Raise the Titanic On TV tonight


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Alicia Windsor

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Hey guys!

At 9:00 pm eastern tonight, Bravo will be showing Raise the Titanic!. My TV guide only gave it one star, but I'll watch it anyways. I'm not sure if all of you guys in the States get Bravo, but I live in Toronto and fellow Canadians can probably catch it.
 

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Hey Alicia,

Just my luck, I was out for the evening when it was on! By the time I discovered it was on tv, it was too late. I rushed home to try and catch the last bit of it, but it had finished.

I haven't seen this movie yet, I've only read the book. What did you think of it?

Best regards,

Jason
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Alicia Windsor

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Hi Jason,

The funny thing is, I only watched about half an hour of the film. Maybe it just wasn't my thing, but I didn't enjoy it very much and I gave up trying to watch it. I guess you have to be a big fan of Cussler to appreciate the film. I haven't read the book, so I might give it a try... apparently the book is much better than the movie.
 
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Sometimes it is very hard to translate a book into a film...I guess the director just lacks the same vision as the author. I never saw the movie, "Raise The Titanic" but I did read the book...very good. Clive Cussler writes in a way that makes you think, even for a moment, that what the book proposes is possible.
 

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Hi Alicia,

I've heard the same thing about the book being a lot better than the movie. Too bad you didn't enjoy it, but oh well. Apparently, the soundtrack is really good though.

Hi Deborah,

You're right, Clive Cussler does a good job of making you think.

Best regards,

Jason
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>>I haven't read the book, so I might give it a try... apparently the book is much better than the movie. <<

IMO, it is. One needs to understand however that Clive Cussler was writing an action/adventure yarn plain and simple. I once read an interview years ago where Mr. Cussler said that his books had no literary value.

False modesty perhaps?

Maybe, but then he wasn't trying to be another Edger Allen Poe or Mark Twain. FWIW, I've rarely seen a book translate well into a movie. The last really good tries I've seen were Clavell's "Shogun" and the Sci Fi Channel's productions of two of Frank Herbert's "Dune" series.

Most I've seen overall are dreadful. Don't even get me started on the way Tom Clancy's work has been bent, folded, spindled and mutilated almost to the point of being unrecognizable.
 

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The Hunt for red october is a good movie and so is the book

I also recomend patriot games and A night to remember and sink the bismark
 

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