Nothing but smooth waters ahead! Following Titanic’s success, stars such as Kate Winslet Leonardo DiCaprioContinued to be successful in the industry
The historical sinking RMS Titanic inspired the film’s release in 1997. The shipwreck was set against the backdrop of Jack (DiCaprio), and Rose (Winslet), who were forbidden to be together because of their different social classes.
In Titanic’s final act, Jack saves Rose and ends up dying in the cold water while they await a rescue team. The socialite survives because her whole body rests on a floating doors, while her love interest is mostly in cold water, which can lead to hypothermia.
Following the flick’s release, many people have questioned the legitimacy of the death scene — specifically whether the couple could have rested on the door together.
Director James Cameron slammed the speculation while addressing the film’s success. “The answer is very simple because it says on page 147 [of the script]Jack dies. It’s very simple. Obviously, it was an artistic choice,” he told Vanity Fair2017 was the year of the plot. “The thing was just big enough to hold her, and not big enough to hold him … I think it’s all kind of silly, really, that we’re having this discussion 20 years later.”
At the time, Cameron pointed out that Jack “had to die” because Titanic is “about death and separation.” He also noted that “had he lived, the ending of the film would have been meaningless.”
Winslet revealed that she had the exact same theories as the viewers. During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2016, the Oscar winner argued that Jack “could have actually fit on that bit of door.”
DiCaprio has remained tense about his thoughts on this matter. While promoting Once Upon a Time, HollywoodWith Brad Pitt Margot Robbie in 2019, the activist said he had “no comment” on the iconic scene.
He also agreed with Robbie when she referred to the moment as “the biggest controversy in modern cinema.”
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