Uploaded on Feb 3, 2012
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The Last Signals is the story of the sinking of the RMS Titanic from the point of view of its Marconi Telegraph Operators. Harold Bride, he Junior Operator, is the focus of the film. John Phillips is the Chief Operator.
This film was put together attempting to be the most historically accurate representation of the sinking of the Titanic. The sets were painstakingly made to represent the real Titanic's Marconi room using several sources- ship blueprints, photographic evidence, and first hand accounts. The story was pieced together and recreated to be exactly as the real story was- and in many places the scene unfolds pretty much word for word as it did on the real Titanic.
Over two years in the making, this film is only the shortened version of the feature film (as of now still in post-production). The feature film depicts more scenes aboard the Titanic- specifically Father Frank Browne's photography (the only known photo of the room), the ice warning (which were almost entirely cut from this version), and more information about their personal backgrounds. In addition to showing more of the Titanic story, it also depicts more aboard the Carpathia, and large segments of the story take place in New York City during the weeks of the US Senatorial Investigations, where not only do we see the world's reaction to the sinking, but we also see Harold Bride's recovery from the disaster.
Written, Directed, and Produced by Tom Lynskey (also played John Phillips)
Harold Bride played by Jake Swing
Original Soundtrack by Joseph Falabella