Titanic

Continuity mistake: When the funnel tips over it breaks at the bottom. The camera cuts to Cal, then back to the funnel, and it breaks again. (02:30:00)

NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: When Cal confronts Rose and Jack at the last lifeboat, once in a while when the camera is only on Cal, it looks like it is raining lightly, however, it is dry in all other shots facing others. (02:16:40)

Continuity mistake: When Jack is waiting for Rose at the staircase (before dinner) he is mimicking the hand gestures of an older gentleman. As Cal and Ruth walk down the stairs, we see a shot of Jack from behind, and his arms are at his sides. In the next shot when Cal goes to greet the Countess, Jacks posture is back to the mimicking of the older gentleman. (00:55:40)

SevenThirteen

Continuity mistake: When the submarines are down at the wreck they are shown looking at the enclosed promenades at the bow of the ship. When the camera backs up in one scene to reveal more of the ship there is a pole that is broken. Then in the next shot you see the same area, with the same pole intact. Apparently because both subs are seen during the broken pole, that was not the real Titanic, while the unbroken was. (00:03:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Rose attempts suicide she is holding onto the railing while standing on the outside. In some shots the black lace from her dress is held under her left hand, in some it isn't. (00:37:40)

NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: At the very beginning of the lunch scene, Rose's hair is really red. But in other parts of the film, it's a deep brownish red. The colour changes in different scenes. (00:32:10 - 00:38:10)

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Continuity mistake: When the old Rose arrives on the Keldish, she is unloaded from the helicopter sitting in her wheelchair. The two pilots are helping from above, but afterwards they disappear inside the helicopter from one shot to the next, which is too fast as the rotor noise suggests continuity. (00:14:20)

NancyFelix
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Continuity mistake: At the beginning when Jack and Fabrizio go to the front of the ship, you can see the anchor section at the front, yet when Jack is waiting for Rose, the camera pans up, and its a completely different design, than from the first look at the beginning. (00:30:10 - 01:17:10)

The-Immortal

Continuity mistake: When the ship begins to tear apart and the inside is seen collapsing, the room shown is a combination of the lounge's windows (already submerged as shown by the floating girl) and the smoking room's ceiling. Also according to where the ship breaks in the movie these rooms are not part of the tear. (02:34:50)

Continuity mistake: When Jack tries to talk Rose out of drowning herself, the camera cuts back and forth between their faces. There's a strong wind blowing through Rose's hair where Jack's hair is totally still in some shots. (00:39:40)

NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: When the stern is vertically up in the air a lot of people are holding on to the railing. We see them falling down one by one. When the camera changes to a wide angle it looks as if all are gone except Rose and Jack who are lying on top, but when the camera cuts closer there are again four people hanging. (02:36:35)

NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: When Rose Cal and Rose's mother are standing on deck, Rose says "oh mother, shut up ", before the face shot of her mother you can see she is already looking at Rose in the previous shot, then she whips her head around again to look at Rose. (01:52:10)

The-Immortal

Continuity mistake: When the two guys in the watchtower on the front of Titanic spot the iceberg, the shot cuts to the helmsman. Behind him the clock says 11:40pm, but when we next see the clock 5 to 10 minutes later its still on 11:40pm even though almost 10 minutes has passed. (01:34:35 - 01:38:50)

The-Immortal

Continuity mistake: When Jack is preparing to draw Rose, when he says "Try to stay still", on Jack's sketchbook we can see some sort of bookmark or flap. Right before he starts drawing, when he exhales, that little flap thing is missing. (01:26:35)

Continuity mistake: When Rose is looking through Jack's sketchbook when they are sitting on deck near the beginning of the movie, Rose's hair changes form shot to shot. From one angle it is very messy, with a lot of wind blowing it around. However, from the other angle her hair is perfectly styled into ringlets around the front, with little or no wind blowing at it. (00:48:40)

mandy gasson

Continuity mistake: When Captain Smith says to Mr. Murdoch "let's stretch her legs" the light comes from the port side. When Murdoch enters the bridge the light comes from starboard. (00:29:00)

NancyFelix
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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jack and Rose are on the third class level partying with the other people in third class. When Jack hands Rose a glass of beer, how she holds the glass differs between shots. (01:06:20)

The-Immortal

Continuity mistake: When Jack meets Rose for dinner and Cal says "You almost look a gentleman," take a look at Rose's facial expression beforehand. The shot changes from side view to front view several times and her expression changes from smiling to normal at each change of shot in under 15 seconds. (00:57:15)

Continuity mistake: When Jack holds the diamond his nails are clean and perfect. When he starts to draw they are ugly cut and dirty, revealing they're somebody else's hands (later known to be director James Cameron's). (01:21:00 - 01:23:30)

Sacha Premium member

Continuity mistake: As Rose shows the men she can rise up on her toes, from the front she has a cigarette in the first three fingers of her right hand. In the next shot her right hand is seen under her left arm and she has no cigarette. When she falls back into Jack's arms the cigarette is back in her right hand. (01:06:50)

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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