A Night to Remember
The sinking of the Titanic is presented in a highly realistic fashion in this tense British drama. The disaster is portrayed largely from the perspective of the ocean liner's second officer, Charles Lightoller. Despite numerous warnings about ice, the ship sails on, with Capt. Edward John Smith keeping it going at a steady clip. When the doomed vessel finally hits an iceberg, the crew and passengers discover that they lack enough lifeboats, and tragedy follows.
- Stars:Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman, Anthony Bushell, John Cairney, Jill Dixon, Jane Downs, James Dyrenforth, Michael Goodliffe, Kenneth Griffith, Harriette Johns, Frank Lawton, Richard Leech, David McCallum,
- Director:Roy Ward Baker,
- Writer:Walter Lord (from the book by), Eric Ambler (screenplay)
An account of the ill-fated maiden voyage of RMS Titanic in 1912. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
A Night to Remember torrent reviews
(gb) wrote: I dug it. One of those indie films that you enjoy the first time through, cause they did something, just not sure what it was.
(ag) wrote: Un plan-squence de folie au dbut puis plus grand chose...
(ru) wrote: Manages to deal with its raw, awful subject matter in ways that are both challenging and illuminating.
(jp) wrote: One of Adam Sandler's best movies. It tells a great story very well. Definitely one to watch for a fan of comedy.
(au) wrote: I love both the original novel and Dougray Scott (one of the most underutilized actors working today), so this dull stinker was doubly disappointing.
(fr) wrote: This is a highly underrated masterpiece.
(ca) wrote: This was really fun to watch. It's nice to see Clint Howard in a leading role for a change. This is the movie that he says really put him in the right direction. Imagine, this is the kid on Gentle Ben.
(gb) wrote: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? is pretty damn macabre. Although Davis is frequently hilarious, she's mostly a nightmarish vision of sadistic cruelty. The scene where she cackles like a banshee, her clown face horribly contorted, after giving Blanche yet another "inedible" dinner certainly sticks out as one of the most disturbing and iconic images of the film. The increasing amount of control Jane exerts over her helpless sister as the film progresses is terrifying and as a viewer you feel really quite claustrophobic when Blanche has a full-blown panic attack in her room, wheeling around in tight circles like some caged animal. There are so many great moments where Davis really shines it would be impossible to discuss them all here: the scene where she sings one of her hits in front of the mirror in that creepy child's voice then steps under a bright light so that her decrepit face is revealed; the freaky way she mimics Blanche on the phone to get more alcohol delivered to the house; and those first few scenes, when Jane is a bit more "with it" (albeit with a cabinet full of empty scotch bottles), where we see that vintage Davis swagger and hear some of those caustic line deliveries (made all the more delicious, of course, by the fact that Davis and Crawford famously hated each other). Knowing just how bitter the Davis/Crawford rivarly was makes What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? all the more disturbing, and hilarious. Davis apparently kicked Crawford in the head for real in one of the more violent scenes in the film, leaving her with several stitches. Meanwhile Crawford filled her dress with weights in a scene where Davis had to drag her off a bed, causing Davis to pull the muscles in her back. As far as I know both those takes were the ones used in the film so listen out for Davis groaning as she tries to lift an unconscious and extremely heavy Crawford down the hallway. Despite Davis' brilliant performance, however, there are still a few things that let What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? down. I read a comment from someone on here recently saying that the direction is "lumpy" and "elephantine". I didn't really notice this on first viewing, probably because I was so in awe of the decaying Davis, but a second watch really brought it to the fore. In a way the melodramatic music and direction suit the histrionics of the film but there's no getting away from the fact that some elements are just poorly developed and badly thought out. There are several times, for example, when Blanche could have got help. The relationship between Edwin and Jane also felt confused and underdeveloped; he's too wooden and unnatural in his actions, and more could've been made of him being an Everyman looking in from the outside on Jane's insanity. As the film progresses, Edwin becomes more of a plot device than a character, used to advance and twist certain elements of the story. The sub-plot of him being a struggling musician who still lives with his mother is also pretty weak, and his relationship with his mother is not given enough attention to warrant it being included in the film. Overall a lot of the scenes with Edwin just felt like a needless distraction that took away from the morbidly fascinating relationship between Jane and Blanche. It's mindboggling that Davis didn't win an Oscar for her role in this film. I haven't seen Dangerous or Jezebel yet (the two films for which she did win an Academy Award) but What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? will take some beating. Its legacy cannot be underestimated; it's spawned numerous clones and hundreds of spoofs over the years but nothing has come close to matching it's campy horror. With all the black humour, hysteria, outrageous make-up and diva antics (both in the film and on set) it's easy to see why it has become such a cult classic in drag culture. Davis' performance is still as fresh and razor sharp as it was in 1962 and, despite a few drawbacks with direction and plot, it deservedly remains a landmark in the psycho-thriller genre.