Welcome to Titanic Thursday. It is what it sounds like—a day to talk about the 1997 Academy Award-winning film Titanic.
♫ When you’re here / There’s nothing I fear. ♫
One would think that it would be abundantly clear why you would not built a new cruise ship as a tribute to possibly the most famous failure in modern engineering history, but one Australian billionaire thinks different.
After sinking, the RMS Titanic lay undisturbed beneath 12,000 feet of freezing North Atlantic water for years, but in 1985 its watery tomb was finally breached by another marquee vessel—the crown prince of HOVs.
I think the biggest thing that kept me from being a preteen girl in the late '90s, other than my age and gender, was an inability to sit through the movie Titanic without retching. Still, there's no denying the impact of the movie, or the pivotal role played by a certain windows-dripping-with-condensation 1912 Renault.
Last summer, a team of scientists set out on an expedition to examine the Titanic wreckage. The photographs were revealed in court last week to be the highest-quality of their kind ever taken.