Titanic (1997)

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Corrected entry: When the water crashes through the dome, although this is a very impressive effect, look at the hole the water comes through. You can see the peak of the set and a bit of the huge bucket used to tip the water.

Correction: We tried very hard to see the bucket but failed.


Corrected entry: When the grand staircase area is sinking, a close-up reveals the clock being covered with water. Seconds later a long shot shows John Jacob Astor hanging on to a pillar and the clock is visible (behind him) with a foot of water still to go before water comes crashing through the dome.

Correction: It's actually the other way round: The close-up with the submerged clock comes after the shot of J.J.Astor. Therefore, the water is rising as it should be.


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.


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)

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Trivia: James Cameron drew the picture of Rose himself, and it was sold at auction in 2011 for $16,000. (01:24:05)

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Question: What happened to Rose's mother after the sinking? I'm curious because she made it very clear while she was lacing up Rose's corset, that she was entirely dependent on Rose's match with Cal to survive. Whether she was exaggerating or not, she made the statement that she would be poor and in the workhouses if not for the marriage and Cal's fortune to support them. Obviously, since Rose is presumed dead after the sinking, she did not marry Cal and her mother was not able to benefit from his money. So would she then, in fact, end up poor and in the workhouses as she said? Rose didn't just abandon Cal and that lifestyle to start anew, she also had to abandon her mother. So did she leave her mother to be a poor and squandering worker? At the end of the movie, Rose gives her account of Cal and what happened to him in the following years, but never anything about her mother. I realize this question would probably be more speculation than a factual answer, but I just wondered if there were some clues at the end that I maybe didn't pick up on or if there were some "DVD bonus" or behind the scenes I haven't seen that answered this.


Chosen answer: Because she is considered, in a minor sense, a "villain" in this film for forcing her daughter into a loveless arranged marriage to satisfy her personal wants, most fans probably speculate that she became a poor and penniless seamstress and lived out her life working in a factory. Of course, this is possible, without the financial security of the arranged marriage between Cal and Rose. However, it is difficult to believe that a woman of such status, and who has so many wealthy and powerful friends, would be allowed to languish in abject poverty doing menial labors. I would tend to believe that she probably sold a number of her possessions for money (she did mention that as part of the humiliation she would face if Rose were to refuse Cal's affections), and probably lived off the kindness of others. Given that her daughter was betrothed to a Hockley, his family might have felt an obligation to assist her in finding a suitable living arrangement and a situation for employment. It is also possible that she re-married into wealth. However, this is more unlikely, mainly because back in 1912, it was considered scandalous to re-marry, especially at Ruth's age. However, since Ruth does not make an appearance after surviving the sinking of the Titanic in a lifeboat number 6 (next to Molly Brown), nor is she mentioned again, her fate is left unknown and subject only to speculation.

Michael Albert

In that era, with Rose betrothed to Call, Cal would most definitely have provided for Ruth in the lifestyle she was accustomed to. As Cal angrily raged at Rose the morning after her excursion below decks, "You are my wife in custom if not yet in practice ", thus, society would have viewed him a villain had he not cared for Ruth once it was assumed Rose was dead.

Answer: I've wondered that too. I think it was easier to find out what happened to Cal because she said "it was in all the papers." As for her mother, it likely would have only been in the papers local to where she lived when she passed away. This was in an era before television and of course way before the internet. So I think the only way Rose would have been able to keep track of her mom would have been to live in the area or do some investigation. It seems unlikely she wanted to do either one, especially since it would have 'given it away" that Rose had survived in the first place. I agree with the other statements that Cal would have felt obligated to take care of her, and that the people she owed money to would have tried to collect on it as it would have been in "bad form" under the circumstances.

Answer: Her mother's big problem was a heap of debts. It would have looked badly on the debt collectors to go hovering around her after what was assumed to have happened, and in a society where one's reputation was valued highly. They probably simply gave her a degree of debt forgiveness in her bereavement, then Cal, insurance, and even her Mother herself taking a second (rich) husband could've taken care of what was left.


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