It's been 100 years since the Titanic sank, but yet we are still fascinated by everything that happened that night. There's no single reason why, but it's possible that the tragedy taps into universal themes that people can still relate to. (April 13)Copyright 2012 The Associated Press
Sunday will mark 100 years since the sinking of the Titanic. The luxury cruise liner set sail from Belfast on April 10, 1912. But her maiden voyage was to be her last. Four days in, she struck an iceberg. Over two thousand people were on board, many emigrating to America. In less than three hours the supposedly "unsinkable" vessel broke in two and sank. RMS Carpathia was the first ship to arrive on the scene, picking up some 700 survivors and taking them to New York. In 1985 advances in deep-sea technology led to the discovery of the wreck. Thousands of Titanic artefacts have been recovered during numerous expeditions and memorabilia attracts keen interest at auction. The story has inspired several movies, including James Cameron's blockbuster "Titanic". A 3d version has been released to commemorate the anniversary. Lily Grimes, Reuters
http://bit.ly/clevvermovies - Click to Subscribe! http://Facebook.com/ClevverMovies - Become a Fan! http://Twitter.com/ClevverMovies - Follow Us! Titanic 3D hits theaters on April 6th, 2012. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart, Bill Paxton, Bernard Hill, David Warner, Victor Garber, Jonathan Hyde, Suzy Amis, Lewis Abernathy, Nicholas Cascone 84 years later a 100-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukator tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell, and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiance, Caledon Cal Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning. Titanic 3D trailer courtesy Paramount Pictures.
Journalists pulling the night shift in New York had little idea about the media storm that was about to erupt, when news came that the Titanic had collided with an iceberg on April 15th, 1912. Using Marconi wireless radio to transmit reports and updates across the world, journalists made the sinking of the Titanic one of the first ever truly global, breaking news stories.http://www.euronews.net/
Belfast is leading the many commemorations taking place around the world in memory of those who perished on the Titanic’s tragic maiden voyage 100 years ago.2012, the centenary of the Titanic’s completion, departure and demise, sees Belfast embracing its connection to the trans-Atlantic liner, celebrating the city’s ship-building history and commemorating the great human loss suffered as a result of her sinking.Titanic’s story is one of celebration and commemoration for Belfast; the two elements will always be intertwined.Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic visitor attraction, opened in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 31 March on the very site where the ship was designed, built and first kissed the water.To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/53806-belfast-commemorates-titanic-100-years