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)

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Factual error: When Jack and Rose begin to evacuate to the Titanic's stern, there should be only two lifeboats left on the ship: Collapsible A (which Cal was on) and Collapsible B (the overturned one with all men on it). However, if you pay attention you'll notice two other boats still there. One is still loading and another is in the water but still attached to the falls.


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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Continuity mistake: When Will kills Tommy and commits suicide, the number of dollar bills on the floor next to Tommy's foot change number and position between shots. (02:19:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Cal is trying to kill Rose and Jack, then suddenly realises his diamond is in the coat, his fringe swaps from messy to perfect from frame to frame. (02:13:50)

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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)

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Visible crew/equipment: When handcuffed Jack tells Rose he's glad she found he wasn't a thief, a boom mike is reflected on the porthole's glass. In wider shots it disappears. (01:55:40)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Jack and Rose are running away from Lovejoy (Cal's servant/friend), they run round a corner on E-deck. When the camera follows, the camera's shadow can be seen on the wall. (01:28:45)

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Continuity mistake: When the engine room gets the order to cut power to the engines, the wheel that one of the engineers is turning is black, however a few minutes later the wheel is gold. (01:35:00)

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Factual error: It's impossible that Rose would've been able to survive for as long as she did whilst wearing that thin, delicate lounging dress she changed into after Jack drew her portrait. She was in and out of the water constantly before finally climbing on top of the door frame in the water, and while the coat Cal put on her could've kept her torso warm, her legs were exposed throughout much of the ordeal. The human body can barely function in freezing temperatures, but she moves around with considerable agility until shortly before she's rescued from the water.

Continuity mistake: When Rose runs to commit suicide, the people she bumps into disappear in the immediate aerial angle. (00:35:10)

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Suggested correction: If you look closely the people she runs into are near the inner wall of the promenade, from the above angle they are simply hidden from view by the top frame along the outer wall.

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Factual error: A point is made in the movie, and it is well known, that the water temperature of the ocean where the Titanic sank is near freezing, and at the end after it sinks, the people in the water only last a few minutes before going into an unconscious stupor and then dying. but on the boat, as it is taking on water while it is sinking, Jack and Rose are running around in this freezing water for what seems about 30 minutes with no apparent ill effects. The water could not have been heated substantially, and they simply could not have lasted nearly as long as they did running around in this water as the movie showed without slipping into unconsciousness. (02:38:30)


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Suggested correction: In movie time it is only a few minutes that pass yes, but realistically nobody really knows how long they were in the water before they all started dying. It could have jumped to 30 minutes later when it is quiet. Also, Jack and Rose on the boat were not submerged in water for 30 minutes consecutively, but rather in and our of water and only up to their necks for a few seconds at a time.

Audio problem: When the one lookout says "b*****ks", his mouth doesn't match what he is saying. (01:31:20)

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Continuity mistake: After Rose refuses to get in the lifeboats there's a shot of handcuffed Jack crying for help. A frame later his fringe has swapped from combed to parted. (01:52:40)

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Factual error: In the famous "I'm flying" Scene, the sunset is to the couple's left. But at that time (April 14) the ship was definitely steaming due West, and the sunset should therefore have been directly in front (or even a bit front-right). (01:17:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Rose finds Jack handcuffed, the papers by the corner of the table next to him swap from being white coloured to yellow, plus being on the very edge or not, depending on which angle is shown. (01:55:40)

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Continuity mistake: When the Captain tells the morse operator to make an emergency call, the position of the papers and pencils in front of him move around between shots. (01:44:50)

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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: Gloria Stuart was the oldest person ever to receive an Oscar nomination for her role in "Titanic". At 87, she was also the only person on the set who was alive at the time of the real "Titanic" disaster.

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


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

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

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

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


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