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24 July 1994 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

David McCallum ... Narrator
Wyn Wade ... Author
Eva Hart ... Herself (titanic survivor)
Ken Marschall ... Himself (historian, artist)
Dot Kendle ... Herself (daughter of Edith Haisman)
Ruth Becker Blanchard ... Herself (titanic survivor)
John P. Eaton ... Himself (author)
Charles A. Haas ... Himself (author)
Edith Haisman ... Herself (titanic survivor) (as Edith Brown Haisman)
George Behe ... Himself (vice-president: British Titanic society)
Frances John Parkinson Jr. ... Himself (son of woodworker on titanic)
Millvina Dean ... Herself (titanic survivor)
Don Lynch ... Himself (historian, author)
Donald Hyslop ... Himself (senior oral historian: first southampton city council)
Michael McCaughan ... Himself (curator of maritime history: ulster folk and transport museum)
Brian Ticehurst ... Himself (british titanic society)
Edward S. Kamuda ... Himself (founder and president: british titanic society)
Walter Lord ... Himself (author)
Michel 'Momon' Navratil ... Himself (titanic survivor)
Leslie Harrison ... Himself (author)
Stanley Tutton Lord ... Himself (son of captain stanley lord of californian)
Bob Ballard ... Himself (director: center of marine exploration, woods hole oceanographic institute) (as Robert Ballard)
Jean-Louis Michel ... Himself (engineer: ifremer)
Arnie Geller ... Himself (RMS Titanic, inc.)
George Tulloch ... Himself (rms titanic, inc.)
Paul-Henri Nargeolet ... Himself (commander: ifremer)
Stephen Deucher ... Himself (head of exhibitions: national maritime museum)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Helen Lorraine Allison ... Herself (archive footage)
John Jacob Astor ... Himself - as John Astor (archive footage)
Emily Goldsmith ... Herself (archive footage)
Frankie Goldsmith ... Himself (archive footage)
Charles Herbert Lightoller ... Himself (archive footage) (as Charles Lightoller)
Pamela Munro ... Ida Strauss
E.J. Smith ... Himself (archive footage)
Isidor Straus ... Himself (archive footage)
Rosalie Ida Straus ... Herself (archive footage)

Directed by
Melissa Jo Peltier 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Melissa Jo Peltier 

Produced by
Laura Aka .... segment producer
Renee Bishop .... segment producer (as Renee A. Bishop)
Craig Haffner .... executive producer
Donna E. Lusitana .... executive producer
Melissa Jo Peltier .... producer
Lois Yaffee .... coordinating producer
Original Music by
Zeljko Marasovich 
Christopher L. Stone 
Film Editing by
Yann Debonne 
Production Management
Steven Lewis .... executive in charge of production
Sound Department
Craig Plachy .... post-production sound
Visual Effects by
Terence Curren .... composite editor
Joseph R. Dalby .... composite editor
John Moore .... composite editor
Roberto Pirrone .... model maker: Titanic staircase
David Tedford .... model maker: sinking Titanic
Camera and Electrical Department
Simon Banks .... camera operator: field camera
Michael Barry .... camera operator: field camera
Bowdon Hunt .... camera operator: field camera
Michael Messenheimer .... camera operator: field camera
Brian Pratt .... camera operator: field camera
David Pryke .... camera operator: field camera
Bill Rosser .... camera operator: field camera
John Sorapure .... camera operator: field camera
Editorial Department
Michael W. Andrews .... additional editor
Eric Lindstrom .... post-production coordinator
Steve Pomerantz .... additional editor
Rob Senkel .... post-production assistant
Other crew
Michael W. Andrews .... title designer
Troy Bogert .... production assistant
Adam Brewer .... field engineer
Michael Cascio .... executive in charge: A&E Network
John Duval .... field engineer
Diane Estelle .... production assistant
Sandy Fellerman .... field engineer
Ken Fraser .... field engineer
Justine LaVelle .... production assistant
Melinda Lawton .... original graphics
Jim Lopez .... field engineer
Don Lynch .... historical consultant
Ken Marschall .... historical consultant
Bryan Schmidt .... production assistant
Teri Scott .... production assistant
Peter Skinner .... helicopter services
Louis Tarantino .... production assistant
Leigh Thomas .... chyron operator
Caroline Wilson .... field engineer

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Also Known As:
"Titanic: The Legend Lives On" - USA (original title)
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200 min (4 parts) | Germany:96 min (TV version)
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
One of the Best Documentaries on the Subject, 6 March 2012
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Titanic: Death of a Dream (1994)

**** (out of 4)

Mammouth, 200-minute documentary taking a look at just about everything you'd want to know about the tragic sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912. The documentary is broken into two parts with each one just as dramatic as the other and you really do get the feeling as if this is one of the most definitive documentaries out there. The first portion of the film deals with the building of the ship, its take-off and of course it hitting the iceberg and the panic that followed. The second portion of the film picks off just as the ship has minutes left to float and then turns to the lands where news started to spread about the fate of the ship. We then take a look at the look for bodies, the laws that changed and who was to blame for the events. The last portion deals with the discover of the ship in 1985 and the debate on whether or not artifacts should be removed from the site. With the 100th anniversary of the sinking coming up I've been watching just about every documentary I could on the subject and this one here is without question one of the best. If you've seen enough of these documentaries or read enough books then it's doubtful you're going to learn too many new things from one to the next but I think for those unfamiliar with the events this one here will come in most handy. With that said, no matter how many different books you read or movies you see, the personal stories of those on board are just as raw and fresh no matter how many times you hear them. Survivors Millvina Dean, Edith Brown Haisman, Ruth Becker Blanchard, Eva Hart and Michel Navrati are all featured in interviews as are Dot Kendle whose mother was a survivor and Frances John Parkinson, Jr. whose father was a woodworker. We also get interviews with experts such as Wyn Wade, Walter Lord, Ken Marschall, Don Lynch, Edward Kamuda, George Behe, John P. Eaton, Charles A. Haas, Leslie Harrison, Dr. Robert Ballard and Paul-Henri Nargeolel.

Part one of the documentary does a great job at showing why the Titanic was build, everything that had to go into its production and then we go into great detail about the four days of its journey. When it came time to the iceberg we get all sorts of information and this is where the survivors stories are so heartbreaking as you hear from them telling their fathers goodbye and of course being in lifeboats and hearing people scream and drown only to then hear silence. The second portion of the film is just as good as we hear about the blame that was scattered around plus hear about myths a a mysterious third ship and the downfall to some of those who survived including Captain Lord. Hearing about his reaction to seeing his portrayal in A NIGHT TO REMEMBER was especially interesting. It's also fascinating hearing about the discovery of the Titanic as well as the thoughts on whether or not they should be bringing items up that have been on the bottom of the sea for all these decades. It appears that many of the survivors consider the place a graveyard and feel that stuff should be left alone. The documentary features several newspaper clippings as well as some beautiful drawings of the events and there's no question that this here is a perfect place for history buffs to start as well as those just starting to get into the legend.

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