<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ~Leslie:<BR><B> Peter,The film A Night to Remember (1958) was in black & white, based on Walter Lord's book,appeared without any shots of the underwater wreckage, showing the ship sinking in one piece.(another myth dispeled) <BR>The music by William Alwyn was, well, "unmemorable".<BR>I think Cameron's film far surpassed the standards of technology in the 50's, with the use of digital cinematography, and you should break down and see it .<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>ANOTHER GLASS OF WATER FOR LESLIE!!!<P>It`s not that I`ve avoided Titanic, I simply haven`t gotten around to it. Of course I have seen clips, & have heard the opinions of others, but it seems to me that the new movie is really TWO movies - one; the slushy, drivelly, vacuous, poorly acted, poorly paced, female-appealling love story "chick flick" (Clare was in tears!); the other; the REAL stuff - the iceberg, the mayhem, the sinking, etc. The fact that Titanic cost billions to make, won thousands of Oscars & is in COLOUR (this is important??), means squat to me. Besides, DeCapprio looks like a girl!!
<P>A Night to Remember was made on a fraction of Titanic`s budget (even then), its acting is first-rate, the tension builds all the way through, & it has an atmosphere you could cut with a knife. Yes, allowing for its budget, there are one or two historical inaccuracies, but it is, for its day, still a marvellous MOVIE; Kenneth More`s finest.<P>Maybe we need a third opinion. Michael? Anyone?