The Legacy of Titanic
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Saturday 14th April is the 100th anniversary the Titanic disaster. The tragic fate of the 'unsinkable' ship sent shockwaves through the world in 1912 - now, the name Titanic has become legendary. In our modern day society this is perhaps partly down to the influence of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslets' performances as young lovers defying class boundaries in James Cameron’s romantic blockbuster. Titanic fever has hit viewers hard as the classic Hollywood movie is back on cinema screens in 3D. Time to relive that fateful moment and scream at the screen and Rose, “But there’s enough space for Jack on the float!” Combined with this, Julian Fellowes has attempted to follow his hugely successful Downtown Abbey series with a Titanic-related programme for ITV. This programme, named (you guessed it) Titanic follows a number of passengers from different social spheres as they embark on their trip and the boat begins to sink.
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