Night to Remember: The Definitive "Titanic" Film

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I.B.Tauris, Aug 23, 2002 - Performing Arts - 128 pages
The Titanic was believed to be unsinkable. On the night of 14-15 April 1912, during her maiden voyage, she struck an iceberg and sank, losing 1,490 of her 2,201 passengers. Of the five epic films of this tragic event, the classic docu-drama, A Night to Remember (1958), scripted by Eric Ambler and directed by Roy Baker, is the definitive version. Jeffrey Richards’ fascinating guide to this remarkable film includes the story of its production and its place in the huge generation of Titanic mythology, in-depth examination of the film, emphasising its images of race, class, gender and religion as well as detailed comparison with the other Titanic films, particularly James Cameron’s 1997 Titanic blockbuster.

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Jeffrey Richards is Professor of Cultural History at the University of Lancaster and a leading authority on Victorian popular culture, the Victorian theatre and twentieth century cinema. His study of Henry Irving (Hambledon 2005) was shortlisted for the Theatre History Book Prize. He is a regular reviewer and broadcaster.

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