The Titanic in Print and on Screen

An Annotated Guide to Books, Films, Television Shows and Other Media


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About the Book

Titanic scholars contend that the demise of “the unsinkable ship” left more behind than a memory of April 15, 1912, as an important point in history. Through books, films, stories, and songs, the archetypal shipwreck has endured as a metaphor for the perils of mankind’s hubris and the fallibility of technology. In 1985, the discovery of the long-missing wreckage two miles below the surface of the Atlantic revitalized interest in the Titanic and spawned a new generation of books, films, and, for the first time, websites, and computer games. James Cameron’s blockbuster Titanic became the biggest movie of all time and engendered still greater popular interest in the tragic event.
This bibliography is a survey of the immense volume of literary, dramatic, and commercial endeavors that came out of history’s most compelling shipwreck. Organized by genre in accessible categories and short entries, the book includes Titanic-inspired documentaries, narrative films, children’s books, histories, short stories, novels, plays, articles, essays, software, websites, poems, and songs. Each entry includes a brief review, bibliographic information, and the technical details of the specific source. The reviews include subjective analysis designed to reflect the usefulness of the source and to be of benefit to researchers and scholars. Five appendices include lists of the actors appearing in more than one Titanic film, brief film and television appearances of the Titanic, films never or not yet released, books that survived the wreck, and books written by passengers.

About the Author(s)

D. Brian Anderson lives in Seabrook, Texas, and teaches at College of the Mainland.

Bibliographic Details

D. Brian Anderson
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 190
Bibliographic Info: appendices, index
Copyright Date: 2005
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1786-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0647-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      v
Preface      1
1. Nonfiction Books, Pamphlets and Audio      5
2. Novels and Short Stories      57
3. Children’s Books      73
4. Narrative Films      94
5. Television Episodes/Anthologies      113
6. Documentary Films and Videos      118
7. Plays      143
8. Selected Essays and Articles      150
9. Selected Poems, Songs and Poetry Collections      154
10. Comic Books and Parodies      159
11. Multimedia Software      162
12. Selected Web Sites      167

Appendix A: Actors Who Have Appeared in More Than One Titanic Film      171
Appendix B: Brief Film and Television Appearances of the Titanic      172
Appendix C: Titanic Films Unrealized or Unreleased      174
Appendix D: Books Carried Aboard the Titanic      175
Appendix E: Books Written by Titanic Passengers (Unrelated to the Ship)      176
Index      179

Book Reviews & Awards

“Useful…well-informed”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly.