If you decide on a script without a fictional subplot, I'll buy you a drink or three while we discuss it! I already have a picture forming in my mind. A short pre-title sequence set in London's Belgravia district circa 1907.
The pre-title sequence should consist of Ismay's visit to Pirrie's house, a brief linger on the dinner itself, followed by a shot of their after dinner discussion about building what would become the Olympic class of liners. The camera then pans back through the window into the street just as the titles begin. During the title sequence, you take them through background stills of archive photos superimposed with contemporary quick moving clips of the ships' design, construction, launch, fitting out and trials; by the time the screenplay credits arrive showing our names (
), the background should show publicity clips, finally ending with the Director's credit just as the Titanic arrives in Southampton ready for her maiden voyage.
Well, I always wanted to show some of the more interesting, but seldom referenced true stories and disspell some myths; like show that the horrific loss amongst third class was NOT due to evil stewards locking the gates, but was in fact due to severe lack of communication.
I've beat you to it, I'm afraid, Genie. Though not in movie format.
Was already done. Twice. The store I managed back in 1998 had both "Bi-Tanic" and "Titanic T--s" from which to choose. According to the critics, the former was a bit more daring, plot wise, while the latter was more of a formulaic crowd pleaser.
Cool! I'll get started on it once I finish a few short scripts for a classmate and get settled into my summer courses. It will be the "sexiest" Titanic movie ever! (Well, with the exception of Bitanic.)
Evgueni and Ryan you know at one time I thought about a book set aboard Titanic and later the Lusitania! I was going to have my Character travel to America on the Titanic and survive the sinking and then have a compelling reason to return to England and take the Lusitania and survive that one as well. Actually their were Titanic Passengers on the Lusitania! Hopefully either Mr Molony, Mr. Poirier or Mr Kalafus will see this and give us their identities. I knew their names at one time! I don't think they made it off the Lusitania although I could be wrong! Although they survived the Titanic so one out of two is pretty good.
Oh! I only heard of one stokers that survived both, but I think it was an urban legend... Well, and the story of Lucille Duff Gordon booking the fateful passage on the Lusitania and then cancelling at the last minute...
PS - LOL, I'd stay away from your fictional hero! The man's a walking jinx!