Am I alone in thinking that the 1958 film A Night to Remember has had an enormous negative impact on how people see Captain Lord of the Californian? Only one other major cinema movie covered the Californian incident and that was the 1943 Nazi epic Titanic - equally unsympathetic to Lord. The Californian segments were deleted from the 1997 Titanic version although you can occasionally see its sidelights on the horizon as Leonardo diCaprio leaps around on deck! There are so many errors in A Night to Remember. Lord is shown talking about his passengers when there weren't any on that voyage and is later sleeping in his pyjamas when in reality he was lying fully dressed on the chartroom settee. Stone and Gibson are shown looking through binoculars at a brightly lit, four funneled liner (before the collision) which is frankly silly. And so on. Captain Lord was still alive in 1958 (dying in 1962) and never saw the movie, but had read a review of the prior book by Walter Lord in the Liverpool Echo. The son Stanley Tutton Lord once told me that he had seen the film and only his father's advanced age prevented the family from attempting to sue the Rank organization. Millions of words have been used on the Californian controversy, pro and anti Lord, but my bet is that the film version of A Night to Remember, still shown on TV and available as a good-selling DVD, has done more than all of them to mold public perceptions of this aspect of the disaster. All the best, Barry Kenyon.