With this year being the 20th anniversary of the blockbuster epic, ‘Titanic’, the debate begins to once again heat up…was there room for Jack on that door? Did DiCaprio HAVE to die?
The director of the film says, yes. He did.
Let’s rewind a bit on this long-running dispute; if you haven’t seen the film (and you’d be one of a only a few in that category), a piece of wood debris from the title ship keeps Rose (Kate Winslet) out of the freezing water while her lover Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) perishes. Fans of the movie have long said, there had to be enough space for both of them to climb on. And to throw salt on the wound, Discovery Channel’s ‘Mythbusters’ proved they could have both survived using their lifejackets tied to the door for added buoyancy. (Check out the clip below..)
James Cameron, who won an Oscar directing ‘Titanic’, is firm in his belief that the floating door could NOT have held two people.
In a recent interview with ‘The Daily Beast’, Cameron plays it 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 it 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 dies..”
Cameron added about the ‘Mythbusters’ series: “They’re fun guys, and I loved doing that show with them, but they’re full of sh#@”.
Okay. Now we know. ~ Jason