Titanic (1997)

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Corrected entry: The lifejackets in the movie have the wrong number of cork pieces. In real life each side had six pieces but in the movie there are twelve. (02:37:00)

Correction: The real life jackets had numerous pieces of cork sewn into pockets. Some jackets have 6 pockets on each side (front and back). Some have 10, and some have 12. These can be confirmed by looking at historic photos from the disaster.

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Corrected entry: When the water breaks into the bridge, Captain Smith is standing next to the wheel. In the next shot he's been replaced by his stunt double. (02:25:55)

Correction: Once the windows are about to break Captain Smith turns his back to the camera and we don't see his face again. Therefore it is impossible to say if it's Bernard Hill or the stunt double we are seeing on screen.

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: In the scene where Jack is drawing Rose he turns his sketchbook a few times and the way that he turns the book does not match up to the direction that it winds up when he's actually drawing. (01:23:10)

Lynette Carrington

Correction: He has his sketchbook landscape in his lap when getting Rose into position. He then turns it portrait as he adjusts himself, then turns it back landscape as he exhales before he starts drawing.

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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.

A Demon Premium member

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.

Correction: This is not true. In a publication by the Daily Mirror in 1910, it was made publicly knowledgeable that cosmetics were for literate classes to wear. With this publication, cosmetics become a lot more common among the wealthy. Therefore, to say that the ladies would not be wearing makeup is absurd. Titanic sailed almost 2 years after this publication. By then, makeup would have been readily available.

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Corrected entry: When the Titanic hits the iceberg, it shows a shot from inside the cargo hold, later it shows another one, it's really just the same shot looped. Note a barrel right behind the large white pole and a small stick in front of it. (01:36:30)

Brooks Jr.

Correction: There are a total of 3 shots showing a barrel by a white pole. In all 3 shots, the barrel's reaction to the water is different. In the first it is blasted over by the water. On the second it is knocked over and rolls off with the third being blasted forwards and up over some bags.

Corrected entry: When Jack tucks Lovejoy's cigarette in his ear, it swaps between pointing in an 11 o'clock position, and a 9 o'clock. (00:43:00)

Sacha Premium member

Correction: The cigarette is pointed at 11 while he is still touching it. As he lowers his hand, the cigarette settles in the 9 o clock position.

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.

A Demon Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scene where Rose is looking at Jack on the bow of the ship, you can see a tiny bit of desert behind him. (01:19:25)

Correction: What you are seeing is cloud formations tinted gold from the setting sun. Not a desert.

A Demon Premium member

Indeed. So funny to post a "mistake" like that. They shot it all inside a studio, nowhere near any desert. Why would there be a desert?


They quite famously built a full-scale replica of the Titanic at the Fox Baja Studios in Rosarito, Mexico, and a lot of shots were on that replica. Rosarito isn't exactly a desert but it's not lush and verdant either. The cloud formations were real clouds, outside.

It was only about 60% of the ship that built for the film.

A Demon Premium member

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.

A Demon Premium member

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 Titanic is departing Southampton they are using American tugboats, not the shorter English tugboats. (00:25:30)

Melissa J Crosby

Correction: This is incorrect. The tug boats depicted are British built vessels and can be seen on images taken of the Titanic when departing Southampton.

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.

Correction: I checked and he immediately turned to talk to someone else, he does not move his lips other than to talk to the man after he turns his head.

Corrected entry: When Rose and Jack are running down the corridor after the water breaks down the doors and comes rushing in, Rose has on flat shoes instead of heels. This was probably done for safety reasons. (00:34:30)

Correction: Rose changed her shoes after Jack made a portrait of her in the state room. Her shoes wouldn't have been heels because her attire was "casual." She would have been wearing flats, not heels.

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.

Correction: Cal is holding the necklace with his fingers behind her head.

Corrected entry: When Jack and his friend are standing on the bow, looking at the dolphins swimming ahead of the ship, the dolphins are clearly Pacific white-sides, not any Atlantic species. (00:30:45)

Correction: Those are striped dolphins which look very similar to pacific white-sided dolphins except for their dorsal fins. These dolphins had dorsal fins that were too dark to be pacific white-sided dolphins.

Corrected entry: When Rose demands to be taken down in the elevator to look for Jack, the shadows cast on Rose's face are moving down. Surely if the elevator is moving down, then the shadows cast from outside the elevator would be moving up on Rose's face. (01:55:15)

Correction: Each floor would be lit in front of the elevator - as the elevator goes down, the bulb rises up, relatively, creating a shadow moving down.

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 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. (02:54:05)

Correction: There is a newspaper report saying the statue was turning green by 1902. And newspaper reports from 1906 actually say the statue was entirely green by then and people were protesting to leave it green as opposed to the city who, at first, wanted to paint her back brown. It is even mentioned on statue of liberty frequently asked questions that she was all the way green by 1906.

Corrected entry: When Jack gets handcuffed the master of arms says 'over here, son', the way he addressed him since the diamond was found in his pocket. The subtitles read 'over here, sir'. He surely wouldn't call a third-class delinquent 'sir'. (01:47:50)


Correction: Firstly, the subtitles are correct. Secondly, as a member of the ship's crew, he would have been trained to be polite to passengers regardless of their social class.

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.

Correction: The glass dome was, in fact, lit from the back at night time.

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: 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.

Correction: How do you know it's the same blanket? It seems more likely this is just one "type" of blanket that White Star, the company that owns Titanic, would have supplied to its cruise ships. All the deck chairs would likely have blankets put on them or be placed nearby for passengers to use when they're sitting out on the deck. It would be logical that all of the blankets were the same color and design. Therefore, you'd see more than one person covered with the same plaid blanket.

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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.


Correction: Yes it would if the pressure below decks is higher than atmospheric pressure. Or the water is being expelled by the ship's pumps, in an effort to slow down the sinking.


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

Correction: More likely doesn't mean absolutely, and 5 seconds is plenty of time to change grip.


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

Correction: That far north, at that time of the year, the sun is always in the southern part of the sky, both morning and afternoon.


Corrected entry: Why does Brock call Caledon a 'son of a bitch' during the dive? At that time he doesn't know he was a bad guy. He was just a wealthy man who lost some expensive jewelry at a ship disaster.

Jacob La Cour

Correction: In this instance the phrase is just a generic expression, not a condemnation of his personality.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: On deck during the sinking Cal says about Jack's drawing 'Too bad I didn't keep it. It will be worth a lot more in the morning'. But he did keep it! He actually even put it back in the safe.

Jacob La Cour

Correction: Cal meant with him when he gets off the ship. Since the ship is sinking, the safe will be at the bottom of the ocean very shortly. Besides he was probably being sarcastic.

Gavin Jackson

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.

Correction: I believe the 'rain' to be spitting from the water used in the shot on set. Many of the scenes were filmed in a studio where rain would not occur.

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?


Correction: The short answer to the questions in this submission is "no". In 1912, passenger manifests were notoriously inaccurate, especially international transports like the Titanic. The ship made two stops before heading across the Atlantic (France and Ireland); people got on and off the ship in both places with poor record keeping. Accounts still today differ on the number of people lost in the accident, mainly because no accurate passenger manifest could be verified. International IDs were non-existent for most immigrant passengers, and many changed their names upon arrival in America. It would not have been unusual at all for someone with a new name to have "emerged" from the rescued passengers, and in the confusion and chaos surrounding the sinking, most immigrant passengers melted into the community. Rose could have reported her papers lost on the ship (a last minute passenger, much like Jack was in the movie) and gotten a new birth certificate in that era without much difficulty.


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.


Correction: We don't know what the dress was actually used for, it could have been for lounging around without a corset or something like that. Therefore we cannot determine whether she needed a corset and whether she wore one during these scenes. As for her underclothes, the chemise and drawers she would have been wearing wouldn't take too long to take off.


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.


Correction: Except this is what the crew actually did. The Titanic was poorly designed in this manner, where reversing caused much slower turning.


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?


Correction: What does that have to do with anything? Low-key or not, Cal was rich and if he wanted it all photographed, he could get his wish anytime.


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.

Correction: Correct, the central propeller was powered by a low pressure turbine taking waste steam from the port and starboard reciprocating engines but was not independently controlled. It would be set in motion virtually at the same time as forward gears were engaged. The only difference was the central prop would not engage whilst in reverse gear. Note that this was the first time Titanic was leaving Southampton and the shipping channel is very narrow so under tug power only, maneuvering a ship of that size required ships power to assist, so 60 / 70 revolutions, whilst would propel the ship at around 21 knots in the open sea, maneuvering would require bursts of such revolutions. If you notice, actual history records that Titanic's propellers created sufficiently strong suction that moorings broke on "SS New York" and brought her on a collision course with "Titanic"

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.

Correction: In fact both the command and the helmsman's actions are correct. In 1912, commands were given relative to rudder position, and were, in fact, reversed. This stemmed from the days of non powered vessels, where the tiller would be pushed to the right (starboard) in order to make a port turn. The same is true for Titanic. In order to make a left (port) turn, the front of the rudder would have to point to the starboard (right) side. Although confusing today, this was the correct command in Titanic's day.

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.

Correction: There were several real life events concerning the Titanic that were not portrayed in the movie. The fictional characters Jack and Fabrizio were at the bow of the ship looking forward through the departure, unlikely they would have noticed the near collision taking place at the stern.

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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.

Correction: The sound you're describing is so faint, indistinct, and muffled behind dozens of more prominent background noises that it could be the "clang" of any number of things aboard the ship.

JC Fernandez

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: You can see land behind Thomas Andrews when Rose, Ruth and Cal are touring the ship, very noticeable when he says about the lifeboats "it was thought by some, that the deck would look too cluttered."

Correction: Actually if you look very very well, you can see that it is a close up of Victor, and the background image would look distorted and what appears to be land or ice, it's just the thing that the ropes form the funnels are connected to.

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. (00:16:40)

Correction: I visited a huge exhibit of artifacts brought up from the Titanic that included bottles, glasses plates and personal belongings. Many of the artifacts, after being cleaned up, were in excellent condition. It appears that after all those years at the bottom many metal and glass objects were able to survive unscathed. As early as 1835 mirrors were created by depositing a thin layer of metallic silver onto glass; silver would not streak or turn black, regardless of the pressure.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: When Jack and Rose enter the water and everyone is still splashing around, a speedboat and banana boat can be seen quite in the background.

Correction: No, they can't, because they don't exist. The scene was shot in a tank, indoors. The more distant swimmers are CGI, as is the rest of the background, which is pitch dark. There are no such boats.


Corrected entry: When Titanic cracks in two, one of the funnels is rectangular, not round.

Correction: I've seen this movie well over a dozen times and have reviewed the sinking scene. I can't spot any indication of a change in the funnel shapes. Please provide a time code or advise which one of the funnels becomes rectangular.

BocaDavie Premium member

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.

Lummie Premium member

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.)

Correction: John Jacob Astor IV died on the Titanic. His wife Madeleine survived, but he did not. He was not, however, inside the ship when it sank, but was swimming away and crushed by the forward funnel when it collapsed.

Tailkinker Premium member

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.

Correction: Titanic's top speed was 23 knots (about 26 miles per hour). A strong breeze, yes, but certainly withstandable.


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.

Correction: The real Titanic's lifeboats were labelled "S.S. Titanic". An original nameplate from one of the lifeboats still survives to prove it.

Jeff Swanson

Corrected entry: At the end of the drawing scene, Jack dates his finished portrait of Rose as 1914, two years after the titanic sank.

Correction: Untrue. The drawing very clearly reads "April 14 1912".

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When Rose finds Jack in the room where he's handcuffed to the pipes, the bow of the Titanic is already under water so it's angled, but on the desk's upper edge, you can see that the water is still parallel to the floor.

Correction: An optical illusion. The angle in which the ship has sunk by this point is subtle and really only noticeable when looking at the larger scale of the whole ship. In smaller areas the differences are negligible, especially given that the water is rarely still.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: 100% of the audio in this movie was added in post production, including voices.

Correction: This is NOT true. During the painting scene, Leo flubs the line "Over on the bed.the couch." The director even said so.

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.

Correction: Given the circumstances, I think it is reasonable that your not going to notice something like that.

A Demon Premium member

Corrected entry: Old Rose's earrings are ones that dangle with big, round silvery pearls at the ends when she starts telling her story. But when we next see her, (after the drawing scene) and also after she has finished her narrative, her earrings are like stacks of little square metal disks.

Correction: Her earrings are not the only thing to change... her entire wardrobe changes (as well as the wardrobe of the rest of her audience), suggesting her story was not spun in one sitting. Considering Rose's advanced age and the extreme detail of her narrative it's unlikely her story was delivered uninterrupted.

JC Fernandez

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.

Correction: This is incorrect. At first, Jack sees the water slowly start to rise against the window, but he hasn't yet panicked. A few minutes later on in the movie, now the window is "underwater" and at this, Jack sees the water begin to come into the room, and then starts to panic and yell, "Hello, can anybody hear me?"

Corrected entry: When Rose is about to board the ship in the beginning of the movie, her maid Trudy is carrying two black and beige hat boxes. These are cardboard hat boxes produced and sold by Ikea in the mid-nineties. (00:21:35 - 00:22:30)

Correction: Black and beige are common colors and the Ikea items are undoubtedly replicas

Corrected entry: Jack claims to have visited the Santa Monica Pier, which did not begin construction until 1916.

Correction: On September 9, 1909, after sixteen months of construction, the Santa Monica Municipal Pier opened to the public.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Jack is about to leave the first class dinner party he was invited to, he tells Rose, "It's time for me to row with the other slaves," etc. He then hands Rose a yellow piece of paper, but when she opens it up to read it, it is then white. (01:04:35 - 01:05:10)

Correction: This has already been corrected, the paper is of an off-white color.

Corrected entry: When Rose writes the note to put in the safe with Jack's drawing, she is using a fine-pointed pen. But when Cal retrieves the note later, the ink appears much darker and thicker, as if it had been written with a felt tip pen.

Correction: Or as though the ink had soaked into the paper...

Phixius Premium member

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.

Correction: They were also under the impression that American's didn't bring any disease, which is how Jack was able to get onto the ship with out going through inspection in the first place. (hint: he told that guy he was American and they let him through) Since Jack has an American accent all he would have to do was talk and they'd let him straight through.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Jack is taking off his shoes & whatnot, Jack takes off his jacket twice.

Correction: No he doesn't; he has one jacket on which he takes off first, then he takes off a vest.


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.

Correction: Wrong. Titanic docked at the White Star dock in Southampton, where the scene we see is set. See http://www.titanic-titanic.com/southampton.shtml. It was at Cherbourg, her first port of call that she was too large for the docks and had to lay off in the harbour.

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. (00:26:55)

Correction: Having served onboard an Aircraft carrier for nearly 5 years I am very familiar with the wake a large ship can produce. The scene you refer to did not finish, that is the wake that was produced had not had enough time to reach the small vessel. The speed of the Titanic is approx 8 - 10 knots as she exits the port. The wake from her would have amounted to about 1 to maybe 2 feet of swell. Even when it did reach the small boat it would have been exciting bobbing up and down on the wake but it would not have capsized the small fishing boat. I have seen this played out with our carrier many times. One instance in the harbor of Japan, many small craft from 10 - 15 feet in length were rocked by our wake as we passed them at less than 20' but none ever capsized or had the occupants thrown overboard. They were Greenpeace demonstrators and put themselves in harms way for their beliefs and were far closer to us than the fisherman was to the Titanic, a ship of equal size to us.

James Rowell

Corrected entry: The Titanic strikes the iceberg on the right side of the ship. But when we see the wall on the inside bow of the ship get torn up, it is obviously on the left side.

Gavin Jackson

Correction: How can you distinct between what side it's on? Both of the sides are white and are curved outward. There is nowhere near enough evidence to conclude which side of the ship the water is entering.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Rose is getting the axe from it's glass case she is wearing a pink patterned dress, when she is breaking Jack's handcuffs moments later she is wearing a light pink dress with a blue wrap/cardigan thing. How did she find time to change when the ship was sinking?

Correction: She is always wearing the same dress, she just has a coat on over it and she takes it off revealing the light pink dress with a blue wrap you saw.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Jack is going to sketch Rose, before she gets on the couch she hands him a coin: a Roosevelt dime, minted in 1946.

Correction: This has already been corrected at least once - it's a Barber dime, entirely correct for the period. Please check these things before submitting.

Tailkinker Premium member

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.

Correction: After watching this scene a few times, you're right that he says things a little before they happen or vice versa, but that isn't a mistake, that is just human error. Also when he says something earlier than what is shown on the simulation; it gives him time to explain what is happening.


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.

Correction: Water pressure inside the engine room could have forced the shafts to turn while the ship was taking on water and sinking.

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.

Correction: Well of course he did, it's hardly trivia. The real Titanic only sailed for 4 days and it's not unreasonable to spend more than four days with the ship when you're studying 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. (02:35:50 - 02:41:50)

Correction: In the film, the first funnel did infact fall forwards, crushing some people. It is not shown in the film how the second funnel falls, so that can't be said. As for the third funnel, it could not have fallen backwards into the gap. This is because of the slant in which the ship was at; it is highly impossible for the funnel to fall backwards with gravity pulling it the other way.

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).

Correction: I do that all the time. That's the way the top is thrown. The string is wound in such a way that it flips the top when you throw it.

Garlonuss Premium member

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?

Correction: Father and daughter don't always speak alike. She could have lived with her mother and then her mother died or something then he took her in so that could be an explanation, also the longer you live some were the harder it is to get rid of the accent so maybe her father lived somewhere and got that accent and she never picked it up because they lived somewhere else. My friend's parents have a South African accent but she speaks just like the California girl she is.


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.

Correction: This has already been submitted and corrected. Here's the earlier correction: The first smokestack was fully functional, as were the middle two. The aft most smokestack was a dummy funnel. It provided not balance but lighting and ventilation to the engineering spaces below decks. There were steam valves on it that could be mistaken for smoke while discharging, plus exhaust from the other 3 is blown backwards over the 4th, giving it the appearance of producing just as much smoke as them.

K.C. Sierra

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 the scene where Rose lets go of Jack's hand and he sinks to the bottom, if you look closely enough, you can see Jack blink, even though he is supposed to be dead already.


Correction: He never blinks. It's not a living person being used for this shot anyway, it's a dummy, so it's impossible.

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. (00:50:40)


Correction: This is a generalisation about a large section of society. It is not possible to say that all high-society people would act in the same way. It's not a movie mistake to make it easier for the audience to understand, it's not different from having foreigners speak English in their own country to avoid subtitles.


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. (02:36:35)

Correction: Glass is normally strong enough to withstand slight water pressure, and there is a probability that the windows are submerged on both sides, so the same force is imposed on each side of them, so they will not break.

Andy Benham Premium member

Corrected entry: After the water has broken through the glass dome above the grand staircase and they show the water pouring down the hallway, you can see the dolly tracks as the camera goes back.


Correction: It's actually the pattern on the carpet that you are seeing. Pause the DVD as soon as the sequence starts.

Corrected entry: When the plates are falling on the floor near the end of the movie, if you watch when the camera shows the sideways shots of all the crashing plates, there is another cabinet in the background with vases and cups on it that aren't even moving.


Correction: In general many of the vases and cups did not move but if you watch carefully you can see that about half of the vases and cups do move slightly in the direction of the plates falling.

Corrected entry: At the end of the dinner scene when the men rise to go to the smoking room Jack hands Molly a pen which he borrowed for writing the note for Rose but the note is clearly in pencil. (01:02:05 - 01:02:50)

Correction: It's a mechanical pencil, not a pen. Note the shape of the point, below Molly's little finger as she moves it to her bag. This is typical of mechanical pencils of the era. A pen would be a cylinder without a point at either end.

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: 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.

Correction: The lifeboats on the actual Titanic did say "S.S. Titanic."

Corrected entry: When the ship splits in half, one of the passengers falls upwards, defying gravity.


Correction: This never happens. No one ever falls upwards.

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.

Correction: The dime that Rose hands to Jack is a Barber dime, minted until 1916, and it features Miss Liberty, whose head is facing towards the right. The Roosevelt dime, features Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who faces the opposite direction, towards the left, and this dime has been minted since 1946.

Super Grover Premium member

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. (02:17:10)

Correction: The lights would have been wired in parallel so that if one of them failed the rest would still remain lit both for safety and to make identification of the failed bulb easy. If the lights were wired in series then failure of one would lead to darkness and all would have to be checked to determine which one had to be replaced. Note that this behaviour is not linked to whether the current is AC or DC.


Corrected entry: In the side view of the ship, you can see smoke coming out of all 4 smokestacks. The first one was not a working smokestack, but was there for balance.

Ellen Ricketson 1

Correction: The first smokestack was fully functional, as were the middle two. The aft most smokestack was a dummy funnel. It provided not balance but lighting and ventilation to the engineering spaces below decks. There were steam valves on it that could be mistaken for smoke while discharging, plus exhaust from the other 3 is blown backwards over the 4th, giving it the appearance of producing just as much smoke as them.

James Rowell

Corrected entry: When Rose and Jack join the steerage party he unbuttons his uncomfortable collar. Thereafter it hangs loose either in front of or behind the shoulders alternatingly. (01:05:00)


Correction: Well, everyone is dancing during the party, so his collar is most likely moving around because of how active he is.

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.

Correction: Once the water level equalized with the water level inside the porthole, the suction would disappear. We see the water cover the porthole just as he is climbing up.


Corrected entry: Titanic sank on its Maiden Voyage but where was it built? Right at the back of Titanic, there is something that says Liverpool which is in England but the flag it has belongs to either Australia or New Zealand.

Correction: Titanic was built at the legendary Harland and Wolff shipyards in Belfast. The 'Liverpool' notation has nothing to do with where she was built, it is her port of registry. The flag on the stern is the British Blue Ensign, flown by ships on British government service. In this case, Titanic had the right to fly this flag because Captain Smith was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve.

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.

Correction: After the collision, the Titanic moves quite more than a few meters (remember she was going at full speed); and the iceberg is not likely to just stand close to the ship in order to appear in a shot some 15 minutes later, it keeps sailing on as if nothing happened.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Kate Winslet pays Leonardo DiCaprio for the picture he drew, she pays with a Mercury head dime (not a Roosevelt dime as has already been submitted). The Titanic sank in 1912 and Mercury head dimes were not made until 1916. (01:22:25)

Correction: Upon very close examination, the dime is in fact the correct Barber dime, minted from 1892 - 1916, not a Mercury dime.

Corrected entry: When Rose spits into Cal's face there's too much liquid to be spit. Apparently they used KY Jelly. (01:53:20)


Correction: The spit is realistic, there isn't too much liquid.

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.

Correction: Just because Rose was not formally allowed to study Freud, or other subjects, does not mean her parents, (mother especially), did not educate her privately as many families in that time period did. Also, being from a wealthy family, until their father lost all the money, she could have had access to a library at home and studied on her on.

Mark English

Corrected entry: When Jack and Rose are spitting, the rising sun is to Titanic's right. That means they're going south, not west or north.

Correction: When Jack is teaching Rose how to spit, they are interrupted by her Mother, Molly Brown and others. Then, they sound the call for supper/dinner. The sun would be setting at dinner time, not rising, therefore the sun is on the correct side of the ship.


Corrected entry: After introducing Molly Brown, Rose says that "they're steaming west". But in that scene the rising sun is to Titanic's left, which means they're going north- and at full speed.

Correction: Most people who don't know much about navigation assume that you go straight west from Great Britain to New York, however, it is actually quicker to go slighty north and follow the curvature of the earth since it is narrower at that point. Rose proably just assumed (incorrectly) like most people that they went straight west.

shortdanzr Premium member

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. (02:29:05)

Correction: It is not known how JJ Astor died. Check out this page for more details: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Carpathia/page12.htm.

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.

Correction: Yes, there is - the iceberg.

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. (01:51:30)

Correction: Well, he was an ex-cop, and being Cal's bodyguard, he had to carry something. Besides, Cal's father is a very rich man. He was probably able to pull some strings to get Lovejoy the pistol.

Corrected entry: When Cal is searching for Rose on the Carpathia, she covers up her face so that he doesn't see her. But when the ship gets to New York, she is standing on the bow without anything covering her face, so Cal should be able to spot her straight away.

Correction: She hides her face because he's close to her. When she is standing at the bow, he's not anywhere around, so she's not afraid he'll see her.


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. (00:26:40)

Correction: Historical evidence states that the Titanic did start up its middle propeller, which nearly caused a major accident as the drag of the central propeller sucked another ship towards her.

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.

Correction: The person to get out after Rose is not Ruth, but Rose's maid, Trudy. It does look like Ruth, but on closer inspection it makes sense to be Trudy as she would be carrying hand luggage like boxes, and is not dressed quite as well as Ruth.

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. (02:35:15)


Correction: New research of the wreck has proved that the ship broke apart on the surface and the stern, did in fact, came crashing down. It then lifted back up like a top and sank to the bottom straight up and down. That is why when they discovered the wreckage it looked like it was run over by a steamroller.

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. (00:59:20)


Correction: Jack was only there because he saved Rose's life, so to have ignored him would have been considered extremely rude and ungrateful, even if he is from steerage.

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.


Correction: He never has a colour photo, all ones of the necklace are black and white, possibly with a slight sepia tinge.

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.

Correction: It depends what side of the ship the boats were on. On the port (left) side, 2nd Officer Lightoller took "Women and Children Only" literally. It is him who says this in the film, and wouldnt allow any men. However on the starboard side, 1st Officer Murduch did allow men on if there were no more women willing to get in.

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. (01:09:25 - 01:22:40)

Correction: Rose would have been a corset wearer for some years so the red marks would be minimal, that and the fact that a corset needs something under it to stop it getting dirty with sweat, etc., would stop most red marks.

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. (00:30:40)

Correction: Ships bounce up and down in the water. It is most likely that the depth marks are not visible because they are completely submerged underwater when the bow is at the bottom of a "bounce". When the red part and the depth markings are visible again, the bow of the ship is at the top of its "bounce", so this is clearly not a mistake.

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.

Correction: She may be able to see the resemblance but she may have difficulty believing that it's her grandmother. I think most of us would have some doubts if a very aged relative claimed that a drawing just retrieved from the Titanic was of them.


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.

Correction: I'm sure Cameron would have noticed if he'd shot the ship sinking by the stern. The angle of the shot makes it appear that way. In the scene where the ship splits in two, it looks like the bow is level and the stern is falling down and back, despite this not being the case - both apparent errors are just deceptive angles.

Corrected entry: When Jack and Rose are running through the boiler room, notice their clothes are perfectly clean, even after they ran through the smoke and such. (01:19:35)

Correction: I see no reason at all why their clothes would get dirty, smoke may make their clothes smell but that's about all.


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?

Correction: They are trying to figure out if the old woman was the same Rose that reportedly died on the Titanic (her family never found her, so she was listed as missing, presumed dead). They say Rose DeWitt Bukator died on the Titanic when she was 17. Then they say that they've traced the old woman, Rose Calvert, back to the early 20's (the 1920's, not her 20's) when she was Rose Dawson, the actress. They can't know for sure if it is the same person.


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.

Correction: She may have meant that it was heavy for a piece of jewelry, but since most jewelry isn't that heavy, that's not saying much. Once the coat gets wet (in addition to everything else Rose is going through at that time) it's doubtful that she would have even noticed the little extra weight in the pocket.


Corrected entry: When Rose is coming to New York on her rescue ship, she is looking at the Statue of Liberty. Her view of the Statue is only possible from dry land.

Correction: The footage was shot from the deck of a real boat.

Corrected entry: When Jack and Rose are kissing after Rose's flying session, her hand is around his neck..suddenly there's a cut and it's right by her side..so quick.... (01:19:35)

Correction: Her hand doesn't go anywhere. They start to kiss and she puts her hand on his neck, and in the next shot her hand is still there. There are no more shot changes after this.

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. (01:22:25)

Correction: Rose could, in fact, have removed her own corset, because corsets have closures in the front as well as lacings up the back. And I can certainly remove my own formal dresses that fasten up the back, so I'd hope that she could have as well. As for getting it back on, I'm sure Jack would have been more than willing to lend a hand. Also, the dress she changes into is the blue lounge dress that likely wouldn't have needed a corset.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Jack is trying to convince Rose to get on the boat without him, Cal comes up and wraps his coat around her. In the very next shot, the coat is all the way on, rather than simply wrapped around her shoulders. (02:11:25)

Correction: When Cal puts the coat on, the next shot the coat is still on her shoulders. The next few shots keep going back and forth from Jack to Cal to Rose and while it seems unlikely that she managed to put the coat on fully there was enough time when the camera is not on her she could have put it on.

Lummie Premium member

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. (01:19:30)

Correction: When crossing the Atlantic the normal route is to go north and cross the ocean where it's the narrowest. That's why they were in such cold waters to begin with.

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.

Correction: They never show the men in the crow's nest with binoculars, and they even make a point to show one officer asking another if he had found them. The officer replies "I haven't seen them since we left Southampton."

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).

Correction: It is a common mistake that the "hole" was 300 feet wide, but in fact it was just a series of little holes that caused the Titanic to sink. There never was one big gash, as it is often told. Plus, the size of the Titanic could mislead the people to think that the "hole" wasn't even that big.

Corrected entry: If Rose and her mother both survived the Titanic, why didn't her mother go looking for Rose, seeing as how she became an actress?

Correction: First of all, we don't know that Rose's mother never went looking for her. But even if she picked up on "Rose Dawson" as the name Rose gave for herself at the end and did look for her, Rose could have run away to another town to become an actress, and used a stage name. She could have been a theater actress instead of a screen actress as well, so her mother may never have seen her.


Corrected entry: When the ship hits the iceberg, it goes back to boiler room No. 6, which is no further back then the front well deck. But when Jack and Rose look over the side of the ship, the iceberg is at least half way back. (01:37:45)

Correction: The *hole* only went to boiler room 6. The *iceberg* actually travelled the whole length of the ship.

Corrected entry: The floors of both the Smoking and Dining Rooms used linoleum tiles in real life. Not carpets, as seen in the movie.

Correction: The Titanic did have carpeting in the dining room - It was one of the first ocean liners to do so.

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. (02:33:20)

Correction: There is no evidence to suggest it is a first class cabin shown. In fact it looks inferior to the standard first class cabins, so I would suggest it's actually second class.

David Mercier

Corrected entry: It was the first film to gross over a then unheard sum of $400 million in the U.S. alone.


Correction: Star Wars: A New Hope grossed over $400 million before Titanic.

Timothy Cheseborough

Corrected entry: When Rose is about to jump off the back of the boat there is a long shot of her and she is wearing black socks. But when Jack helps her back over she slips because her red shoes get caught on her dress. (00:37:35)

Correction: She's wearing her red shoes the whole scene. At one point her shadow is over her feet and they look dark, but the toes are still pointy like her shoes.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the Titanic is moving away from the dock, there is a little girl waving from a man's shoulders on the dock. This is the same girl that Jack danced with on the boat in the third-class party.

Correction: They're not on the dock, they're standing very close to Jack and Fabrizio on the deck.

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?

Correction: Not necessarily close enough that we would be able to see it in the dark. At daylight, survivors saw icebergs around them in every direction, and the Titanic had entered an ice field, which wasn't visible during the night. If Titanic hadn't hit that iceberg, chances were she would have hit another one within a few more minutes.

Corrected entry: The lift operator says to Rose "Sorry miss, but the lifts are closed," in an English accent. But later, in an Irish accent he says "I'm goin' back up, I'm going back up."

Correction: In 1912 British society, it was much less acceptable to have an accent other than an English one so it's not impossible to imagine people to hide or tone down their own accent and then being unable to maintain it under pressure.

Corrected entry: When Jack orders Rose to get into the lifeboat, Cal wraps his coat around her and says 'Come on'. Look into the night sky - it's a giant black curtain. Look very carefully, it's there, because you can make out the creases. (02:11:10)

Correction: The "creases" are actually the wires that connect to the mast from the deck. So there is no curtain.

Corrected entry: Before Rose decides to leave the dinner party at the very beginning of the trip, she is wearing a necklace. When she is running outside to go and jump it is gone. In fact the necklace never appears again. (00:35:45)

Correction: The reason the necklace is missing at the jumping scene is this. There is a scene that was taken out of the movie that has Rose ripping her necklace off in her stateroom. Then comes the scene where Rose is running towards the back of the ship.

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. (01:29:40)

Correction: There is no other car visible in any scenes in the cargo hold. It's crates, suitcases, etc.

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. (00:29:40)

Correction: In coal-powered ocean liners, the stokers (the blokes who shovel coal into the boilers), would have worn light T-shirts, or none at all as it was horrendously hot down in the engine rooms. They shoveled coal at a non-stop pace for roughly 8 hours a day, in shifts. If they wore heavy clothing, they would have passed out with dehydration after only a few minutes of work. It was the primary reason stokers were known as "the black gang", from all the coal dust they were covered in.

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.

Correction: Passengers and crew on the real Titanic actually did say things like that, because they either didn't have the correct information, or saw that some lifeboats were gone and assumed the rest were too.

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. (00:22:35)

Correction: The water is rising; you can see it flow over the bottom of the table.

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.

Correction: While this is true, the French name is a pun on "coeur de la mer" (heart of the sea/sea's heart) and "coeur de la mère" (mother's heart). English could not reproduce this, and had to find a way to add depth and and mystique to the name. "The heart of the ocean" sounds much more glamourous and poetic than "the heart of the sea". This technique is often used to render names and appellations, and should not be considered as a mistranslation.


Corrected entry: The day after Rose got the diamond starts with a shot of the first-class deck. All of a sudden there's a large shadow moving along the outside of the board, and a little later another, even bigger one along the deck. (00:45:40)


Correction: I always took these to be clouds. It makes sense, as the ship would be travelling under them, or possibly shadows from the smoke coming from the stacks.

Corrected entry: Officer Murdoch may have actually doomed the ship. By ordering the engines reversed he interrupted the flow of water over the rudder, making the huge ship even slower to respond and harder to steer.


Correction: With hindsight, no amount of steering or speed reduction was going to save the Titanic. Murdoch's best action would have been to Ram the iceberg head on,it would have caused many deaths but the ship would have stayed afloat. Murdoch's action's were not a contributory factor to the tragedy.

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. (01:34:55)


Correction: In every book, movie, documentary made about the Titanic that has and explains in detail the impact, the order has been hard starboard, with the wheel turned to the port, and the ship hitting the berg on the starboard side. The orders given in the movie are all correct. The evidence supporting this are transcripts of the inquiries into the sinking.

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.

Correction: I own a 1911A1, and my clips all hold seven. One in the chamber makes eight.

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.

Correction: The big, blonde guy at the poker-table who fakes to hit Jack, is Norwegian.

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.

Correction: The quote's wrong, Molly says "Why do they always insist on announcing dinner like a damn cavalry charge?"

Corrected entry: Leo opens his mouth as he sinks into the water after Rose lets go of his hand after the ship sank. He's already meant to be dead by that stage. (02:50:10)

Correction: His mouth doesn't actually open. His lips part slightly. It really appears that it was caused by minor water pressure against his mouth as he sank.


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. (02:21:45)

Correction: This is a subject of historical controversy. There were witness accounts that an officer shot a passenger then shot himself. According to various historical analyses, it could have been any one of up to a half dozen officers. Murdoch is among them. Walter Lord, author of A Night to Remember, hints strongly that it was Murdoch (for what it's worth). As historians, no one can definitively say it was or was not Murdoch. As a filmmaker, however, Cameron had a right to speculate that it was Murdoch. This is artistic license, not a factual error.

K.C. Sierra

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. (00:44:50)

Correction: I've scoured the internet, and I can see no evidence that the Hope Diamond was ever called 'La Coeur de la Mer' (see http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/nmnh/hope.htm, and many other sites). The Hope Diamond was known as both the "Blue Diamond of the Crown", and the "French Blue". I think the filmmakers were inspired to make that into two diamonds: the real one, which is now the Hope diamond (the "French Blue"); and the fictitious 'La Coeur de la Mer' (the "Blue Diamond of the Crown").

J I Cohen

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.

Correction: After the woman tells the bedtime story to her kids there is no more lifeboat left where one could hop in. We tried our best to spot them in any of the mass scenes but failed. A timecode or any other specification would help.


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.

Correction: When the Titanic leaves the harbor the (surprisingly few) people one can see in the front shot are distributed randomly. What is symmetrical are some pieces of equipment along the railing.


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: When Jack and Rose are talking in the gym, with their backs to the windows, you can see the etched markings in the corner of various panes, showing that they are in fact modern safety glass. (01:15:25)

Correction: If you look at any actual photo of the real Titanic's gym windows you can see that the glass is correct.

Corrected entry: Near the end when they are tying the lifeboats together there is a man shining a torch on all the survivors. For a second you can see a woman in a modern red dress.

gandolfs dad

Correction: There's one women wearing a red coat, but there's nothing modern about it.


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.

Correction: The closest you come to check the buttons on the captain's jacket is when he stirs his cup of tea shortly before the crash. It's not possible to make out any pattern on the buttons, let alone to notice that they were made in 1922.


Corrected entry: At the end when Jack sinks you can tell the body looks nothing like him.

gandolfs dad

Correction: The farther down he sinks the more his face and body look distorted due to refraction by the choppy surface, but it's still him.


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?

Correction: After Rose releases Jack's hand she looks up into the direction where she had seen the man with the whistle. We don't see the lifeboat at that moment, therefore, it could well be in the position where we see it when Rose blows the whistle.


Corrected entry: After Rose has helped Jack to get loose from where he is handcuffed, as he is jumping over a bench one minute he has the handcuffs on, the next shot they're gone. Then they're back.

Correction: After they break the gate they jump over the bench: Fabrizio first, without handcuffs of course, and Jack next, with handcuffs.


Corrected entry: When Cal is chasing Jack and Rose by the clock, you can see he is holding Lovejoy's gun in his left hand. However, after he slipped over, you can see him picking himself up, the gun now on his right hand side. Wouldn't the gun have landed on his left?

Correction: When Cal slips the gun falls visibly to the right. That's why he picks it up with his right hand and later switches it to his left.


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?

Correction: When? Where? Man or woman? Hopping on or already sitting in a boat? We couldn't spot anybody wearing a watch, let alone a digital one.


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.


Corrected entry: In the scene Leonardo DiCaprio is first invited to the dinner, you can see, as he is leaving, an earplug on the back of his right ear.

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: Whatever there is behind Cal doesn't look like the Titanic.


Corrected entry: At the very begining (before Rose is on the Titanic) the mother gets out of the car twice.

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

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.

Correction: No one from the engine room survived, not the boiler rooms. Some stokers served as crew in lifeboats.

Corrected entry: When the ship is sinking, and Rose and Jack are running through the inside of the ship, you can blatantly see cameras and crew outside the window.

Correction: If you look closely at the people running by they have something white on which looks like the lifejackets. So the "crew and cameras" are people and objects that were on the Titanic as it is sinking.

Corrected entry: The roses in the car that Jack and Rose make love in look as if they were just put in there, but the Titanic had sailed days ago and its freezing. How could they still be alive?

Correction: On the actual Titanic, fresh roses were put in the vase every day. This was because the owner wanted to visit the car, and he expected it to look nice. The rich were very pampered in those days.

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.

Correction: In the book "Titanic at Two" (I don't have it anymore, less I would give better detail) there is an account of the last man to leave the ship. However he was standing where our Mr. Leo was, but he may have portrayed him as the man standing next to him (they take time to exchange a glance I believe). At any point, the rear section of the ship sank so slowly no suction occurred. (Due to the section still having large amounts of air trapped inside) He states that he simply stepped off and into the sea and did not even get his hair wet... At any point, the shoes are not even a issue... There was no violent "suck under".

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.

Correction: There were services in each class, but in their own areas of the ship: First and second class in their own dining saloons, not all in the first class one.

Corrected entry: If the Old Rose was telling the story to the crew from her perspective, then how did she know what the other characters in the movie were saying? There are conversations throughout the movie that Rose could not have heard.

Correction: This bothered James Cameron at first as well, but he figured that someone who was on the Titanic would pay close attention to the hearings straight after the disaster and subsequently, especially after the wreck was discovered. (She does after all ask her granddaughter to turn up a Titanic related news report). Rose would probably be well acquainted with the history side of this story, and she was telling it to a boat full of Titanic enthusiasts and experts.

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.

Correction: On the actual deck plans from the Titanic, the elevators go down to E-Deck. They went that far down so they could serve all the decks with first class cabins.

Corrected entry: Rose, Cal and Ruth come down the Grand Staircase to go down to the Dining Room. The Grand Staircase leads down to A-Deck, but Rose, Cal and Ruth's suite is on B-Deck, one deck lower. They would be coming from the Boat Deck, two decks above B-Deck.

Correction: The Grand Staricase ran from the Boat Deck, through A-Deck, B-Deck, C-Deck and ended on D-Deck, which is where the Dining Room was located. Therefore, it makes perfect sense for Rose, Cal and Ruth to walk down the Grand Staircase from their suite on B-Deck to the Dining Room on D-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.

Correction: Cal crumples up the note Rose left him with the picture, not the picture itself. And you would be amazed at the things they have recovered that are in almost perfect condition, journals, letters, etc. So it is not so far fetched - this is was another well preserved artifact.

Bruce Minnick

Corrected entry: In the scene where Molly Brown is trying to persuade the woman to turn the boat around and help the people in the water, she is rudely defeated. However in real life, she did manage to get the boat to turn around.

Correction: From A Night to Remember by Walter Lord: The ladies in boat 6 were different. Mrs. L. Smith, ...Mrs. Churchill Candee..., Mrs. J.J. Brown, naturally brave and lusty for adventure- all begged Quartermaster Hichens to return to the scene. Hitchens refused. He painted a vivid picture of swimmers grappling at the boat, of No. 6 swamping and capsizing. The women still pleaded, while cries grew fainter. Boat No. 6-capacity 65; occupants 28-went no closer to the scene.

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.

Correction: It's possible the echo came off the iceberg. I doubt any good filmmaker would have unwanted echoes on a soundstage.

Bob Blumenfeld Premium member

Corrected entry: When Cal shoots at Jack and Rose as they run down the grand staircase, the bullet hits the Cherub on the railing and it goes to pieces. In actual fact, the cherub is preserved to date.

Correction: One: That wasn't the cherub that was hit with a bullet. Two: The Titanic had two cherubs; one in the forward first class entrance and another in the rear first class entrance.

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.

Correction: The man was holding onto the anchor, which was secured to the ship, and just reached up and grabbed the railing to pull himself up.

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.

Correction: Rose's dress is not knee length, it is just that as it is made of chiffon or some other very light and flimsy fabric, it has gathered up aover her knees as she is running through the water

mandy gasson

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.

Correction: Not a mistake, nor really trivia.


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.

Correction: The body would sink because of the lack of air, but when it decomposes it would float back up.

gandolfs dad

Corrected entry: Rose's hand sticks to Jack's hand at the end because of how cold it is, so why didn't other things stick, like the whistle to the man's mouth or Rose to the wood or Jack to the wood or Jacks cuffs to his wrist?

gandolfs dad

Correction: Her hand doesn't stick to his hand. Jack's hand has frozen into position while holding Rose's hand so she has to unhook her own hand from him.


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.

Correction: The Isle of Wight is within sight of Southampton, and has lots of nice beaches.

Corrected entry: When Jack and Rose are at the 3rd class party right after the elegant dinner Rose grabs a cigarette from a man's hand and smokes it once and gives it back before she stands on tip toes but when the camera films her again starting to rise up she still has the cigarette in her hand.

Correction: She doesn't give the cigarette back to Tommy - she moves the cigarette to her left hand, gives Jack the hem of her dress, then switches it back to her right hand before going up on tiptoe.

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.

Correction: This is not entirely true. The stuntmen were wearing lifejackets that had 4 large ball bearing rollers on a large metal frame built into the back of the life jacket. The only metal part that was on the exterior of the life jacket was the 4 ball bearings. I own one of the stunt life jackets and have seen the movie many times and can assure you that the rollers can not be seen but I do believe you can hear the sound they make while sliding down the corridor. There is a deck chair that slides down at the same time but I don't think wood sliding down wood would make the metallic wheel sound you hear.

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.

Correction: A. You must remember this was not a paltry cruise ship; this was a luxury liner, in distress, in the middle of the night. All lights in public spaces, promenades, lounges, dinning rooms, etc. would've been lit to aid with the evacuation. B. Fact: Not one of the Titanic's engineers survived the sinking. This is because they remained down below manning the generators until they failed, exactly around when the ship did cleave in two. The exact time is noted in both the American & British inquiries undertaken after the disaster.

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.

Correction: He could have moved between shots, but shifting your weight completely from one side to the other can't happen very quickly.

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: 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 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.

Correction: This mistake was actually made by the crew - the Officer of the deck in charge of the bridge that night directly contradicted everything that was taught to shipmasters when in peril of collision. He ordered the turn rather than just hitting the berg head on, he ordered the engines reversed as well, which they had been specifically taught would make the ship turn more poorly than normal. He should have steered straight for the berg and ordered "All Stop" on the engines. Titanic could have easily survived for many hours with her bow crushed because only one compartment, the bow, would have flooded, as opposed to the six..

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: 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: 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: 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.

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: 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: When the order is given to turn to starboard to avoid the iceberg, the wheel is spun to port, the opposite direction.

Correction: From Walter Lord's book "The Night Lives On", sequel to "A Night To Remember", page 66: In 1912 a ship's wheel was rigged so that the helmsman turned it to starboard in order to go to port - a holdover from the days when ships were steered by tillers. In 1924 the wheel was rerigged to cater to the instincts of a generation raised on the automobile, but everyone on the Titanic's bridge would have been used to the old way.

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.

Correction: CQD was a common distress signal used principally by the British until after the Titanic disaster. SOS was first adopted as an alternative signal in 1908. Contrary to popular myth, Titanic was NOT the first ship to send an SOS distress call. At least two American ships used the signal prior to that time. The S.S. Arapahoe sent an SOS in August 1909 after losing a propeller off the North Carolina coast in the USA. Later, the S.S. Arapahoe received an SOS from the S.S. Iroquois two years before the distress call was sent by Titanic. Titanic sent both distress calls, CQD and SOS. Captain Smith ordered only the CQD, but either signal was permitted at the time. Radio operator Harold Bride survived the sinking and later told that he and the other radioman, Jack Phillips, added the SOS on their own. One joked to the other, “Why don’t you also send the new signal, SOS? It might be your only chance to use it.” This item – well reported in other films and books about Titanic – might have been left on James Cameron’s cutting room floor. The “near-by ship” was the Leyland liner Californian that had stopped for the night because of the ice. Californian was not confused by Titanic’s SOS because she never heard it. Californian shut down her radio shortly before Titanic sent either the CQD or SOS. (24-hour radio operations were not required.) The nearest ship that actually heard the SOS was the little Cunard liner Carpathia some 58 miles away. She understood the distress call and immediately steamed at full speed to rescue Titanic’s survivors thereby earning herself an exalted place in maritime history. Carpathia, though, only had another six years to enjoy her newly found fame. Carpathia joined Titanic on the floor of the North Atlantic after being torpedoed and sunk by a German U-Boat in 1918 toward the end of the First World War. As a result of the Titanic disaster, the SOS became the sole uniform international distress call in late 1912.

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?

Correction: In 1912 ships did not use standardized time zones or adjustments to "Zulu" or Greenwich Mean Time for all purposes. Instead, the time aboard ship was adjusted for eastward or westward travel. Titanic, Carpathia and Californian all had adjusted to a "Ship's Time" that was within a minute or two of each other, but perhaps at least 47 minutes behind present standards. Therefore, 4:00 am (when Caparthia stopped) was really 4:47-4:50 am. Civil twilight had begun by then for a 5:15 true sunrise. By the time the lifeboats were recovered, it was daylight.

Corrected entry: Early in the movie old Rose states that she only wore the diamond necklace "this once" (when Jack draws her picture). Later in the movie Cal is shown helping her put it on when giving it to her. That's twice.

Correction: If you look at the scene where Cal is putting the necklace on the "young" Rose, he does not actually fasten it, which technically would mean that when the "old" Rose states that she wore it only that once, she is correct. With Cal it was just held up to her.

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