Titanic

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film, when Brock is being taped in the submersible, the sub is already underwater. Only seconds later, if you look out the circular window, it's the reflective tops of the waves. Did they just rise up to the surface suddenly? (00:03:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Jack shouts he is king of the world, the shadows at the bow of the ship (where Jack and Fabrizio are standing) are shorter and point to the right. On much of the rest of the ship, they are longer and the angle is very different, pointing closer to the stern. (00:32:55)

K.C. Sierra
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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)

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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)

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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)

NancyFelix
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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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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Continuity mistake: Right after the lights go out there is a structure directly aft of where the ship will break that on both sides of an angled roof have four panels, each with four portholes (a skylight). After the ship has broken apart and the smokestacks are falling off, it is now open. (02:40:55 - 02:41:50)

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Factual error: Rose mentions Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud's ideas on the male preoccupation with size to Bruce. However this is 1912, and Freud did not publish the work relating to this until 1920 in "Beyond The Pleasure Principle." Also, up until 1919, Freud relied solely on data from women. (00:33:40)

David Mercier
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Lewis Bodine: We never found anything on Jack. There's no record of him at all.
Rose Calvert: No, there wouldn't be, would there? And I've never spoken of him until now. Not to anyone, not even your grandfather. A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets. But now you know there was a man named Jack Dawson. And that he saved me. In every way that a person can be saved. I don't even have a picture of him. He exists now, only in my memory.

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Trivia: James Cameron drew the picture of Rose himself, and it was sold at auction in 2011 for $16,000. (01:24:05)

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Question: What happened to Rose's mother after the sinking? I'm curious because she made it very clear while she was lacing up Rose's corset, that she was entirely dependent on Rose's match with Cal to survive. Whether she was exaggerating or not, she made the statement that she would be poor and in the workhouses if not for the marriage and Cal's fortune to support them. Obviously, since Rose is presumed dead after the sinking, she did not marry Cal and her mother was not able to benefit from his money. So would she then, in fact, end up poor and in the workhouses as she said? Rose didn't just abandon Cal and that lifestyle to start anew, she also had to abandon her mother. So did she leave her mother to be a poor and squandering worker? At the end of the movie, Rose gives her account of Cal and what happened to him in the following years, but never anything about her mother. I realize this question would probably be more speculation than a factual answer, but I just wondered if there were some clues at the end that I maybe didn't pick up on or if there were some "DVD bonus" or behind the scenes I haven't seen that answered this.

lblinc

Chosen answer: Because she is considered, in a minor sense, a "villain" in this film for forcing her daughter into a loveless arranged marriage to satisfy her personal wants, most fans probably speculate that she became a poor and penniless seamstress and lived out her life working in a factory. Of course, this is possible, without the financial security of the arranged marriage between Cal and Rose. However, it is difficult to believe that a woman of such status, and who has so many wealthy and powerful friends, would be allowed to languish in abject poverty doing menial labors. I would tend to believe that she probably sold a number of her possessions for money (she did mention that as part of the humiliation she would face if Rose were to refuse Cal's affections), and probably lived off the kindness of others. Given that her daughter was betrothed to a Hockley, his family might have felt an obligation to assist her in finding a suitable living arrangement and a situation for employment. It is also possible that she re-married into wealth. However, this is more unlikely, mainly because back in 1912, it was considered scandalous to re-marry, especially at Ruth's age. However, since Ruth does not make an appearance after surviving the sinking of the Titanic in a lifeboat number 6 (next to Molly Brown), nor is she mentioned again, her fate is left unknown and subject only to speculation.

Michael Albert

In that era, with Rose betrothed to Call, Cal would most definitely have provided for Ruth in the lifestyle she was accustomed to. As Cal angrily raged at Rose the morning after her excursion below decks, "You are my wife in custom if not yet in practice ", thus, society would have viewed him a villain had he not cared for Ruth once it was assumed Rose was dead.

Answer: Her mother's big problem was a heap of debts. It would have looked badly on the debt collectors to go hovering around her after what was assumed to have happened, and in a society where one's reputation was valued highly. They probably simply gave her a degree of debt forgiveness in her bereavement, then Cal, insurance, and even her Mother herself taking a second (rich) husband could've taken care of what was left.

dizzyd
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