Just saw this, i liked how people were portrayed, more understanding of Ismay, and i found Molly Brown amusing and Countess of Rothes well..... sexy. Granted neither seem accurate- Molly Brown was married.
And for once the crew were'nt trying to keep all Third class passengers below!
Beesly and his girl did get tiresome at times, with their ultra polite speak for '' i want to sleep with you etc''.
Hi Matthew, the younger stewardess who talked to Andrews DID survive. She later went on to become "The Queen" of England in 2006.
I didn't care for the whole Lawrence Beesley and Leigh Goodwin thing. While I watched, I spoke over them with my own commentary on what they were really saying. I won't repeat it here. I also found Beesley's "deep" thoughts about class division a total yawn.
I loved (not really) the scene when Ismay gets into a lifeboat. As if everyone around him, including Captain Smith, would have minutes on end to simply stare at him with wide-eyed fascination. They certainly made him out to be a villain and no mistake.
Oh yeah, and when Madeline Astor kept making degrading comments about her own looks, I think she should have kept going - to the extent of convulsing herself into a uncontrollable fit of demonic possession and throwing herself bodily into a boiler. Hey, it certainly would have brought some 'spark' into that drawn-out, Turkish Bath Island of Lesbos scene.
Hellen Mirren was the young stewardess in S.O.S. Titanic? Of course she was also Caligula's wife Caesonia in Caligula 1979 with Malcolm McDowell as Emperor Gaius Germanicus Caesar (Caligula). Great Movie! Now she's known as the Queen Of England. All hail Helen Mirren, Actress extraordinaire.
Just saw it for a second time, i was wondering if people hadn't mistaken the stewardess in the boat for the one from steerage, but no!. We dont see her getting out of the boat so.... How could the editors and director have missed that!.
Also just before we see her in the smoking room for the last time, we see a wide shot of the ship, the angle it is at would seem to prevent her from strolling around inside the ship and calmly talking to Andrews, to say nothing of getting up top again.
>>Hey, it certainly would have brought some 'spark' into that drawn-out, Turkish Bath Island of Lesbos scene.<<
I liked that scene. And not for the lesbos but more the music of the scene and the way it was filmed. I found it very interesting and semi-artistic.
I was confused on the same thing Matthew B. was. I don't see how that stewardess was able to get from lifeboat no. 1 (I think) all the way to the back of the ship and down to the smoking room where Andrews was, and then somehow make it back to safety. I enjoyed the final scene Sloan and Andrews, but she must have had the Enterprise beaming her from one spot on that ship to the other in the last 10 minutes of the sinking.
I think this (the extended edition) goes down as my favorite Titanic movie, next to A Night to Remember. It's a very moody film and the music does a lot to drive home the emotion and the mood.
Putting Arthur to sleep and man-raping him in Excalibur. Onscreen bloody childbirth in Caligula. Making the Queen of England seem like she has a soul in The Queen. And teleporting herself to wherever she wants in SOS Titanic.
Agreed about the complete version of SOS Titanic. The edited one is pretty disjointed. But the complete version is what Cameron's should have been. Character-rich, having a message and definitely story to tell, staying even-keeled rather than descending into fake emotion...
Think of SOS Titanic with historical inaccuracies fixed (we're hoping the sinking date was a typo) filmed on the same sets and with the same production values as Cameron. Oof.
To really appreciate the film, the extra scenes needs to be put back in. I was lucky to record the extended cable edition many years ago and the full film is a lot better than the edited version currently available.
I dont remember exactly when I recorded the extended cable edition with the extra footage, but I think it likely would have been sometime in the early 90s as I dont have many VHS tapes from the 80s and I know it definitely wasnt then. So I would say I recorded the extended cable edition back in the 90s. It only ever aired once for some reason and as it was a film I had only read about, I was curious to see the film. Overall, the extra footage definitely makes the film much more realistic and interesting.
I see this movie was released on dvd region by studio canal and picture wise from what I have seen looks really good but I don't have any idea if this is the cut version or not..I'm surprised the full version wasn't released yet...with all of the famous actors and actresses I don't understand why no release ?? I member seeing this movie very briefly and id love to sit and watch it again..