The Soap advertisement is a mocking item to the middle class. Upon closer analysis of the poster, it highlights in bold, black letters “Toilet luxury and comfort at sea”. This demonstrates the social comforts of the upper class. In Howell’s article, “Atlantic Crossings: Nation, Class and Identity in Titanic (1953) and A Night to Remember (1958)”, he notes that the Titanic is fundame...
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...r, the luxury embellishment of the Titanic is no laughing matter to the other characters that are present on the train. The contrast here is clearly evident through their reactions to the poster and the mockery of it that it clearly highlights the idea of social class. Decadence in the film clearly distinguishes the upper and lower class.
A Night to Remember. Dir. Roy Baker. Perf. Kenneth More, Honor Blackman, Michael Goodliffe, David McCallum, and Laurence Naismith. The Criterion Collection, 1958. Film.
Bruce, Barbara. FILM 2194B:Cinemas of Disaster Notes. London, ON: University or Western. 2011. Lecture Notes.
Howells, Richard. “Atlantic Crossings: Nation, Class and Identity in Titanic (1953) and A Night to Remember (1958).” Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television 19.4 (1999): 421-38. ProQuest Direct Complete. Web. 30 Nov. 2013.
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