Posts Tagged ‘clive palmer’

Amazing Aerial Pictures: Titanic Replica

May 15, 2017

Amazing aerial pictures show the £105m full-size Titanic replica set to be completed by this year as a part of a grand theme park in China. It will not be a functioning ship, but a hotel/attraction.

The project is NOT to be confused with the Titanic II project where the Australian millionaire, Clive Palmer,  claimed that he was going to build a full-sized cruising Titanic replica. Well, he never did and almost certainly never will.

Titanic II – Clive Palmer Gets Cold Feet: HERE

Bodies Of 3rd-Class Titanic Passengers Tossed Overboard

Rarely does a month go by without a story about the ill fated liner appearing in the media.

Here is a recent example.

Daily Mail article: HERE

Below is a link to my article comparing the worlds biggest ocean liner  in 1912, ‘RMS Titanic’, to the biggest modern class of cruise ship ‘Oasis of The Seas’.

Titanic v Oasis of the Seas: HERE  


Fan Theory About Titanic Movie Changes Everything!

May 2, 2017

Jack/Leo and Rose/Kate (Capital Pictures)

Whether you love James Cameron’s Titanic movie or hate it, the story of the ill fated ocean liner continues to endure.

However a fan theory has emerged which changes the entire meaning of Cameron’s classic movie:

Jack Dawson was a figment of Rose’s imagination – WHILE she was on board the ship.

Let’s examine the evidence.

The classic ‘poor little rich girl’, Rose Dewitt Bukateer was one unhappy soul. So much so, Rose suffered from a psychotic episode on board.

First of all, she was engaged to be married to a man she did not love, because their family had fallen on hard times.

Her mum wasn’t exactly the warm-and-friendly type kind either.

Remember when Rose and Jack met? He talked her out of ending her life.

Jack, although penniless understood Rose in a way that her fiance Cal did not.

Also, recall Jack’s words of encouragement to Rose: “If you don’t break free, you’re gonna die.” He’s telling Rose to stay alive – and live well.

Having come along at a troubled and vulnerable point in her life, the theory goes Jack is the embodiment of her inner-strength and resourcefulness.

There’s NO trace that Jack was ever on board. As an elderly lady, Rose tells the treasure hunters, “No, there wouldn’t be, would there?”

Then, of course, there is the fact that Rose allowed Jack to freeze in the sea without offering to share her driftwood.

On the other hand did Rose paint herself? Did Molly Brown’s Tuxedo attend dinner by itself?

You can decide!

(Daily Mirror)

Titanic II – Clive Palmer Gets Cold Feet: HERE

Titanic v Oasis of The Seas: HERE

Titanic II Plans All At Sea – Clive Palmer Gets Cold Feet

May 24, 2016
Dreamer: Clive Palmer, Times Square, 2013. (Photo: Twitter)

Dreamer: Clive Palmer, Times Square, 2013. (Photo: Twitter)

An audacious plan to build a full-size, seaworthy replica of the Titanic has run aground.

Ironically, today was the original date proposed for the launch of Australian tycoon Clive Palmer’s Titanic II which, like its ill-fated, Belfast-built predecessor, was to be one of the most luxurious vessels ever built…

Full Belfast Telegraph article HERE

Malcolm says: It never did seem very likely, did it?  Mr Palmer is strong on ideas, but seems to lose interest very quickly and often fails to follow his ideas through. Sources say that he is not quite as rich as he once was. Maybe he has though of better ways to spend his retirement fund than building an historic Ocean Liner?