A night to remember {Showing of film}

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Good news for Titanic fans in Boston! "A Night to Remember" will be screening on March 23, 1998 (Oscar night) in the Brattle theater in Harvard square. For more info. go there: http://boston.sidewalk.com/detail?EID=56931

-- Rose (rose364@earthlink.net), February 26, 1998


Response to A night to remember

Interesting. I read that it was screened in Kansas City this past weekend, playing to a packed house for all screenings.


-- Kip Henry (kip-henry@ouhsc.edu), February 26, 1998.

Response to A night to remember

I have not seen that film in over 10 years and have tried to rent it at the local Blockbuster for the last 2 months. But, it is never available!!! Any similar "problems" out there?

-- Jeff (JTrayner@pacbell.net), February 27, 1998.

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You can buy "A Night to Remember" from Movies Unlimited, 1-800-4-MOVIES. I bought mine a couple of years ago. I saw it as a child, and it sparked my ongoing obsession with anything Titanic. Since I bought my copy almost 2 years ago, before the current rage, I don't know if it's in stock now...I know none of our local video stores even have it.

-- Bonney Prince (hauptman@sover.net), March 11, 1998.

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Talking about 'A Night to Remember', it was on the ABC (Aussie) in the early hours of the morning, but I still got up to watch it, even though I recorded it as well.

I enjoyed it very much but was supprised when tears came to my eyes when Hartley started to sing 'nearer my god to thee'.

I thought, this is stupid and was glad my wife wasn't up to witness it. I then wondered why it should hit me so, why, looking at that particular scene, that it should make me so sad.

I still don't really understand, all I feel is utter horror and sadness, at the great and needless loss of life, at 'mans inhumanity to man' and how watching James Cameron's Titanic, brought it home to me.

I cried for those who died, for those who didn't and for those who lost loved ones, and I cried because the movie pulled no punches, it showed me what it was like on that night, I could hear the screams, the cries for help, the pleading, the fear, the tears, the desperation and the utter hopelessness.

On-ya Mr Cameron.

-- Peter Edmead (peter.edmead@deetya.gov.au), March 13, 1998.

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I watched it too, Peter, and although I had seen it just a few months ago with my daughter (both of us cried ), after seeing Camerons Titanic, ANTR seemed lacking in emotional depth. Lightoller was Superman, and the Brit stiff upper lip thing was carried to extremes. I did get a bit emotional though because I was mentally inserting scenes of Titanic in places and thinking Jack and Rose were there! That seems silly now!

-- Lianne (liannegraham@one.net.au), March 14, 1998.

A Night to Remember should be considered the most "authentic" version of the disaster, but compared to the beloved "TITANIC" seems stiff, staged and relatively unemotional. Kenneth More did a fine job, but he reminded me of other character heroes he's played in other movies-there's one where he is shepherding a band of refugees across India on an old train that is being attacked by some guerilla tribe that is great action-for the life of me, I can't remember the title.

-- Authur Rank (foo@bar.com), March 20, 1998.

I guess you could chalk all that up to "poetic license" and you are right, Kenneth More did seem like the ultimate hero in that film but it was certainly the most historically accurate film on the subject of it's day, based on what they knew then. Also based on what Walter Lord knew then, which is why I imagine he wrote TNLO in 1986, to update things. I haven't seen that movie since the world was flat, so I gotta get it!

Regards, Peter

-- Peter Nivling (pcnivling@capecod.net), March 20, 1998.

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