The sinking of the Titanic celebrates its 110th anniversary; remember the films produced on the accident

04/15/22 at 8:00 PM

Rafael Nascimento, special for Estadão – Estadão Content

The story of the British ship RMS Titanic, which sank on April 15, 1912 after colliding with an iceberg, gained worldwide popularity thanks to the 1997 film Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

This Friday the 15th, the accident celebrates its 110th anniversary and still impacts future generations due to the scale of the drama and the death toll, which exceeds 1,500 people.

Even if the 1997 feature film is the best known in the world, other outstanding productions have already been released, including one the month after the sinking, still in silent cinema and in black and white, and another which comes out this Friday 15 on a streaming channel.

Discover below the main cinematographic works that tell the story of the Titanic:

‘Salvage of the Titanic’ (1912)

The first production on the accident with the ship took place in just 29 days after the sinking. This is a silent short film, which premiered on May 14, 1912.

Actress Dorothy Gibson, a survivor of the tragedy, stars in the production and recounts the moments of terror she went through.

The film also shows moments in Dorothy’s life after she returns alive from the accident, such as meeting her parents.

A fire destroyed the last known copies of the images.

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“Titanic – The Banished Nazi Epic” (1943)

The 1943 version is a German production made during World War II. The film was commissioned by the Nazi Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, with the aim of showing German cinematic superiority, as well as building in public opinion an image that the United Kingdom and the United States were responsible for the shipwreck.

The film even had a fictional heroic German officer who served to show the selflessness of the Germans in relation to the British officers, who in the film appeared weakened.

The production’s director, Herbet Selpin, was arrested during filming for denouncing the Nazi regime. He was found hanged in prison.

The film was later continued by director Werner Klinger, who was uncredited.

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Titanic (1953)

The 1953 version is directed by Jean Negulesco and has its plot centered around a couple who embarked on the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic, much like the more famous version launched in 1997.

This is considered one of the best films of all time, with Barbara Stanwyck’s performance being highly praised.

The production won the Oscar for Best Screenplay and was nominated for Best Black and White Art Direction.

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Only God for Witness (1958)

With the original title of A Night to Remember (in translation, ‘A Night to Remember), Only God for Witness, from 1958, is considered one of the most reliable Titanic films in history.

Elizabeth Dowdell, one of the survivors of the sinking, attended the US premiere in New York.

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Titanic (1997)

A huge box office success, the 1997 film Titanic is one of the great milestones in cinematic history and is the world’s best known for recounting the tragedy.

From director James Cameron, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, in the roles of the eternal Jack and Rose, the feature film tells the story of the sinking of the ship through the forbidden love between the protagonist couple.

My Heart Will Go On by singer Celine Dion, the feature film’s theme song, was also a big hit and contributed to the feature film’s popularity, being one of the most notable songs of the film’s career. Canadian artist. The track won the Oscar for Best Original Song, as well as three Grammy Awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Song for Visual Media.

In total, Titanic was nominated for 14 Oscars and won 11, including Best Picture and Best Director.

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‘Titanic 666’ (2022)

The latest version of the sinking of the Titanic will be broadcast this Saturday 15 on the Tubi streaming platform.

Titanic 666 is directed by Nick Lyon, and is about the supernatural consequences of the sinking of the ship, a century after the tragedy.

Exactly 110 years after the original crash, new passengers board a modern replica of the ship to view the wreck site.

Arriving there, the evil forces from the depths come to the surface, terrorizing everyone.

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