But this obviously is not enough for the members of the SSF society. The spectre of Raise The Titanic‘s failure hung over Hollywood, yet our collective interest in White Star Line’s “unsinkable” ship never quite went away. Was a model of the Titanic used in the 1933 film Cavalcade? For a fuller account of the builders model see Peter Davies Garner's book on Modelling the Titanic. The information about the builders models in my book was from a very long letter I received from Kenneth Anderson in the early 90s. .noScriptDisplayLongText { display : none; } Although that original model I posted about is long gone I am so glad that a few years later I purchased two more of these models which I still have sealed and never opened. With it, Richardson and his team could submerge and raise the Titanic model as many times as they liked – which was just as well; it apparently took 50 takes before a satisfactory shot of the re-emerging Titanic was finally captured. Why not make twin tower models that blow up while people jump … There's a problem loading this menu right now. The stinging reviews were matched by a dismal turn at the US box-office, where it made just $7 million – which didn’t even cover the cost of building the 55-foot replica Titanic and its accompanying water tank. I'm attaching an image which shows the original Olympic/Titanic builders model in the drawing offices at H&W and a closer image of the model. Stanley Kramer (The Defiant Ones, On The Beach, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World) was originally going to direct, but he was soon ousted due to a dispute over the movie’s scale miniature effects. Anybody who is capable of building a model like yours must know the ship inside out and can therefore identify detail on any other models. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Incidentally, the two daylight shots of the ship under way came from the German film made in WWII. An NOAA rep told the Telegraph that the agency “takes its role in protecting the Titanic wreck and wreck site from disturbance very seriously. We use cookies to enhance the security, performance, functionality and for analytical and promotional activities. “They [the critics] like to criticise pictures that cost a lot,” Frye said. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. .noScriptDisplayLongText { display : block; } Please try again. When it was sold in 2008, it set the record as the most expensive Titanic object, at a €130,000 price tag.