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The Titanic on film : myth versus truth

Author: Linda Maria Koldau
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume provides a detailed overview of Titanic films from 1912 to the present and analyses the six major Titanic films, including the 1943 national socialist production, the 1953 Hollywood film, the 1958 British docudrama A Night to Remember, the 1979 TV production S.O.S. Titanic, the 1996 mini-series Titanic, and James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Maria Koldau
ISBN: 9780786463114 0786463112
OCLC Number: 761369286
Description: viii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: the archetype of maritime disaster --
history, myth and film, the historical event --
The Titanic myth --
Titanic in film --
major Titanic films. The Nazi Titanic (1943): unfit for propaganda --
Titanic (1953): the first Hollywood Titanic production --
A night to remember (1958): the "real story" --
S.O.S. Titanic (1979): great in detail, weak in plot --
Titanic (1996): poor plots with an impressive disaster --
James Cameron's Titanic (1997) --
The Titanic code: recurrent motifs in Titanic films --
conclusion: making Titanic immortal.
Responsibility: Linda Maria Koldau.

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Provides a detailed overview of Titanic films from 1912 to the present and analyses the six major Titanic films. By showing how each film follows and builds on a pattern of fixed scenes, motifs and  Read more...

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"Explores how the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 has been turned into a myth through various film versions"--Reference & Research Book News.

 
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