One hundred years ago today, at 2:20 AM on 15 April 1912, over 1500 people died in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, when the "unsinkable" Titanic sank on its maiden voyage. We remember and honor those who lost their lives, as well as those 705 people who survived to tell their stories.
I think the best accounting of the tragedy is the 1958 book, A Night to Remember, by Walter Lord.
Lord's book was turned into a very accurate and incredibly well done film, starring Kenneth More as Second Officer Charles Lightoller.
The excellent people over at the Criterion Collection have issued a newly restored digital restoration of the movie. The new DVD includes several extras including interviews and a commentary.
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