...And adding fictitious subplots to the story, how unique, that has NEVER happened before in any other Titanic movie!
Julian Fellows is also the Oscar winning director of "Gosford Park," but lest we forget that the two writers of the 1996 mini-series were also award winning and experienced script writers/novelists and look how well THAT turned out to be. *shudders*
The 1996 mini-series has got nothing in terms of dreadfulness on that film they made about the Britannic a decade or so ago....just thinking about it gives me the shudders.
Pleasing to see that there will actually be another Titanic film though, was thinking not long ago we were about due for one....think any potential films in the pipelines were canned for a while after James Cameron's, for fear of being drawfed - perhaps rightly so too!
I only watched the first 15 minutes of the first episode of Downton purely to see the Titanic bit at the start to see the titled chap being very concerned about the plight of the third class aka 'those poor devils locked below.'
Very post modern commentary given to the gentry of 1912!