Continuity mistake: When Rose breaks Jack's handcuffs, you can visibly see the stunt person not wearing suspenders as Jack does. This is an inter cut shot between the raising of the axe and the striking of the cuffs. Leonardo's stunt double is noticeable in other shots throughout the film.
Continuity mistake: When Jack and Rose finally come aboard the top of the ship after she rescues him they ask the Colonel if there are any boats left and he says "up that way" The woman on the left, who looks kind of pathetic, is then later seen on the life boat with Molly Brown. (They show her face right after Molly says the line "its your men out there") The life boat with Molly Brown in it was sent out before the scene with the Colonel, meaning that she must have gone on the life boat, swam back onto the ship and then back onto the lifeboat.
Continuity mistake: After being shot at by Cal, Rose and Jack race down the hallways outrunning the rising water. Rose is wearing white sneakers, yet she is seen two minutes later wearing period shoes when Jack retrieves the gate key that the crewman dropped beneath the rising water.
02:17:05 - 02:18:50
Continuity mistake: Just as Titanic breaks apart, the compass platform (seen in front of the third funnel when the lights were still on) suddenly disappears. The water isn't even high enough to have reached its aft-most legs. The white projection on the deck that held the chandelier in the lounge is also gone, and the ventilator that sits on it is flush with the deck.
02:40:30 - 02:41:40
Continuity mistake: When Jack and Fabrizio are at the bow, the anchor well below them is black. Along with that, the foremost railing is not connected with the rest. But when Rose and Jack are there the well is white and the railing connects. Plus during the "flying" sequence the gap between the vertical bits of the railing is different in different shots of the ship.
00:30:40 - 01:17:35
Continuity mistake: When the ship is about to leave the dock, there's a lot of people saying goodbye to the ones that are going to leave the city. In the following shots, you can see Jack and his friends playing cards inside the pub. If you look through the window you won't see anyone. In the next shot, when Jack leaves the pub, the crowd is there again.
00:23:15 - 00:25:05
Continuity mistake: When Rose and Jack run through the dining room with Cal shooting them, notice that the floor is tilted to reflect the ship sinking. In the next scene when they run down the stairs, the floor is now perfectly level. There is no tilt to the floor. Notice how the water tumbles out of the door - it falls on a flat surface and disperses evenly with no angle to it.
Continuity mistake: In the early scene where Jack wins the tickets for the voyage, his hand-rolled cigarette is thin and almost done just before he shows his hand. About five seconds later, the cigarette is fatter and longer.
Continuity mistake: When one boat drives back to search for survivors, you can see the lightspot of one lamp turn around faster than the man who hold this lamp, so you know that the lightspot is not from the lamp of this man, but from a studio lamp. The man sees that himself and turns around very quickly to hold the speed of the spotlight.
Continuity mistake: When Rose is being lowered into the lifeboat, she looks up at the ropes, and then the camera alternates between her and Jack/Cal four times. The shots are only a few seconds apart. In the first shot, Cal's hands don't extend past the rail and Jack's are clasped resting on the rail. In the second shot, Cal's hands now extend over the rail and Jack's are completely gone. (The third shot doesn't show the rail.) In the fourth shot, Cal's hands again don't extend over the rail and Jack's are holding the rail. Jack and Cal are calm throughout, so would likely not have been moving their hands about.
Continuity mistake: The design of the ship's bow changes significantly while at sea. The white form on top of the bow used for mooring first does, then doesn't have an indentation on top, possibly with a bolt in the center. The point where the curved railing meets the straight side railings either is or is not connected by a top horizontal bar, and the gap between the vertical posts changes size. Another mistake on this site mentions the anchor design change, but also the metal walkway is made of tubular metal bars -or- flat bars that are more numerous and closer together.
00:30:15 - 01:21:00johnrosa
Continuity mistake: The pipe on the starboard side of the forward smokestack changes by the time the ship sinks. When Captain Smith tells Murdock to speed up the ship it bends at the top and creates a half circle. But when it is collapsing behind Cal, it has the shape of a "P."
00:28:20 - 02:28:00
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Continuity mistake: When Hockley and Lovejoy find the drawing of Rose in the safe, Hockley is holding the drawing which has been secured in some kind of brown manila folder. A split second later, Hockley reads the note Rose left while still holding the drawing (and even angrily squishing it slightly with his hand), and it is not in a manila folder.
Continuity mistake: When Rose slips during her suicide attempt and Jack grabs her right hand there's a shot from behind where her left hand is holding on to the second railing bar from the bottom. When the camera angle changes she is holding on to the bottom bar, and in the next shot again to the second. It's unimaginable that she would change her grip that frequently in this situation.
Continuity mistake: When the lifeboat is passing and Rose is trying to wake Jack, Rose's hair shifts from shot to shot. In some, there is some hair hanging in front of her face, but from the side that strand disappears. It once again reappears as she shifts before rolling into the water.
Continuity mistake: When Brock Lovett opens the safe someone is taking a video. There are differences between what we see in the video camera monitor and what is actually happening, like the way Brock's hair falls over his forehead.
Continuity mistake: When Rose has just boarded titanic and is looking through her "finger" paintings, she is holding a painting, then slides it down her fingers. When she slides it down, she slides it almost to the end of the painting's frame, but in the following shot she isn't even close to the edge/end of the painting.
Continuity mistake: When Rose and Jack run outside after making love in the car, you will notice a shot of the men in the lookout tower where you can see their breath due to the extremely cold night. But when the shot goes to Jack and Rose, you will notice that you cannot see their breath but also Rose does not seem to be affected by the cold even though she is wearing a thin dress with no sleeves.
Continuity mistake: When Rose is running to get to the stern to throw herself off she starts by running on the first class A-Deck promenade. Then when the whole stern of the Titanic is shown sailing, Rose runs out from the 2nd class B-Deck promenade, a deck down. The only way that these two promenades were connected was by two ladders, which Rose passes when she keeps running. It makes no sense to go down the ladders, go forward, turn around and head back to the aft part of the ship.
Continuity mistake: When Jack is teaching Rose how to spit, then gets caught by some ladies, he has a glob of spit on the far upper right side of his chin, then the shot switches and it is now on bottom middle and a little to the left of his chin.
Continuity mistake: After Rose has been persuaded to step into the lifeboat the camera is on Cal and Jack for quite some time when Cal reveals to Jack that there is no arrangement in his benefit. During all this time the lifeboat is being lowered, but when the camera cuts back to Rose she can still make eye contact with Jack almost at level.
Continuity mistake: When Rose, Cal and the others sit around a table talking and drinking, and Mr Ismay says something. His hands are locked together by his fingers, but in the following wide shot his left hand is down by his knee and his right is holding a fork with food on it. Also, Rose puts the cigarette holder to her mouth and takes her left hand away from it but in the following shot her left hand is still on it.
Continuity mistake: Right after the 1st smokestack has fallen and crushed Fabrizio, it is seen from above creating huge sprays of water. The problem is that the smokestack looks nothing like the Titanic's. You can see the top and there is no black whatsoever. And to make it stranger, there is a cable attached to it and then one below it, both on the peach/orange color, and not the black.
Continuity mistake: The length of Rose's fingernails changes noticeably throughout the film. In some scenes, her nails are very short (during the "flying" scene), and in other scenes her nails are a lot longer (when she takes the comb out of her hair right before Jack sketches her).
01:18:40 - 01:21:20
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.
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.
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.
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 - 01:17:10The-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.
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.
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 - 01:38:50The-Immortal
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.
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.
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.
Continuity mistake: Close to the beginning of the film when Rose is looking through Jack's drawings, a man walks by with a long black coat down to his ankles, in the following shot you see the same man walk past only this time the coat is just below the waist and a different colour from the previous shot.
Continuity mistake: Close to the end of the film when lots of people are trying to free the lifeboats from the ropes, you can see Cal, climb up a black wire and stand on the side of a half turned lifeboat, but if you watch closely in the following shot, you can see that Cal is still climbing up the black wire.
Continuity mistake: When Ruth boards the ship she walks on the plank followed by her maid. Cal and Rose are not seen in the scene. In the next scene Ruth is entering the ship followed by Cal and Rose and then the maid is in view again.
Continuity mistake: On the day after Rose got the diamond she and Jack talk a walk on the deck. From the light on the deck you can tell that the sun is still fairly high up. When the camera angle changes and we see them from behind the deck is in the dark, and the sun is falling in almost horizontal. When they sit down to look at Jack's drawings the sun is higher again.
00:46:15 - 00:49:10NancyFelix
Continuity mistake: When Jack is playing poker in the beginning of the movie with the Swedish guys and Fabrizio we can see a short shot of his cards. He then takes another card and wins by having a full house. However, there was no way to get a full house with the cards he had by just drawing one more card.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jack is handcuffed water starts running into the room the desk. At that moment the desk, which had been out of reach before, is moved closer to Jack and standing diagonally, so that Jack can climb on it. This happens before things get moved around by water or gravity.
Continuity mistake: When Jack is sneaking over the rail to the first class deck, a boy is preparing to spin his toy top. As Jack leaps the rail and begins walking, the boy throws the top and you see it start to spin. The camera angle then changes to show Jack walking, toward the coat he is about to 'borrow', and in the background you can see the boy again drawing back to toss his toy top. Since you have to meticulously wind the string around the top of the toy, it would be impossible for him to be making a separate toss. It's obviously the same toss filmed from two separate angles.
Continuity mistake: When Jack and Rose are on the way to the end of the ship to try and stay on as long as possible, you can see them jump down from a railing, but if you watch when Rose jumps down, a woman also jumps down next to her and falls over, yet in the following shot she has vanished, then in the background she can be seen jumping down again.
Continuity mistake: When the captain looks at the bridge sinking, the water level is by the middle of the helm wheel. In the next shot, from the other entrance, the level is lower than that, and in the next it's again by the middle of the wheel, which is also turned to a different position.
Continuity mistake: When Jack and Rose are on the way up to the end of the ship, they go past a priest with lots of people praying, some are holding his hands, yet in the following shot, the people are not holding his hands, and are a bit further away from him than in the previous shot.
Continuity mistake: When Jack gets invited for dinner after Rose's rescue his hair changes between hanging down and tucked behind his ear alternatingly. There is another change after he puts Lovejoy's cigarette behind his ear. Similar alternating changes happen while he talks to Rose in the gym.
00:43:15 - 01:14:55NancyFelix
Continuity mistake: When Rose and Jack beg a steward to open the gate for them while the water is rising, the steward drops the keys and runs away. There are two shots of the keys on the chain lying in the water arranged in totally different ways (the difference is not caused by the water flow as the keys are not moving in either shot).
Continuity mistake: At the very beginning of the film when Brock is talking with the big guy, they walk up stairs turn to the right, and right in front of them is a large piece of the ship with a no smoking sign on it, yet in the following shot, the large piece has turned into a very small piece, not even enough room for the sticker.
Continuity mistake: When the ship is vertical after it has split in half, look at Rose's hair. She is looking down toward the water and the hair should be hanging down towards the water too, but it remains horizontal.
Continuity mistake: Ruth walks to the ship, followed by Rose and Cal. When she is about to enter, the angle cuts and suddenly several women with dogs haven taken her place, followed by a lady who looks nothing like Ruth. Then in the following close-angle the group is meters behind from where they first were, repeating the walk towards the door.
Continuity mistake: When Lightoller yells at the passengers "stay back or I'll shoot you all like dogs" keep a close eye on officer Lowe, he is nowhere to be seen, then when Lightoller loads his gun and instructs Lowe to board the life boat he is standing there ready.
Continuity mistake: Just after Rose leaves Cal, we get an underwater shot panning down on Jack, showing that the window he's standing next to is fully submerged. However, interior shots after that show air around the upper edge of it. It's not trapped air: it's constantly bouncing around, in a wave-like pattern.
Continuity mistake: In the "You jump, I jump" scene with Jack and Cal persuading Rose to get on a lifeboat, Rose embarks the lifeboat at the front, port(left side) side of deck top. Yet when Rose jumps back on the ship, she climbs back on in the middle, starboard(right side) of A deck where the windows change, running towards the bow to the Grand Staircase; while Jack is running towards the Stern from the Port front side of deck top. Jack enters the Grand Staircase from the port side of Deck top, and Rose enters the Grand Staircase from the port side of A Deck.
Continuity mistake: When Rose leaves Jack's company to retrieve help, and goes to return with the axe, she stops at the stairway with the rising water and wedges the axe on the bars. The camera cuts to behind Rose to show her removing her outerwear, and the axe is still being held up by the bars but it's nice and straight, before and after this camera shot, the axe is propped in the bars crooked at an angle.
Continuity mistake: When Jack and Rose are running through the dining room, both of them are completely dry and running up. After Cal tells Lovejoy he'll give him the diamond if he gets it back, we cut back to Jack and Rose and both of them are soaking wet, most noticeably Jack.
Continuity mistake: About half an hour in when the rear of Titanic is shown, look at the very rear of the ship and you will see a red sign (near the triple screws) to the right of an over-hanging light. Shortly afterwards when Rose approaches the rear of the ship to jump off, the sign has now moved to the other side of the light.
00:31:50 - 00:36:15NeilR
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 - 02:31:00A Demon
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.
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