Director James Cameron decided to re-release 'Titanic' in 3D to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of the RMS Titanic's fateful first (and only) voyage. The Titanic sank in the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912, after hitting an iceberg. More than 1500 people died. In the movie 'Titanic,' this event was portrayed in vivid detail. But the 'Titanic' movie focuses heavily on romance as well as disaster, chronicling the fateful meeting of young lovers Rose and Jack. The film, which also stars Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Gloria Stuart, Bill Paxton and Frances Fisher, won 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Visual Effects. 'Titanic 3D' takes these visual effects to a whole new level, 14 years after the original film's theatrical release.
Only In My Memory
There's no official record of Jack Dawson on the 'Titanic' because he was a drifter -- he would not have been on the passenger list. Rose Dawson Calvert explains that Jack saved her -- literally and figuratively.
Lewis Bodine: "We never found anything on Jack -- there's no record of him at all."
Old Rose: "No, there wouldn't be, would there? And I've never spoken of him until now... Not to anyone... Not even your grandfather. A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets. But now you know there was a man named Jack Dawson and that he saved me, in every way that a person can be saved. I don't even have a picture of him. He exists now... only in my memory."
You're No Picnic
Jack's brutal honesty is one of the reasons Rose falls for him. He's real, he's living life to the fullest, and Rose wants that for herself.
Jack: "Rose, you’re no picnic, all right? You’re a spoiled little brat, even, but under that, you’re the most amazingly, astounding, wonderful girl -- woman -- that I’ve ever known."
Make Each Day Count
Little does Jack know just how important his philosophy of making each day count will be. He has no idea that the days he's living now, with Rose, will be his final ones.
Jack (to Ruth): "Well, yes, ma'am, I do. I mean, I got everything I need right here with me. I got air in my lungs, a few blank sheets of paper. I mean, I love waking up in the morning not knowing what's gonna happen or, who I'm gonna meet, where I'm gonna wind up. Just the other night I was sleeping under a bridge and now here I am on the grandest ship in the world having champagne with you fine people. I figure life's a gift and I don't intend on wasting it. You don't know what hand you're gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you -- to make each day count."
When Jack first sees Rose, she's about to commit suicide by jumping from the Titanic into the icy waters below. She's distraught because she doesn't love, and doesn't want to marry, Cal Hockley. It's Jack who convinces her to keep living -- and it's officially the first time he saves her.
Rose: "You're crazy!"
Jack: "That's what everybody says but, with all due respect, Miss, I'm not the one hanging off the back of a ship here. Come on. C'mon, give me your hand. You don't want to do this." (Jack helps Rose back over the railing) "Whew. I'm Jack Dawson."
Rose: "Rose De Witt Bukater."
Jack: "I'm gonna have to get you to write that one down..."