Titanic

Continuity mistake: When the alarm sounds in the boiler rooms, the officer shouts "Shut all the dampers." We see all of the firemen shut all the loading doors to the furnaces. But a few clips later, when water pours in, the water flows past open furnace doors. (01:35:00 - 01:37:20)

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Continuity mistake: After making love, Jack says to Rose "Don't worry, I'll be all right" and kisses her, sucking the upper part of her lip. When the angle changes, he is sucking the lower part. (01:31:50)

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Continuity mistake: About to jump off the boat, Rose says "You're crazy" and looks at the sea. A frame later, her head is turned towards Jack. (00:39:10)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jack and Rose enter the water, Rose is barefoot, yet later she is wearing pale shoes: the heels are visible later when Rose is on the floating door. (02:36:50)

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Suggested correction: As they go into the water, Rose is wearing small light coloured heels. Due to the lighting it appears she is barefoot.

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Continuity mistake: When Jack and Rose are being carried towards the locked gate by the water, we see the water and Rose hit the gate in the first long shot and then the camera changes to a close angle of the gate and Rose and the water have not reached the gate yet. (02:15:30)

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Continuity mistake: When we see Rose at the start she says she doesn't know what all the fuss is about. As she says this she has her hand on her hat, but after the angle changes it isn't. (00:21:15)

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Continuity mistake: Cal checks his pocket watch when getting ready to board the Titanic. In one shot he has his walking stick raised. In the next shot it has vanished completely. (00:21:50)

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Continuity mistake: After Rose breaks Jack's handcuffs they join some sailors to ram down a gate. A frame later, from the opposite angle, the gate's position is totally different. (02:03:10)

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Suggested correction: You see Fabrizio stand the gate up to make it easier for people to get past.

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Continuity mistake: Rose is attempting to commit suicide and tells Jack to leave. When he says "No", his hair swaps from being all over his face to neatly combed, between shots. (00:38:15)

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Continuity mistake: The first chimney fell in the scene where Fabrizio died, but later when showing the Titanic sinking, the uppermost part of the chimney is visible, intact. (02:40:30 - 02:41:15)

Continuity mistake: After Old Rose watches the taped images of the sunken Titanic, Lizzy puts her hand on her shoulder. Then she takes it off and moves away. When the angle changes her hand is still on Rose.

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Continuity mistake: When old Rose grabs the dragonfly jewel she places her left finger under the broken wing. When the angle changes her finger is away and she is repeating the previous movement.

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Continuity mistake: We see the plates sliding out of the holder and smashing as the ship starts to go vertical. Then 50 seconds later we see more plates falling from the same holder. However, the positions of the plates have changed and there are stacks of plates in sections that were empty. (02:30:10 - 02:31:00)

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Continuity mistake: When the pastor is giving a sermon on the deck of the sinking Titanic, there are people grabbing his hands in one shot and not in the next. (02:29:45)

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Continuity mistake: We see Mr Andrew walking through the 1st class cabins just after hitting the iceberg. He has 4 blueprint rolls under his arms. We then see him out on deck while discussing the situation with a few other men and the rolls have gone. As he gets to the office with Captain Smith he has the rolls again. (01:39:20)

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Continuity mistake: When we see Jack and Fabrizo at the front of the ship, in one shot we see the wind blowing Jack's hair and jacket. In the next shot it's not. (00:29:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Jack and Rose are going down with the ship, there is a man holding onto the flagpole. The man's life jacket disappears and reappears. (02:42:42)

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Jack: That's one of the good things about Paris: lots of girls willing to take their clothes off.

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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: Why were the women and children ordered to the lifeboats first and then the men? Why not just let anybody who could make it to the lifeboats get on?

Answer: Though not a requirement of maritime law, it was a matter of historical codes of chivalry that, in life threatening situations where limited numbers of life-saving resources were available, the lives of women and children were to be saved first. That was captain Smith's order the night the RMS Titanic sank. Some of the crew interpreted this to mean "women and children only." Thus, several of the lifeboats were launched only partially full, as men were prevented from occupying empty seats even when all nearby women and children had been boarded. The rescue efforts on the Titanic were further hampered by the fact that, initially, many of the passengers thought that the launching of lifeboats was unnecessary precaution, as the Titanic was thought unsinkable. The night air was cold. The lifeboats seemed uncomfortable. Thus, many preferred to stay on board the ship until reality of the magnitude of the situation became more evident and panic began to set in. Many of the men who survived in lifeboats, like White Star Line chairman Bruce Ismay, were branded cowards upon return to shore, even though many of them occupied seats that would have otherwise gone unused.

Michael Albert

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