Sunday, January 15, 2012

…we are on Titanic

Euro Concordia

...a Sunday morning reflection over a BBC news

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  • The film Titanic has many parallels to the Global financial crisis. Here’s some choice dialogue

    Ruth: So this is the ship they say is unsinkable.
    Cal Hockley: It is unsinkable. God himself could not sink this ship.

    Lookout Frederick Fleet: [spots an iceberg ahead of the ship and calls into the wheelhouse] Pick up you bastards!
    6th Officer Moody: [comes into the wheelhouse with a cup of tea in hand and answers the phone]
    Lookout Frederick Fleet: Is there anyone there?
    6th Officer Moody: Yes, what do you see?
    Lookout Frederick Fleet: Iceberg, right ahead!
    6th Officer Moody: Thank you.
    [hangs up phone]
    6th Officer Moody: [rushes out to the deck to notify 1st Officer William Murdoch] Iceberg right ahead!
    6th Officer Moody, 1st Officer William Murdoch: Hard a’starboard!

    Rose: Mr. Andrews… I saw the iceberg and I see it in your eyes… please, tell me the truth.
    Thomas Andrews: The ship will sink.
    Rose: You’re certain?
    Thomas Andrews: Yes. In an hour or so, all of this will be at the bottom of the Atlantic.
    Cal Hockley: What?
    Thomas Andrews: Please, tell only who you must. I don’t want to be responsible for a panic. And get to a boat quickly, don’t wait. You remember what I told you about the boats?
    Rose: Yes… I understand.

    Ruth: Will the lifeboats be seated according to class? I hope they’re not too crowded.
    Rose: Oh mother, shut up! Don’t you understand? The water is freezing and there aren’t enough boats. Not enough by half. Half the people on this ship are going to die.
    Cal Hockley: Not the better half.
    Molly Brown: Come on Ruth, get in the boat. First-class seats are right up here.

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