Titanic (1997)

197 corrected entries

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Corrected entry: When Jack gets handcuffed the master of arms says 'over here, son', the way he addressed him since the diamond was found in his pocket. The subtitles read 'over here, sir'. He surely wouldn't call a third-class delinquent 'sir'.



Correction: Firstly, the subtitles are correct. Secondly, as a member of the ship's crew, he would have been trained to be polite to passengers regardless of their social class.

Corrected entry: While the ship is sinking, it is night time and so all outside scenes are dark. However, when the film cuts inside to the grand staircase, the glass ceiling shows that it is daytime.

Correction: The glass dome was, in fact, lit from the back at night time.

Corrected entry: When Andrews is on the deck and the crew are lowering the boats, he walks down a staircase, (not the grand) you see a vent, used to bring air into the ship. But all of the vents had motors, and you can see this one doesn't; even though it is still there on the wreck.


Correction: When Titanic was built, it was built in a manner which hid the vent motors behind panelling. The motors are visible on the wreck because the wood has been eaten away.


Corrected entry: When Ruth and Molly are getting into the lifeboat, at one point you see someone passing a blanket for someone to put in the lifeboat. It is a plaid blanket. Later when Jack and Cal are trying to convince Rose to get into the lifeboat, before Cal puts his jacket on Rose, it is the same blanket. When she is in the lifeboat at the end of the movie, it is the same blanket. Also, after Jack saves Rose from jumping off the ship in the beginning, and Jack is about to be arrested, the same blanket is on Rose's shoulders.

Correction: How do you know it's the same blanket? It seems more likely this is just one "type" of blanket that White Star, the company that owns Titanic, would have supplied to its cruise ships. All the deck chairs would likely have blankets put on them or be placed nearby for passengers to use when they're sitting out on the deck. It would be logical that all of the blankets were the same color and design. Therefore, you'd see more than one person covered with the same plaid blanket.


Corrected entry: After Molly Brown says, "Well there's something you don't see every day," we get a slow shot zooming in on the ship. Pay close attention to the door on the right side of the screen, just above the waterline, you can see lots of water gushing out. Water doesn't do that; it wouldn't rise above the sea level.


Correction: Yes it would if the pressure below decks is higher than atmospheric pressure. Or the water is being expelled by the ship's pumps, in an effort to slow down the sinking.


Corrected entry: When asking Jack about his rootless existence, Rose's mother lifts her wine glass. She holds the glass around the stem. There are two brief shots of Molly and Jack (lasting 5 seconds) and when we see Rose's mother again, she is drinking from the wine glass, but now holding around the cup itself. Yes - she could in theory have put the glass down, changed her grip and lifted it again during the 5 seconds - but much more likely, it is a continuity error.

Jacob La Cour

Correction: More likely doesn't mean absolutely, and 5 seconds is plenty of time to change grip.


Corrected entry: Cal and Rose's cabin is on the port side of the ship. On the morning of 14 April, when they are having breakfast, the sun comes in through their windows directly from the side, and actually a bit from the front. As the ship was sailing West, that puts the sun in the Southwest where it only is in the afternoon.

Jacob La Cour

Correction: That far north, at that time of the year, the sun is always in the southern part of the sky, both morning and afternoon.


Corrected entry: Why does Brock call Caledon a 'son of a bitch' during the dive? At that time he doesn't know he was a bad guy. He was just a wealthy man who lost some expensive jewelry at a ship disaster.

Jacob La Cour

Correction: In this instance the phrase is just a generic expression, not a condemnation of his personality.


Corrected entry: On deck during the sinking Cal says about Jack's drawing 'Too bad I didn't keep it. It will be worth a lot more in the morning'. But he did keep it! He actually even put it back in the safe.

Jacob La Cour

Correction: Cal meant with him when he gets off the ship. Since the ship is sinking, the safe will be at the bottom of the ocean very shortly. Besides he was probably being sarcastic.

Gavin Jackson

Corrected entry: In the scene where Jack and Cal are trying to persuade Rose to enter a lifeboat, light rain can be seen falling in alternate shots, for example as Cal is saying 'I have an arrangement with an officer on the other side of the ship'. There was no rain during the sinking – it was a calm night. This mistake also shows that the scene was filmed on separate days, as the rain is only seen in some shots.

Correction: I believe the 'rain' to be spitting from the water used in the shot on set. Many of the scenes were filmed in a studio where rain would not occur.

Corrected entry: And the end, Rose changes her name to Dawson, unofficially. First, doesn't anybody notice that there is a Rose Dawson arriving in New York who wasn't on the ship when it left? Second, Lewis Bodine says that he tracked Rose down all the way to the twenties. Shouldn't he have noticed that the first record of her was the day the Carpathia arrived in New York? Where she was already 17 or so? Even if she did manage to falsify a birth certificate, shouldn't there be any more records of her?


Correction: The short answer to the questions in this submission is "no". In 1912, passenger manifests were notoriously inaccurate, especially international transports like the Titanic. The ship made two stops before heading across the Atlantic (France and Ireland); people got on and off the ship in both places with poor record keeping. Accounts still today differ on the number of people lost in the accident, mainly because no accurate passenger manifest could be verified. International IDs were non-existent for most immigrant passengers, and many changed their names upon arrival in America. It would not have been unusual at all for someone with a new name to have "emerged" from the rescued passengers, and in the confusion and chaos surrounding the sinking, most immigrant passengers melted into the community. Rose could have reported her papers lost on the ship (a last minute passenger, much like Jack was in the movie) and gotten a new birth certificate in that era without much difficulty.


Corrected entry: In 1912, it would have been highly unlikely that Rose would have been able to get into and out of a dress in an automobile to have sex. She would have had multiple pieces of underclothes (corset, chemise, etc) that all would have come off as well as her dress. Then, suddenly she's dressed again and they're running away. And no, she would not have been able to leave those things behind as her dress would have been fitted for her corset. I have worn them before for costume purposes and authentic corsets take time to get them on and off.


Correction: We don't know what the dress was actually used for, it could have been for lounging around without a corset or something like that. Therefore we cannot determine whether she needed a corset and whether she wore one during these scenes. As for her underclothes, the chemise and drawers she would have been wearing wouldn't take too long to take off.


Corrected entry: When the alarm sounds that a iceberg is ahead and the officer orders a hard turn to avoid the iceberg, the crew steers hard to the left. However when he reverses the screw [propeller] the underwater footage shows the right screw coming to a stop and then reversing. This would make the ship try to steer to the right by the right screw pushing water forward. thus cancelling out or limiting the effect of the rudder steering left. The left screw would need to be reversed to aid this left turn.


Correction: Except this is what the crew actually did. The Titanic was poorly designed in this manner, where reversing caused much slower turning.




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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.



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.



Gloria Stuart (old Rose) and Kate Winslet (young Rose) were the first two actresses to be nominated for an Oscar for playing the same character in the same movie. Kate Winslet did it again in 2001, when she was nominated Best Supporting Actress for Iris, as she played Young Iris Murdoch, while Judi Dench played Old Iris.