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KDX
04-15-2012, 06:00 PM
Anyone see this and care to comment?


Description: To the Nazis of WWII, film was a weapon used to justify murder
and even genocide. Joseph Goebbels, the head of the Nazi
propaganda machine, personally commissioned The Titanic; he
saw it as a potent weapon in demonizing the English. In his
pursuit of creating what was to be the Third Reich's cinematic
masterpiece he was ruthless. He had the first director
murdered and poured in unrivalled resources even bringing
troops back from the front to use as extras. The film was
intended to show German valor and Allied weakness, but when it
was finished it portrayed an entirely different message. It
had become an allegory for Nazism itself. There was an all too
apparent parallel of a country heading towards its own iceberg
and sinking. The story of the Nazi Titanic had an unpleasant
sting in its tail. The boat used to play the Titanic in the
film, the Cap Arcona, was sunk by allied bombers with an even
greater loss of life than the original ship

Skeetgunner
04-16-2012, 08:00 AM
Allegedly the model ship footage used in that film were re-used (and not credited) in the British 1953 remake, "A Night to Remember."

Gibbs505
04-16-2012, 09:01 PM
Never heard of it.

Joe549
04-29-2012, 02:19 PM
Watched parts of the documentary about it on History's Fact and Film. Was a rather interesting story. Missed part of what was being talked about, but it had something to do with the Propaganda Ministry's first viewing of the film and someone high up said 'I don't like the ending, it needs to change.'

bellero
04-29-2012, 07:29 PM
I watched this show about it yesterday, never heard about it before.

http://www.history.ca/video/default.aspx