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20 Small But Poignant Details From 'Titanic' That Make Us Never Want To Let Go

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James Cameron is not known for being easy-going and loosey-goosey. His Oscar-winning and box office record breaking Titanic is obviously the work of a mad genius. Cameron's attention to detail can be seen throughout the movie, as these details can attest!

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    The Mother Soothes Her Children With Irish Mythology

    Photo: Titanic / Paramount Pictures


    From Redditor u/serg27:

    As the ship sinks this woman is heard telling her children about "Tír na nÓg, the land of eternal youth and beauty." In Irish mythology, Tír na nÓg can be reached by going under water or across the sea.

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    The Couple In Bed Together Were Based On A Real Couple Who Were The Co-Owners Of Macy's

    Photo: Titanic / Paramount Pictures

    From Redditor u/Longduckdon22:

    The couple shown in bed together having accepted their fate is Isador and Ida Straus. They were the co owners of Macy’s. Ida refused to leave his side when he refused a life boat spot b/c there were still women and children on board. They were last seen walking arm and arm together.

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    The Priest Is Based On A Real Person, Fr. Thomas Byles

    Photo: Titanic / Paramount Pictures

    From Redditor u/sangbum60090:

    The priest Jack and Rose see when the ship is nearing her end was a real person named Fr. Thomas Byles. He stayed on the ship to help passengers escape and gave absolution and prayed with more than a hundred people.

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    The Engineer Warms His Soup On The Pipes

    Photo: Titanic / Paramount Pictures

    From Redditor u/harveydent89:

    Chief Engineer Joseph Bell was shown warming soup over one of the pipes as the order comes in to set the engine full astern. On the real Titanic, engineers would sometimes warm soup or other food on the pipes and boilers.

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