Scene from the film ‘Titanic’ (1997), by director James Cameron, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Photo: Fox Film
History of British ships RMS Titanicwhich sank on April 15, 1912, due to colliding with an iceberg, gained worldwide popularity from the film Giantlaunched in 1997, starring Leonardo Di Caprio e Kate Winslet.
This Friday, the 15th, the accident was completed 110 years and is still impacting generations to come because of the scale of the tragedy and the death toll, which exceeded 1,500 people.
Although the 1997 feature is the most acclaimed worldwide, other notable productions have been released, including one month after its sinking, still in silent and black and white cinema, and another that opens this Friday, 15, on the channel. Streaming.
See below the main cinematographic works that tell the story of the Titanic.
‘Salva do Titanic’ (1912)
The first production on a shipwreck occurred just 29 days after it sank.
It is a silent short film, which premiered on May 14, 1912.
Actress Dorothy Gibsonwho survived the tragedy, starred in the production and recounted the moments of terror he went through.
The mini-film also shows moments in Dorothy’s life after returning alive from an accident, such as meeting her parents.
The fire destroyed the last known copy of the footage.
‘Titanic – The Discarded Nazi Epic’ (1943)
The 1943 version is a German production made during World War II
This feature was commissioned by the Nazi Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbelswith the aim of demonstrating the superiority of German cinematography, in addition to building an image in public opinion that great Britain and United States of America responsible for the sinking of the ship.
The film even has a fictional heroic German officer who serves to show German altruism in comparison to the British officer, who in the film appears weak.
Director of production, Herbet Selpin, was arrested during filming for speaking out against the Nazi regime. He was found hanging himself in prison.
The feature was then continued by the director Werner Klinger, which is not credited.
Version 1953 directed by Jean Negulesco and its plot centers around the couple embarking on the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic, as well as the most famous version launched in 1997.
It is considered one of the best films of all time, with interpretations of Barbara Stanwyck highly praised.
Production win Oscar for Best Screenplay and was nominated for Best Art Direction in Black and White.
Only God for Testimony (1958)
With original title Night to Remember (in translation, ‘A Night to Remember), Only God for Witnessfrom 1958, is considered one of the most reliable films about the Titanic in history.
Elizabeth Dowdellone of the shipwreck victims, attends the North American premiere at New York.
Huge box office success, the film Giant1997, is one of the greatest milestones of all time in the history of cinema and the most famous story around the world for telling the tragedy.
From the principal James Cameronand starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, in the roles of the timeless Jack and Rose, the feature tells the story of the sinking of a ship through the forbidden love between a pair of protagonists.
My Heart Will Continueby singer Celine Dionthe theme song for the feature, was also very successful and helped the film’s popularity, becoming one of the most prominent songs of the Canadian artist’s career.
The theme song won the Oscar for Best Original Song, as well as three awards. Grammys: Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Song for Visual Media.
In total, Titanic was nominated for 14 Academy Awards and won 11, including Best Picture and Best Director.
‘Titanic 666’ (2022)
The latest version of the sinking of the Titanic premieres this Saturday, the 15th, on streaming platforms Pipe.
Titanic 666 it’s from the director Nick Lyonand has a plot of 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 see the crash site.
Upon arriving there, the evil forces from the depths returned to the surface, terrorizing everyone.
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