Monday, 28 April 2014
Saving the Titanic
Another movie! This one tells the story of the men below deck who gave their lives so as the ship would stay afloat for an extra 1½ hours. Lots of Irish actors (with English accents) and Cunningham narrates. It's about the engineers and coal men who worked to keep the fires burning. The coal they used was inferior and that contributed to explosions. There is little involvement with these characters and the movie is more interested in telling a little-known side of the tragedy. The Irish parts are at the end in Belfast. Other than that it's a routine TV movie that was better than expected but forgettable. You won't care about these men!
Title: Saving the Titanic
Rather sad article in today's Irish Independent newspaper about Ireland's most overrated female film director. She's been abroad...