James Cameron Opens Up About Jack's Passing In 'Titanic'

Date December 1, 2017

James Cameron's Epic Titanic

'Titanic' is an epic movie that is often regarded as one of the greatest films. It was released 20 years ago. The motion capture starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as Jack and Rose characters respectively. 20 years later, the question on the lips of millions of fans still remains "Could both Jack and Rose fit on the raft/door after Titanic sunk?"

Rose and Jack's love story

Jack Dawson and Rose Dewitt Bukater were lovers from different social classes who met and fell in love on the ill-fated ship. Their love story served as the background of the movie, which culminated in the sinking of the ship. Everything ended when Jack sacrificed his life for Rose by allowing her to stay on a floating door, out of the freezing water.

Why didn't Rose share the door with Jack

"Could both Jack and Rose fit on the raft/door after Titanic sunk?" it is the question that bothers many fans of the movie. James Cameron, the director of Titanic, in an interview with Vanity Fair finally answered it. He was asked:

Why doesn’t Rose make room for Jack on the door?

He replied that Jack's passing was a part of the script. He further debunked the question that the door could have fit both of them stating that,

I was in the water with the piece of wood putting people on it for about two days getting it exactly buoyant enough so that it would support one person with full free-board, meaning that she wasn’t immersed at all in the 28 degree water so that she could survive the three hours it took until the rescue ship got there. [Jack] didn’t know that she was gonna get picked up by a lifeboat an hour later; ..... And we very, very finely tuned it to be exactly what you see in the movie because I believed at the time, and still do, that that’s what it would have taken for one person to survive.

Jack's passing was necessary due to the following reason:

Had he lived, the ending of the film would have been meaningless. . . . . So whether it was that, or whether a smoke stack fell on him, he was going down. It’s called art, things happen for artistic reasons, not for physics reasons.

So, finally, we all know the truth. Please share this post with your friends. Maybe, this question bothers their minds as well.

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