History Film / ANightToRemember

29th Dec '15 6:40:49 PM RoseAndHeather
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* ShownTheirWork: It's universally acclaimed at being not only a completely realistic portrayal of the disaster itself but also of the social/class structure of the time.

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* ShownTheirWork: It's universally acclaimed at being not only a completely realistic portrayal of the disaster itself but also of the social/class structure of the time. The only major inaccuracy is that of the ship sinking whole -- entirely forgivable given the lack of information to the contrary available at the time.
18th Dec '15 10:03:06 PM Mdumas43073
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Before Creator/JamesCameron's ''[[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} Titanic]]'', there was '''A Night to Remember'', a 1958 black-and-white British movie about the 1912 sinking of UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic, based on Walter Lord's nonfiction book of the same title chronicling the maritime disaster that claimed the lives of 1,517 of the 2,223 people on board.

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Before Creator/JamesCameron's ''[[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} Titanic]]'', there was '''A ''A Night to Remember'', a 1958 black-and-white British movie about the 1912 sinking of UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic, based on Walter Lord's nonfiction book of the same title chronicling the maritime disaster that claimed the lives of 1,517 of the 2,223 people on board.
18th Dec '15 10:02:56 PM Mdumas43073
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Before Creator/JamesCameron's ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' there was ''A Night to Remember'', a 1958 black-and-white British movie about the 1912 sinking of UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic, based on Walter Lord's nonfiction book of the same title chronicling the maritime disaster that claimed the lives of 1,517 of the 2,223 people on board.

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Before Creator/JamesCameron's ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' ''[[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} Titanic]]'', there was ''A '''A Night to Remember'', a 1958 black-and-white British movie about the 1912 sinking of UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic, based on Walter Lord's nonfiction book of the same title chronicling the maritime disaster that claimed the lives of 1,517 of the 2,223 people on board.
30th Sep '15 2:30:58 PM VicGeorge2011
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* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Not that hundreds of woman and children don't die either.

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* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Not that hundreds of woman women and children don't die either.
21st Aug '15 3:27:10 PM ShadowHog
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[[caption-width:350:"[[GallowsHumour I take it you and I might both be in the same boat later?"]]]]

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7th Jul '15 9:16:15 AM erforce
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Before Creator/JamesCameron's ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' there was ''A Night to Remember'', a 1958 black-and-white British movie about the 1912 sinking of UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic, based on Walter Lord's nonfiction book of the same title chronicling the maritime disaster that claimed the lives of 1,517 of the 2,223 people on board.

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Before Creator/JamesCameron's ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' there was ''A Night to Remember'', a 1958 black-and-white British movie about the 1912 sinking of UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic, based on Walter Lord's nonfiction book of the same title chronicling the maritime disaster that claimed the lives of 1,517 of the 2,223 people on board.



* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: While there's no fair way to deny most of the crew and officers acted heroically (no matter what [[Film/{{Titanic}} The Other Movie]] depicted) and while if even half Lightoller's autobiography is true the man was a certifiable hero, the movie takes it just a bit too far, showing him launching lifeboats he had nothing to do with and in places he couldn't have been.
* {{Homage}}: Several scenes from this film were remade/reworked in ''Film/{{Titanic}}''; most notably, just after the ship goes down we see a brief shot of a young man and a young woman struggling to both climb on top of a floating box.

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: While there's no fair way to deny most of the crew and officers acted heroically (no matter what [[Film/{{Titanic}} [[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} The Other Movie]] depicted) and while if even half Lightoller's autobiography is true the man was a certifiable hero, the movie takes it just a bit too far, showing him launching lifeboats he had nothing to do with and in places he couldn't have been.
* {{Homage}}: Several scenes from this film were remade/reworked in ''Film/{{Titanic}}''; ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''; most notably, just after the ship goes down we see a brief shot of a young man and a young woman struggling to both climb on top of a floating box.
24th Apr '15 11:31:07 AM CJO123
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Before Creator/JamesCameron's ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' there was ''A Night to Remember'', a 1958 British movie about the 1912 sinking of UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic, based on Walter Lord's nonfiction book of the same title chronicling the maritime disaster that claimed the lives of 1,517 of the 2,223 people on board.

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Before Creator/JamesCameron's ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' there was ''A Night to Remember'', a 1958 black-and-white British movie about the 1912 sinking of UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic, based on Walter Lord's nonfiction book of the same title chronicling the maritime disaster that claimed the lives of 1,517 of the 2,223 people on board.
24th Apr '15 11:24:27 AM CJO123
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* NotQuiteSavedEnough: Among others, the Irish steerage passenger who dies of hypothermia just as the ''Carpathian'' is arriving and firing off its rockets.

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* NotQuiteSavedEnough: Among others, the Irish steerage passenger who dies of hypothermia just as the ''Carpathian'' ''Carpathia'' is arriving and firing off its rockets.
3rd Jan '15 8:48:21 PM jamespolk
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Before Creator/JamesCameron's ''{{Film/Titanic}}'' there was ''A Night to Remember'', a 1958 British movie about the 1912 sinking of UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic, based on Walter Lord's nonfiction book of the same title chronicling the maritime disaster that claimed the lives of 1,517 of the 2,223 people on board.

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Before Creator/JamesCameron's ''{{Film/Titanic}}'' ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' there was ''A Night to Remember'', a 1958 British movie about the 1912 sinking of UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic, based on Walter Lord's nonfiction book of the same title chronicling the maritime disaster that claimed the lives of 1,517 of the 2,223 people on board.



* BadassLongcoat: The officers on all three ships featured(the Titanic herself, the Carpathia and the Californian) all wear badass greatcoats. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], in that it was part of their uniforms and that it was a very cold the night the Titanic sank.

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* BadassLongcoat: The officers on all three ships featured(the featured (the Titanic herself, the Carpathia and the Californian) all wear badass greatcoats. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], in that it was part of their uniforms and that it was a very cold the night the Titanic sank.sank.
* CallBack: The list of the ship is dramatized by a scene where a serving tray on wheels, in a first-class dining room, slides a few inches. Later, as the ship is listing badly, the serving tray is seen careening through the dining room and colliding with a cupboard full of plates.



* DirtyCoward: J. Bruce Ismay is depicted in this fashion when he scurries into a lifeboat at first opportunity. It's one of the movie's few {{Critical Research Failure}}s (albeit one justified by the time), since contemporary reports indicate that Ismay, far from being a coward, strenuously worked hard to get people into the boats, helped launch them and only took a seat in one of the last boats to leave the ship having made sure that there were no women and children nearby.
** Massively debatable as he is often shown in the film helping, or at least trying to help, with the launch of the boats and getting the survivors into them. He only gets into the boats when there is no-one left to go on the side he was on, with First Officer Murdoch on the Starboard side, where he actually asks "Is there no-one else?" regarding a boat that was only leaving half-full (of which there were many on the actual sinking).
* DistressCall: The ''Californian'' ignores the SOS, but the ''Carpathia'''s radio operator is on the ball, gets to his equally diligent captain and the ship turns around to race to the ''Titanic''.

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* DirtyCoward: J. Bruce Ismay is depicted in this fashion when he scurries into a lifeboat at first opportunity. It's one of the movie's few {{Critical Research Failure}}s (albeit one justified by the time), since contemporary reports indicate that Ismay, far from being a coward, strenuously worked hard to get people into the boats, helped launch them and only took a seat in one of the last boats to leave the ship having made sure that there were no women and children nearby.
** Massively debatable as he is often shown
nearby. However, in the film helping, or at least trying to help, with the launch of the boats and getting the survivors into them. He only gets into the boats when there is no-one left to go on the side he was on, with First Officer film, he's definitely a Dirty Coward--he can't look Murdoch on in the Starboard side, where he actually asks "Is there no-one else?" regarding a boat that was only leaving half-full (of which there were many on eye, and Murdoch looks at Ismay with utter contempt before calling to lower the actual sinking).
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* DistressCall: The ''Californian'' ignores the SOS, but the ''Carpathia'''s radio operator is on the ball, gets to and his equally diligent captain and turns the ship turns around to race to the ''Titanic''.



* EmpathyDollShot: One shot shows a rocking horse and other child's toys in an abandoned play room. And the rocking horse is seen floating in the water at the end of the movie, right before the last shot of the life preserver with "TITANIC" printed on it.



* ForWantOfANail: The appalling death toll could have been prevented if lifeboats were provisioned on the basis of passengers and if ships had to maintain a 24 hour radio watch - a ship big enough to hold hundreds of people was visible on the horizon but had turned their radio off.
** Then again, it was the ''Titanic'''s sinking that enabled those safety features to be codified in the first place. Had she not sunk, these features wouldn't have been added (or they wouldn't have been implemented as quickly) and there likely would have just been a worse sinking later.
** On top of that, the radio operators were in the employ of Marconi, not the ship itself. Hence the priority was in relaying paid personal messages rather than weather reports.

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* ForWantOfANail: The appalling death toll could have been prevented if lifeboats were provisioned on the basis of passengers and if ships had to maintain a 24 hour radio watch - a ship big enough to hold hundreds of people the ''Californian'' was visible on the horizon but had turned their radio off.
** Then again, it was Lightoller muses about the ''Titanic'''s sinking that enabled those safety features to be codified in "what ifs" towards the first place. Had she not sunk, these features wouldn't have been added (or they wouldn't have been implemented as quickly) end of the movie, citing the failure to provide lifeboats for everyone, and there likely would have just been a worse sinking later.
** On top of that,
the radio operators were in failure of the employ of Marconi, not the ship itself. Hence the priority was in relaying paid personal messages rather than weather reports.''Titanic'' to slow down.



** The card sharps beginning to realise that they're in a tight spot. One of them sardonically remarks. "Well what shall we play now Gentlemen, Happy Families?"

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** The card sharps beginning to realise realize that they're in a tight spot. One of them sardonically remarks. "Well what shall we play now Gentlemen, Happy Families?"



* {{Homage}}: Several scenes from this film were remade/reworked in ''{{Titanic}}''; most notably, just after the ship goes down we see a brief shot of a young man and a young woman struggling to both climb on top of a floating box.

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* {{Homage}}: Several scenes from this film were remade/reworked in ''{{Titanic}}''; ''Film/{{Titanic}}''; most notably, just after the ship goes down we see a brief shot of a young man and a young woman struggling to both climb on top of a floating box.



** In a later scene (that gets cut for broadcast more often than not), a crew member (possibly the above-mentioned waiter) makes it to the overturned Collapsible B with a child in his arms. With the last of his strength he gives the infant to Lightoller, pleading with him to take care of the child. Lightoller takes one look inside the child's hood, realises it's dead and sets it adrift in the ocean.
** It's actually two of the Irish steerage passengers who swim up with the child. The two of them survive after being pulled on board; but the child didn't, despite their heroic effort to save it.

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** In a later scene (that gets cut for broadcast more often than not), a crew member (possibly two of the above-mentioned waiter) makes Irish steerage passengers make it to the overturned Collapsible B with a child in his their arms. With the last of his strength he gives They pass the infant to Lightoller, pleading with him to take care of the child. Lightoller. Lightoller takes one look inside the child's hood, realises realizes it's dead and sets it adrift in the ocean.
** It's actually two of the Irish steerage passengers who swim up with the child. The two of them survive after being pulled on board; but the child didn't, despite their heroic effort to save it.
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* NotQuiteSavedEnough

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* NotQuiteSavedEnoughNotQuiteSavedEnough: Among others, the Irish steerage passenger who dies of hypothermia just as the ''Carpathian'' is arriving and firing off its rockets.
3rd Jan '15 7:07:02 PM jamespolk
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* DownerEnding: Most of the cast end up dead. [[ForegoneConclusion But you knew that already]]


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* DownerEnding: Most of the cast end up dead. [[ForegoneConclusion But you knew that already]]
* DutchAngle: Used over and over again in interior shots in the latter half of the film, to demonstrate that the ship is listing.
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