Ah, Titanic. A classic, romantic and heart-breaking movie that will go down in history as one of the most unforgettable films. But what if it was made with a very, very low budget? That's exactly what the guys over at Studio 188 wondered too. So they made it: a low cost version of Titanic. And it is (sorry James Cameron) way, way better than the original. Mostly because it had us crying tears of laughter for the whole 2:48 of the video. This will be the funniest thing you see all month. Guaranteed.
In 1985, explorer Robert Ballard, a Doctor at the University of Rhode Island, and at the time working with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Research Institution, discovered the remains of the RMS Titanic. Besides being one of the most famous wrecks in history, and one that remained a mystery up until that point, the Titanic was also an unknown. No one had seen it since it fell into the ocean depths over a century ago. A great deal of time and money went into the project, but recently declassified details reveal it was much more than just a search for the famous sunken vessel.
Kate Winslet, Rose herself, agrees that Jack didn't need to die in 'Titanic'. It's something most people have secretly known since the first time they watched that heartbreaking moment.
Now, finally someone associated with the movie has admitted that Jack died for nothing. Not that James Cameron will ever agree with that.
After a series of fan-made images reignited the old "Jack could have lived" debate, the MythBusters decided to settle the score.
The result? James Cameron was wrong! It's completely plausible that Jack and Rose could have co-existed peacefully on that giant floating door. Watch as Adam and Jamie tell Cameron himself just how much he screwed up.
Because the maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic didn't exactly go as planned, an Australian billionaire has commissioned a replica of the ship for a series of journeys that will hopefully have a happier ending.
Clive Palmer, a Queensland-based mining billionaire, is partnering with China's CSC Jinling Shipyard to build the ship, which will be ready for passengers by 2016.
"It will be every bit as luxurious as the original Titanic but of course it will have state-of-the-art 21st century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems," he said in a statement.
The ship's first trip will be from London to New York -- rather than from Southampton to New York like the "unsinkable" original -- and Palmer admits that some potential passengers will stay away because of superstitions.
"It is going to be designed so it won't sink. But, of course, if you are superstitious like you are, you never know what could happen," he said, encouragingly.
No word on what kind of deck chairs the new ship will have, or how they'll be arranged.
As we near the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on April 15, enough about the fates of the human passengers! A baby Pomeranian named Lady was one of three dogs to survive the sinking of the Titanic, out of 12 canines on board. Owned by Margaret Hays, Lady survived the sinking because crew members allowed Hays to get in a lifeboat with the blanket-wrapped puppy. "Because they assumed it was a baby, it survived," said J. Joseph Edgette, who produced and curated a new exhibit on the tragedy at Widener University.
Besides the 3D conversion, James Cameron made just one edit to Titanic prior to its re-release commemorating the 100th anniversary on April 15 of the ship's sinking.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson "sent me quite a snarky email saying that, at that time of year, in that position in the Atlantic in 1912, when Rose is lying on the piece of driftwood and staring up at the stars, that is not the star field she would have seen," Cameron said. "So I said 'All right, send me the right stars for that exact time and I'll put it in the movie.'"
In case you missed it, The History Press has launched a Twitter feed @TitanicRealTime that tracks the Titanic's progress "as if from on board the ship itself," en route to its fate with a surly iceberg and, subsequently, the bottom of the Atlantic. The feed commemorates the 100th anniversary on April 15 of the doomed ocean liner's only voyage. Worth a follow, even though we all know how it ends.