Idea's For a Titanic Soap Opera


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How about a musical version....."All I want is a cabin somewhere, far away from the iceberg there, warm face, warm hands, warm feet, Oh wouldn't
it be loverly ..."

"Free from the cold night air, wouldn't that be lovely, lovely.

Free from panic and the cold, cold sea wouldn't that be lovely.

Works for me. I was considering a Soap Opera like Dallas or like the British show Upstairs Downstairs. But your idea works as well. Hmm I need more plot twists. Who can we get to play the husband and the brother. Anne-Margaret for the mother role. She can sing at least. We got to cut corners some where. Who for the sister-in-law villainess. This could be the Titanic version of Hairspray or maybe not. I need ideas people. Maybe our heroine could become a silent movie director so we could introduce even more people with problems. More characters the better. The more plot twists the better. She could have fling with a Rudolph Valentino type. She tries to make a movie like Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse and has to keep her dead husband's family from taking away her kid from her. Their like saying she's not a fit mother because she's a Suffragette and wants to make films and keeps having flings. Her deceased husbands brother is in love with her. The possibilities are endless. What do you all think.
 
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Time's going to be tricky. Soap operas can slow time down to an amazing degree, but that ship is going to hit the iceberg sooner or later. Or we could have some fun as Titanic steams thru the wormholes of Plot Contrivance, via all the films and tv stuff done about Our Lady. The storyline could last for weeks! Months! We've got the Stanwyck-Webb and Jack-Rose romances, anyone else from a Titanic film? The cheesier the better!
The musical "My Fair Lady" took place in 1912, how about Professor 'Enry 'Iggins taking Eliza Doolittle to America. Or "Somewhere in Time"'s time-traveling Christopher Reeves pursuing his true love across the Atlantic.
This could be fun!
 
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True,

I was thinking of after Titanic and the heroine over coming issues but we can focus on the romance of her meeting her Rich American and eloping and them deciding to go back to America. Ann did you check out my plot line in the topic Titanic 1953 Most horrible Titanic movie ever.
. What do you think of it. Let me know. You were the one who got me started on my Ouida like flight through fantasyland when you innocently asked got any ideas George. Why yes I got tons. I'm open to others input though.
 

Bob Godfrey

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Upstairs Downstairs would be the lead to follow here. As we know, in the original drama Mrs Bellamy actually was aboard the Titanic along with her maid. So let's put the rest of the upstairs characters on the ship, too. Then of course we'd need a full downstairs/below decks contingent. The errant maid Sarah could turn up as a stewardess. Hudson the butler has realised his boyhood ambition by going to sea, and is now a Senior Steward and Sarah's mentor. To add to the possibilities, Rose (housemaid), Mrs Bridges (cook) and Watkins (chauffeur) are travelling in 2nd Class, as was the custom. Gotta be a winner!
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My original Plot line for the show see what y'all think.

Dream Builders Or Immigrant Makes Good Or
I Was A Titanic Survivor
Educated poor girl wants out of Ireland starts a fling with a Rich American and they elope. He dies on Titanic and she almost does. Then as a widow she meets his family and the fun ensues as they try to make a lady out of her but she wants to be a suffragette and go into the world of financing silent movies and directing them. It starts with Titanic but continues with her overcoming what happened to her and building a new life. Ahh shes going to have a baby. But her dead husband's brother starts to have feelings for her and his wife who is the resident villain causes all kind of trouble. Immigrant makes good. People love those kinda stories. Sounds familiar I know but don't they all, it could work. Don't want to give 'em to much Titanic we'll do flash backs. Now how do I get in touch with the networks.(We Need Megan Fellows from Anne Of Green Gables!)

So what do all of you think. I think I'm on to something. It focuses a lot on after Titanic sank but we can have flashbacks. We can also stretch the time before the ship sinks. The Heroine could also be a Lusitania survivor. She decides to visit the old country because her mother is sick and gets torpedoed aboard the Lusitania. Or maybe not.
 
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Okay, okay so we'll leave out the Lusitania. We still got to have old New York and silent Hollywood Land. Who do you think we should go with as actors if this was picked up. Any ideas? Any more thoughts for the plot.
 

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Hate to say it, I'm way ahead of you. Similar idea, but set on fictional ship. Pilot episode script is at WGA for a number, and we're into development. Hope to shoot next spring for a (hopefully) Fall 08 pickup. Keep the happy thoughts-those who have read it so far like the characters-focus is mainly on the crew, and is light comedy-drama; but think of all the great guest shots for name actors as passengers! WILL (Sea Story Writer)-Owner-Blue Ribband Films in CA.
 
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Well lucky you. This is mostly from fun. My original plot line is mostly after Titanic as it did sink on it's Maiden Voyage. This vehicle focuses more on one survivors life in the teens as one of the few women directors in silent Hollywood. Good luck to you though on you project. Hope it becomes everything you want it to be.
 

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