I personally thought that this depiction of the Titanic's final moments was more realistic (except for the CGI ship) than James Cameron's film. It gives you that sense of being there, seeing everything from the characters' point of view. The flickering of the lights, the terrified screams of the passengers, and the loud groaning sounds is what made this depiction of the final moments realistically frightening. It's also the first adaptation to depict the death of Hudson, Bessie and Loraine Allison and of John Jacob Astor and George Widener being crushed by the forward funnel. It's also the first adaptation to depict the Titanic breaking at a shallow angle, the stern rolling over to port and rotating as it sunk. I also thought the point of view of those in the water and in the lifeboats was what made this sequence a perfect tribute to the events of that fateful night.
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