A Night to Remember (1958): Film reactions and thoughts generally on the Titanic sinking
Alright, so this isn't the usual happy Kdrama fare I go through, but ever since I came across ship sinking YouTube videos my feed has been pushing me towards more and more Titanic and other sad sinking events, until I felt compelled to watch this 1958 black and white movie rendition of the sinking (on top of a million National Geographic, History Channel, and other clips on the actual event, including a rather morbid real-time CGI recreation of the sinking, complete with screams at the end 😨. Wow will I never be able to forget the final 2 minutes when it feels like everything happens at once).
This film actually isn't as horrific as the latter, despite featuring an impressive cinematic recreation of the event (honestly, the production quality is truly impressive if you consider the day and age this was made).
The only thing is that since this was filmed prior to the actual discovery of the Titanic's ruins in 1985, they don't quite get the sinking correct. In case you also have a dark curiosity for this, the main difference is that up until the discovery of Titanic's ruins, there was controversy on whether she split in half or sank intact. We now know that indeed she split in half just minutes before she went fully underwater. This is because the bow had entirely filled with water, which caused it to weigh about 3x what it would have been empty. As the bow sank into the water, the stern was lifted up into the air, which resulted in a level of stress on her beams such that they snapped the ship cleanly in half once she was about 60 degrees lifted.
Anyways, re-reading about the event in my adulthood as filled me with a new fascination and terror for it. For a very quick and well-done recreation of how she sank to the ocean floor, check out this 3 minute James Cameron narrated Nat Geo clip on YouTube.