Titanic

Titanic (1997)

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Corrected entry: The lifejackets in the movie have the wrong number of cork pieces. In real life each side had six pieces but in the movie there are twelve.

02:37:00

Correction: The real life jackets had numerous pieces of cork sewn into pockets. Some jackets have 6 pockets on each side (front and back). Some have 10, and some have 12. These can be confirmed by looking at historic photos from the disaster.

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Corrected entry: When the water breaks into the bridge, Captain Smith is standing next to the wheel. In the next shot he's been replaced by his stunt double.

02:25:55

Correction: Once the windows are about to break Captain Smith turns his back to the camera and we don't see his face again. Therefore it is impossible to say if it's Bernard Hill or the stunt double we are seeing on screen.

Corrected entry: When Cal is shooting at Jack and Rose, he leans over the rail and when he shoots the angle at which he's shooting is different from where the water shoots up when the bullet hits the water.

02:13:10

Ben's Mom

Correction: Not true, he leans over and shoots straight down. The water then shoots straight up.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Jack is drawing Rose he turns his sketchbook a few times and the way that he turns the book does not match up to the direction that it winds up when he's actually drawing.

01:23:10

Lynette Carrington

Correction: He has his sketchbook landscape in his lap when getting Rose into position. He then turns it portrait as he adjusts himself, then turns it back landscape as he exhales before he starts drawing.

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Corrected entry: The day after Jack saves Rose, they are walking along the promenade. A small hill with a building on it is visible over Jack's shoulder and above the ship.

00:46:45

Correction: The hill you see is actually a cloud and the building is a part of the ship in the distance. It is just a coincidence they line up at that moment.

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Corrected entry: Throughout the film the ladies are shown with immaculate make-up. No respectable ladies wore make-up then - it was mainly used by prostitutes.

Correction: This is not true. In a publication by the Daily Mirror in 1910, it was made publicly knowledgeable that cosmetics were for literate classes to wear. With this publication, cosmetics become a lot more common among the wealthy. Therefore, to say that the ladies would not be wearing makeup is absurd. Titanic sailed almost 2 years after this publication. By then, makeup would have been readily available.

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Corrected entry: When the Titanic hits the iceberg, it shows a shot from inside the cargo hold, later it shows another one, it's really just the same shot looped. Note a barrel right behind the large white pole and a small stick in front of it.

01:36:30

Brooks Jr.

Correction: There are a total of 3 shots showing a barrel by a white pole. In all 3 shots, the barrel's reaction to the water is different. In the first it is blasted over by the water. On the second it is knocked over and rolls off with the third being blasted forwards and up over some bags.

Corrected entry: When Jack tucks Lovejoy's cigarette in his ear, it swaps between pointing in an 11 o'clock position, and a 9 o'clock.

00:43:00

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Correction: The cigarette is pointed at 11 while he is still touching it. As he lowers his hand, the cigarette settles in the 9 o clock position.

Corrected entry: The steel deck fittings at the bow of the ship change shape. During the flying sequence, the fitting nearest Rose's right foot changes from a curvy shape to a flat angled shape.

01:17:45

Correction: The flat angled shape we see is an overhead shot. Unfortunately due to the angle it makes the curved deck fitting appear flat. But if you look closely you will see it is still in fact curved.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Rose is looking at Jack on the bow of the ship, you can see a tiny bit of desert behind him.

01:19:25

Correction: What you are seeing is cloud formations tinted gold from the setting sun. Not a desert.

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Indeed. So funny to post a "mistake" like that. They shot it all inside a studio, nowhere near any desert. Why would there be a desert?

lionhead

They quite famously built a full-scale replica of the Titanic at the Fox Baja Studios in Rosarito, Mexico, and a lot of shots were on that replica. Rosarito isn't exactly a desert but it's not lush and verdant either. The cloud formations were real clouds, outside.

It was only about 60% of the ship that built for the film.

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Corrected entry: When old Rose is seen at home, she has a brown dog. When she gets off the helicopter it's a white dog.

00:10:20

amycamille1975

Correction: When the dog is seen at home, it has a white chest and darker back. When the dog is seen on the ship we only see its front which is white.

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Corrected entry: The string quartet plays the American version of "Nearer My God To Thee," not the British version.

Correction: How is that a mistake?

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Corrected entry: When the Titanic is departing Southampton they are using American tugboats, not the shorter English tugboats.

00:25:30

Melissa J Crosby

Correction: This is incorrect. The tug boats depicted are British built vessels and can be seen on images taken of the Titanic when departing Southampton.

Corrected entry: Pay close attention to the scene as Rose gets out of the car and says, "So this is the ship they say is unsinkable?" Cal (behind her) immediately says, "this ship is unsinkable. God himself could not sink this ship." Right after Cal says the word "ship", his lips continue moving as if talking and further elaborating on the subject, but we hear no words come out.

Correction: I checked and he immediately turned to talk to someone else, he does not move his lips other than to talk to the man after he turns his head.

Corrected entry: When Rose and Jack are running down the corridor after the water breaks down the doors and comes rushing in, Rose has on flat shoes instead of heels. This was probably done for safety reasons.

00:34:30

Correction: Rose changed her shoes after Jack made a portrait of her in the state room. Her shoes wouldn't have been heels because her attire was "casual." She would have been wearing flats, not heels.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Rose is sitting in front of her vanity mirror after Jack saves her life, Cal bestows upon her the 16-carat Heart of the Ocean necklace. He drapes the necklace around her neck but never actually fastens it (the camera's on him the whole time), yet it stays in place even as Rose touches the diamond and runs her fingers across the chain. A 16-carat diamond would slide right off someone's neck if it were not properly fastened.

Correction: Cal is holding the necklace with his fingers behind her head.

Corrected entry: When Jack and his friend are standing on the bow, looking at the dolphins swimming ahead of the ship, the dolphins are clearly Pacific white-sides, not any Atlantic species.

00:30:45

Correction: Those are striped dolphins which look very similar to pacific white-sided dolphins except for their dorsal fins. These dolphins had dorsal fins that were too dark to be pacific white-sided dolphins.

Corrected entry: When Rose demands to be taken down in the elevator to look for Jack, the shadows cast on Rose's face are moving down. Surely if the elevator is moving down, then the shadows cast from outside the elevator would be moving up on Rose's face.

01:55:15

Correction: Each floor would be lit in front of the elevator - as the elevator goes down, the bulb rises up, relatively, creating a shadow moving down.

Corrected entry: Rose is finally rescued from the water by fifth officer Lowe in boat number 14. The night of the sinking, this same boat also rescued the people of another boat half full of water, boat A. And who is in this boat? The infamous Hockley! So in broad daylight, Rose and Cal arrived at the Carpathia, in the same lifeboat, without seeing each other.

Correction: Lowe transferred the survivors on his boat to another one that was drifting nearby, so one of them had to be Cal that was going on the other boat.

Corrected entry: When Rose is arriving in New York half asleep, she looks at the Statue of Liberty, which is the same colour as now (green). But if you visit the Statue of Liberty, you'll find a plate telling you that the original color was brown, and it took over 35 years for it to change colour. The Statue of Liberty was placed there in 1886, so in 1912 it should have still been partly brown.

02:54:05

Correction: There is a newspaper report saying the statue was turning green by 1902. And newspaper reports from 1906 actually say the statue was entirely green by then and people were protesting to leave it green as opposed to the city who, at first, wanted to paint her back brown. It is even mentioned on statue of liberty frequently asked questions that she was all the way green by 1906.

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Cal Hockley: You're going to him? To be a whore to a gutter rat?!
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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.

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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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