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

August 12, 2020 50.3k votes 4.9k voters 224.3k views20 items

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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 Scene Where Jack Passes By Two Men Watching A Boy Play On The Deck Is A Recreation Of An Actual Photograph

    Photo: Titanic / Paramount Pictures

    From Redditor u/CaptainJZH:

    Jack passes by two men watching a boy play on deck. This is actually a recreation of a real photograph...even including the coat he steals!

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    The Film's Running Time Is The Exact Time It Took For The Ship To Sink

    Photo: Titanic / Paramount Pictures

    From Redditor u/bloughead09:

    If you exclude all of the present-day scenes, leaving only those taking place in 1912, the film would run for 2 hours and 40 minutes – the exact time it took for the Titanic to sink. Needless to say, James Cameron is a perfectionist.

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    The Chef Is Based On Charles Joughin, The Chief Baker

    Photo: Titanic / Paramount Pictures
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    In The Final Scene, The Clock Is Set To 2:20, Which Is When The Titanic Began To Sink

    Photo: Titanic / Paramount Pictures

    From Redditor u/remybader:

    Towards the end of the movie you can see a Grandfather clock telling the time 2:20, which is the same time the Titanic began to sink in real life.

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