Corrected entry: Throughout the film the ladies are shown with immaculate make-up. No respectable ladies wore make-up then - it was mainly used by prostitutes.
Corrected entry: The string quartet plays the American version of "Nearer My God To Thee," not the British version.
Corrected entry: Pay close attention to the scene as Rose gets out of the car and says, "So this is the ship they say is unsinkable?" Cal (behind her) immediately says, "this ship is unsinkable. God himself could not sink this ship." Right after Cal says the word "ship", his lips continue moving as if talking and further elaborating on the subject, but we hear no words come out.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Rose is sitting in front of her vanity mirror after Jack saves her life, Cal bestows upon her the 16-carat Heart of the Ocean necklace. He drapes the necklace around her neck but never actually fastens it (the camera's on him the whole time), yet it stays in place even as Rose touches the diamond and runs her fingers across the chain. A 16-carat diamond would slide right off someone's neck if it were not properly fastened.
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.
Corrected entry: When Rose is arriving in New York half asleep, she looks at the Statue of Liberty, which is the same colour as now (green). But if you visit the Statue of Liberty, you'll find a plate telling you that the original color was brown, and it took over 35 years for it to change colour. The Statue of Liberty was placed there in 1886, so in 1912 it should have still been partly brown.
Corrected entry: While the ship is sinking, it is night time and so all outside scenes are dark. However, when the film cuts inside to the grand staircase, the glass ceiling shows that it is daytime.
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.
Corrected entry: When Ruth and Molly are getting into the lifeboat, at one point you see someone passing a blanket for someone to put in the lifeboat. It is a plaid blanket. Later when Jack and Cal are trying to convince Rose to get into the lifeboat, before Cal puts his jacket on Rose, it is the same blanket. When she is in the lifeboat at the end of the movie, it is the same blanket. Also, after Jack saves Rose from jumping off the ship in the beginning, and Jack is about to be arrested, the same blanket is on Rose's shoulders.
Corrected entry: After Molly Brown says, "Well there's something you don't see every day," we get a slow shot zooming in on the ship. Pay close attention to the door on the right side of the screen, just above the waterline, you can see lots of water gushing out. Water doesn't do that; it wouldn't rise above the sea level.Friso94
Corrected entry: When asking Jack about his rootless existence, Rose's mother lifts her wine glass. She holds the glass around the stem. There are two brief shots of Molly and Jack (lasting 5 seconds) and when we see Rose's mother again, she is drinking from the wine glass, but now holding around the cup itself. Yes - she could in theory have put the glass down, changed her grip and lifted it again during the 5 seconds - but much more likely, it is a continuity error.Jacob La Cour
Corrected entry: Cal and Rose's cabin is on the port side of the ship. On the morning of 14 April, when they are having breakfast, the sun comes in through their windows directly from the side, and actually a bit from the front. As the ship was sailing West, that puts the sun in the Southwest where it only is in the afternoon.Jacob La Cour
Corrected entry: In the scene where Jack and Cal are trying to persuade Rose to enter a lifeboat, light rain can be seen falling in alternate shots, for example as Cal is saying 'I have an arrangement with an officer on the other side of the ship'. There was no rain during the sinking it was a calm night. This mistake also shows that the scene was filmed on separate days, as the rain is only seen in some shots.
Corrected entry: And the end, Rose changes her name to Dawson, unofficially. First, doesn't anybody notice that there is a Rose Dawson arriving in New York who wasn't on the ship when it left? Second, Lewis Bodine says that he tracked Rose down all the way to the twenties. Shouldn't he have noticed that the first record of her was the day the Carpathia arrived in New York? Where she was already 17 or so? Even if she did manage to falsify a birth certificate, shouldn't there be any more records of her?Friso94
Corrected entry: In 1912, it would have been highly unlikely that Rose would have been able to get into and out of a dress in an automobile to have sex. She would have had multiple pieces of underclothes (corset, chemise, etc) that all would have come off as well as her dress. Then, suddenly she's dressed again and they're running away. And no, she would not have been able to leave those things behind as her dress would have been fitted for her corset. I have worn them before for costume purposes and authentic corsets take time to get them on and off.spartiechic
Corrected entry: When the alarm sounds that a iceberg is ahead and the officer orders a hard turn to avoid the iceberg, the crew steers hard to the left. However when he reverses the screw [propeller] the underwater footage shows the right screw coming to a stop and then reversing. This would make the ship try to steer to the right by the right screw pushing water forward. thus cancelling out or limiting the effect of the rudder steering left. The left screw would need to be reversed to aid this left turn.tjmco767
Corrected entry: Just before Jack and Rose return to Cal's room in the scene where Jack is framed for stealing the necklace, Cal says he wants the entire room photographed. Was someone forgetting that this movie is set in 1912, a time when photography was extremely low-key to what it is today?mightymick
Corrected entry: When the ship is leaving Southhampton, there is an underwater shot of all three propellers starting to rotate together. This is incorrect as the middle turbine engine ran of the waste low pressure steam from the outer wing reciprocating engines, thus the outer engines would have to be running for some time before steam was fed to the turbine. The turbine was only used when getting the ship up to full speed, not maneuvering in ports. Also the three props started revolving at 60-70 revolutions per minute, this was a speed that would have given the ship 19 - 21 knots and the ship would have been wrecked in The Solent/Southampton waters if she was lucky with no loss of life.
Corrected entry: When the watchtower guys spot the iceberg, the shot cuts to the bridge and the helmsman. The helmsman is directed to come "hard a starboard" which is to the right, and right into the iceberg. The helmsman, however, is shown steering to port/left despite the original command.
Corrected entry: When the Titanic first set out in 1912, almost immediately after leaving the dock, the suction of her propellers drew in a neighbouring ship, the New York. It snapped its lines making sounds like gunshots and the ship came within several feet of slamming into the Titanic's stern. Only the quick thinking of the tugboat captains and Smith (who ordered a touch ahead on the port propeller) stopped it from actually making contact. You'd think that this event would've been at least noticed by Jack or Fabrizio who would've had front row seats, yet it's not mentioned at all in the movie.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Brock is reaching inside the safe to try and find the diamond, the sound of church bells can be heard in the background at various times.
Corrected entry: Among the items recovered from the ship is an old hand mirror. While suspension of disbelief allows us to accept that a mirror could last this long intact, the fact is that submerged in water, at that pressure the mirror would have turned streaked if not turned totally black.
Corrected entry: In most parts of the movie, the music the band is playing doesn't synchronize very well to how their bows move.
Corrected entry: In the dinner scene, Rose points out to Jack "John Jacob" (Astor), the richest man on the ship (and also a real person). During the sinking scene, he is seen holding onto a pole in the grand hall when the glass dome breaks and hundreds of tons of water come rushing in. This is not historically accurate, because he survived and was on a life boat the whole time. (No, he did not get on a life boat afterwards.)
Corrected entry: Jack hoists Rose up onto the railing at the front of the boat, and they stand there for several minutes. Having been at the front of a boat in San Francisco, I can say that the Jack and Rose would have been blown back and unable to stay on the railing due to the speed of the ship. Instead of a small breeze in Rose's hair, the wind would have been pushing them backwards.
Corrected entry: The lifeboats have S.S. Titanic on them. It is pretty ironic James Cameron went through such trouble for authenticity when the real name would be R.M.S. Titanic.
Corrected entry: Rose is battered by a torrent of oncoming water, pulled up over a sinking ship which is almost vertical and sucked underwater for about a minute fighting a powerful suction pull, yet the heart of the ocean remains in her pocket and she only discovers this little extra weight after the sinking.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Jack is handcuffed to the pipe below decks, the first shot shows the window totally submerged at least 5 feet underwater and Jack looking through the window. In the next shot, you see the top of the water through the window. This could not be possible since the ship is sinking.
Corrected entry: One of the misconceptions about the upper class and steerage passengers is that they were separated solely due to class reasons. First and I believe second class passengers had medical certificates that say they were free of disease, so they didn't have to pass through any kind of port check when they landed. One way of guaranteeing this was to keep them totally separated. This was common practice on the ocean liners of the time. Jack's being able to get into first class wasn't just improbable it was potentially dangerous.
Corrected entry: The real Titanic was not moored to the dock in England it was anchored out in deeper water in the harbor and passengers were shuttled out to it on smaller boats as the harbor was not deep enough right at the dock.
Corrected entry: Anyone who's ever been on a boat knows how dangerous it is to have a bigger boat floating nearby - it produces huge waves that make the little boat tilt and many times turn over. Now what kind of waves would such a huge ship as Titanic produce!? However, at the beginning of the movie, when Titanic is leaving the port, there is a fishing boat nearby with a fisherman in it - and nothing even moves.
Corrected entry: Near the beginning of the film, when the guy is showing old Rose the sinking simulation, it doesn't match what he's saying. In one place in particular, the lights switch off, then it cuts to an wide shot (you see the computer screen) and the lights go out again. This happens through-out the simulation.
Corrected entry: When the ship is sinking, you see the propellers come out of the water. When they first do come out, they are in one position. Howver, when the ship splits in half, the propellers are in a completely different position, and they couldn't have turned by themselves.
Corrected entry: James Cameron became so obsessed with the Titanic, that he has actually spent more time with the ship than those who sailed on it.
Corrected entry: The first three funnels all fall down the wrong way. By looking at the twisted metal remnants of the smokestacks at their original positions, it can be told that the 1st fell forward, the 2nd fell to starboard, and the 3rd fell back into the tear in the ship.
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Corrected entry: As the little boy is winding the string around his top and is about to throw it he has it upside down (pointed side up), yet when he throws it, it is in the correct position (with the point down).
Corrected entry: Throughout the film, Cora, the little third class girl, and her father speak with massively different accents. She sounds American whilst he speaks in a more likely cockney English. This is most noticeable in the departure scene where he says to her: "It's a big boat, ain't it?" and she replies in a perfect American accent, "But Daddy, it's a ship." Surely she would speak with roughly a similar accent to her father?
Corrected entry: When we see the Titanic moving at various times throughout the film, we can see smoke rising from all 4 funnels on top of the ship. However, on the Titanic there were only 3 working funnels, the 4th one was merely for decoration and to make it look more balanced.
Corrected entry: The whole manner in which upper class people speak has been dumbed down for the audience. High society people in the early part of the 20th century had a very refined manner of speaking; whatever they truly meant was masked with something more socially appropriate. For instance, when Rose's mother says something to the effect of: "Here comes that vulgar Brown woman. Let's move before she sits with us," she would have been considered extremely ill-mannered. In reality, she would have given some knowing glances, and said something more like: "It's getting very warm in here. Perhaps we should take a turn on the deck." Her friends, seeing Molly Brown approaching, would know exactly what she really meant.
Corrected entry: When water crashes through the dome why is it that water isn't pouring through the windows a deck lower? One hasn't even broken from water pressure because there isn't any water even touching it. A moment before when we saw the smokestack fall, one could see the encasing of the dome and the stairs' roof was submerging. The windows below must be broken and flooding when the water is crashing through the dome.
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.
Corrected entry: Following the captain's instructions to the Marconi Radio operator, you see one of the lifeboats beginning its descent to the sea. The name stenciled on the front of the lifeboat says "S.S. Titanic", when the Titanic was a "R.M.S." vessel.
Corrected entry: In the shot just before Jack is about to draw Rose's naked picture, Rose hands Jack a dime to pay for the drawing. However, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the portrait on the dime, was not the president until the late 1920's/early 1930's, therefore, a dime in 1912 would not have his picture on it.
Corrected entry: When Jack and Rose are fleeing along a passage the water causes a gasoline explosion in each light fixture it reaches. The Titanic would have had DC lighting, in which case the bulbs would have simply broken from the temperature differential and the water would have shorted out the entire circuit that the lightbulb was on.
Corrected entry: When Fabrizio is nearly sucked through the port hole into the grand staircase, he is pulled from a great distance. He manages to stop, and throws himself away from the porthole. However, this is much nearer to the porthole than he was when he was sucked through originally, and yet no longer has any problems with suction - as he even pauses before swimming away. The suction would not have disappeared this quick.
Corrected entry: Titanic hits the iceberg and probably moves a few metres until the engines stopped. After that, Titanic doesn't move an inch. But in a later scene, it shows a wide range view of Titanic (very wide 'cause Titanic appeared small), yet the iceberg was nowhere in sight.
Corrected entry: J. Gordon Ismay was an educated, intelligent man. He knew perfectly well who Sigmund Freud was. Rose, on the other hand, was an unmarried Edwardian society girl and wouldn't have even been allowed in a room where Freud's books were kept. She would most certainly not have been aware of his theories of penile envy.
Corrected entry: Eric Braeden, playing John Jacob Astor, is shown on boat deck level of the grand staircase when the glass dome collapses from the weight of the water. But when the real Astor's body was found, it was terribly crushed and covered with soot. In all likelihood, he was one of those unfortunates who was caught beneath the falling forward funnel.
Corrected entry: When the liferaft with the officers aboard returns to try and search for survivors in the water, one Officer shout's, 'Is anyone alive out there?' There is a distinct echoing. However, with just a flat ocean surely there is nothing to provide an echo of his voice.
Corrected entry: David Warner's character (Lovejoy) carries a polished, plated and highly-engraved handgun that Cal uses to shoot at Jack and Rose as the ship is sinking. The handgun is a Model 1911 Colt .45 calibre semi-automatic pistol. The problem is that the entire 1911 production (and well into 1912) of the Colt .45 was to fill a U.S. government contract for a new sidearm. Lovejoy's Colt wasn't manufactured until after the Titanic sank and thus, could not have been aboard the ship.
Corrected entry: In the departure scene at Southampton, the underwater shot shows the centre propeller begin to spin. The centre, turbine-driven, propeller was only deployed after the ship was in the open sea. It was a sort of "booster" engine that provided extra speed. It would not be used while in tight quarters.
Corrected entry: When Cal, Rose and Ruth are coming out of the cars, Rose emerges from the first. Lovejoy then opens the door on the second car for Ruth, who emerges clutching boxes. Then Cal gets out of the first car after Rose, holding the door open....for Ruth, who then climbs out of this car as well, empty handed. For this to happen, she would have had to climb out the first car, then into the second on the far side, deposited her boxes, before following Cal. Unlikely somehow.
Corrected entry: In the film the Titanic is seen with the stern high in the air, then splitting and crashing down into the sea, then rising almost vertical and finally sinking. This is not the way it actually happened. As the stern was rising the ship was also plunging forward towards the bottom. With the ship driving forward and down, and the stern trying to come up out of the water the combination of bending stress and water pressure serve to cause the hull to buckle upwards from the keel - not a top-down break as depicted in the film. The wreckage itself bears this out. The keel and shell plate remained attached to the stern long enough to pull it nearly vertical before shearing away. The nearly upright stern continued to settle into the sea since all of its compartments were now open to the water. The breakup and destruction of the midship section aft of the third funnel all happened underwater - out of view of the survivors. No one could have witnessed the actual breakup and survived. The stern never came crashing down as depicted in the film.
Corrected entry: It seems strange during the dinner scene that Rose's mother and Cal would make a point to mention that Jack is from third-class. Obviously they're trying to embarrass him, but it seems like they'd be causing more embarrassment to themselves to admit that they're actually sitting at the same table as (oh, horrors) someone from steerage. You'd think they would just ignore him as much as possible.
Corrected entry: When they first uncover the drawing and are cleaning it, Brock compares it to a photograph of 'The Heart of the Ocean'. This could not have been a color photograph of a necklace that had been missing since 1912. Color photographs dating from around 1910 were VERY grainy and had little depth and contrast. This picture is obviously in a circa 1930s post art deco style.Sereenie
Corrected entry: At the very beginning of when the Titanic is starting to initially sink and things are still relatively calm, some of the guards are calling for "women and children only" and the very first of the life boats are being loaded. However, a split second later the cameras pan back to the first few boats and one of the boats is half-filled with men.
Corrected entry: On Sunday, before the church service, we see Rose's mom tightening Rose's corset. Later that day, when Jack draws Rose, she doesn't have any red marks on her skin from wearing the corset. These things broke people's ribs. She should have had at least some indication that she had been wearing one.
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Corrected entry: When Titanic is first out and they speed up, Jack and his bud are looking at the dolphins. In the first shot you see the red line and the depth markings in white on the black hull of the boat. Then you see a solid black hull, no red, no markings, a second later, the markings are back.
Corrected entry: At the beginning of the film Old Rose and her granddaughter see the picture Jack drew and Rose's granddaughter comments, "Do you really think that is you Nanna?" Yet at the end of the film we see that everywhere Rose goes she keeps many pictures of herself as a young woman, so her granddaughter would have undoubtedly seen these pictures and their resemblance to the drawing.
Corrected entry: Shortly after the ship has struck the iceberg there is a left to right shot of part of the exterior of the ship which shows that the ship has a pronounced list. However, if you are familiar with the details of the Titanic you can see that the direction the ship's sloping in this shot seems to show that it's going down by the stern and not the bow, as it should be. Pay attention to the enclosed A deck promenade and bridge wing cabs.
Corrected entry: After Rose calls Brock Lovett, Brock and Bodine are talking on the boat's deck, Bodine says "Rose died on the Titanic when she was 17." Then he goes on to say later that she was an actress in her early 20's. Why would he say she died on the Titanic when she was 17 when he knew she had not?
Corrected entry: Cal leaves the necklace in the jacket, and Rose later ends up with it. The elderly Rose says it was a dreadful heavy thing. Yet, she doesn't notice it is there until she is already safe aboard the Carpathian. Surely Rose would have felt the weight of it before then, especially with the coat being soaking wet.
Corrected entry: In the scene of the nude drawing, there is no maid. In high-society 1912, Rose would have needed one to remove her corset and her dress. She could not have done this on her own and she certainly would have needed help getting back into it when he finished the drawing. You see her earlier with her maid, Trudy, lacing up her stays. Rose could not have gone without her corset because all her dresses would have been measured and cut with it on.
Corrected entry: On the "last sunset the Titanic ever saw", the sun is depicted as setting off the port beam. That would mean Titanic was heading north.
Corrected entry: The two men in the crows' nest are shown to each have a pair of binoculars to search for icebergs. However, the real men in the crows' nest did not have a single pair between them. They had left them at the port in Southhampton.
Corrected entry: The hole made by the iceberg in the movie is not as long as it should be-the hole left on the real Titanic was a staggering 91 metres (300 feet).
Corrected entry: The floors of both the Smoking and Dining Rooms used linoleum tiles in real life. Not carpets, as seen in the movie.
Corrected entry: As the ship's stern is rising, furniture is seen crashing towards the bow inside the ship. One piece of furniture is a bed, which slides down with the head and base facing the port and starboard sides of the ship. Rose's bed also faced a side of the ship. On the actual Titanic none of the beds in first class faced a side of the ship, they were always facing the bow or the stern. The proof of this can be seen in first class deck and furniture plans.
Corrected entry: It seems massively corny to me, the fact that there is only ONE iceberg in the Atlantic ocean (which spans hundreds and hundreds of miles) and the Titanic just happens to hit it. Surely there would have been more visible ice?
Corrected entry: When the kids are "making out" in the car below decks, numerous cars are visible. I used to subscribe to a magazine published by the Vintage Car Collectors' Association. One contributor estimated that, in light of the number of wealthy people on board, there could be as many as about three dozen cars sitting down there (with the wood, fabric, and tires gone, of course). He was refuted by a Titanic history buff who pointed out that two copies of the manifest existed. One went down with the boat and the other survived at the destination. Apparently the only car on board was the Peugeot that drove to the dock as the boat was ready to depart. Added error: that car would have been loaded days or weeks earlier.
Corrected entry: In real life, the stokers in the boiler room wore heavy clothing to shield them from the intense heat, not the simple light clothing they wore in the film.
Corrected entry: To seem more dramatic, several officers, crew and passengers exclaim that there are no more lifeboats on the ship, minutes before it sinks. However, the Titanic sank with two lifeboats never launched.
Corrected entry: When we see the old couple lying on their bed waiting for the ship to sink, the water rushing in under the bed does not rise.
Corrected entry: The large diamond necklace that Cal gives rose is called the heart of the ocean. Cal says its name in French; La coeur de la mer, which actually translates to: the heart of the SEA.
Corrected entry: When Murdoch gives the order 'hard to starboard' the helmsman turns the wheel to port, consequently, the ship moves to the left and thus gets hit on the starboard side. The issue ISN'T that the wheel is spun to port instead of starboard (that's not a mistake - check the corrections section). The mistake is that the ship should NOT have turned in the direction the wheel was spun - it should have turned to starboard, in accordance with the order.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Cal is shooting at Jack and Rose, he is using a 1911A1 colt .45, which some suggest would not have been available at the time. But even if it were, the problem is that that make and model only fires 7 rounds, which is to say 6 in the magazine and 1 in the chamber. Cal fires 8 rounds, but there is no indication that he stopped to reload. Check out Jane's weapons recognition guide for more details.
Corrected entry: The actors who plays Sven and his friends are not Swedish - their accent is too thick - but the guy who says "Talar fröken svenska?" probably is.
Corrected entry: Two quotes from the movie were taken from previous Titanic films. When Molly Brown makes the joke: "Why do they always insist of a healthy dinner like a damn Calvary charge?" it was said in 1953, in the first Titanic. And when the band is questioning why they are playing while no one is listening, the same question was asked by the band in A Night to Remember in 1958.
Corrected entry: According to the film, officer Murdoch murdered a passenger and then committed suicide, a point in the film that made his home town very angry and the film company donated £5000 to a charity, but Cameron has never appologized. According to eye witness accounts, he gave his lifejacket to a passenger and went down with the ship.
Corrected entry: The diamond in the film, "La Coeur de la Mer," is supposed to be a diamond owned by Louis XVI and lost during the French Revolution, which Lovett refers to also as the "Blue Diamond of the Crown." In one early scene Lovett mentions to Rose that "Today it would be worth more than the Hope Diamond." This is impossible: the diamond of which he speaks is in fact the Hope Diamond, which was also owned by Louis XVI, lost during the French Revolution, heart-shaped, and known as the Blue Diamond of the Crown while owned by the French monarchy. The two stones are one and the same. Also, the Hope was recut sometime in the early 19th century to its present oval shape, so that it had lost its heart-shaped form a century before Titanic sailed; this makes "The Heart of the Ocean" something of a misnomer. Needless to say the Hope Diamond was never on board Titanic, and is now lodged safely in the Smithsonian rather than lying at the bottom of the ocean.
Corrected entry: There's a scene where a woman from steerage takes her 2 kids to their room as the boat is sinking and tells them a happily-ever-after story which we assume means they're giving up hope of escaping and planning to go down with the boat. Also, in the same sequence, an old couple clutches each others' hands as water wells up next to their bed. Later, after we've all cried over the death of the woman and 2 kids, they are in a large scene in the background hopping on a lifeboat.
Corrected entry: There is a shot looking down at the Titanic leaving the harbor, if you look closely, people on one side of the ship are on the other side as well.
Corrected entry: If you look real closely at the brass buttons on the captain's jacket, you can see that they were apparently made in 1922 - ten years after the ship sank.
Corrected entry: At the end of the movie when Rose releases Jack in the water, she hears the lifeboat with the crew coming back for survivors. She lifts her head up and sees the boat going in the opposite direction of her. She then jumps off the piece of wood and goes to her left to get the whistle. When she blows the whistle she once again looks straight up ahead and sees the boat. How could the boat have gone all the way around to her new position in a matter of a few seconds?
Corrected entry: Why oh why is one of the people getting on the life boats wearing a digital watch? Surely they weren't around in 1912?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, you can see one of the workers from the boiler rooms in steerage just as Cal comes looking for the little girl, but in history books, no one from the boiler rooms survived.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Corrected entry: Just before the Titanic sinks some people slide on the wood corridor. A skate was used to create the effect, and you can see it under them in some scenes.
Corrected entry: How is it that the lights stay on so long while the ship is sinking. They don't totally go out until about the time the ship breaks in half (although about a third of the boat is underwater by then). The excuse could be made that there are multiple circuits for the lights in the ship, but there is at least one wide shot that shows all of the lights on the entire ship flicker at the same time. Also, I have been on a few modern day cruise ships and they have hardly any lights illuminating the outside decks at night yet the Titanic seems to have an abundance of outside lighting.
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.
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.
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.
Corrected entry: When trying to steer around the iceberg, they put the propellers in reverse. If they wanted the bow to turn left, they would have turned better and faster had they left the propellers in forward to push the stern to the right to force the bow to the left.
Corrected entry: When the order is given to turn to starboard to avoid the iceberg, the wheel is spun to port, the opposite direction.
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.
Corrected entry: When they send a distress call for help from any near-by ships, they send a CQD morse-code message in the film. However, in reality the CQD distress call was replaced by the SOS the same year that the Titanic went down. The Titanic was actually the first ship to ever use the SOS - not the CQD used in the film. Also, because the new distress call was only new, the near-by ship didn't recognise it for what it was, and didn't come to help.
Corrected entry: The crew make the phonecall for help at about midnight. The answering ship says it will be there for rescue in approximately four hours. The ship turns up in broad sunlight. At 4am?
Corrected entry: In the Southampton scene when the boat is leaving dock, if you look closely, you can see a distant beach behind the boat. This is the landscape of where they filmed.
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