Most Titanic films show sinking inaccurately

Dan Kappes

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The more we study the wreck, the more we find our depictions of the sinking in film to be inaccurate.

In 1958's A Night to Remember, the ship sinks at a high angle in one piece.

In 1985, the wreck was found in two pieces.

In 1997, James Cameron's film depicts the ship rising at a high angle and breaking in two.

Since then the wreck has been further studied, and there's a new theory that the ship split in half at a shallow angle.

Thus, the film that shows a more accurate depiction of the sinking is the 2012 TV miniseries, which shows the ship splitting in half at a shallow angle.
 

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That the ship broke in a lower angle was first published after the 1996/1998 wreck expedition.
I guess it wasn't widely accepted until recently; just like no one believed the ship broke in two until the wreck was found.

And I've heard that despite these new findings, Cameron won't re-do his film to show the stern rising at a shallow angle before the ship splits. I think the film A Night to Remember would also look funny if it was edited to show the ship splitting at a shallow angle.
 
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The SNAME Report from 1998 had the shallow angle. It was also presented it the 1998 documentary "Titanic - Answers from the Abyss" by the Discovery Channel.