Corrected entry: Cal and Rose are supposedly in cabins B52-54-56, but in reality this was the suite occupied by Chairman Bruce Ismay. (00:22:20)

Correction: Cabins B52-54 and 56 were booked with JP Morgan, who decided not to sail at the last minute. It is greatly believed that Bruce Ismay took it then, but there's absolutely no official record of it at all.

However the original mistake, that Cal and Rose are in those cabins, is valid.

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No it isn't. Cal and Rose are fictional characters. In real life they were not in those cabins (or any cabin for that matter), but in the world of the movie, where those characters exist, they are in whatever cabin the filmmakers say they are.

Corrected entry: 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. (00:49:10)


Correction: It's not the same person each time that is walking by. These are two different men and you can see the man in the longer dark coat is now in the background of the second shot. There would be many passengers out for a stroll on the deck.

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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 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 "it's 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. (02:08:05)

Correction: While they look alike, it is in fact two separate people.

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Corrected entry: 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. (02:35:50)


Correction: Far from it. Her hair is seen dangling down towards the ocean apart from where it's lying across her back.

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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: Just after the officer kills himself, there is a scene where many people are pulling a lifeboat, it falls and a man falls over the boat, almost "bouncing" - it is obvious this boat wasn't made of wood. (02:20:00)


Correction: The man falls onto the boat and bends his knees, then straightens them as he rolls off the boat. Thus giving the appearance of bouncing.

Corrected entry: When Jack and Rose are being chased though the dining room by Cal with a gun, look carefully when they first go through the door to the next corridor. There is visible one of those powerful studio lights. It vanishes in the next shot of the door. (02:13:00)


Correction: I've just watched this scene and at no point is a powerful studio light visible.

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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: 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?


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)


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: 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. (00:23:55)

Correction: Not true. The length and thickness remains the same.

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Corrected entry: 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. (00:09:50)


Correction: There is no differences between what we see on the video and and off the video.

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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.

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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