Titanic

Continuity mistake: During a scene where the ship is sinking, Jack and Rose are seen in front of a roaring fire. The coal or logs on this fire do not roll off despite the acute angle of the ship. A clock, glass and ornaments on the mantlepiece above the fire do not slide off and if you look closely at the half filled wine glass on the mantle, the wine is completely level despite the room tilting further and further. (02:25:35)

Continuity mistake: When Rose leaves Jack to find help, she runs and wades through water that, at times, is above her waist. However, when she is seen from the back after going up a staircase, the water level on her coat changes a few times and in one shot the coat shows no water line at all but is completely dry. (01:56:20)

Continuity mistake: Rose is wearing low heeled laced shoes throughout the entirety of the sinking scenes. Jack helps her jump off a small deck in order to flee for the lifeboats (she's wearing her lifejacket at this point). In this scene, Rose is suddenly wearing flat moccasin-type shoes of similar bone colour. Shoes then revert back to low heeled lace-ups after small jump assisted by Jack takes place. (02:28:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Rose is lying on the piece of board and she is trying to wake Jack by shaking his hands and such, there is some frozen stuff under Jacks nose. The scene cuts back to Rose and when we go back to Jack the ice isn't there. Then the scene cuts back to Rose and the next time we see Jack he has it on his face again. (02:48:35)

Continuity mistake: When Rose approaches the stern railing to climb over it casts a very clear moonlight shadow on the deck which is not there in all other shots of this scene. (00:36:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Officer Murdoch looks down the stairway from boat deck to see A deck flooding below, the stairway video is reversed. The railing is on his left (looking down stairs) and the water is coming in the left side. This is wrong as shown by previous scene of man climbing stairs with railing on right, later by overhead video of stairway, and by ship plans. (02:25:55 - 02:27:30)

Continuity mistake: When Jack and Rose are talking on the deck. Rose is explaining to Jack why she considered jumping. She stated that she felt that she was screaming at the top of her lungs and no one was listening. He looks at her ring and states that she'd sink straight to the bottom...yadda, yadda, yadda. If you watch that scene, pay attention to Rose's hair. One second her hair is perfectly curled with bangs, then it is behind her ears. It alternates back and forth: bangs, no bangs, bangs, no bangs until she grabs his portfolio and they sit down on the chairs to look at his drawings. (00:47:20)

Continuity mistake: When Rose and Jack are on the back of the sinking ship, when she looks to her left at the woman next to her, she has almost no makeup on, but when she turns her head back to Jack, she has fresh makeup on. (02:30:30)

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Continuity mistake: At the part when Jack or Rose (I can't tell which) wipes their hand on the fogged up window, they show it again in the next shot and you can definitely tell it's a completely different handprint. (01:32:00)

Continuity mistake: When Rose is introducing Jack to the first class passengers, they (Jack, Rose and Molly) start walking towards the dining area. Cal turns around, and says "Sweet Pea", obviously calling for Rose. When it does this, you can see Rose, Jack and Molly facing another direction, still talking to J.J Astor. Next shot, they're facing Cal again, on their way to dinner. (00:57:45)

Continuity mistake: When Rose and Cal are on the private promenade drinking coffee, Cal puts his coffee cup on his saucer plate twice. (01:08:00)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Rose is about to jump off of the ship, she gets to the end of the ship, and she climbs over the railing. At one point she's holding on to the black part of her dress, and it goes onto the long shot and she isn't, then close up she is again and so on and so on. (00:36:40)

Continuity mistake: When Jack and Cal finally convince Rose to get on the lifeboat, Jack's hair is very scruffy with slight curls at the tips. When Rose jumps back on the ship, and Jack runs back inside to meet Rose again, his hair is perfectly straight and very well conditioned. (02:13:50)

Continuity mistake: As Rose walks down the end of the ship before attempting suicide, a row of benches is visible behind two yellow bolts on the deck. However later in the film, as Titanic is about to go under, Jack tells Rose to "Kick for the surface and keep kicking." Then in the next shot as the ship sinks further, the benches are now in front of the yellow bolts- evidently further than they previously were. (00:31:50 - 02:44:15)

Continuity mistake: After running from Cal shooting at them, Rose and Jack run UP through the dining room, away from the flooded staircase. They go up and up, then down 1 flight of stairs. Yet when they look back up those stairs, there's water overflowing down to them at the base. There's also doors holding back a wall of water at the end of the corridor that they enter. Water isn't rising that fast. (02:16:05)

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Suggested correction: Actually it is. Jack and Rose go from the flooded stairs up through the 1st class dining room and then down some stairs at the end of the dining room. We then see a shot of the water filing the dining room from the direction they come from as expected as they are going from a flooded area to an unflooded area. Shortly after this we see the water start to trickle down the stairs. We then see a shot of the little boy in the corridor which floods as it's below the first class dining room as is prevented from flooding by the doors we see. Then we see the water gushing down the stairs. So the water is rising at an alarming rate.

Continuity mistake: In the scene on deck where Jack is teaching Rose to spit, for a split second you can see the breakers rolling in to shore through the ship's railing. Also in this scene, the angle of the shadows changes constantly, indicating the scene was shot several times throughout the afternoon and then spliced together. (00:52:00)

Continuity mistake: The day after Jack saved Rose's life, they are walking by the upper deck, and you can see the shadows of the smoke that came out of the smokestacks over them and the ship. However, in the next shot, you can see the shadows have totally disappeared, and in the next shot they reappear, but much more faintly. Also it would be technically impossible for the shadows to be over Jack and Rose, due that the sun is coming at the LEFT side of Jack & Rose, so the smoke shadows should have been at the other side of the ship and not over them. (00:46:30)

Continuity mistake: When Jack gets 2 pints in the 3rd class party, he hands one to Rose. Who then drinks it. When Rose is given the pint, there is a decent head on it. Camera cuts to her drinking and there is no head at all. (01:06:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Jack is drawing Rose, the first close-up of Jack's hand shows charcoal on his thumb and nail which vanishes seconds later on the next close-up. (01:23:30)

Continuity mistake: After Rose cuts Jack's handcuffs with the axe there is no chain left in between the two wrist cuffs. There was enough room between his hands to stretch them across the pipe so there must have been at least a few inches of chain. Surely there would have been some chain links left on one side or the other depending on where she cut it. (02:00:40)

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Suggested correction: There is a chain dangling from his right wrist (at the very least) up to the end of the movie.

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Factual error: The lake that Jack told Rose he went ice fishing on when she was threatening to jump is Lake Wissota, a man-made lake in Wisconsin near Chippewa Falls (where Jack grew up). The lake was only filled with water in 1918 when a power company built a dam on the Chippewa River, six years after the Titanic sank. (00:39:05)

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Cal Hockley: You're going to him? To be a whore to a gutter rat?!
Rose: I'd rather be his whore than your wife.

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Trivia: Bernard Fox, who portrayed Colonel Archibald Gracie IV, also played Frederick Fleet in the 1958 film, A Night to Remember, another film about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Frederick Fleet was the first person to notice the iceberg and shouted the warning to the crew.

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