Titanic

Continuity mistake: When Rose is being lowered into the lifeboat, she looks up at the ropes, and then the camera alternates between her and Jack/Cal four times. The shots are only a few seconds apart. In the first shot, Cal's hands don't extend past the rail and Jack's are clasped resting on the rail. In the second shot, Cal's hands now extend over the rail and Jack's are completely gone. (The third shot doesn't show the rail.) In the fourth shot, Cal's hands again don't extend over the rail and Jack's are holding the rail. Jack and Cal are calm throughout, so would likely not have been moving their hands about. (02:12:40)

Factual error: The car which brings Rose and Cal to the docks at Southampton has an RB registration plate. But RB wasn't introduced as a car registration index mark until 1929. (00:20:30)

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Continuity mistake: The design of the ship's bow changes significantly while at sea. The white form on top of the bow used for mooring first does, then doesn't have an indentation on top, possibly with a bolt in the center. The point where the curved railing meets the straight side railings either is or is not connected by a top horizontal bar, and the gap between the vertical posts changes size. Another mistake on this site mentions the anchor design change, but also the metal walkway is made of tubular metal bars -or- flat bars that are more numerous and closer together. (00:30:15 - 01:21:00)

johnrosa

Factual error: When the stern (back) of the Titanic is rising into the air, there is one shot where it appears bone dry. Easily hundreds of gallons of water would have been pouring off the still wet hull. (02:34:10)

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Revealing mistake: When Cal shoots at Rose and Jack he hits a decorative wooden structure on top of a banister. When the piece falls apart you can see that it has been neatly cut in the middle, and you also see the explosive device that blew it apart. (02:14:40)

NancyFelix
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Continuity mistake: The pipe on the starboard side of the forward smokestack changes by the time the ship sinks. When Captain Smith tells Murdock to speed up the ship it bends at the top and creates a half circle. But when it is collapsing behind Cal, it has the shape of a "P." (00:28:20 - 02:28:00)

Continuity mistake: During a scene where the ship is sinking, Jack and Rose are seen in front of a roaring fire. The coal or logs on this fire do not roll off despite the acute angle of the ship. A clock, glass and ornaments on the mantlepiece above the fire do not slide off and if you look closely at the half filled wine glass on the mantle, the wine is completely level despite the room tilting further and further. (02:25:35)

Continuity mistake: Rose is wearing low heeled laced shoes throughout the entirety of the sinking scenes. Jack helps her jump off a small deck in order to flee for the lifeboats (she's wearing her lifejacket at this point). In this scene, Rose is suddenly wearing flat moccasin-type shoes of similar bone colour. Shoes then revert back to low heeled lace-ups after small jump assisted by Jack takes place. (02:28:30)

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film, when Brock is being taped in the submersible, the sub is already underwater. Only seconds later, if you look out the circular window, it's the reflective tops of the waves. Did they just rise up to the surface suddenly? (00:03:20)

Continuity mistake: When Jack shouts he is king of the world, the shadows at the bow of the ship (where Jack and Fabrizio are standing) are shorter and point to the right. On much of the rest of the ship, they are longer and the angle is very different, pointing closer to the stern. (00:32:55)

K.C. Sierra

Continuity mistake: When Rose leaves Jack to find help, she runs and wades through water that, at times, is above her waist. However, when she is seen from the back after going up a staircase, the water level on her coat changes a few times and in one shot the coat shows no water line at all but is completely dry. (01:56:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Rose is lying on the piece of board and she is trying to wake Jack by shaking his hands and such, there is some frozen stuff under Jacks nose. The scene cuts back to Rose and when we go back to Jack the ice isn't there. Then the scene cuts back to Rose and the next time we see Jack he has it on his face again. (02:48:35)

Revealing mistake: When the ship is sinking, there is a shot of Victor Garber leaning against the wall in deep contemplation. The camera angle is very tilted and a few things slide off the shelf in front of him. Look carefully on the DVD and you'll see a wire coming out under his arm behind him pulling the china cup off the shelf. Fixed on Blu-ray. (02:25:25)

Continuity mistake: When Rose approaches the stern railing to climb over it casts a very clear moonlight shadow on the deck which is not there in all other shots of this scene. (00:36:35)

NancyFelix

Factual error: Rose and Jack retreat aft of the 3rd funnel while D deck (1st class dining salon between funnel 2 & 3) is being flooded. They go down to E deck, which floods then they come back up to D to the locked gate, then escape to C deck just as D floods to the top. The 1st class dining salon extended across the entire width of the ship, so D deck was flooded to ceiling aft of 3rd funnel at the time they escaped below decks. In reality, if the ship were flooded that high, only the stern would be sticking above water. The 'split' did not even show the water that high and far back in the ship. (02:20:25 - 02:25:30)

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Revealing mistake: During one side shot of the ship sinking at night, the bow has clearly begun to slide under. There are several lines hanging off the side of the boat. The lines are perpendicular to the boat, not the water, indicating that the model was filmed when level and tilted digitally. (02:02:25)

Continuity mistake: When Rose is introducing Jack to the first class passengers, they (Jack, Rose and Molly) start walking towards the dining area. Cal turns around, and says "Sweet Pea", obviously calling for Rose. When it does this, you can see Rose, Jack and Molly facing another direction, still talking to J.J Astor. Next shot, they're facing Cal again, on their way to dinner. (00:57:45)

Factual error: When Jack and Rose are running through the boiler room not only is there no door between boiler room 6 and the cars but the cars were kept two decks higher, and there was a shaft between them. (01:29:30)

Continuity mistake: When Officer Murdoch looks down the stairway from boat deck to see A deck flooding below, the stairway video is reversed. The railing is on his left (looking down stairs) and the water is coming in the left side. This is wrong as shown by previous scene of man climbing stairs with railing on right, later by overhead video of stairway, and by ship plans. (02:25:55 - 02:27:30)

Continuity mistake: When Jack and Rose are talking on the deck. Rose is explaining to Jack why she considered jumping. She stated that she felt that she was screaming at the top of her lungs and no one was listening. He looks at her ring and states that she'd sink straight to the bottom...yadda, yadda, yadda. If you watch that scene, pay attention to Rose's hair. One second her hair is perfectly curled with bangs, then it is behind her ears. It alternates back and forth: bangs, no bangs, bangs, no bangs until she grabs his portfolio and they sit down on the chairs to look at his drawings. (00:47:20)

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: 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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