So if you follow this site much at all, you know I’m a bit of Titanic buff, a Titaniac to use the phrase I first heard from my grad school friend Megan Norcia.
In case you’d forgotten, here are some bits of writing I’ve done about the big ship.
So my question is this: should I make an effort to see Titanic 3d, particularly on 14 April, the actual 100th anniversary of the ship’s sinking? Part of me feels that it’s a gruesome choice, slightly seedy because the film is a melodramatic depiction of a tragedy. But being a Titanic buff is, in itself, slightly seedy, no?
Gentle readers, what do you think?
Additional considerations: I’ll be in Boston for an academic conference, so seeing the movie will likely mean forgoing academic comeraderie and networking in favor of a movie. I’m also likely to make my next academic book project one about the titanic, so there’s a scholarly aspect to it as well.