Titanic (1997)

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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.


Corrected entry: All four funnels have smoke coming out of them in the film, but apparently the fourth one was actually fake, so it shouldn't have smoked.

Correction: It wasn't completely fake - it had a section of it closed off to store deck chairs in, but was still also used for ventilating the kitchens, explaining the slight smoke. Also, be aware that because the smoke from the other three is blown over the fourth, it makes it hard to tell whether it's actually smoking or not.


Corrected entry: The wreckage in the movie is really the actual Titanic wreck, not any special effects. Director James Cameron cried when he went down to see it.

Correction: Not all the shots are real - some were created specifically for the film.


Corrected entry: When the ship is sinking, where are all the dogs? In the beginning they showed at least twenty dogs, but you never see them while the ship is sinking.

Correction: Apparently the original film included the fate of the dogs, but that part had to be left on the cutting room floor due to time limitations.


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 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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. (01:50:00)

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: In the scene where Rose cuts the handcuffs to release Jack, scuff marks in the paint are visible on the pipe below,it looks as if she had released him several times already that day.

Correction: Or, more likely, the scuffs are there because Jack was moving around, pulling on the handcuffs, and trying to get out of them before Rose caught up to him.

Corrected entry: In most parts of the movie, the music the band is playing doesn't synchronize very well to how their bows move.

Correction: This mistake is far too ambiguous. Please be more specific as to when this is happens, a portion of when its noticeable or a time code to verify.

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Corrected entry: When Rose has just arrived on Titanic and is unpacking paintings in the living room there are some quite famous Picasso paintings that most certainly were not on Titanic and are still around today.

Correction: The paintings were invented for the film and are similar, but not identical, to famous paintings (by Picasso and Monet). This is explicitly stated on the DVD commentary (the special edition).

K.C. Sierra

Corrected entry: How could they haul the safe from the wreck? The robot has to meander through several doorways and rooms to find it. Even if the robots could be manipulated to harness a net around the safe, the prospect of dragging it back through all those obstacles to finally lift it to the surface seems patently impossible. (00:08:50)

Correction: Not necessarily. The safe was heavy and could crash through anything, especially walls that have been under water for 84 years. And since they thought they found the diamond, they stopped being careful about breaking other wreckage. Indeed, they tore into the safe with a circular saw, even though the safe itself was a valuable artifact.

Matty Blast

Corrected entry: In a scene where Rose is taking the paintings out of their crates, she pulls out one of Pablo Picasso's great works called "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon". That's currently in a gallery, so can't have gone down with the ship (00:27:45)

Correction: Many artists paint duplicates of their works. This could have easily been a copy of the famous painting.

Timothy Cheseborough

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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Jack: That's one of the good things about Paris: lots of girls willing to take their clothes off.

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Trivia: Gloria Stuart (old Rose) and Kate Winslet (young Rose) were the first two actresses to be Oscar nominated 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 - she played young Iris Murdoch, while Judi Dench played old Iris.

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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
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