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Secrets of the Titanic [videorecording] / produced by the National Geographic Society ; directed by Graham Hurley, Robert D. Ballard
Alternate Title Last hours of the Titanic
Standard version
[Burbank, Calif.] : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 1999
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 SOE Curriuclum Lab, Rm 267  CL DVD 910.9163    AVAILABLE
Subject Titanic (Steamship)
Subject(s) Underwater exploration -- North Atlantic Ocean
Physical Description 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD, English Dolby digital surround 5.1
Language Closed captioned
Performer/Participant Narrated by Martin Sheen
Credits Written and produced by Nicholas Noxon ; photographed by Paul Houlston, Lee Mander ; edited by George Stamer ; music by Craig Safan
Note Special features: "Last hours of the Titanic", with a never-before-released interview of Robert D. Ballard, and featuring new-to-video footage of the Titanic, photo gallery, Titanic route map, Ballard's biography, and interactive quizzes and timelines
Originally televised in 1986
Contents Birth of a legend -- A floating palace -- The search -- Discovery -- Training Jason -- A precious few -- Two miles down -- Titanic revealed -- The grand staircase -- The debris field -- Iceberg right ahead -- The voyage ends
Summary Armed with sophisticated equipment, Dr. Robert Ballard of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and his team of researchers become the first humans to see and photograph the Titanic since its sinking more than 70 years ago. Images from Ballard's dives are crisp and clear, as if the viewer were visiting the wreck in a glass-bottomed boat. A 20-minute feature, "Last hours of the Titanic" provides the best bonus; Ballard talks about the difficulties of locating the wreck, the mechanics of the ship's demise, and how he and his team pieced together a composite picture of the sunken ocean liner
Note Not rated
Series SOE Curriculum Lab
Alternate Author Noxon, Nicolas, 1936-
Hurley, Graham
Ballard, Robert D
Sheen, Martin
Houlston, Paul
Mander, Lee
Safan, Craig
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Warner Home Video (Firm)

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