posted on May, 2 2006 @ 05:44 PM
Okay, yes Titanic, the one with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, lovely kids aren't they? Well, a few things I would like to point out. Near the
end, before Jack dies and all that jazz, why is it that he can, without a lifejacket, swim against the current of the sinking ship? It's a pretty big
ship you know. I mean seriously, there are lifejackets everywhere, all you have to do is grab one. Meanwhile, Rose is being dragged underwater by some
guy, and she has a lifejacket on...because that makes since in TV Land. So, Jack swims on over with his super strength and punches the guy a couple of
times. Then, he tells Rose that he's found a board, why not bring the board to her? Why make her swim there? Thought he loved this girl. Okay, okay,
I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, maybe he was a little tired after swimming against the opull of the sinking ship without a lifejacket on and
punching a guy in the face. So they swim on over and he let's her get on. You think he could find another board or something? No no, no more boards
of course not. I'll give him that. But perhaps maaayybbeee they could take turns on the board? Or try to hop on the board at the same time so they
could both be on? I suppose not. Then for some reason, Rose falls asleep, wakes up a few hours later, Jack is blue as...um...the sky yes, the sky and
cold as ice. His hand is in this claw shape, and you'd think she'd get that he was dead. Nope, she shakes him a couple of times and calls his name.
Hm. What a silly movie. :shk:
Oh and now for some errors in this movie. Here we go.
Crew/equipment is visible in Rose's TV during on of the scenes
And when Jack approaches the door to the grand staircase for the first time, the camera is reflected in the glass.
Continuity: When Captain Smith orders, "Take her to sea, Mr. Murdoch - let's stretch her legs," they are standing to the right of the
wheelhouse looking forward with the sun coming from their left. When Murdoch walks into the wheelhouse to carry out the order, the sun is behind
Jack takes Rose and Molly's arms to go into dinner. They start walking, but in the next shot they are still standing apart.
Anachronisms: Jack claims to have gone ice fishing on Lake Wissota, which wasn't created until five years after the Titanic sank.
The pipe frames supporting the third class berths have set-screw speed rail fittings, not developed until 1946.
A close-up of Captain Smith reveals that he is wearing contact lenses.
The button on the left side of Jack's borrowed jacket is a "Kingsdrew" button, first made in 1922.
Factual errors:In overhead shots of the forecastle deck, the skylight for the crew's galley can be seen located to starboard. This skylight
was actually on the port side.
The main characters have lunch in the Palm Court/Verandah on A Deck. These were not used for dining, although passengers could order tea or a small
Cal orders lamb with mint sauce for himself and Rose. Lamb was only available for dinner on the ship, while mutton was reserved for lunch. The lamb
was prepared in the D-Deck galley and would not have been served in the Palm Court.
The Titanic's middle propeller was not used for maneuvering in port, and hence would have been stationary when starting away from the dock.
The reciprocating engines were controlled from a platform between the two engines about midway between the floor and the top of the cylinders, not
from the engine room floor. Even if the engines were controlled from the floor level the controls would have been at the opposite end of the engines
since we are looking at the aft end of the engines, and the boiler rooms are forward of the reciprocating engine room. Also, it would have been quite
impossible to see those engines from the vantage point we are given since the watertight bulkhead between the reciprocating engine room and turbine
engine room would prevent us from being able to stand back far enough.