Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/02/20

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Subject: Re: [Leica] <no subject>
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 12:34:43 -0800

Amilcar de Oliveira wrote:
>     The romantic scenes on the prow are impossible in a real ship. The prow is
> off limits because sometimes a high enough wave gets it underwater. When the
> prow is shown from above, you may see a V-shaped wall that is intended to
> deflect the water away from the rest of the deck. Also, on the route the Titanic
> was, the air is cold. Add to that the windspeed caused by the ship's advance and
> you have a very unconfortable chill factor.

Later the North Sea is shown calm as glass with all the lifeboats
sitting around. Is this the stuff of legend... Could the North Sea ever
look like this when not in the confines of the Hollywood digital back lot?
Mark Rabiner