Titanic (1997)

221 corrected entries

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Corrected entry: After Tommy is shot and Fabrizio puts on his life jacket and ends up in the water, water from a porthole is sucking people into the ship, Fabrizio is sucked near the porthole. He stops himself by placing one hand on the side of the window, and one on the top of the window. Suddenly it's a stuntman, with heavy black gloves and long sleeves. Fabrizio saves himself, and it's his arm and hand once more.

Correction: It's the bare-handed Fabrizio in all three shots. I wonder how someone saw gloves here.


Corrected entry: J. Bruce Ismay steps onto one of the first lifeboats but on the actual Titanic, he got into the 2nd to last lifeboat.

Correction: When Bruce Ismay steps onto a lifeboat when all the boats on one side are already in the water. It's hard to tell, but it looks as if this boat was one of the last ones that were lowered properly.


Corrected entry: During the scene where Jack is handcuffed to the pipe, the water level rises above his porthole. Yet about half a minute later, the porthole is open whilst still underwater. Why does Jack not get completely pounded with sea-water?

Correction: The porthole is never open.


Corrected entry: Rose holds the axe further up before she swings but during the swing her hands are lower.

Correction: We see her changing her grip when Jack tells her to hold the axe lower.


Corrected entry: Young Rose has green eyes, but Old Rose has blue eyes. Later in the film, there is a fade between the faces of young & old Rose and this time old Rose's have magically changed to match Kate Winslet's eyes.

Correction: Both young and old Rose's eyes have a greenish tinge (very distinct also at the beginning when old Rose sees her drawing on TV), but old Rose's eyes have become pale the way it happens when people get old.


Corrected entry: Haven't you noticed that not even once the second class passengers are mentioned? Even when the woman in the third class says, "When they're finished putting the first class people in the boats, then they'll start with us." Second class'd go before third.

Correction: When Jack is getting handcuffed to the pipe someone says to the master of arms: "Sir, I need you in the second-class purser's office. There's a mob up there."


Corrected entry: When Jack and Rose get into the elevator to get away from Cal's guy, there are a couple of people in it. When Rose gives him the finger, there's no one behind them anymore. When they get off again, there's no one in it either.

Correction: When Rose and Jack enter the elevator there is only one man on the left, not behind them. In all later shots this man is not in the picture due to the camera angle.


Corrected entry: When Cal is chasing Jack and Rose through the dining room and shooting at them, the windows in the background have sunlight shining through. Since the Titanic sunk in the middle of the night, no light should be coming through the windows. Hard to believe the crew took hours to light a "night" scene and didn't notice the sunbeams in it. This mistake can also be seen in a still photo in various movie tie-in books. (02:15:30)

Correction: The grand-staircase set which included the dining saloon was built above a tank in a studio which had no way of light getting in (shown in a picture in the book about the movie). Also, like the dome the windows were lit from the back at night.

Corrected entry: There is a dancing scene in a ballroom with a lot of mirrors, and when you look closely, you can see the filmcrew in one of the mirrors.

Correction: This must refer to the party at steerage. We couldn't spot neither any mirrors nor any crew members, reflected or unreflected. A time code or a clue would help.


Corrected entry: When the old Rose is shown at her house, she has three fish in the fish bowl. When she arrives at the place where they are exploring the Titanic, She unloads her fish bowl, which now has five fish.

Correction: There are four fish at home (one grazing the pebbles, thus a little harder to spot) and definitely four when Rose arrives on the Keldish, although I wouldn't put my hand into the fire that they're the same four, but anyway.


Corrected entry: When they spot the iceberg from the crows nest, if you look closely on its left there is a large vertical stick of ice silhouetted in the darkness. It's very easy to spot, although when the ship gets closer the vertical stick disappears. Surely that's not possible.

Correction: Looked closely and couldn't spot any vertical stick that disappeared later, not even a small one.


Corrected entry: Right after Jack and Rose kiss on the front of the boat, the camera slowly backs up to behind the boat so you can see the entire thing. It is a continuous motion for the camera, and Jack and Rose are still at the front of the boat for most of the shot, but if you keep your eye on them, they disappear by the time the camera gets to the back of the boat...

Correction: When the camera gets back to the bow (not to the back of the boat) Rose and Jack are still there. Then there is a fade-over to the bow of the wreck down on the bottom of the Atlantic, and with this Jack and Rose fade away too. (Imagine two skeletons spreading their arms...)


Corrected entry: When Jack hands Rose the note at the dinner table the paper is yellow. Later when the note is read the paper is white.

Correction: The paper is of the same off-white when Jack gives Rose the folded note and when she reads it.


Corrected entry: In the scene when Jack is dressed for dinner and waiting at the bottom of the grand staircase, Rose is shown taking Jack's arm twice as they are going to the dining room, once close up and once again in the background when Cal is talking.

Correction: Rose takes Jack's arm once and holds on to it for the rest of the scene, even when they walk up to Cal.


Corrected entry: Look in the scene in the first class dining saloon when Jack is having dinner with Kate and her relatives/friends. The scene continually changes shots from person to person. You can see the camera in one of the shots.

Correction: Checked the scene twice in slow motion and couldn't find any camera. Time code or any other clue please.


Correction: Throughout the scene Jack's right ear is not in the picture. Even if the submitter confused left and right, behind the left ear there's only hair in varying arrangements.


Corrected entry: When Jack and Rose are dancing at the party in steerage, whilst spinning each other around, the camera shows each of them from each other's perspective. However, they are both shown as going in different directions - one clockwise and one anti-clockwise.

Correction: Jack and and Rose are both shown spinning in the same, anti-clockwise direction.


Corrected entry: Right after Jack rescues Rose from her slip, the crewman show up. He tells Jack not to move. Jack stands up in his stocking feet, his pants and shirt. Next scene the "Master of Arms" is putting on the handcuffs and Jack has his jacket on too.

Correction: There is plenty of time for Jack to get dressed, and I can't see a reason why he wouldn't have been allowed to.


Corrected entry: In the dock scene, Cal Hockley gets out of the car and looks up at the ship presumably - but if you look the ship is actually behind him, recognisable by the black and gold paintwork. The next shot shows him the right way looking up and forwards - it is glaringly obvious.

Correction: The first person who comes out of the car is "Trudy" the maid - then the mother.

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: 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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Chosen answer: During the several years it took to construct the ship probably, or in any of the supplies/food brought on board, or in the furniture brought on board. A single pregnant female rat can be responsible for thousands of rats in a very short space of time (the offspring are not too choosy about who they breed with).

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A pregnant female rat could have made a home in a underneath a third class couch and had the other rats then all the females would have baby rats quickly.

Answer: In addition to the other answers, rats can easily get on ships by climbing the mooring lines that tie vessels to the dock and also go up unattended gangways. They can also use temporary overhead cables attached to ships while in port.

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