October 26, 2011

A Night to Remember

I first heard about "A Night to Remember" when I was leafing through the new Vision Forum catalog.  A classic film about the sinking of the Titanic?!  That sounded like a movie I just had to see...

A few clicks later and I had requested it from the library and last night I watched it.

And it surpassed all of my expectations.


Based on the book of the same name by Walter Lord, "A Night to Remember" is the true story of the Titanic.  The acting was wonderful, the sets and costumes were superb.  I cried.  Oh, how I cried.  I don't normally actually cry while watching a movie, but I cried.  I was inspired by the courage and selflessness of the men and women on board.  Men helping the women and children enter the lifeboats, and then stepping back and waiting. Wives who refused to board the lifeboats and be parted from their husbands.  Mothers who bravely boarded the lifeboats with their children, waving good-bye to the men they would never see again in this world.  The band playing "Nearer, My God, to Thee" as the ship was swallowed up by the icy water.  
It was a beautiful movie.  

What more can I say?  I highly recommend this film!  You will not be sorry you watched it.

4 comments:

  1. Going to have to check it out!

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  2. Looks amazing - this story always makes me tear up. And hey - we haven't gotten our catalog yet!
    Not fair;)

    Love you,
    --Kellie

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  3. It caught my attention in the Vision Forum too. I'll definately have to check it out.

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  4. I also saw it in the Vision Forum catalogue... and promptly found it on YouTube. And I couldn't agree more. It is absolutely wonderful! I've watched it twice, and both times I've loved it and it's kept me on the edge of my seat.

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