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A Night to Remember

(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Night to Remember
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In his unforgettable rendering of Walter Lord's book of the same name, the acclaimed British director Roy Ward Baker depicts with sensitivity, awe, and a fine sense of tragedy the Titanic's final hours. Featuring remarkably restrained performances, A Night To Remember is cinema's subtlest, finest dramatization of this monumental twentieth-century catastrophe.
Statement of Responsibility: The Rank Organisation presents ; a William MacQuitty production ; screenplay by Eric Ambler ; produced by William MacQuitty ; directed by Roy Baker
Title: A night to remember
[videorecording]
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2012]
Edition: Two DVD special ed
Country of Producing Entity: Great Britain
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (123 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + booklet ([20] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.).
Notes: From the book by Walter Lord
Originally produced in 1958
Special features: new high-definition restoration; audio commentary by Don Lynch and Ken Marschall; the making of "A night to remember" (1993), a sixty-minute documentary; archival interview with Titanic survivor Eva Hart; En natt att minas, a half-hour Swedish documentary from 1962; The iceberg that sank the Titanic, a fifty-minute BBC documentary (2006); trailer; a booklet featuring an essay by film critic Michael Sragow
Contents: Disc 1. A veritable floating city
Three degrees of separation
Garters with pink, frilly bows
Ice warnings
Keep their eyes skinned
Making the rounds
People first, things second
Bedtime
Iceberg dead ahead
I think she's badly damaged
She's going to sink
The crew prepares
SOS, that new call
The Carpathia on the move
Women and children
In the same boat
Discontent in all quarters
Listing ship, rising water
All roads lead to Rome
Good-bye, my son
Holding back steerage
My lucky pig
We are the Titanic sinking
Newlyweds, a yachtsman, and a drunk
Together till the end
Save yourselves
Is there no one else?
The Carpathia to the rescue
Shots in the dark
Two lifeboats left
Every man for himself
Abandoning the ship
Nearer, my God, to thee
Fighting to survive
The final descent
C'mon, girls. Row!
Lightoller takes command
The Carpathia at last
Seven hundred and five saved, fifteen hundred lost
Commentary / Don Lynch, Ken Marschall
Trailer
Disc 2. The making of A night to remember [1993 60-minute documentary featuring producer William MacQuitty's rare behind-the-scenes footage]
Eva Hart : survivor
En natt att minnas [1962 30-minute Swedish documentary featuring interviews with Titanic survivors]
The iceberg that sank the Titanic [2006 50-minute BBC documentary]
Credits: Music by William Alwyn ; director of photography, Geoffrey Unsworth ; editor, Sidney Hayers.
Performers: Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman, Anthony Bushell, John Cairney, Jill Dixon, Jane Downs, James Dyrenforth, Michael Goodliffe, Kenneth Griffith, Harriette Johns, Frank Lawton, Richard Leech, David McCallum, Alec McCowen, Tucker McGuire, John Merivale, Ralph Michael, Laurence Naismith, Russell Napier, Redmond Phillips, George Rose, Joseph Tomelty, Patrick Waddington, Jack Watling.
Summary: In his unforgettable rendering of Walter Lord's book of the same name, the acclaimed British director Roy Ward Baker depicts with sensitivity, awe, and a fine sense of tragedy the Titanic's final hours. Featuring remarkably restrained performances, A Night To Remember is cinema's subtlest, finest dramatization of this monumental twentieth-century catastrophe.
System Details: DVD, widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; PCM mono, NTSC region 1
DVD, widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; PCM mono, NTSC region 1
DVD, widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; PCM mono, NTSC region 1
DVD
Other Language: English dialogue; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Subject Headings: Lord, Walter, 1917-2002 Film adaptations Titanic (Steamship) Drama Ocean liners Accidents North Atlantic Ocean Drama Marine accidents North Atlantic Ocean Drama Shipwrecks North Atlantic Ocean Drama
Genre/Form: Disaster films
Historical films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Feature films-Great Britain
Topical Term: Ocean liners
Marine accidents
Shipwrecks
Additional Contributors: MacQuitty, William
Ambler, Eric - 1909-1998
Baker, Roy
More, Kenneth - 1914-1982
Allen, Ronald - 1930-1991
Ayres, Robert - 1914-1968
Blackman, Honor - 1927-
Bushell, Anthony - 1904-1997
Cairney, John - 1930-
Goodliffe, Michael - 1914-1976
Griffith, Kenneth - 1921-2006
Lawton, Frank - 1904-1969
Leech, Richard - 1922-2004
McCallum, David - 1933-
McCowen, Alec
Merivale, John - 1917-1990
Michael, Ralph - 1907-1994
Naismith, Laurence - 1908-1992
Rose, George - 1920-1988
Tomelty, Joseph - 1910-1995
Waddington, Patrick - 1903-1987
Watling, Jack - 1923-2001
Alwyn, William - 1905-1985
Unsworth, Geoffrey - 1914-1978
Hayers, Sidney - 1921-2000
Lord, Walter - 1917-2002
Rank Organisation
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Publisher No: CC2134D
ISBN: 9781604655698
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE N
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Aug 23, 2014
  • richibi rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

this is the Titanic film you'll remember, top notch production values from beginning to end, gripping, technically riveting

Jun 15, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Iceberg - Dead Ahead!.... Don't Panic You're On The Titanic!

If you were to ask me, I'd honestly have to say that this 1958, $1.6 million, b&w production spotlighting the tragic sinking of the famed ocean-liner, Titanic, actually scores a notch higher than does the likes of James Cameron's 1997, $200 million, colour spectacle. (I'm not kidding here.)

This film is a first-rate production all the way from its involving story, to its attention to detail, to its awesome effects depicting the actual sinking of this "unsinkable" luxury-liner.

I swear you'll be absolutely amazed at this film's top-notch production values, especially on its budget of only $1.6 million.

You know, I'd actually go so far as to say that A Night To Remember puts Cameron's glittering showpiece to shame in a number of ways.

This film also clearly brings to light certain crucial facts about the distress call sent out by the Titanic once the iceberg had been struck. This aspect was pretty much ignored in the Cameron version.

Yes. I recommend this film very highly.

Great book, and the film is worthy of its material.

Oct 23, 2013
  • nat_cyr0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A wonderful movie with a wonderful cast.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An impressive film with a more in-depth approach to factual detail of the tragedy, unlike James Cameron's melodramatic box office biggie following it forty years later. We're shown the irresponsibly of the wireless operator as he neglects the crucially important warning of icebergs; the irony of the ship The Californian being within ten miles of the horror; the heroic efforts of second officer Herbert Lightroller... Amazing pieces of the puzzle that weren't considered important enough for inclusion in the '97 blockbuster. Oh well. This one was enthralling, albeit lacking in glamour and glitz. Highly recommended. FIVE STARS.

Sep 22, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. A++ DVD

Aug 13, 2012
  • Tom1969ca rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Despite a few historical inaccuracies (mostly excusable because they represented the beliefs of experts in 1958, but have since been refuted by more recent discoveries), this remains one of the best tellings of the Titanic story - no fictional "upstairs-downstairs" love stories, no estranged couples finding reconciliation as the ship goes down - just an excellent true-to-the-story historical document.

@ books_rock:

No, there were a few before this one. Here is a list and a brief history of them all.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_about_the_RMS_Titanic

Of note, there was one made and released just 29 days after the sinking. It starred one of the actual passengers. She used the actual dress she was wearing the night Titanic sank.

As well, the movie, "Titanic", was made during WWII, as a Nazi propoganda film. It commissioned a ship called the SS Cap Arcona to make the movie. It is a very interesting tale - the making of it, the fact it was banned in Germany by the Nazis, and what happened to the director of the film. The most incredible part of this story is the real history of the SS Cap Arcona afterwards, with an even greater loss of life than that aboard the Titanic.

Scenes from that movie and that ship were actually used in this movie, but never credited. A Night to Remember is regarded as the first well made film about Titanic.

Is this the original movie

Jul 08, 2011
  • aaa5756 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A++ DVD

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Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

(Final Title Card) "But this is not the end of the story ~ for their sacrifice was not in vain. Today there are lifeboats for all. Unceasing radio vigil and, in the North Atlantic, The International Ice Patrol guards the sea lanes making them safe for the peoples of the world."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

(On The Carpathia, after the Titanic sank) Wireless Operator Harold Thomas Cottam: "Excuse me, sir." Capt. Arthur Rostron: "Oh Cottam, yes, what is it?" Wireless Operator Harold Thomas Cottam: "A message from The Californian, sir -- she's nearby. Just heard about The Titanic. Wants to know if there's anything she can do." Capt. Arthur Rostron: "Tell them: "No, nothing. Everything that was humanly possible... has been done." " (cut to Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller of The Titanic, staring solemnly)

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Captain Edward J. Smith (of The Titanic): "...How long will she last?" Andrews: "Just trying to work that out, now. As far as I can see, she made fourteen feet of water in the first ten minutes after the collision. That's not very fast. She should live... another... hour and a half. Yes. About that, I should think." Captain Edward J. Smith: "There must be no panic." Andrews: "No." Captain Edward J. Smith: "You'll be careful of what you say to the passengers." Andrews: "Of course... How many people are there on board?" Captain Edward J. Smith: "2200, or more. And room in the boats for...? How many?" Andrews: "1200." Captain Edward J. Smith: "I don't think the Board of Trade regulations ever visualized this situation. Do you?"

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller (comes onto Carpathia's bridge): "Sir?" Capt. Arthur Rostron: "We're at the place now. I thought you'd like to see for yourself." Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller: "Oh yes. Thank you, sir." Capt. Arthur Rostron: "We've only found one body, I'm afraid. The rest must have been carried further on by the current. Of course, we'll go on searching for survivors until we turn back to New York." Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller: "Yes sir. How many...?" Capt. Arthur Rostron: "The purser's checked the figures now. We have on board 705 survivors. Several of those in the boats were dead, I'm afraid." Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller: "1500 lost." Capt. Arthur Rostron: "That's right, yes."

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Jun 15, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This Awesome 1958, Titanic, Disaster Story Outshines Cameron's 1997 Mega-Production!

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