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'Anything will sink if you put a hole in it': Australian billionaire plays down 'unsinkable' reports as he unveils blueprints for Titanic II - an exact replica of the doomed original
Wednesday 27 February 2013
Finnish designers are not quite so cautious however, billing Titanic II as 'the safest cruise ship in the world'
Friday 06 April 2012
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet
Wednesday 28 March 2012
Kate Winslet signed autographs as she walked the red carpet at the re-launch of the film that made her a star.
Sunday 25 March 2012
ITV could bank as much as £4m in advertising this weekend thanks to the launch of Britain's Got Talent and new Sunday night drama Titanic, its two most important shows of the year so far.
Wednesday 25 January 2012
I've always viewed the Oscars roughly the way I view Formula One: I'm quite interested in knowing the results, but the process by which they're produced is basically unwatchable. Over here, where things are still amateur enough that something is liable to go wrong – see Freddie Starr's recent inscrutable performance at the Comedy Awards – they're still reasonably entertaining.
Sunday 04 September 2011
Friday 08 April 2011
Wednesday 22 September 2010
A novelist whose grandfather sailed on the Titanic claims her new book reveals the truth behind the sinking of the ship.
Sunday 19 September 2010
Tuesday 07 September 2010
It has left audiences in tears but Disney bosses were celebrating today as Toy Story 3 sailed past Titanic in the all-time UK box office league.
Wednesday 30 June 2010
In what must be one of the least likely sequels in the history of Hollywood, a tiny independent studio is releasing a follow-up to the blockbuster film Titanic.
Tuesday 16 June 2009
Millvina Dean had the double distinction of being both the youngest passenger on the Titanic and the last of the survivors of its sinking in the Atlantic in 1912. Her life almost ended at the age of nine weeks when the liner sank after its collision with an iceberg. But instead of a tragically short life she had a particularly long one, reaching the age of 97.
Friday 08 May 2009
There are any number of reasons why the SS Titanic ended its maiden voyage imbedded in the ocean floor in the early hours of 15 April 1912 – poor visibility, a negligent captain, a big hunk of ice. To this list the film-maker James Cameron adds one more contributing factor to lessen the burden of responsibility on that iceberg: a pair of bored officers distracted from their vigil at the warning bell by the sight of a couple canoodling on the deck. This is actually one of the more plausible details in the thoroughly loopy Titanic, if only because it obeys the cardinal rule of the disaster movie, which decrees that any and all catastrophes shall occur in exact correlation to the effrontery of the characters involved. You play with fire and you get burnt. Or drowned. The voyeuristic sailors aren't to blame for the corpses littering the ocean. It's the fault of those young lovers – Rose (Kate Winslet), who is poised to marry into obscene wealth but chooses instead to desert her fiance in favour of Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio), a scruffy ragamuffin from the Wrong Side of the Tracks. The naivety of the characterisation is almost charming.
Wednesday 12 November 2008
Outlook In the TV series Life on Mars, the main character wakes up to find himself back in the 1970s. It only needs the Americans to rescue their automotive industry with government money, which is expected any day now, for this back-to-the-future world to have become a reality. For those of us brought up to believe state subsidy of industry anathema, it's a deeply dispiriting spectacle.
Thursday 11 September 2008
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