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 Posted:   Sep 21, 2020 - 12:41 PM   
 By:   lars.blondeel   (Member)

Well, i've watched this film today, first time since 1980, and first of all, i don't understand the hatred for this film. Ofcourse its not perfect, and moves a bit slow, but it is still engaging enough. But it is really Barry's score that's the standout, what a great score it is. And thanks to Silva for the re-recording, which is really faithful enough to the original!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2020 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

One of my favorite books by Cussler. Barry’s music takes the film to new heights. Incredible score. Also the film boasts amazing miniature effects as well. Good stuff!

 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2020 - 6:48 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

One of my favorite books by Cussler. Barry’s music takes the film to new heights. Incredible score. Also the film boasts amazing miniature effects as well. Good stuff!


I agree with all of this. It's a great book. It's not a great film, but it has good things in it. The score is dazzling, with superb melodies, and the City of Prague album nails it for us. It was such a great thing when that CD came out.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2020 - 7:16 AM   
 By:   AndrewH   (Member)

It's a film I'll watch solely for Barry's score.

I've always had mixed feelings for the film itself. I loved the book so couldn't understand why the film had failed...until I saw it.

There was far too much of the book left out and the ending was rushed.

Plus at the time they showed the raising of the Titanic on clips on TV thus spoiling the key scene in the film. They should have done what Superman did in 1978 and not release any clips of the Titanic being raised.

The film could have been a lot better but the director was more used to TV series so there was little sense of scale for much of the film. And had they expanded the movie, it may have been good money after bad.

But they were lucky to have John Barry on board. The COP recording is very good but the original soundtrack still remains my greatest holy grail - even if impossible.

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2020 - 8:23 AM   
 By:   Mike Esssss   (Member)

I was just talking about this the other day with my kids. One of them was reading a factoids book and asked if I knew who Robert Ballard was. I said yes, and before he found the Titanic the assumption was that it sank basically in one piece. So there was this book and a movie about raising it up which went out the window once they discovered the ship was in two pieces. Wasn't that kind of cool?

My kids are 10 and 7 and could not have given less of a shit.

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2020 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

I was just talking about this the other day with my kids. One of them was reading a factoids book and asked if I knew who Robert Ballard was. I said yes, and before he found the Titanic the assumption was that it sank basically in one piece. So there was this book and a movie about raising it up which went out the window once they discovered the ship was in two pieces. Wasn't that kind of cool?

My kids are 10 and 7 and could not have given less of a shit.


Hahaha love it.

 
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