A night to remember 1958 vs titanic 1997 lord kayoss. I watched the 1958 film a night to remember again last night. Usa an account of the illfated maiden voyage of rms titanic in 1912. Apr 01, 2012 with a night to remember the welfare state britain of 1958 looks back on the decaying imperial kingdom of 1912, and the film is full of pointed observations about class. Of the five epic films interpreting this tragic event, the docudrama a night to remember 1958 is often regarded as the definitive version.
Titanic s sinking from the standpoint of 2nd officer charles herbert lightoller, himself the most senior of the illfated ships deck officers to survive the disaster. Any paper on this film is highly collectable and this is the very scarce style b quad in excellent overall condition with fabulously dramatic artwork note. A night to remember is a 1958 golden globe awardwinning docudrama film adaptation of walter lords book of the same name, recounting the final night of. Titanic film a night to remember from criterion the new. A night to remember also highlights the indelible drama, omitted from camerons film, of two other ships on the ocean that night. On account of his expertise, he often lectured at meetings of the titanic historical society, inc. And the beginning of the film featured a newsreeel about the christening of the titanic. As you can see the titanic story had not touched him. A night to remember was published in 1956 and has never been out of print. Titanic wasnt rediscovered then, and they didnt have the special effects or budget of the later film.
Titanic film a night to remember from criterion the. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. However, a night to remember is a film i highly recommend to viewers who want the true story of the titanic. As for titanic 97 well at least they did do a great job in recreating the titanic and her interiors. Julian fellowes is an actor, writer, director and producer. A night to remember 1958 not rated 123 min action, drama, history 16 december 1958 usa an account of the illfated maiden voyage of rms titanic in 1912. Mobile homes official trailer 2018 imogen poots, drama movie hd. When director james cameron began filming the 1997 movie titanic, lord was called in as a consultant. Apr 15, 20 titanics 2nd officer lightoller in a night to remember kenneth more as second officer charles lightoller in a night to remember 1958. A night to remember is a, forgive the pun, first class film. A night to remember 1958 not rated 123 min action, drama, history. A night to remember is a 1958 film about the rms titanic s sinking in april of 1912. A night to remember 1958 feature action, drama, history. Walter lord from the book by, eric ambler screenplay stars.
He says that the musician scene in the 1958 film a night to remember was so beautifully crafted that cameron decided to repeat it in his film. A night to remember may be forgettable, but it definitely is watchable and enjoyable. A night to remember 1958 film, a british adaptation of lords book, directed by roy ward baker. Titanic vs a night to remember encyclopedia titanica. I can vividly remember watching this movie with my father back in the mid1960s when it was televised for the first time. Actually, i dont think it was the titanic, for i saw a woman wearing an outfit straight from the 1930s. The film is based on walter lords book that describes what happened to.
And veteran cinematographer joseph walker has a way of making a banister or a backyard or even a bathtub look like something from house baleful. A night to remember vs titanic steve hoffman music forums. Director richard wallace keeps the suspense dialed on high. It fails everywhere else casting, acting and the script, in particular, are often woeful. This is an almost completely documentary 1958 film based on a very thoroughly researched and near definitive book of the same name that was prepared from the testimony. Paul loudenbrown, from the titanic historical society, worked as a consultant on james camerons 1997 film. Sep 17, 2015 a night to remember 1958 not rated 123 min action, drama, history 16 december 1958 usa an account of the illfated maiden voyage of rms titanic in 1912. A night to remember is the classic 1958 film that recounts the sinking of the rms titanic, which occurred on the night of april 15, 1912. The opening scene of a night to remember is a christening of the great ship titanic, which is something that never happened. A night to remember chronicles one of the most famous. The book was hugely successful, and is still considered a definitive resource about the titanic. A night to remember chronicles one of the most famous tragedies in maritime history.
In my opinion, this is the best titanic movie of all time. Perhaps take her to the exhibition, then see how she reacts to it before seeing the film. A night to remember 1958 film titanic database wiki. A successful attempt at an evenhanded portrayal of the white star lines later part of cunard luxury liner r. Titanic the pride of britains white star linesank beneath the waves of the north atlantic. For those that earn their living on the sea, it is considered bad luck for a ship to sail without being christened, and many feel that the lack of christening is what doomed titanic to begin with. Titanic catastrophe, serving as consultant to director james cameron during the filming of titanic. Criterion is rereleasing a night to remember, roy ward bakers sober movie about the titanic disaster, in time for the 100th anniversary of the sinking. The former is the most realistic visually and boasts a terrific screenplay. Considered by efficienados and film buffs alike the ultimate telling of the famous titanic disaster, it won various awards on its release, including a golden globe. Why the 1958 film is the definitive look at the disaster. His film and television work includes gosford park, downton abbey and titanic.
The ship foundered just two hours and forty minutes. The titanic was the largest and most luxurious ship of its day. Is james camerons iconic blockbuster merely a remake of the classic british film from 1958. The discovery of the wreck revealed that the ship had broken in two and most films about the ship, titanic, and titanic, have reflected this point.
The most famous films of the events surrounding the sinking of the titanic are a night to remember by roy baker in 1958 which was based on the true story of titanic, and most recently the 11 academy award winning film titanic by james cameron in 1997 which is one of the most successful films of recent times. In a night to remember, the sea is calm when, for instance, we see the lifeboats reaching the water, but in distance. Before james camerons titanic, there was a night to remember, a 1958 blackandwhite british movie about the 1912 sinking of the rms titanic, directed by roy ward baker and based on walter lords nonfiction book of the same title chronicling the maritime disaster that claimed the lives of 1,517 of the 2,223 people on board filmed in a docudrama style and using groundbreaking special effects. Made in england and based on a wellresearched book of the same name by walter lord, the film shows in nearreal time only 37 minutes shorter than the actual event the crew and passengers myriad reactions as the ship sinks.
Mar 12, 2020 i watched the 1958 film a night to remember again last night. You can watch this titanic movie with me on youtube. A night to remember soundtrack nearer my god to thee. Nov 14, 2012 a night to remember is a, forgive the pun, first class film. An index allows you to select segments of interest, the best of which by far is an interview with walter lord, the original master of titanic lore he appears frequently in the film. Titanic was to premiere in early 1943, but the theatre that housed the answer print was bombed by royal air force planes the night before. Personally i favour the british original a night to remember, but this is a pretty close contender. It sounds like the story has already had quite an impact on your dd. A night to remember is an extraordinary film that gives a magnificent account of the titanic tragedy. As with most pictures about the titanic, filmed before the discovery of the wreck in 1985, a night to remember portrays the titanic as sinking in one piece. A night to remember is a 1958 british drama film adaptation of walter lords book a night to remember 1955, recounting the final night of the rms titanic. A night to remember encyclopedia titanica message board.
Total titanic comes with a second disk that holds a very good british documentary about the making of a night to remember. Forget james camerons overblown, manipulative and downright plagiaristic blockbuster because roy ward bakers a night to remember is the definitive cinematic retelling of the titanic s illfated maiden voyage, a film that doesnt lean on melodrama or impressive setpieces to convey the enormity of the human tragedy that occurred, doing so with. A night to remember is a 1955 nonfiction book by walter lord that depicts the sinking of the rms titanic on 15 april 1912. A night to remember, british docudrama film, released in 1958, that is an adaptation of walter lords bestselling book 1955 about the sinking of the passenger liner titanic. The sinking of the titanic the titanic chronicles book 1 kindle edition by lord, walter. May 03, 2012 soundtrack from the 1958 film a night to remember.
With its olympian yet unfailingly lifesize view of the disaster that scuttled illusions of twentiethcentury humanitys mechanical infallibility, it has a power to move audiences thats impervious to age, imitation, and changing. The film is based on walter lords book that describes what happened to the ship, that by all accounts, could not sink. With its olympian yet unfailingly lifesize view of the disaster that scuttled illusion. The film went on to have a respectable premiere in paris in november 1943 where it was surprisingly wellreceived by its audience, and also played well in some other capital cities of nazioccupied europe. A night to remember is a 1958 golden globe awardwinning docudrama film adaptation of walter lords book of the same name, recounting the final night of the rms titanic.
Titanic at what age would you let your kids watch it. A night to remember the titanic in film since 1953. This scene also emphasises one of the film s greatets flaws. If he had been affected by the story in the way your dd is, i would have been more cautious about him seeing the film. Featuring remarkably restrained performances, a night to remember is cinemas. The movie is noted for its accuracy and emotional resonance. On april 14, 1912, just before midnight, the unsinkable titanic struck an iceberg. Sep, 2017 a sidebyside, shotforshot comparison between a night to remember 1958 and titanic 1997. Apr 14, 2012 the 1953 hollywood film titanic endorses american family values of the eisenhower era, and the 1958 a night to remember based on walter lords excellent book scrupulously dramatises the events. In my opinion a night to remember beats titanic 97 in the historical context that a night to remember is very,very much more historically accurate than titanic 97. On its maiden voyage in april 1912, the supposedly unsinkable rms titanic hits an iceberg in the atlantic ocean. A night to remember, the 1958 british film adaptation of walter lords 1955 book about the brief life and agonizing death of the titanic, has proven unsinkable. The movie featured the band playing the wrong tune as its last song.
Adapted by eric ambler and directed by roy ward baker, the film stars kenneth more and features michael goodliffe, laurence naismith, kenneth griffith, david mccallum and tucker mcguire. Before james camerons titanic, there was a night to remember, a 1958 blackandwhite british movie about the 1912 sinking of the rms titanic, directed by roy ward baker and based on walter lords nonfiction book of the same title chronicling the maritime disaster that claimed the lives of 1,517 of the 2,223 people on board. On the night of 1415 april 1912 during her maiden voyage titanic struck an iceberg and sank, losing most of her passengers and crew. Ive seen several film versions of the titanic tragedy im something of a buffim distantly related to mr. Of the eleven books writer walter lord 19172002 penned, a night to remember is by far his most famous. Titanic is abysmal on every level but technical efficiency, which is hardy an achievement worth crowing about given its insane budget. May 05, 2008 in my opinion a night to remember beats titanic 97 in the historical context that a night to remember is very,very much more historically accurate than titanic 97. However, my own conclusion is that while the 1997 film titanic is undoubtedly the best, most elaborate recounting ever made, a night to remember remains my personal favorite. It was adapted by eric ambler, directed by roy ward baker, and filmed in the united kingdom. A night to remember book, a 1955 book by walter lord about the sinking of the rms titanic. Titanics 2nd officer lightoller in a night to remember. A night to remember is a 1958 british drama film adaptation of walter lords 1955 book, which recounts the final night of rms titanic.
A sidebyside, shotforshot comparison between a night to remember 1958 and titanic 1997. The film stars kenneth moore as 2nd officer charles lightoller and in my humble opinion, it is the very best dramatic film made on the subject of the titanic. Theres also been more research done the last 50 years. This bluray version is part of the criterion collection of classic films, and is truly outstanding in every way.
With kenneth more, ronald allen, robert ayres, honor blackman. Apr 15, 2016 there were other inaccuracies in 1958s a night to remember. A night to remember is based on walter lords book of the same title. The night the titanic went down, the sea was described as a flat calm. The production team, supervised by producer william macquitty, used blueprints from the ship to recreate sets, and titanic s fourth. Its one of the millions of unique, usergenerated 3d experiences created on roblox. All was explained very recently when, thanks to tcm, i had an opportunity to see a night to remember for the first time. A night to remember 1942 film, an american mystery comedy starring loretta young and brian aherne. A night to remember vs titanic steve hoffman music.365 16 73 1310 171 327 869 440 1471 165 803 47 704 214 407 38 190 1226 827 483 439 1031 163 681 719 481 1187 1097 846