Titanic

Continuity mistake: When Jack gets invited for dinner after Rose's rescue his hair changes between hanging down and tucked behind his ear alternatingly. There is another change after he puts Lovejoy's cigarette behind his ear. Similar alternating changes happen while he talks to Rose in the gym. (00:43:15 - 01:14:55)

NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: When Rose and Jack beg a steward to open the gate for them while the water is rising, the steward drops the keys and runs away. There are two shots of the keys on the chain lying in the water arranged in totally different ways (the difference is not caused by the water flow as the keys are not moving in either shot). (02:18:55)

NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: When the ships sinks and the back is rising, you see no people swim under the ship. When the ship breaks and falls down, the sea is crowded with people, who get crushed under the ship. (02:35:15)

Continuity mistake: When cuffed Jack is screaming for help, you can see the water level in the porthole in the background although the room in which he is cuffed, has already been shown to be completely under water. (01:53:40)

Factual error: When Titanic is leaving Southampton she accelerates in few seconds to a incredible fast speed. That was impossible then, when large steamers were helped off by tiny tugboats. In the long shot in fact, you can see the tugboats - no way she could accelerate that fast if being towed. (00:26:40)

Factual error: When the ship hits the iceberg and the plates of the hull start to buckle and break apart, it shows a scene on the inside of the ship showing the walls buckling in, along those walls you can see vertical pipes that appear to made of PVC, similar to the pipes used for sewage drains in modern building structure. I don't think PVC was around in 1912, the pipes would have been made of cast iron or lead and they would not have been white. (01:37:00)

Factual error: Cal and Rose are supposedly in cabins B52-54-56, but in reality this was the suite booked by JP Morgan, and subsequently believed to be occupied by Chairman Bruce Ismay. (00:22:20)

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Continuity mistake: At the very beginning of the film when Brock is talking with the big guy, they walk up stairs turn to the right, and right in front of them is a large piece of the ship with a no smoking sign on it, yet in the following shot, the large piece has turned into a very small piece, not even enough room for the sticker. (00:13:35)

The-Immortal

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Continuity mistake: When Jack and Rose have first met and are talking and walking on the promenade of the ship, in a wide shot of them, to the left of the screen stands a man with a hat in his hand talking to a lady. In the following shot his hat is on his head. (00:45:50)

The-Immortal

Continuity mistake: Inside the car, Jack asks Rose "Nervous?" and she turns her seriousness into a big smile. Just a frame later, from the opposite angle, she is still very serious. (01:30:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Jack is cuffed and has just looked out of the window, we have just seen his window is about 10 feet underwater, but when we see him banging his handcuffs, we can see the top of the waterline in the window. (01:52:40)

Factual error: The Strauses (the old couple on the bed as "Nearer My God to Thee" is playing) had stateroom C55-7 on C-Deck, right off the grand staircase. When the ship is sinking there is water coming in from the door in their cabin. But Rose's artwork is seen floating on top of the water a few seconds later. Her cabin was B52-56 (also just aft of the grand staircase) on B-Deck which was above C-Deck. So the Straus' cabin would have been completely flooded. (02:31:20)

Continuity mistake: Captain Smith is drowning. In one shot, the window busts and water leaks into the room with the steering wheel. In the next shot, the window is fully intact and breaks again. (02:22:50)

Continuity mistake: When Jack is giving their tickets to the ship's crew before boarding the Titanic with Fabrizio, the crew took the tickets, but in the next shot, the tickets are in Jack's hand again.

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

Revealing mistake: During the first meal on board, the make-up glue around Cal's hair-piece is very noticeable. (00:32:15)

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Revealing mistake: As the Titanic is leaving you can see the news guy holding a hand cranked camera. He's cranking it left-handed, but all hand-cranked cameras are right handed. Either a construction mistake or revealing that the shot was flipped - a mistake either way. (00:25:50)

Low Cow

Continuity mistake: When it goes from young Rose blowing a whistle to the rescuers to elderly Rose's eyes, you see her eyelashes are short and light coloured. Then at the end when we pass sleeping Rose we see her eyelashes are long. (02:57:57)

Continuity mistake: Before winning the poker game, right when we meet Jack, his cigarette swaps from worn out and dirty to perfect and spotless. (00:23:10)

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Continuity mistake: After the sex scene between Rose and Jack, Rose's hair is wet with sweat. When the two of them appear on deck, her hair is exactly as it was before the sex scene. (01:30:40)

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Jack: That's one of the good things about Paris: lots of girls willing to take their clothes off.

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Trivia: Bernard Fox, who portrayed Colonel Archibald Gracie IV, also played Frederick Fleet in the 1958 film, A Night to Remember, another film about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Frederick Fleet was the first person to notice the iceberg and shouted the warning to the crew.

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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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