Titanic

Factual error: At the end of the movie, the Straus' are seen lying in each other's arms on their bed with water coming into the cabin under the closed door as the ship is sinking. This is not true, their cabin was on C deck, but his body was found in the following days of the sinking. For his body to get into the open water it would have had to float through a closed door, and up several flights of stairs. Historically, they refused to leave the ship, and were last seen sitting in deck chairs. They were there when the ship sank on the boat deck. Her body was never recovered.

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Suggested correction: Yes that's a fact but this is a movie and if James Cameron would've taken the time to make this movie with everything as a fact it would've taken forever. Just like Rose wasn't a real person on the actual Titanic. Things like that.

Factual error: The Master-at-Arms office, where Jack is handcuffed, was in actuality an inside cabin and had no portholes at all. (01:51:10)

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Suggested correction: I checked the plans. It's an outside cabin.

It's an inside cabin per the deck plans. Https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-deckplans/e-deck.html.

Continuity mistake: When Rose and Jack are running down the corridor after the water breaks down the doors and comes rushing in, Rose has on flat shoes instead of heels. This was probably done for safety reasons. (00:34:30)

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Suggested correction: Rose changed her shoes after Jack made a portrait of her in the state room. Her shoes wouldn't have been heels because her attire was "casual." She would have been wearing flats, not heels.

That's not true. When Jack and Rose are trapped after the door burst open and the steward wanting to help them lost his keys, there is an underwater shot of Rose's shoes. They are heels.

Continuity mistake: After Rose cuts Jack's handcuffs with the axe there is no chain left in between the two wrist cuffs. There was enough room between his hands to stretch them across the pipe so there must have been at least a few inches of chain. Surely there would have been some chain links left on one side or the other depending on where she cut it. (02:00:40)

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Suggested correction: There is a chain dangling from his right wrist (at the very least) up to the end of the movie.

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Continuity mistake: When Jack is teaching Rose how to spit, then gets caught by some ladies, he has a glob of spit on the far upper right side of his chin, then the shot switches and it is now on bottom middle and a little to the left of his chin. (00:52:25)

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Suggested correction: The glob doesn't move from the right side to the left side.

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Revealing mistake: Right as the Titanic hits the iceberg it does an underwater shot of half the ship. If you look closely, it really is only that half of the ship. The 3/4 size model they built was only half a ship, and they clearly didn't frame the shot right. (01:36:40)

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Suggested correction: Wrong. I saw this scene many times and I never noticed anything like this. Everything looks perfectly normal to me. I would need to see a picture to see the evidence.

Visible crew/equipment: When Jack and Rose are going back to the sitting room to tell Cal and Ruth about the bad news, you can see a crew member reflected on the wall over by the door. (01:41:00)

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Suggested correction: The room is full of at least 3 stewards, Cal, Lovejoy, Rose, Ruth, Jack. That's at least 8 people in the room. The reflection is just a shadow. No possible way of determining if it was a crew member or one of the 8 people in the room.

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Continuity mistake: When Jack is playing poker in the beginning of the movie with the Swedish guys and Fabrizio we can see a short shot of his cards. He then takes another card and wins by having a full house. However, there was no way to get a full house with the cards he had by just drawing one more card. (00:22:50)

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Suggested correction: What Jack has in his hands are 2 aces, 2 tens and a five. He discards the five and draws a ten. Making a full house.

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Suggested correction: You must have missed the part where he trades two cards with Sven (the one Swedish guy) before picking up the single card. Thus, it is possible to get a full house.

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They didn't trade cards, even discards 1 card and Jack gives him a card off the top of the deck. They were playing 5 card draw. I don't know any form of poker that involves trading, unless 2 people are cheating.

That's the whole point of the scene - Jack and Sven are cheating.

No they are not. If you pause you can see he has the right cards. No cheating.

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The cheating comment doesn't even make sense because Sven is playing against Jack and Sven loses. Plus, you're suggesting 2 people cheated over the table in plain sight of the 2 other players. In the scene, Jack is the dealer and the deck is to his left. When he gives 2 cards, they come from the deck and he takes the 2 cards and discards them next to the deck. Jack doesn't trade his own cards with anyone. He again gives 1 card from the deck and discards the 1 card. Then he takes his 1 card (which gives him the full house. Which is kind of pointless because his 2 pair was already the best hand).

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Continuity mistake: After Rose sees the Titanic, Cal replies "it's 100 feet longer than the Mauretania", with nobody behind him. Right then the angle changes and his chauffeur appears. (00:21:20)

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Suggested correction: Lovejoy is seen further back. When Cal says its 100ft longer, he turns to help Ruth out of the car and Lovejoy is still further back. However due to the new angle, he appears closer.

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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.

Trivia: Despite the highly positive reception of the film, filmmaker Robert Altman (M.A.S.H., The Player) called it "the most dreadful piece of work I have ever seen in my life."

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Suggested correction: Did he mean it for real or said so jokingly?

He meant it. Quoted in an interview with journalist Roger Friedman, Altman made it clear that he hated the film. Had he been joking I doubt if James Cameron would have responded the way he did - "That comes from a guy who only directed TV movies that went nowhere." I don't think either man was having a laugh, do you?

Thanks. This info doesn't sound credible to me. I had to ask because I wanted to make sure.

Factual error: Rose turned left after exiting the elevator during the search for Jack during the sinking. In the real Titanic, there was a wall to the left of the elevator in E Deck. In addition, going left from the elevators would take her to the port side of the ship, but the corridor outside the cabin where Jack is is on the starboard side. (01:53:40)

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Suggested correction: Coming out of the elevator, you turned left to have access to the long corridor called Scotland Road.

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Suggested correction: Actually it does not. Comparing side by side the pictures they are identical. The actual picture seen (drawn by James Cameron) was sold at auction in 2011.

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Continuity mistake: When Jack and Rose are running through the dining room, both of them are completely dry and running up. After Cal tells Lovejoy he'll give him the diamond if he gets it back, we cut back to Jack and Rose and both of them are soaking wet, most noticeably Jack. (02:13:15)

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Suggested correction: Part of this scene was cut from the movie. Per the site rules, Mistake between deleted scenes and the final movie are not valid as that's usually why they are deleted.

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Continuity mistake: After Cal throws Rose's cigarette away, she lowers her hand. Then there's a very brief angle on Molly Brown where Rose is lowering her hand again up to a point where it disappears offscreen. Then a millisecond later it cuts back to Rose and her hand is magically raised and still, no sign of her lowering it, and shortly after she lowers it while Cal extinguishes the cigarette and she places her index finger on the holder. Close-up on Rose and her fingers are in the previous position and she is extending her index finger again to hide the holder. So there's actually 2 mistakes in a lapse of 3 seconds. (00:32:10)

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Suggested correction: She doesn't lower it twice. She lowers her arm slightly, then completely when the camera angle has changed.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jack and Rose enter the water, Rose is barefoot, yet later she is wearing pale shoes: the heels are visible later when Rose is on the floating door. (02:36:50)

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Suggested correction: As they go into the water, Rose is wearing small light coloured heels. Due to the lighting it appears she is barefoot.

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Continuity mistake: After Rose breaks Jack's handcuffs they join some sailors to ram down a gate. A frame later, from the opposite angle, the gate's position is totally different. (02:03:10)

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Suggested correction: You see Fabrizio stand the gate up to make it easier for people to get past.

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Factual error: The lake that Jack told Rose he went ice fishing on when she was threatening to jump is Lake Wissota, a man-made lake in Wisconsin near Chippewa Falls (where Jack grew up). The lake was only filled with water in 1918 when a power company built a dam on the Chippewa River, six years after the Titanic sank. (00:39:05)

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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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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.

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Answer: Furthermore, the "Code of Conduct" would put many boats in the water without anybody being able to row them.

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