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Which Titanic film is your favourite and why?

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My favourite Titanic film is still, even after almost four decades (I first saw it in 1969), A Night to Remember (also known amongst Titaniacs as ANTR. True, there are inaccuracies such as the ship sinking in one piece (the common view of what happened before Ballard's discovery of her in 1985), but it is still much better than Cameron's Titanic--NO Jack or Rose! Also, the fact that it was shot in black and white gives the film a nice "period feel". Even devoid of the CG effects of modern Titanic movies, A
Night to Remember
packs an emotional punch which I don't feel in films such as that of James Cameron.

Also on the DVD is a wonderful documentary on the making of the film and some great footage of Mrs Sylvia Lightoller, wife of Second Officer Lightoller, who died before the film was made. Also there is footage of Fourth Officer Boxhall, Lawrence Beesley, Edith Russel (and her lucky pig, which had a cameo role in the film), and a nice still of Helen Melville Smith, daughter of the Titanic's captain.

All in all, I can highly recommend the DVD version of this film. Half a century later, ANTR is still the best.Titanic movie ever made, at least in my opinion.

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Hi Lights

As people here will well know it is also my favorite film now and always.

Your comments I can only mirror

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A Night to Remember has always been my favourite Titanic film. I have not yet got it on DVD but I have got the VHS version thats the same as the DVD with the documentary and I highly recommend it too.

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I wasn't aware that the VHS version had the documentary. That's nice to know, since at the time I got it in DVD format, the VHS was simply the movie with no documentary.

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HI Tom

Are you sure it is a night to remember you have or another night to remember? I think and not too sure that the latest or most VHS version did have the docu but not having it myself can not say, But like lights I did not realize that the vid had the documentary

I am not saying you are incorrect as I cannot say either way for definite
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Hi, yes it's the same as the A Night to Remember DVD. It's on 2 tapes that come in the same box like the 2 disk DVD's. The box says it was released in 1998. It was given to me about a year ago. When I bougth my first copy of ANTR in about 1998 that just had the one tape with just the film.

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Hi Tom

Thanks for that like I say I got rid of all my research and books on titanic, it does make sence for the video to have the additions now.

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What are your opinions on the 1953 Titanic film? I have read a lot of very bad reviews on that film (from an accuracy point of view) so when I watched it for the first time a few months ago I was expecting a very very inaccurate film but it was not as bad as I thought it would be or what many had said about it.

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Hi Tom

This is one were it depends who you listen to. Going back to my own feelings about certain people who research the T who do believe they are gods in it, they demand all information to be accurate to the letter so anything that is off true is condemned.

The film is not that bad, if you read into it the facts that is known today it is in fact very close to the truth. OK acting is not good but then neither is most acting in these type of films. Look at Cameron's

In all it is a worthy film to watch and at least unlike many films it is still played

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