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James Cameron Resolves Titanic Door Debate On Film's 25th Anniversary: ​​NPR

James Cameron Resolves Titanic Door Debate On Film’s 25th Anniversary: ​​NPR

Fans have long debated whether there would be room for Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet) on the makeshift raft in the 1997 blockbuster. Titanic.

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Fans have long debated whether there would be room for Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet) on the makeshift raft in the 1997 blockbuster. Titanic.

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Titanic Director James Cameron wants to put an end to the debate that took place He went Since the movie first hit theaters, it’s been exactly 25 years ago.

Rose could have gone to Make room for Jack on the floating piece of woodThey keep him out of cold water and save his life?

Yes, many fans passionately argued – including Makers of MythBusterswho concluded after a 2012 trial that both Jack and Rose could be a good fit for the door.

Cameron disagreed, saying in that episode “the script says Jack dies, he has to die”. He has long dismissed the question as up for debate, arguing about it Multiple interviews over the years that Jack’s death was essential to the scheme and that there was only room for one person on the makeshift raft.

The acclaimed director hopes to close the door on this conflict for good, this time with a more scientific approach.

while promoting his new movie Avatar: Water RoadTell Toronto Sun that he commissioned a scientific study to “put this whole thing at ease and drive the stake to her heart once and for all”.

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“We’ve since done a thorough forensic analysis with a hypothermia expert who reproduced the raft from the movie and we’re going to do a little special work on it which comes out in February,” he explained. “We took two stunt people with the same body mass as Kate [Winslet] and Leo [DiCaprio] And we put sensors on top of them and inside them and put them in ice water, and tested them to see if they could survive through a variety of methods, and the answer was, there’s no way both of them could survive. Only one can survive.”

Viewers will be able to see the show for themselves when the special airs on National Geographic, the sun reports. In the same month, A.J Modified Version From Titanic It’ll be hitting theaters just in time for Valentine’s Day (so plan your date night or crying party Accordingly).

Cameron confirms that Jack had to die, saying the sun that “If I had to make the raft smaller, it would be smaller.”

“It’s like Romeo and Juliet,” he added. “It’s a movie about love, sacrifice and mortality. Love is measured by sacrifice.”

What do Jack and Rose say about all this?

when asked during 2019 MTV interview Whether he thinks Jack can fit in the door, DiCaprio has said repeatedly that he has “no comment.”

Winslet was more forthright, having his say on many matters Late night hosts In recent years you would think there would have been room for two.

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But the question is not whether two can fit, but whether two can float, she said “happy sad confused” Podcast host Josh Horowitz last week.

Winslet knows little about the water, saying she spends a lot of time kayaking, surfing (board, kite, wind), scuba diving, and cold water swimming. If you put two adults on a stand-up paddle board, she says, it becomes “instantly very unstable.”

She said, “I have to be honest, right.” “I actually don’t think we would have survived if we had come through that door. I think he could have fit, but it would have flipped and it wouldn’t have been a sustainable idea.”

The solution may not be sustainable, but the film – which was the first to gross $1 billion – certainly has staying power.

Linda Holmes, NPR’s pop culture critic he said in 2017 Set two decades later, what makes the film as timely as ever is that it is “a slow-moving disaster of indifference.”

“The people who built the ship can’t, and won’t, see its flaws. By the time they find out, it’s too late,” she told NPR. All things considered. “There is no miracle. There are not enough lifeboats. Twenty years later, all we can do is ask: Rose, can’t you put two people on a floating door?”

And now we know. Or at least that’s what Cameron hopes.

“Maybe…maybe…after 25 years, I won’t have to deal with this anymore,” he said with a laugh.