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'Titanic' Director Thinks You're 'Full Of Shit' If You Say Jack Could Have Survived

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'Titanic' Director Thinks You're 'Full Of Shit' If You Say Jack Could Have Survived

For many years now people have had a major problem with Titanic. It's not until the ending comes around that we have that main issue - Rose is such a cold-hearted behemoth to not give Jack some space on that door.

A lot of the time, the buoyancy of the door, and how tolerable it is to weight, comes into question. But before we even get to that, she doesn't even offer.

She can't lie there, pretending she was so in love with Jack and that she didn't want him to die. Why? Because she let's him fucking die. She didn't even attempt to show any kind of effort into helping him survive.

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Now, though, James Cameron has offered his thoughts on the matter and, if you do think Jack could have climbed onto the floating rubble, then the director of the 1997 classic reckons you're a dickhead.

Back in 2012, a year when Liverpool last won a trophy, so by default you can assume that it was a fucking long time ago, MythBusters filmed an episode where they attempted to prove that a baby-faced Leo DiCaprio, who played Jack, could have found room on the door with Rose.

Cameron has now had his say, telling the Daily Beast: "We're gonna go there? Look, it's very, very simple; you read page 147 of the script and it says, 'Jack gets off the board and gives his place to her so that she can survive'. It's that simple. You can do all the post-analysis you want. So you're talking about the MythBusters episode, right? Where they sort of pop the myth?"

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Credit: Discovery Channel

"Okay, so let's really play that out: You're Jack, you're in water that's 28 degrees, your brain is starting to get hypothermia. MythBusters asks you to now go take off your life vest, take hers off, swim underneath this thing, attach it in some way that it won't just wash out two minutes later - which means you're underwater tying this thing on in 28 degree water, and that's going to take you five to ten minutes. So by the time you come back up you're already dead. So that wouldn't work.

"His best choice was to keep his upper body out of the water and hope to get pulled out by a boat or something before he died.

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"They're fun guys and I loved doing that show with them, but they're full of shit."

An old fan theory regarding Leo's character actually imagines that Jack was in fact not real at all. It claims he was actually a figment of Rose's imagination.

The claim comes because of Rose's mental state, which is apparently unstable. Coming from a wealthy family which had fallen on hard times, she was engaged to another rich man, who, by all accounts, was an arsehole. The relationship seems to be against her will and she wanted an escape.

Rose and Jack first meet when he talks her out of throwing herself off the boat. It's at this point where the theory suggests she's imagining his presence as her saviour.

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Then, later taking her to where the 'poorer' people were on the ship, he gets her to let out her wild side after several pints of Guinness and they have a steamy shag in a car. He was effectively showing her how the other half live. This breathes life into her, showing that there is yet reason to live, and it doesn't necessarily have to be with loads of money.

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Eventually, after they became so close, the ship begins to sink. As there isn't enough room on the piece of wreckage Rose seeks solitude on the water. Jack sinks to his death in the freezing cold water.

By this point, the figure in Rose's imagination was no longer needed, as his work was done, he had shown her life.

Of course, it's just a theory. The film won awards, so at this point I doubt anyone involved in the writing, acting, filming, directing or producing actually gives too much of a shit about theories. It's just a film, to be honest.

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox

Topics: titanic

Mark McGowan
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