Titanic was released on December 19, 1997, and went on to become one of the highest grossing films of all time. The film is based on the real life sinking of the British Passenger liner the RMS Titanic, on April 15th, 1912. It’s still regarded as one of the deadliest disasters in history. Roughly 1,500 passengers and crew members died. Director James Cameron had always had a fascination with shipwrecks and was inspired to direct a film based on the Titanic. He’s considered one of the best directors in the world. Before Titanic he had directed several blockbuster films, including: The Terminator, Aliens and Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
Titanic followed two passengers from different social classes that meet and fall in love on the doomed voyage of the RMS Titanic. The film starred Leonardo DiCaprio as the poor but handsome Jack Dawson, and Kate Winslet as the rich and beautiful Rose DeWitt. Titanic helped turn both into major Hollywood stars. The cast of the film also included, Kathy Bates, Billy Zane and Bill Paxton. Titanic is universally praised for its incredible directing, phenomenal acting and tremendous writing. The film was a massive critical and commercial success and became a cultural phenomenon. It won 11 Academy Awards (including Best Picture and Director).
However, despite it being one of the greatest films ever made, it’s not perfect. Even this perfect, gigantic and beautiful film has flaws hidden deep beneath the surface, which is similar to the real life Titanic; luckily for us this film didn’t hit an iceberg and sink. There are several shocking and surprising mistakes that pop up in the film. These are really easy to miss mistakes and errors but a room of scientists spent years re-watching the film to discover these mistakes… okay it wasn’t a room of scientists. Here is a look at 15 Shocking Mistakes In Titanic.
15 Lights, Camera, Reflection
14 Jack Dawson's Disappearing Suspenders
13 Unknown Object Disappears
12 Railings That Can Move
11 Visible Wires
10 Breakable Glass Disappears and Reappears
9 The Perfectly Vertical Lifeboat
8 Foam Instead of Metal
7 The Mysterious Black Lace
6 The Axe and The Hand
5 Jack's Hair Has A Mind Of It's Own
4 Is There Room For Two?
3 Rose's Beauty Mark
2 The Final Song
1 Wrong Stars In The Sky
At the end of the film, both Jack and Rose end up drifting on a piece of wood in the freezing cold ocean. The two lovers have done everything in their power to be together despite being from different classes. When Jack freezes to death and Rose watches her greatest love sink with the Titanic, Rose is laying on a piece of wood floating in the ocean looking up at the stars in the sky. It’s one of the most iconic and hard to watch scenes in any film. However, there is a mistake in this scene and it wasn’t some online blog or article that pointed out this mistake. It was a world-renowned scientist. Neil deGrasse Tyson is a cosmologist, author and astrophysicist. He noticed a mistake with the star field in the film and wrote an email to James Cameron pointing it out. He noted that at that location in the Atlantic, time of day and year, that Rose would not have seen the star field which was depicted in the original release. Cameron made the change of the star field for the 3D re-release, but it was the only mistake that he discovered which he changed.
Sources: diply.com, Washingtonpost.com, Snopes.com, crushable.com, gothamist.com
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