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On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.
Walter Lord recorded that the painting hanging in the First Class Smoking Room was of New York Harbor and was called "The Approach to the New World". The painting was faithfully reproduced for the film and after completion it was presented by the Rank Organization to Lord, who later discovered that the painting had actually hung in the Titanic's sister ship, Olympic. It was a painting of Plymouth Harbor that hung in the Titanic.
Here's the position: we have water in the forepeak; numbers 1 and 2 holds; the mailroom; and boiler rooms 6 and 5. That means a gash 300 feet long, from there to there...
Andrews: Below the waterline. Do you agree?
Captain Edward J. Smith: Yes. Well?
Andrews: The pumps are keeping the water ...
Near the end, as the ship is sinking, two crewmen are pinned to a bulkhead by a generator (with the British label "dynamo") that breaks loose. These units were securely fastened to the deck with large bolts to prevent them shifting in normal operations, and would not have moved under the shallow angle depicted in the film.
Opening credits prologue: 1912
The US Criterion Collection DVD is slightly edited. After the Titanic has sunk and Second Officer Lightoller (Kenneth More) is on top of the upturned collapsible lifeboat, a steward swims up to him with a child. Lightoller takes the child, but in the DVD, you don't see him find out that the child is already dead, and then he gently places him in the water.
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