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Titanic: A Night to Remember
« on: April 14, 2012, 09:27:50 PM »
The best Titanic movie ever, A Night to Remember, will be airing on Turner Classic Movies in 10/9c tonight.

Far better than James Cameron's tripe.
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Re: Titanic: A Night to Remember
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2012, 09:56:03 PM »
The best Titanic movie ever, A Night to Remember, will be airing on Turner Classic Movies in 10/9c tonight.

Far better than James Cameron's tripe.

Oh I like James Cameron's tripe...not the love story with Jack and Rose, but the costumes and the devotion to details that Cameron brings to his movies...the scenery was spectacular.

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Re: Titanic: A Night to Remember
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2012, 10:01:32 PM »
Cut out the damn, faux love story, and it would be a good movie.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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Re: Titanic: A Night to Remember
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2012, 10:02:23 PM »



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Re: Titanic: A Night to Remember
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2012, 10:04:05 PM »
I think I'll go vomit now.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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Re: Titanic: A Night to Remember
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2012, 10:14:12 PM »
Cut out the damn, faux love story, and it would be a good movie.

I agree.  There were so many compelling real life stories and tragedies that night.  Why fabricate one?

The attention to detail was amazing, though.
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Re: Titanic: A Night to Remember
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2012, 10:22:18 PM »
I liked the entire movie. Cried so hard at the end I had no makeup on when we walked out of the theater...... 

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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2012, 10:26:52 PM »
I liked the entire movie. Cried so hard at the end I had no makeup on when we walked out of the theater...... 

...me too!

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Re: Titanic: A Night to Remember
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2012, 10:31:18 PM »
...me too!

Titanic and Gone With the Wind both do me in every time I watch them.

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Re: Titanic: A Night to Remember
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2012, 10:34:15 PM »
Softies...!   :laugh:
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2012, 10:42:23 PM »
Softies...!   :laugh:

True dat......... and I can't even watch an animal movie in case the animal "might" die or be killed.

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Re: Titanic: A Night to Remember
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2012, 10:47:11 PM »
I know...and God forbid their are children or babies in the scene... :thud:

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Re: Titanic: A Night to Remember
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2012, 10:53:38 PM »
Old Yeller made me cry but I was eight.

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Just kidding.  It's wonderful the media can reach us like that...
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Re: Titanic: A Night to Remember
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2012, 10:54:46 PM »
Old Yeller made me cry but I was eight.

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Just kidding.  It's wonderful the media can reach us like that...

Don't laugh, my husband couldn't watch Old Yeller or listen to Elvis sing Old Shep.

I'm watching Moneyball right now...... good movie.

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Re: Titanic: A Night to Remember
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2012, 11:15:50 PM »
I'm amazed at how many people I recognize from the movie and the first two are still alive.

-Honor Blackman
-David McCallum
-Desmond Llewelyn
-Sean Connery
-Kenneth More
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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Re: Titanic: A Night to Remember
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2012, 11:17:04 PM »
The reason this movie is important to me is it get me interested in the Titanic.  I saw it on TV when I was 5 and was hooked it ever since.

Out of that came my love for history and why I have a BA and MA in history, and one day will have my PhD.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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Re: Titanic: A Night to Remember
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2012, 11:18:41 PM »
Sean Connery is still alive.... he must have been a young kid when this was made.

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Re: Titanic: A Night to Remember
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2012, 11:22:21 PM »
Sean Connery is still alive.... he must have been a young kid when this was made.

Sean Connery in A Night to Remember
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Re: Titanic: A Night to Remember
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2012, 11:24:33 PM »
WOW~  he was a baby there.

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Re: Titanic: A Night to Remember
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2012, 11:27:27 PM »
David McCallum
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Re: Titanic: A Night to Remember
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2012, 11:28:28 PM »
Sean Connery is still alive.... he must have been a young kid when this was made.

Yeah, I know.  That was my fault.  I'm trying to multitask a bit too much.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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Re: Titanic: A Night to Remember
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2012, 11:29:23 PM »
Honor Blackman
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Re: Titanic: A Night to Remember
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2012, 11:33:26 PM »
Honor Blackman

Best looking woman in the movie.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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Re: Titanic: A Night to Remember
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2012, 12:06:31 AM »
http://www.blessedquietness.com/journal/housechu/harper.htm

JOHN HARPER
True Hero on the Titanic

John Harper was born to a pair of solid Christian parents on May 29th, 1872. It was on the last Sunday of March 1886, when he was thirteen years old that he received Jesus as the Lord of his life. He never knew what it was to "sow his wild oats." He began to preach about four years later at the ripe old age of 17 years old by going down to the streets of his village and pouring out his soul in earnest entreaty for men to be reconciled to God.

As John Harper's life unfolded, one thing was apparent...he was consumed by the word of God. When asked by various ministers what his doctrine consisted of, he was known to reply "The Word of God!" After five or six years of toiling on street corners preaching the gospel and working in the mill during the day, Harper was taken in by Rev. E. A. Carter of Baptist Pioneer Mission in London, England. This set Harper free to devote his whole time of energy to the work so dear to his heart. Soon, John Harper started his own church in September of 1896. (Now known as the Harper Memorial Church.) This church which John Harper had started with just 25 members, had grown to over 500 members when he left 13 years later. During this time he had gotten married, but was shortly thereafter widowed. However brief the marriage, God did bless John Harper with a beautiful little girl named Nana.

Ironically, John Harper almost drowned several times during his life. When he was two and a half years of age, he almost drowned when he fell into a well but was resuscitated by his mother. At the age of twenty-six, he was swept out to sea by a reverse current and barely survived, and at thirty-two he faced death on a leaking ship in the Mediterranean. Perhaps, God used these experiences to prepare this servant for what he faced next...

It was the night of April 14, 1912. The RMS Titanic sailed swiftly on the bitterly cold ocean waters heading unknowingly into the pages of history. On board this luxurious ocean liner were many rich and famous people. At the time of the ship's launch, it was the world's largest man-made moveable object. At 11:40 p.m. on that fateful night, an iceberg scraped the ship's starboard side, showering the decks with ice and ripping open six watertight compartments. The sea poured in.

On board the ship that night was John Harper and his much-beloved six-year-old daughter Nana. According to documented reports, as soon as it was apparent that the ship was going to sink, John Harper immediately took his daughter to a lifeboat. It is reasonable to assume that this widowed preacher could have easily gotten on board this boat to safety; however, it never seems to have crossed his mind. He bent down and kissed his precious little girl; looking into her eyes he told her that she would see him again someday. The flares going off in the dark sky above reflected the tears on his face as he turned and headed towards the crowd of desperate humanity on the sinking ocean liner.

As the rear of the huge ship began to lurch upwards, it was reported that Harper was seen making his way up the deck yelling, "Women, children and unsaved into the lifeboats!" It was only minutes later that the Titanic began to rumble deep within. Most people thought it was an explosion; actually the gargantuan ship was literally breaking in half. At this point, many people jumped off the decks and into the icy, dark waters below. John Harper was one of these people.

That night 1528 people went into the frigid waters. John Harper was seen swimming frantically to people in the water leading them to Jesus before the hypothermia became fatal. Mr. Harper swam up to one young man who had climbed up on a piece of debris. Rev. Harper asked him between breaths, "Are you saved?" The young man replied that he was not.

Harper then tried to lead him to Christ only to have the young man who was near shock, reply no. John Harper then took off his life jacket and threw it to the man and said, "Here then, you need this more than I do..." and swam away to other people. A few minutes later Harper swam back to the young man and succeeded in leading him to salvation. Of the 1528 people that went into the water that night, six were rescued by the lifeboats. One of them was this young man on the debris.

Four years later, at a survivors meeting, this young man stood up and in tears recounted how that after John Harper had led him to Christ. Mr. Harper had tried to swim back to help other people,yet because of the intense cold, had grown too weak to swim. His last words before going under in the frigid waters were, "Believe on the Name of the Lord Jesus and you will be saved." Does Hollywood remember this man? No. Oh well, no matter. This servant of God did what he had to do. While other people were trying to buy their way onto the lifeboats and selfishly trying to save their own lives, John Harper gave up his life so that others could be saved.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends..." John Harper was truly the hero of the Titanic!

Author Unknown. Sources for this article: "The Titanic's Last Hero" by Moody Press 1997," John Climie, George Harper, & Bill Guthrie from "Jesus Our Jubilee Ministries" in Dallas, Oregon

 

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Re: Titanic: A Night to Remember
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2012, 12:08:46 AM »
Worth a look - especially you just watched the movie.

http://www.aveleyman.com/FilmCredit.aspx?FilmID=13724
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev


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