20 Small But Poignant Details From 'Titanic' That Make Us Never Want To Let Go
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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In The Final Scene, The Clock Is Set To 2:20, Which Is When The Titanic Began To Sink
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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The Film's Running Time Is The Exact Time It Took For The Ship To Sink
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
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The Priest Is Based On A Real Person, Fr. Thomas Byles
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 Couple In Bed Together Were Based On A Real Couple Who Were The Co-Owners Of Macy's
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 Scene Where Jack Passes By Two Men Watching A Boy Play On The Deck Is A Recreation Of An Actual Photograph
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!