Titanic

Continuity mistake: In the beginning, when the safe is being opened, there's a close-up of the grinding wheel digging into the metal. In the next shot the crewman who does the job is only kneeling down, while the grinding sound is already there. (00:09:00)

NancyFelix
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Factual error: When DiCaprio is showing off his sketchbook, there is one with a man's hands around a young girl's torso with his hands on hers. This drawing is an exact replica of a photograph by celebrated photographer Sally Mann called "Rodney Plogger at 6:01, 1989." Most likely a tribute of some sort by the director to a fellow artist, but obviously this drawing is out of place in 1912. [From the New York Times Arts and Leisure section, Sunday, November 19, 2000: "The film director James Cameron copied an image from "Immediate Family" and displayed it prominently in "Titanic" without Ms. Mann's permission. The resulting grievance was settled out of court for a substantial sum just weeks before the Academy Awards."] (00:48:45)

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Factual error: When the camera pulls back through the pub window to reveal the card players, if you look carefully in the background you will see a steam engine on the dock. Unfortunately the computer generated loco more closely resembles a German tank locomotive rather than a British one, having two domes and several appliances on top of the boiler. British railway engines usually had a single dome, if any, as well as a whistle and safety valve on the boiler, thus having cleaner, uncluttered appearances. There were extremely few locomotives in Britain that had two or more domes, particularly prior to World War I, and the ones that did (which were mostly American imports) were not even remotely similar to the one in the film. It also is shunting what looks like a carriage - again, more closely resembling those of continental Europe. Carriages were rarely seen at docks, except if a train was connecting to a ship, and this was not common until the 1920s. (00:23:10)

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Visible crew/equipment: When the captain goes to the wheelhouse, which is flooding, you can see the shadow of a camera at the bottom left corner. (02:22:10)

dell
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Continuity mistake: When Rose enters the cabin where Jack is handcuffed, the pillow on the berth behind appears/disappears between shots. The black jacket on the desk and items on the shelf also disappear. (01:55:40)

Sacha Premium member
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Continuity mistake: Rose walks through the chest-deep water with the axe, holding it vertically when seen from behind and horizontally when seen from the front. (02:03:25)

NancyFelix
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Continuity mistake: When Rose slips during her suicide attempt and Jack grabs her right hand there's a shot from behind where her left hand is holding on to the second railing bar from the bottom. When the camera angle changes she is holding on to the bottom bar, and in the next shot again to the second. It's unimaginable that she would change her grip that frequently in this situation. (00:40:55)

NancyFelix
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Continuity mistake: When the lifeboat is passing and Rose is trying to wake Jack, Rose's hair shifts from shot to shot. In some, there is some hair hanging in front of her face, but from the side that strand disappears. It once again reappears as she shifts before rolling into the water. (02:50:00)

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Continuity mistake: In the dinner scene, just after Jack says, "Never did like it much", Cal starts laughing, but in the next shot he has a straight face and is chewing. (01:00:00)

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Factual error: Those USA $20 bills that Caledon Hockley stuffs into the pocket of First Officer Murdoch are Federal Reserve Notes, which were first issued in 1914, two years after the Titanic sank. (02:07:20)

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Audio problem: When Rose is talking to Thomas Andrews, telling him to tell her the truth about what has happened, listen to the voices in the background. At one point in the scene you can hear someone saying "Yes madam, please put it on immediately", then someone laughs. Right at the end of the scene, the same line can be heard in exactly the same tone of voice, followed by the laugh - it's obviously a loop. Although some tracks in the mix of the soundtrack do not loop at that moment, the track with the mentioned sentence does. (01:47:30)

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Continuity mistake: In the scenes depicting the shift of materials onboard the ship during the wreck, the same china, from the same shelves, fall twice. (02:33:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Jack is asking Rose to dance after dancing with the little girl "Cora", you will notice that Jack's hair is down when first asking her and when the camera goes to Rose and then back to Jack that it is back up with, all nice and neat. (01:04:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Jack is howling at the front of the ship, he puts his arms up. His left arm is behind the rope, but in the next shot of him, his arm is in front of it. In the next shot, it is behind again. (00:31:40)

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Revealing mistake: When Rose and Jack first enter the boiler room, they run towards the right. If you look closely you can see the reflection of the worker in the back to the left in the mirror they use to make the bolier room look longer. In the next scene they are running in the opposite direction, because the set is so small due to the mirror, and once again you can see the same reflections caused by the mirror.

SevenThirteen
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Continuity mistake: When Rose has just boarded titanic and is looking through her "finger" paintings, she is holding a painting, then slides it down her fingers. When she slides it down, she slides it almost to the end of the painting's frame, but in the following shot she isn't even close to the edge/end of the painting. (00:27:45)

The-Immortal
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Audio problem: When the Captain is watching the overturned boat trying to be launched, there is a crew member working on the davit, causing it to make a rapid clicking noise. But soon after the noise stops, the crewmember is still turning. (02:29:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Rose and Jack run outside after making love in the car, you will notice a shot of the men in the lookout tower where you can see their breath due to the extremely cold night. But when the shot goes to Jack and Rose, you will notice that you cannot see their breath but also Rose does not seem to be affected by the cold even though she is wearing a thin dress with no sleeves. (01:33:35)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Rose says her line "Yes, I would like to see my drawing" when she is in her stateroom with Lizzie, the shadow of what appears to be a boom mike (behind her and to the left) can be seen dropping down prior to her line and then going back up afterward. (00:15:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Rose is running to get to the stern to throw herself off she starts by running on the first class A-Deck promenade. Then when the whole stern of the Titanic is shown sailing, Rose runs out from the 2nd class B-Deck promenade, a deck down. The only way that these two promenades were connected was by two ladders, which Rose passes when she keeps running. It makes no sense to go down the ladders, go forward, turn around and head back to the aft part of the ship. (00:35:55)

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Lewis Bodine: We never found anything on Jack. There's no record of him at all.
Rose Calvert: No, there wouldn't be, would there? And I've never spoken of him until now. Not to anyone, not even your grandfather. A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets. But now you know there was a man named Jack Dawson. And that he saved me. In every way that a person can be saved. I don't even have a picture of him. He exists now, only in my memory.

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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: 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.

lblinc

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.

Michael Albert

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: 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.

dizzyd
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