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: 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: 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: 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: 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

Corrected entry: Rose shows Jack several masterpieces of art she has recently purchased in Europe. I've never read a critic question how it is that those same masterpieces by Cezanne, Picasso, and Monet which hang in museums today, were on a ship that sunk, destroying virtually everything on it.

Correction: Well-known artists have often painted several variations of the same thing. I'm unsure about Picasso, but I'm 100% certain Cezanne and Monet painted more then one ballerina and pond/lake scene. Even back then you kept painting what sold, So the fictional Rose might very well have bought similar paintings from the artists in 1912.

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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