Deliberate mistake: In the scene at the start of the movie with the "authentic" piece of film, you can see a girl with a hat waving to the people at the ground. When the ship is leaving port in the film, she and others are in the same positions, only in reverse, because the first "authentic" shot is the same shot, only reversed.
00:00:40 - 00:25:30
Continuity mistake: When Rose breaks Jack's handcuffs, you can visibly see the stunt person not wearing suspenders as Jack does. This is an inter cut shot between the raising of the axe and the striking of the cuffs. Leonardo's stunt double is noticeable in other shots throughout the film.
Continuity mistake: Just as Titanic breaks apart, the compass platform (seen in front of the third funnel when the lights were still on) suddenly disappears. The water isn't even high enough to have reached its aft-most legs. The white projection on the deck that held the chandelier in the lounge is also gone, and the ventilator that sits on it is flush with the deck.
02:40:30 - 02:41:40
Revealing mistake: When Rose is running in the hallways trying to find help for Jack when he is hand-cuffed, she finds a man and asks him to help her free Jack. She gets frustrated with him and says "listen" then hits him. In shots before you can look at the man's hand and it already has blood on it before he touches his face.
Continuity mistake: When Jack and Fabrizio are at the bow, the anchor well below them is black. Along with that, the foremost railing is not connected with the rest. But when Rose and Jack are there the well is white and the railing connects. Plus during the "flying" sequence the gap between the vertical bits of the railing is different in different shots of the ship.
00:30:40 - 01:17:35
Continuity mistake: When the ship is about to leave the dock, there's a lot of people saying goodbye to the ones that are going to leave the city. In the following shots, you can see Jack and his friends playing cards inside the pub. If you look through the window you won't see anyone. In the next shot, when Jack leaves the pub, the crowd is there again.
00:23:15 - 00:25:05
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 - 01:21:00johnrosa
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: 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.
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.
Revealing mistake: This mistake, as far as I know, can only be seen in widescreen. After Rose, Jack, Tommy & Fabrizio have run on deck (after breaking the gate down), the camera looks down the ship toward the bow. If you look at this carefully, you can see city lights in the top-left hand corner of the picture. I know these are city lights because in a book about the movie, it shows a similar picture.
Continuity mistake: Right after the lights go out there is a structure directly aft of where the ship will break that on both sides of an angled roof have four panels, each with four portholes (a skylight). After the ship has broken apart and the smokestacks are falling off, it is now open.
02:40:55 - 02:41:50
Continuity mistake: When Hockley and Lovejoy find the drawing of Rose in the safe, Hockley is holding the drawing which has been secured in some kind of brown manila folder. A split second later, Hockley reads the note Rose left while still holding the drawing (and even angrily squishing it slightly with his hand), and it is not in a manila folder.
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.
Continuity mistake: The length of Rose's fingernails changes noticeably throughout the film. In some scenes, her nails are very short (during the "flying" scene), and in other scenes her nails are a lot longer (when she takes the comb out of her hair right before Jack sketches her).
01:18:40 - 01:21:20
Continuity mistake: When the old Rose arrives on the Keldish, she is unloaded from the helicopter sitting in her wheelchair. The two pilots are helping from above, but afterwards they disappear inside the helicopter from one shot to the next, which is too fast as the rotor noise suggests continuity.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning when Jack and Fabrizio go to the front of the ship, you can see the anchor section at the front, yet when Jack is waiting for Rose, the camera pans up, and its a completely different design, than from the first look at the beginning.
00:30:10 - 01:17:10The-Immortal
Continuity mistake: Close to the beginning of the film when Rose is looking through Jack's drawings, a man walks by with a long black coat down to his ankles, in the following shot you see the same man walk past only this time the coat is just below the waist and a different colour from the previous shot.
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.
Continuity mistake: When Rose leaves Jack's company to retrieve help, and goes to return with the axe, she stops at the stairway with the rising water and wedges the axe on the bars. The camera cuts to behind Rose to show her removing her outerwear, and the axe is still being held up by the bars but it's nice and straight, before and after this camera shot, the axe is propped in the bars crooked at an angle.
Continuity mistake: About half an hour in when the rear of Titanic is shown, look at the very rear of the ship and you will see a red sign (near the triple screws) to the right of an over-hanging light. Shortly afterwards when Rose approaches the rear of the ship to jump off, the sign has now moved to the other side of the light.
00:31:50 - 00:36:15NeilR
Continuity mistake: We see the plates sliding out of the holder and smashing as the ship starts to go vertical. Then 50 seconds later we see more plates falling from the same holder. However, the positions of the plates have changed and there are stacks of plates in sections that were empty.
02:30:10 - 02:31:00A Demon
Revealing mistake: When Jack spreads the handcuffs over the pipe, we have a very clear close up shot of the links connecting the cuffs. In this shot you can see that the link nearest Jack's right hand is broken and not a complete link, therefore he should be able to separate the cuffs without going through the axe sequence.
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