Ghosts of the Abyss

Ghosts of the Abyss

A Journey Into the Heart of the Titanic

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Baker & Taylor
Filled with illustrations from "Titanic" director James Cameron's historic 2001 journey inside the infamous wreck, this tour of the ship goes deep inside the hull for an unprecedented look around.

Perseus Publishing
A breathtakingly illustrated true tale of adventure and discovery to tie in with a groundbreaking new 3-D large-screen movie from the director-producer of Titanic.

In the late summer of 2001, James Cameron, the director-producer of the highest-grossing picture in Hollywood history, led a new deep-diving expedition to the wreck of the lost liner Titanic. With him was a team of underwater explorers that included the artist Ken Marschall, the historian Don Lynch, and two actors from the movie, Bill Paxton and Lewis Abernathy (who played Brock Lovett and Lewis Bodine). Their equipment included state-of-the-art digital 3D cameras, a pair of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), and a specially built deep-water lighting platform that illuminated the fabled ship as never before. In a series of historic dives they filmed deep inside the ghostly liner, obtaining haunting, never-before-seen images.In spring 2003, this remarkable journey into the heart of the Titanic will be presented coast-to-coast in a digital 3D giant screen film, Ghosts of the Abyss. For those who will be drawn anew to the story of the Titanic, as well as for those who have never stopped being fascinated by the ship's tragic fate, James Cameron's "Ghosts of the Abyss" will be a revelation in pictures and words. Cameron compellingly describes just what keeps him returning to the Titanic, and the meticulous journals kept during the dives form a dramatic adventure narrative. But what will truly astonish are new, incredibly vivid images from within the ship's staterooms and public rooms, matched with archival images from 1912 and new paintings and diagrams-a "then-and-now gallery" that captures as never before the history, the drama, and the legend of the Titanic.

Book News
Not satisfied with his Academy-Award-winning movie on the subject, James Cameron made a giant-screen 3-D film of the actual Titanic. This volume contains fascinating photographs from that filming, along with commentary by Lynch, the Titanic Historical Society historian, and illustrations by Marschall, an artist specializing in the Titanic. Some of the recent photographs are juxtaposed to historical photographs of the same view to show the ship's original splendor. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

& Taylor

Filled with powerful illustrations from Titanic director James Cameron's historic 2001 journey inside the infamous wreck, this fascinating tour of the ship takes readers deep inside the hull for an unprecidented look around. 100,000 first printing.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Da Capo, c2003
ISBN: 9780306812231
Branch Call Number: 910.91634 Lyn
Characteristics: 143 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)
Additional Contributors: Marschall, Ken


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