When I first saw the 1997 Titanic film, I recall having a sense of déjà vu when the scenes with the old Rose first show up. I seemed to recall at that moment that there had been a previous movie about the Titanic (or another ship that sunk) which included (or might have even started with) a similar scene of an old woman narrating her memories of the sinking ship.
Was I wrong? Or was there a previous movie about a sinking ship with a similar scene? Perhaps it was a documentary I saw? Or was my feeling of déjà vu entirely fabricated by my mind?