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For the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, Julian Fellowes, writer of Downton Abbey, penned down a miniseries about the passengers of the famous ship. It was broadcast on ITV in 4 parts from the 25th of March and in many other countries in one or two parts last weekend. Though the series had a rather negative reception and I had my doubts after the first three episodes, in the end I have really enjoyed watching it!

I was on deck and suddenly it was there, right next to the ship, just towering over me. )

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My first post in the 100 things blogging challenge is a fact related to the 100th anniversary of Titanic's sinking last weekend.

The first movie about the sinking of the Titanic was made less than a month after the disaster occured. The movie was called Saved from the Titanic and was a 10 minute silent movie consisting of footage from Titanic's sister ship Olympic and scenes in which the at that time famous actress Dorothy Gibson had only to play herself, as she was an actual survivor of the tragedy. In the movie she wears the same dress she also wore during the night the Titanic sank.

The movie itself was lost during a fire in the studio in 1914. For Dorothy Gibson it was the last movie she made, apparently the strain of the disaster and the re-enactment of it so soon after brought on a crisis and she moved to Paris to start a new life.

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