Truth of Chinese Survivors Concealed and Rediscovered From Titanic to The Six

Jie DU, Luwei CUI, Lingpeng ZOU, Zhuoqi ZHOU, Jiafeng WANG


Conventional film Titanic fooled the Chinese audience with an untold story of Chinese survivors through following narrative features of transitivity, identification, transparency, single diegesis, closure, and pleasure. Based on its skillfully designed narration strategy, the noble image of Anglo-Saxon gentlemen was well constructed. However, documentary film The Six pieced together the fragmented records of various sources and revealed the truth of what happened to those Chinese survivors through six corresponding narrative features by Peter Wollen, namely intransitivity, estrangement, foregrounding, multiple diegesis, aperture, and unpleasure. The unfair treatment Chinese survivors received added misfortunes to their sufferings in a huge tragic disaster in a foreign land. The images and characters of Chinese survivors reconstructed in The Six clear up what has been twisted and optionally forgotten.



Titanic; The Six; Chinese Survivors; Rediscovered; Narrative

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