If the Titanic had made a safe voyage as was intended, it would have been just another grandiose vessel with lofty expectations. Prior to the voyage, the ship's captain, Edward J. Smith, said, "I cannot conceive of any vital disaster happening to this vessel. Modern shipbuilding has gone beyond that." Phillip Franklin, vice president of the White Star Line, which had produced the ship, added, "There is no danger that Titanic will sink." Unfortunately, it did not live up to those predictions. The ship sailed, hit an iceberg, and the rest is history. But, hey, at least we got a good movie out of it.