Titanic (1997)

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Corrected entry: When the ship is sinking, and Rose and Jack are running through the inside of the ship, you can blatantly see cameras and crew outside the window.

Correction: If you look closely at the people running by they have something white on which looks like the lifejackets. So the "crew and cameras" are people and objects that were on the Titanic as it is sinking.

Corrected entry: When the ship finally submerges and Jack and Rose are pulled down by such terrific suction wouldn't it follow that Rose's shoes would come off? Suction strong enough to pull a person underwater would definitely pull off a flimsy pair of shoes. Yet when she is laying on the door, there they are.

Correction: In the book "Titanic at Two" (I don't have it anymore, less I would give better detail) there is an account of the last man to leave the ship. However he was standing where our Mr. Leo was, but he may have portrayed him as the man standing next to him (they take time to exchange a glance I believe). At any point, the rear section of the ship sank so slowly no suction occurred. (Due to the section still having large amounts of air trapped inside) He states that he simply stepped off and into the sea and did not even get his hair wet... At any point, the shoes are not even a issue... There was no violent "suck under".

Corrected entry: On the morning before Titanic sank (Sunday) Jack tries to go to the first class dining room to see Rose (I think it was the dining room). In real life, EVERYONE was allowed to go to the service, not just first class, though there were services in all the classes, but everyone was invited to attend.

Correction: There were services in each class, but in their own areas of the ship: First and second class in their own dining saloons, not all in the first class one.

Corrected entry: If the Old Rose was telling the story to the crew from her perspective, then how did she know what the other characters in the movie were saying? There are conversations throughout the movie that Rose could not have heard.

Correction: This bothered James Cameron at first as well, but he figured that someone who was on the Titanic would pay close attention to the hearings straight after the disaster and subsequently, especially after the wreck was discovered. (She does after all ask her granddaughter to turn up a Titanic related news report). Rose would probably be well acquainted with the history side of this story, and she was telling it to a boat full of Titanic enthusiasts and experts.

Corrected entry: Though James Cameron was very thorough on researching the ship, he missed one crucial thing: the lifts in first class only went down to D-deck; he shows them going down to E-deck.

Correction: On the actual deck plans from the Titanic, the elevators go down to E-Deck. They went that far down so they could serve all the decks with first class cabins.

Corrected entry: Rose, Cal and Ruth come down the Grand Staircase to go down to the Dining Room. The Grand Staircase leads down to A-Deck, but Rose, Cal and Ruth's suite is on B-Deck, one deck lower. They would be coming from the Boat Deck, two decks above B-Deck.

Correction: The Grand Staricase ran from the Boat Deck, through A-Deck, B-Deck, C-Deck and ended on D-Deck, which is where the Dining Room was located. Therefore, it makes perfect sense for Rose, Cal and Ruth to walk down the Grand Staircase from their suite on B-Deck to the Dining Room on D-Deck.

Corrected entry: When Cal finds the drawing of Rose, he is angry and scrunches it up. It doesn't make sense that he or somebody else would then smooth out the wrinkles and carefully put it back in the folder and into the safe, where it would be found years later. I also find it hard to believe that it would have stayed in such good condition after 80 odd years in the water.

Correction: Cal crumples up the note Rose left him with the picture, not the picture itself. And you would be amazed at the things they have recovered that are in almost perfect condition, journals, letters, etc. So it is not so far fetched - this is was another well preserved artifact.

Bruce Minnick

Corrected entry: In the scene where Molly Brown is trying to persuade the woman to turn the boat around and help the people in the water, she is rudely defeated. However in real life, she did manage to get the boat to turn around.

Correction: From A Night to Remember by Walter Lord: The ladies in boat 6 were different. Mrs. L. Smith, ...Mrs. Churchill Candee..., Mrs. J.J. Brown, naturally brave and lusty for adventure- all begged Quartermaster Hichens to return to the scene. Hitchens refused. He painted a vivid picture of swimmers grappling at the boat, of No. 6 swamping and capsizing. The women still pleaded, while cries grew fainter. Boat No. 6-capacity 65; occupants 28-went no closer to the scene.

Corrected entry: When the seamen in the "rescue" lifeboat are shouting for survivors, there is a distinct echo of his call. What does the echo come off? There are no reflective surfaces on a flat ocean.

Correction: It's possible the echo came off the iceberg. I doubt any good filmmaker would have unwanted echoes on a soundstage.

Bob Blumenfeld Premium member

Corrected entry: When Cal shoots at Jack and Rose as they run down the grand staircase, the bullet hits the Cherub on the railing and it goes to pieces. In actual fact, the cherub is preserved to date.

Correction: One: That wasn't the cherub that was hit with a bullet. Two: The Titanic had two cherubs; one in the forward first class entrance and another in the rear first class entrance.

Corrected entry: When the ship is in a vertical position, Jack and Rose are on the other side of the metal bars at the end of the ship. You can see someone's hand grabbing the metal bar just before the scene changes. That is impossible because as shown there is nothing below the bars where the man could have stood.

Correction: The man was holding onto the anchor, which was secured to the ship, and just reached up and grabbed the railing to pull himself up.

Corrected entry: As the boat is flooding and Jack and Rose are almost completely submerged in water, sometimes you can see that Rose's dress is cut knee-length to help her move more efficiently in water. One prime example of this is when Jack plunges underwater to get the keys to the gate in front of them.

Correction: Rose's dress is not knee length, it is just that as it is made of chiffon or some other very light and flimsy fabric, it has gathered up aover her knees as she is running through the water

mandy gasson

Corrected entry: They show one of the guards, Will, shooting himself in the head after he shoots the Irishman. However this man did not actually shoot himself and his family took a lawsuit against the film makers for portraying him as gutless. The rumour that he had shot himself as well as a passenger surfaced not long after the ship sank. The family of the officer received messages from crew members who survived assuring them that he died like a hero and he did not shoot any passengers or himself.

Correction: Not a mistake, nor really trivia.


Corrected entry: Leo freezes and sinks into the ocean from the door. This wouldn't happen. Partially or even totally frozen human bodies float in water. Even fully-clothed frozen bodies have been shown to float.

Correction: The body would sink because of the lack of air, but when it decomposes it would float back up.

gandolfs dad

Corrected entry: Rose's hand sticks to Jack's hand at the end because of how cold it is, so why didn't other things stick, like the whistle to the man's mouth or Rose to the wood or Jack to the wood or Jacks cuffs to his wrist?

gandolfs dad

Correction: Her hand doesn't stick to his hand. Jack's hand has frozen into position while holding Rose's hand so she has to unhook her own hand from him.


Corrected entry: When Jack is trying to convince Rose not to jump by describing how cold the water is to her, he rests his right arm on the rail of the ship, saying "I'm telling you, water that cold, like right down there, it hits you like a thousand knives...." Then in the next shot, when he begins with, "Which is why I'm not looking forward to jumping in there after you", he's resting on his left arm.

Correction: He could have moved between shots, but shifting your weight completely from one side to the other can't happen very quickly.

Corrected entry: How in the heck did Jack's CHARCOAL drawing of Rose survive water-logged all those years? He didn't spray on a sealer.

Correction: There is currently an exhibit of Titanic artifacts in Seattle with, among other things, paper money and even a letter written in pencil that were recovered from the ship in very good shape. So, impossible as it may seem, the drawing could very well have survived.

Corrected entry: In the scene when Rose is about to jump over the rail to kill herself, you can see a Chinese tattoo on her upper left arm as she is walking towards the rail, but when she is standing on the other side of the rail it has disappeared.

Correction: It is not a tattoo on her arm, it's one of the beads from her dress hanging down.

Corrected entry: The fat guy of the boat's crew wears a black smile t-shirt at the beginning of old Rose's narration, later he wears a white one with a flag on it.

Correction: Everyone's wearing different clothes at this point - there was a present day scene showing the narration ending and continuing on a different day, but it was cut out of the finished film.

Corrected entry: When Jack hands Rose the note saying "Make it count, Meet me at the clock" rose isn't wearing gloves. Then when she gets there she's wearing white gloves.

Correction: Ladies' gloves were removed when eating, so Rose probably popped them back on before leaving the table and meeting Jack at the clock.

Factual error: Rose mentions Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud's ideas on the male preoccupation with size to Bruce. However this is 1912, and Freud did not publish the work relating to this until 1920 in "Beyond The Pleasure Principle." Also, up until 1919, Freud relied solely on data from women. (00:33:40)

David Mercier

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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.

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Trivia: Gloria Stuart was the oldest person ever to receive an Oscar nomination for her role in "Titanic". At 87, she was also the only person on the set who was alive at the time of the real "Titanic" disaster.

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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

Answer: Furthermore, the "Code of Conduct" would put many boats in the water without anybody being able to row them.

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