Worst scene from a Titanic film ever

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>>So, my point stands that they could have used a fictional Steward instead of tarnish the name of a real one.<<

There are a lot of things they could have done but the stories which were circulating AT THE TIME, rightly or wrongly, were that an OFFICER had killed himself.

Whether or not any of those stories and accounts were accurate is debatable but that IS the historical context.
 
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Well.....at least as long as this discussion is about the "worst scene" I am tempted to throw in my bit to muddy up the waters.
Any opinions on which was worse .(if one was worse than the other if one of them was bad) ?
Any opinions on which was more believable (or not) or worse (or not) : "Annette and Gifford" (1953) or "Rose and Jack" (1997) ?

Of course than scene showing Titanic hitting the ice berg on the Port side (1953) usually gets mention for at least "a bad scene" if not a "worst scene".
 
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>>So, my point stands that they could have used a fictional Steward instead of tarnish the name of a real one.<<

There are a lot of things they could have done
Yes, which is all I was ever saying.

but the stories which were circulating AT THE TIME, rightly or wrongly, were that an OFFICER had killed himself.

Whether or not any of those stories and accounts were accurate is debatable but that IS the historical context.
My original point never mentioned, conradicted or took issue with any of that.

All I ever said was that, in my opinion, they should have used a fictional character instead of potentially tarnish the name of a good man.
A point that you have in no way changed my mind about.
 
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>>A point that you have in no way changed my mind about.<<

It wasn't relevant.

Again, it was the HISTORY which was being presented and in a film which was trying for some measure of historical accuracy, they had to go with what was being claimed in the ACTUAL history. in the context of the ACTUAL history, the claims were that an OFFICER killed himself.

It's there and it doesn't go away.
 
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And for the umpteenth time, all I ever said was that in my opinion the movie should have used an unnamed officer to present this story instead of potentially falsely tarnishing the name of a good man. Something that, once again, you haven't changed my mind about.
 
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hmmmm will have to think about this one

While some may find a rapping Dog one of the worst scenes ever, Titanic Blood & Steel i think reaches a whole new level of insulting (Like one scene they are going over 'Plans" and they are actually plans of the Lusitania).

While these don't count as "Scenes" most recent Docs i think have been equally terrible in my opinion
 
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My list of some of the worst scenes in Titanic-based films:
1. Rape scene in “Titanic” 1996 mini-series starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and George C. Scott. Tim Curry was playing the villain brilliantly, but we already hated his character before he hurt that poor girl, so it wasn’t necessary.
2. Sex in the Carter’s car scene in “Titanic” James Cameron film. Although it wasn’t known at the time, the Carter’s car was actually disassembled and in crates during the voyage.
3. Again, Cameron film, Lookouts Frederick Fleet and Reginald Lee missed spotting the iceberg in time to avoid a collision because they were watching Jack and Rose making out. This borders on conspiracy theory bad!
4. Again, Cameron film, when Cal Hockley starts shooting at Jack and Rose. Come on!
5. Again, Cameron film, a deleted scene where Cal’s bodyguard is playing hide and seek with Jack and Rose in a flooding first-class dining room.
6. Nazi propaganda film “Titanic” (1943) where “Sir Bruce Ismay” is demanding a lifeboat seat from Captain Smith, and is screaming at him in a way that only Hitler would do. Though Smith seems content with Ismay screaming at him, the fictional German Officer Petersen promptly gives Ismay what he wants.
7. Cameron film, Officer Murdoch accepting bribes from Cal Hockley when he knows he probably won’t live to spend any of it.
8. “Titanic” mini-series starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and George C. Scott. Alice Cleaver screaming at the sinking ship with baby Allison in her arms. (They got almost everything wrong about her story, btw).
9. “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.” Although I love Debbie Reynolds’ work and this movie in particular, when she is shivering and shouts into the camera about how “that ship may be down...” etc. etc. etc.
10. The scene from an Italian cartoon where an Octopus saves the sinking ship, the Captain, and all the passengers by dying in their place. But even he lives in the end and it was all a big hoax. Although this is at the bottom of the list, I would rank it as the worst of all time.
 

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I can't decide what's the worst between a few scenes.
-The rape scene in the 1996 miniseries
-In James Cameron's 1997 movie, where Cal is shooting at Jack and Rose down the Grand Staircase
-"Titanic Blood and Steel", paying passengers boarding in Belfast (many scenes from this series could make the list)
-Honestly, I want to add the scene from "Saving the Titanic" where Dillon and Barrett fight the unnamed Leading Fireman in the Fireman's Mess.
 

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One of the very last scenes in Cameron's 1997 film Titanic. After Rose finally dies, she goes to wherever and meets and hugs Jack while all the other victims stand in a circle and applaud them. I had to fight very hard not to throw-up.
 
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In Nacht Und Eis - The Captain on the bridge, facepalming at the sight of the iceberg, while horrified officers look on.

Titanic (1943) - First class passengers *waltzing* at the time of the collision, and still more after.

Titanic (1953) - When Brian Aherne tosses his pencil on the wireless office counter, and watches it roll off, looking bored, sums up my feelings of the movie.

A Night to Remember - Perhaps general moments of cheapness, like the stock footage of leaving harbour, using ships so clearly not the Titanic.

S.O.S. Titanic - The final sinking was really abrupt and unconvincing, water shown engulfing decks later shown above water.

Titanic (1996) - Aside from some obvious mentionable (or unmentionable scenes), when the survivors in the lifeboats starting shouting for the Carpathia - really. :rolleyes:

Titanic (1996) - I find Rose's attempted suicide scene a bit dull on repeated viewings.

Titanic (2012) - The really forced plot-line with the electrician and his daughter spending their last moments in the flooding corridor - you can clearly see they had an obvious escape route, they didn't have to just sit there.
 
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For myself, with not one single doubt, the 'heaven' grand staircase scene where Rose is reunited with her chorus cast of seal clapping corpses.

I know that others have also mentioned this scene, but what has not been highlighted is the fact that it evidences the sheer selfishness and vile traits that are inherent in Rose's character.

In only a few moments, Rose discards the very existence of her recent relatives and loved ones, especiallly the existence of her devoted and loving granddaughter - you know, the one who is caring for an elderly Rose and sacrificing her own life and endeavours...I cannot see the granddaughter having her own trophy display of glamorous and adventurous experiences - her photos (if she even had the time to take one) would only be of changing Rose, pushing the wheelchair, administering medication and so on. A demanding, selfless role where all of her efforts are thrown back in her face because Rose always wanted Jack, or more to the point, intercourse.

Rose's attitude prefers the fumbles with a crude, doodle drawing vagabond, over the very history that she created. But she doesn't care, as her next escapade in the car with Jack is only a few moments away. Maybe in the elevator.

'I will do what I want and not care about how others feel or what problems this will cause': that's what the 1997 film should have been titled. Rant over!
 

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i still think that the renault scene was the worst.
and I have a question did something like that really happen on the Titanic :-( i mean come on! Sorry if this is a little harsh but this is my opinion if anyone would like to differ please do i would like to start a conversation! Well thank you for listening to my opinion. Bye and have a nice day!
I've always wondered this myself. I've always thought no, but then again, I thought to myself, we must remember, these people were human too. Matter of fact, they produced more kids then us. Not only that, they had alot less things to entertain themselves with, unlike we do today; if you are getting my drift!

I do believe people did sneaked around on titanic and got into mischief etc... Having loving fun, but not like the cheesy car scene in titanic 97.
In Edwardian days, People back then never actually got naked in front of each other and always had a sheet between them, so I have read. I do recall reading couples having single beds as well.
 
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"Bed sheet between them". The mechanics of that escapes me. We didn't go from 1 billion people to 7.5 billion people in the last 100 years from people acting like a bunch of prudes. Lots of begatting going on...LOL.
 

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Must read. Very interesting.

Explains why officers (and men in general) got married late.- men wait until they rich enough to afford / take a wife.

It was ok for women to be in lesbian relationships, whilst homosexual behaviour was forbidden for men.

Unmarried women (spinsters) were looked at as being suspicious, while unmarried men were not.

A rich rich Edwardian woman would never do a Rose Act.

Plenty more there to read

Also, only Edwardian people act like prudes. Europeans were the opposite from Edwardian British.


 

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