Titanic-new-movie-posterBack in the 1990′s, famous Hollywood director, James Cameron, had already made a name for himself working on such movies as Terminator and Aliens. However, Cameron was looking for a new project, and images of icebergs, combined with his fascination for the RMS Titanic made the choice for his next movie obvious. The tragic sinking of the Titanic back in 1912 is something the world had mostly forgotten about, but a oceanic explorer named Dr. Robert Ballard, had brought the sunken ship back into the attention of the world when he found her rusting remains in 1985. Once again, the world was talking about the Titanic, and it seemed only natural for Cameron to make a movie about her short life.  Despite the long shooting schedule, A-list actors that were part of the cast, and the most impressive special effects that were especially created for the film, there are still some movie mistakes that people are still talking about even as the iconic film turns 20 this year. Here is the rest of the list of Titanic movie mistakes. [click to continue…]

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Titanic Movie Poster DThe biggest movie in the world from 1997 to 2009 was Titanic directed by James Cameron. The movie had already made headlines due to the fact the budge was over $200 million dollars, which was the biggest budget ever for any movie, and everyone around the world waited for the movie to fail. There were also news reports about the special effects taking too long to make, and people were even doubting the movie would be released at all.  However, the movie was finally ready in December, and when it came out, it shattered records all around the world. The movie spent 15 weeks in the number one spot, and made over one billion dollars, which made it the biggest movie ever. This December, Titanic will be celebrating its 20th anniversary, and here are some movie mistakes that people might not even know existed. 

1. Lake Wissota Did Not Exist In 1912

LakeWissota1The most difficult part about doing a period piece movie is making sure historical facts used in the film are accurate. However, one fact that James Cameron got wrong happened in the most famous scene in the movie. When Rose is about to jump from the stern, Jack Dawson tried to distract her by mentioning a place he fished, but unfortunately, the lake he mentioned did not exist until 5 years after the Titanic went down. 

2. Cigarettes with Filters Did Not Exist Until the 1940′s

LeosmokingSeems a lot of people smoked cigarettes even back in 1912. People need to remember this was before people knew of the danger of tobacco and nicotine. However, the problem is that filters on the end of those cigarettes is modern, and did not come out until the 1940s.

3. The Map In the Wireless Room and Gymasium Has Modern Borders

220px-Lawrence_Beesley_in_the_GymnasticroomDealing with the pat is never easy for a filmmaker, but they do the best they can. James Cameron tried to make Titanic as historically accurate as he could, but not even detail could be covered. One such detail is the maps on the walls of the wireless room and gymnasium contained modern borders instead of what they may have looked like back in 1912. People may not even notice the map, and even if they do, the movie is still an amazing piece of film that will last forever.

4. The Dime Rose Pays Jack With Is Wrong

RoseDimeFor people who collect coins, one scene in the movie set off all kinds of alarm bells. It is difficult for people to see the head on the dime that Rose pays Jack, many were too busy noticing the fact the beautiful Kate Winslet is in a sexy robe, but the head on it is incorrect for its time period. Rose pays Jack with a Roosevelt head dime, but the correct one for 1912 was the Barber dime. However, considering what is going on in the scene, which is Rose nude, and Jack drawing her, does this particular mistake in the film really matter?

5. The Unsinkable Margaret Brown Was Not Known as Molly Until Much Later In Life

kathy-bates-titanic-10In the narration from old Rose, she talks about how in France, the “Unsinkable Molly Brown” was picked up.  Old Rose talks about how “we all called her Molly, but history would call her the Unsinkable Molly Brown.” However, this lovely story is not true because Margaret was called Maggie while she was on Titanic and did not pick up the name Molly until later in her life.  Also, another goof to mention involving Margaret Brown, is that in the lifeboat with Quarter Master Robert Hitchens, she actually won the argument she had, and even threatened to toss the man overboard.  Once Hitchens stopped arguing with Brown, she got the women organized rowing, which not only got them away from the sinking Titanic, but also kept them warm while they waited for the RMS Carpathia to get there. Margaret Brown really proved how strong of a woman she really was, and once she got back to her home in Denver, Colorado, she finally got the respect she truly deserved from her fellow Coloradoans and the rest of the world. The movie Titanic, which was released back in 1997, is going to be 20 years old this December. Back in 1997, there were a lot of news stories about the movie, and not all of the press was favorable. The film made headlines due to its huge budget, which was around $200 million, and its special effects, that took longer than usual to complete. However,  despite the bad press, and the bets that people made the movie would fail, the film went on to earn over a billion dollars, and was the biggest movie ever for a dozen years. There are some mistakes that are in the film that people may not notice, and the next post will cover more of those goofs.

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onIn 1912, when the RMS Titanic left Southampton, England, hundreds of people had showed up on the dock to watch it sail away. However, just as the Titanic started to move, something other than the ship itself got the attention of everyone who had turned out to witness the biggest ship leaving for New York City.  It was difficult for people to understand just how huge the RMS Titanic was until they saw her. The ship was almost 900 feet long, and when in a small space like a dock, it took up a lot of space and used a lot of the water in the area. As the ship passed a small steamer called New York, something unexpected happen. The smaller ship was secured to the dock with rope, and those ropes broke, and the ship was suddenly adrift. The propellers from Titanic had caused it, and the two ships nearly hit, and would have it not for tug boats and Captain Smith turning on the engines. This incident was a shock to all who witnessed it, and was seen as a bad omen for the voyage, which turned out to be true.  Here are more shocking facts about the Titanic and her short life. [click to continue…]

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amazingtitanicpics1The RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, back in 1912. The first four days, the voyage was going just great, the best time many of the passengers have ever had, but all of that came to an abrupt end on the 14th of April. On the night of April 14, 1912, at 11:40 pm, the ship was traveling over 20 miles an hour, and came too close to an iceberg. The iceberg scrapped against the side of the Titanic, which caused the rivets to be sheared off, and the hull plates to separate enough to cause water to come gushing in. By 2:20 am, the Titanic was gone to the bottom of the ocean, and there were 705 stunned and traumatized survivors who would have an incredible story to tell the world when they got to New York City.  Ever since 1912, the world has had Titanic fever, and even now 105 years later, there are more shocking facts about it that the world is interested in knowing. Here are some shocking facts about the world’s most famous ship disaster. [click to continue…]

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hansen_cp2When the greatest ship in the world, the RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, on April 10, 1912, there were 2,228 people on board her heading to New York City. The people from all three classes, that lined her fancy decks, had no idea they were sailing into history.  Four days into Titanic‘s maiden voyage, the ship was travelling through ice-filled waters, accidentally brushed against an iceberg, which caused catastrophic damage.  Designer Thomas Andrews went to the bridge shortly after the collision with the iceberg, and his news was the worst that Captain EJ Smith could have possibly imagined, which was that his brand new ship was going to sink to the bottom of the North Atlantic.  Captain Smith then had the task of taking over 2000 people and loading them into boats that only held over 1000. Smith knew that not everyone would survive this terrible disaster, and out of the 2228, only 705 would live to see New York City. One such lucky survivor was a native Wisconsinite named Jennie Hanson, and this was not the first time she had survive a terrible disaster. [click to continue…]

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