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Do you think the novel "Raise the Titanic!" was far better than the movie?

Discussion in 'Titanic Books' started by Dan Kappes, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. Dan Kappes

    Dan Kappes Member

    I do. The Titanic looked more realistic funnel-less and the book contained more plot twists and excitement that I don't think could ever be copied on film.

    I don't think they should have even made the movie, it's completely different than the book. It's not like A Night To Remember, which is very much well-adapted, almost word for word.
  2. A preferred the novel to the movie because at the very least, some of the ideas for raising the ship....had the hull been intact and in a reasonably good state of preservation.....were at least theoretically plausible.

    The movie was horrible but the musical score at least was great.
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  3. IanMcD

    IanMcD Member

    The novel was better.
  4. The Novel was better, the pictures were better. But I still liked the movie. It was entertaining. Very few movies are better than the novels. A few exceptions for me were Gone with the Wind, The Godfather, and Logan's Run. I liked those movies better than the books.
  5. IanMcD

    IanMcD Member

    The rousing musical score really did a lot to keep the film from being a total stinker.

    Parts of the film are actually done quite well but it oddly deviates from some key elements of the novel. For example, Captain Prevlov is a far more prominent character in the book He's a young, ambitious Soviet intelligence officer who leads a boarding party to take over the Titanic. But in the film he's barely more than a minor character and is played a short, balding middle age actor. In the film there's no boarding party, no big showdown between Dirk Pitt and Prevlov.
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  6. Dan Kappes

    Dan Kappes Member

    Yeah, and he's scared away by American jets and an American submarine! :D
  7. I've seen a lot movies over the years and one thing I could always tell almost from the first note was "oh, John Barry is doing the music. He always has good scores for the films he does.