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

August 12, 2020 41.0k votes 4.1k voters 176.0k 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 Film's Running Time Is The Exact Time It Took For The Ship To Sink

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

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

    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 Mother Soothes Her Children With Irish Mythology

    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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