Titanic

Other mistake: When Jack draws Rose the hand that is shown in close-up is much too old to be his. [It's James Cameron's hand - still a mistake, but there's why.] (01:23:40)

NancyFelix

Other mistake: Several actors/props/areas etc. are well known in this area to be flipped. For example, Billy Zane, who plays "Cal" in this film is right-handed, yet in some areas he uses his left-hand when it's not dominating and natural. (Noticeably, when he is chasing Jack Dawson down the grand stairs, he is holding his gun in his left hand, when it would make more sense to hold his gun in his right hand.) (02:13:00)

Chad_Bronson

Other mistake: During Rose's attempted suicide as she's hanging off the back of the ship, a horizontal line of dark color is seen below her navel. It appears to be her personal undergarments: modern thong/hip-hugger underwear. (00:39:10)

Other mistake: The ship is down by the bow about 30°. There follow scenes in which people make their way through flooded passageways. The water is chest-high, but level.

Other mistake: After the "flying" scene, the story cuts back to real time. When it starts to transition back to the flashback, the camera zooms in on a television screen with the fireplace in it. This screen is 1) also used in the beginning of the movie 2) impossible, seeing how there was only one ROV in that room, and it shows the ROV in it. (00:06:15 - 01:20:10)

Friso94

Other mistake: After Jack and Rose are "done" in the cargo hold, they come out onto the bow of the ship laughing. Whilst the door they used to get onto the bow does lead to the cargo hold, inside you have to go down a flight of stairs and are greeted by a cast iron hydraulic door which can't be opened from inside the cargo hold, and would close automatically if the control wheel wasn't being held. The only way they would have been able to get out is by running back through the boiler rooms.

William Glen

Other mistake: 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.

Factual error: Rose mentions Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud's ideas on the male preoccupation with size to Bruce. However this is 1912, and Freud did not publish the work relating to this until 1920 in "Beyond The Pleasure Principle." Also, up until 1919, Freud relied solely on data from women. (00:33:40)

David Mercier

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Cal Hockley: You're going to him? To be a whore to a gutter rat?!
Rose: I'd rather be his whore than your wife.

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

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Question: Why were the women and children ordered to the lifeboats first and then the men? Why not just let anybody who could make it to the lifeboats get on?

Answer: Though not a requirement of maritime law, it was a matter of historical codes of chivalry that, in life threatening situations where limited numbers of life-saving resources were available, the lives of women and children were to be saved first. That was captain Smith's order the night the RMS Titanic sank. Some of the crew interpreted this to mean "women and children only." Thus, several of the lifeboats were launched only partially full, as men were prevented from occupying empty seats even when all nearby women and children had been boarded. The rescue efforts on the Titanic were further hampered by the fact that, initially, many of the passengers thought that the launching of lifeboats was unnecessary precaution, as the Titanic was thought unsinkable. The night air was cold. The lifeboats seemed uncomfortable. Thus, many preferred to stay on board the ship until reality of the magnitude of the situation became more evident and panic began to set in. Many of the men who survived in lifeboats, like White Star Line chairman Bruce Ismay, were branded cowards upon return to shore, even though many of them occupied seats that would have otherwise gone unused.

Michael Albert

Answer: Furthermore, the "Code of Conduct" would put many boats in the water without anybody being able to row them.

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