Author: Roger Cartwright
Editor: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9780752451763
Size: 20,80 MB
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Titanic Legacy

Author: Paul Heyer
Editor: Praeger Publishers
Size: 20,34 MB
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"A wide-ranging assessment of how and why the sinking of the TITANIC has remained a perdurable part of the West's sociocultural heritage...Engrossing and original perspectives on a maritime misfortune that retains its fascination deep into the space age." Kirkus Reviews


Author: George W. Hilton
Editor: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804728010
Size: 12,92 MB
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An account of the 1915 capsizing of the steamer Eastland in the Chicago River, an accident that killed more than eight hundred people, details the role of safety measures instituted after the sinking of the Titantic and examines the civil and criminal court proceedings which followed it.

The Titanic In Myth And Memory

Author: Tim Bergfelder
Editor: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857717383
Size: 18,47 MB
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Since its maiden voyage and sinking in April 1912, the Titanic has become a monumental icon of the twentieth century and has inspired a multitude of interpretations. This book is the first to present a fully comprehensive discussion of the diverse representations of the Titanic disaster in cinema, history, literature and art. The contributors draw out the connections as well as differences in the way generations of artists and audiences have approached the tragedy and the final section is an in-depth examination of its most recent interpretation, James Cameron’s blockbuster film Titanic. The book is both an enjoyable read and a valuable interdisciplinary and comparative text. Engrossing reading...the film fan has been waiting a long time for this book, but tread carefully, as it can have quite an insidious impact on a working day! – Film Magazine

How To Survive The Titanic Or The Sinking Of J Bruce Ismay

Author: Frances Wilson
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408821117
Size: 10,80 MB
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Books have been written, films made, we have raised the Titanic and watched her go down again on numerous occasions, but out of the wreckage Frances Wilson spins a new epic: when the ship hit the iceberg on 14 April 1912 and a thousand men prepared to die, J Bruce Ismay, the ship's owner and inheritor of the White Star fortune, jumped into a lifeboat with the women and children and rowed away to safety. Accused of cowardice, Ismay became, according to one headline, 'The Most Talked-of Man in the World'. The first victim of a press hate campaign, his reputation never recovered and while other survivors were piecing together their accounts, Ismay never spoke of his beloved ship again. With the help of that great narrator of the sea, Joseph Conrad, whose Lord Jim so uncannily predicted Ismay's fate - and whose manuscript of the story of a man who impulsively betrays a code of honour and lives on under the strain of intolerable guilt went down with the Titanic - Frances Wilson explores the reasons behind Ismay's jump, his desperate need to make sense of the horror of it all, and to find a way of living with lost honour. For those who survived the Titanic the world was never the same again. But as Wilson superbly demonstrates, we all have our own Titanics, and we all need to find ways of surviving them.

The Titanic On Film

Author: Linda Maria Koldau
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786490373
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The narrative surrounding the Titanic’s voyage, collision, and sinking in April 1912 seems tailor-made for film. With clear categories of gender, class, nationality, and religion, the dominating Titanic myth offers a wealth of motifs ripe for the silver screen-heroism, melodrama, love, despair, pleasure, pain, failure, triumph, memory and eternal guilt. This volume provides a detailed overview of Titanic films from 1912 to the present and analyzes the six major Titanic films, including the 1943 Nazi propaganda production, the 1953 Hollywood film, the 1958 British docudrama A Night to Remember, the 1979 TV production S.O.S. Titanic, the 1996 mini-series Titanic, and James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster. By showing how each film follows and builds on a pattern of fixed scenes, motifs and details defined as the “Titanic code,” this work yields telling insights into why this specific disaster has maintained such great relevance into the 21st century.

Disaster Movies

Author: Stephen Keane
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231850271
Size: 15,13 MB
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Stephen Keane's history of the disaster genre offers a detailed analysis of films such as The Towering Inferno, Independence Day, Titanic, and The Day After Tomorrow. He looks at the ways in which disaster movies can be read in relation to both contextual considerations and the increasing commercial demands of contemporary Hollywood. In this second edition, he adds new material regarding cinematic representations of disaster in the wake of 9/11 and an analysis of disaster movies in light of recent natural disasters. Keane continually reworks this previously unexplored genre.

Titanic 100th Anniversary Edition

Author: Stephanie Barczewski
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441161694
Size: 12,85 MB
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An anniversary edition of a highly-regarded account of the world's most notorious tragedy at sea.

All Crises Are Global

Author: Marion K. Pinsdorf
Editor: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 9780823222612
Size: 14,37 MB
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"A leading expert in corporate communications provides the basics of an effective crisis management plan." - dust jacket.

Relaunching Titanic

Author: William J V Neill
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135039356
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Relaunching Titanic critically considers the invocation of Titanic heritage in Belfast in contributing to a new ‘post-conflict’ understanding of the city. The authors address how the memory of Titanic is being and should be represented in the place of its origin, from where it was launched into the collective consciousness and unconscious of western civilization. Relaunching Titanic examines the issues in the context of international debates on the tension between place marketing of cities and other alternative portrayals of memory and meaning in places. Key questions include the extent to which the goals of economic development are congruous with the ‘contemplative city’ and especially the need for mature and creative reflection in the ‘post-conflict’ city, whether development interests have taken precedence over the need for a deeper appreciation of a more nuanced Titanic legacy in the city of Belfast, and what Belfast shares with other places in considering the sacred and profane in memory construction. While Relaunching Titanic focuses on the conflicted history of Belfast and the Titanic, it will have lessons for planners and scholars of city branding, tourism, and urban re-imaging.