Titanic 1943 Version


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Thanks for the pointer, Jason. Considering that the running time of the film is 82 mins here, I have the sneaky suspicion that it will be the version I got on video, i.e. the one without the inquiry. - And according to the reviewers that is the case. Another one mentions that the inquiry was only tacked onto the film in 1950?

Of course, I'd like the version with the bonus features! Which would mean, acquiring a new DVD player and, if I consider this, I realise that I am not that desperate to see the extended film with bonus material after all.
 
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Thanks for the information, Dave. I know, it's probably not worth getting it for those three minutes, and getting a new DVD player on top of that. But part of me still wants to have it, just to have it! So far the more sensible part of me has won over the collector.
 

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The 1943 "propaganda version" of Titanic is scheduled to air on Turner Classic Movies again on Sunday, 29 November, 2009, at 2:00 AM. (Technically, it will air on Monday the 30th at 2 AM, but it's listed on TCM's Web site that way.) "A Night to Remember" will follow it.
 

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Thanks Lana!

I really do enjoy this version even if it is entirely wrong historically. Riveting for 1943. I wonder if any University WWII classes show this?
 
I happened to catch this one on TCM last night. I must say, the sets weren't bad. Didn't pay full attention at first... laundry. But I did enjoy it despite it's not so subtle inaccuracies.
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I was so bummed that they played ANTR after, because I would have been up far too late. Because I had to work the next day, all day, I only got to watch the first twenty minutes or so. I have been trying to catch it on t.v. for about three years now.
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I am not for sure I want to buy it, although I have heard nothing but rave reviews about it.
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However, I went to TCM's website and requested they play it again, because I couldn't figure out the website.... maybe someone here understands their site better than me. Any help is appreciated. lol
Since we had the Artifact exhibit here until september, ANTR has become slightly out of my price range. Read the book, loved the book, so I am pretty sure I will enjoy the movie. Sorry for rambling on. Time for bed.

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Try ebay for ANTR. I saw a used copy for $2.99. It's *essential* viewing if you've got a more-than-casual interest in the Titanic. Hands-down, the best Titanic movie out there. Beautifully-produced, well-scripted, and has a wonderful style and panache about it that other Titanic films don't.
 
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Kendra, I agree with Jeremy - and I don't usually plug eBay. Last time I looked there were very cheap ANTR dvds available. Unfortunately the copy I have is the movie only, none of the extras. I must do something about it one day and would start by looking at eBay for that, too.
 
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And doesn't Captain Smith's beard make him look a bit Satanic !!!!???
You can watch this with English Sub Titles on youtube.
 
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And doesn't Captain Smith's beard make him look a bit Satanic !!!!???
You can watch this with English Sub Titles on youtube.
I just watched it again this evening......

And I wonder why (amongst other things) they included that line about " Titanic making a record breaking run of twenty six and a half knots" ???
I guess that might have been to show what lengths (if you will pardon the pun) those greedy British will go for publicity for the money ?
I wonder if anyone caught that exaggeration of Titanic's speed back in 1943 ?
 
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I just watched it again this evening......

And I wonder why (amongst other things) they included that line about " Titanic making a record breaking run of twenty six and a half knots" ???
I guess that might have been to show what lengths (if you will pardon the pun) those greedy British will go for publicity for the money ?
I wonder if anyone caught that exaggeration of Titanic's speed back in 1943 ?
It’s hardly the only piece of Titanic fiction to exaggerate the ship’s speed and use the myth of the speed record crossing to create extra.
 
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It’s hardly the only piece of Titanic fiction to exaggerate the ship’s speed and use the myth of the speed record crossing to create extra.
The movie was first intended as purely for propaganda for the German people.
I suppose Goebbels would assume they would take every thing at face value and wouldn't question any thing such as this for fear of arrest.
 
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I just saw this last night and did it seem to anyone else but me that the Germans tried their best to smear White Star and English shipping as a whole into the ground pehaps as some sort of propoganda for the German line? Also what is the "blue diamond" that they were discussing and did it really exist? And BTW did anyone else notice some similarities with this one and Cameron's Titanic.
Maybe Cameron got the idea for the "blue diamond" from this movie ?
 

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