Words of the Titanic

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"Marking the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s fateful voyage, voices of the past speak to us through the mouths of living contributors."
  • PG
  • 2012
  • 46 min
  • 8.1  (24)

Words of the Titanic is a British television drama that aired in 2012. Directed by Brian Percival, it stars Roger Allam, Claudie Blakley, Nancy Carroll, and others. The storyline of the movie is based on the lives of the ship's passengers and crew, who perished in the disaster that occurred on the 15th of April 1912. Although the movie portrays the sinking of the Titanic and its aftermath, it focuses more on the interpersonal relationships and conversations that took place among its passengers.

The director has portrayed the reality of the disaster in a unique way, by showcasing the inspiration, hope and despair of the survivors. The story revolves around a group of people who come from different backgrounds, social classes, and cultures. The main character is Herbert Stone, played by Roger Allam, a journalist who boards the Titanic on its maiden voyage. He is accompanied by his wife, Dorothy, played by Nancy Carroll, who is pregnant.

Herbert's job requires him to write an article about the Titanic, which would help to promote its grandeur and magnificence. In the beginning, he is hesitant and reluctant to write about the ship. However, after he meets some of the passengers, who share their experiences and stories with him, he feels obliged to write an in-depth article, which would reflect the ship's true grandeur as well as the tragedy that took place.

The movie also portrays the story of an upper-class couple, Hugh and Mary Brewster, who are played by Peter Wight and Geraldine Somerville. They are portrayed as wealthy and privileged individuals, who boarded the ship in hopes of experiencing a luxurious journey. The couple seems to be devoted to maintaining their image and status, but as the disaster strikes, they realize the importance of valuing human lives over materialistic possessions.

Another pivotal character in the story is Robert Hitchens, the helmsman, played by Toby Jones. Hitchens is a professional sailor who has been hired to navigate the Titanic through the icy waters of the North Atlantic. Despite his expertise, he feels a certain sense of unease about the voyage. As the disaster unfolds, he tries his best to save the lives of the passengers.

The movie also portrays the story of a young newly-wed couple, played by Lee Ross and Sophie Winkleman. They are depicted as a working-class couple who have saved up to afford their honeymoon on the Titanic. Throughout the journey, they display immense love and affection for each other, even in the face of the disaster.

Overall, Words of the Titanic captures the essence of the voyage of the Titanic, and the tragedy that befell it. The director has made a conscious effort to showcase the emotions of the passengers as they face their inevitable fate. The script is well-written, and the actors have done a commendable job of portraying their respective characters.

The movie is not an action-packed visual masterpiece. Instead, it focuses on the individual stories and experiences of the passengers. It is a tribute to those who lost their lives on the Titanic and a reminder of the human cost of a disaster that could have been avoided with greater concern for safety.

In conclusion, Words of the Titanic is a must-watch movie for those who are interested in the history of the Titanic and its passengers. The movie portrays a realistic account of the disaster and the emotions of the people involved in it. For those who appreciate well-written script and character development, this movie will surely not disappoint.

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    8.1  (24)