyone - Bob Ballard - would certainly show up in the prodigious credits as consultant, or at least a "Thanks to" (they thanked everyone else under the sun). But no. Apparantly he had no input whatsoever into the movie. Odder still.

What's the story? Was there a riff, or a difference of opinion? Were the producers sticking it to him with the Bob Ballard cap on the unsavory character at the begining?

-- Pilliard Dickle (pdickle@hotmail.com), January 20, 2003


Having seen both James Cameron and Bob Ballard together on "Larry King Live", I'm sure there isn't any animosity between them.

-- Thomas Terashima (tom@nucleus.com), January 22, 2003.

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