10+ “Titanic” Mistakes That Only Eagle-Eyed People Spotted

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Going on its 26th anniversary, Titanic continues to be a timeless hit. The film has earned its place as an industry staple, boasting multiple prestigious awards. However, even a production this big isn’t immune to a few imperfections. Thanks to the keen eyes of dedicated fans, these oversights have been spotted. But rest assured, these blunders won’t ruin the magic of the movie for you!

The moving mole

One mistake that no one noticed was Rose DeWitt Bukater’s (played by actress Kate Winslet) mole. When the young woman was about to board the boat, her mole was on the left side of her face; however, several shots later, it was on the opposite side.

The water isn’t quite right.

The water in the ocean is typically murky due to the large quantity of organic waste present. However, the film depicts the water as being crystal clear.

The disappearing crowd

At the beginning of the movie, we can see thousands of people gathering to say goodbye to their loved ones and watch them depart on-board the Titanic. However, during the scene in which Jack and his friend Fabrizio, played by Danny Nucci, play cards to win their lucky tickets, we can catch a glimpse of the ship through the window, but not the crowd. Where did they all disappear to?

That, we don’t know, but the crowd is back on the dock when Jack and Fabrizio board the huge ship to embark on their new adventure.

The lake Jack mentions did not exist until 5 years later.

When Jack tries to dissuade Rose from jumping into the icy waters of the Atlantic, he mentions ice fishing in Lake Wissota. However, the lake he’s referring to is artificial and wasn’t created until 1917, while the Titanic sank in 1912. Something similar happens with the Santa Monica roller coaster that Jack promises to take Rose on, but it wasn’t built until 1916.

The ice around Jack’s nose melted.

Jack and Rose are left in the middle of an ice-cold Atlantic Ocean where they both struggle to survive while waiting to be rescued. At the beginning of these scenes, both of them are supporting each other and, due to the cold, Jack gets some ice on his nose. But a while later, when Rose tries to wake him up because help has arrived, all of a sudden, the ice has melted.

The bow of the ship changes.

As we’d find out later, the film set had quite a few logistical and design oversights. An example of that is how the bow changed in different scenes. It definitely doesn’t look quite the same when Leonardo DiCaprio’s character is excitedly watching the dolphins jump as it does in his and Rose’s iconic romantic moment on that same bow.

Jack and the disappearing suspenders

The truth is that the scene in which Rose frees Jack from the handcuffs has many oversights. Among them is a very obvious continuity error. At one moment, we can clearly see Jack’s suspenders, and the next, when his beloved is about to release him, they’ve disappeared. The same thing happens several times in other scenes. Perhaps it would have been simpler not to include the suspenders in the costumes.

Jack’s hair combs itself.

Another strange oversight is Jack’s hairstyle in one of the scenes in third class. After his charming dance with little Cora, Jack returns to the table where Rose is waiting for him with his hair disheveled. However, we can see that right after, his hair is perfectly combed with several layers of gel and everything. Many of us would also like to have the superpower of styling our hair in seconds.

The ropes on the ship defy gravity.

Something really interesting about this film is that after the ship suddenly hits the iceberg, it begins to sink from the bow, which is the front of the boat. Consequently, the stern of the ship was gradually raised. In other words, what happened was that a strong inclination was created from the front that caused the rear part of the boat to rise.

However, according to the law of gravity, every object should always fall in the direction of the body with the strongest attraction, which, in this case, is the earth. But in the first image from our collage above, you can see that the ship’s ropes seem to tilt parallel to the earth. Although, later on, we suppose that the producers were more attentive and corrected this mistake, which you can see in the second image.

The drawing line is not the same.

The scene where Jack draws Rose melted people’s hearts, yes. And with emotions running high, it was probably difficult to notice there was a mistake in the drawing. The first line that Jack draws is quite thick, however, when we are shown the canvas again, there is no trace of it. The lines are much finer and the technique is quite polished.

The folder that disappears by magic

The drawing had another major continuity error. Cal, Rose’s fiancé, discovers the drawing in a brown folder. When he picks it up, he is completely enraged, and right then and there wants to tear it up. The funny thing is that the folder is gone, and all we see in Cal’s hand is the crumpled sheet of paper.

The cameraman’s reflection

In 1997, when the film was shot, technology was not as advanced as it is today, and filming a scene required several cameramen following the actors from different angles. One of them can be seen in the reflection of the glass of one of the doors of Titanic. Undoubtedly, this is an error that’s difficult to detect and edit without the programs we have today.

Rose’s nail length changes from scene to scene.

We know that the filming of the movie lasted several months, so it’s completely normal that Kate Winslet’s nails grew longer and changed in general. However, the movie explores a period of just a couple of days. In some scenes, we can see that her nails look short, and a little later, the length changes drastically.

Titanic isn’t the only film which didn’t escape imperfection. From movies in the Harry Potter saga to other Oscar-winners such as The Matrix, which features an unwanted guest in a scene, fans of cinema don’t miss any blunders.

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