James Cameron: Rose, Jack couldn't both fit on the raft
September 13th, 2012
07:00 PM ET

James Cameron: Rose, Jack couldn't both fit on the raft

Fifteen years later and “Titanic” fans are still angry with Rose for hogging that raft, thus allowing Jack to succumb to hypothermia.

Even the new NBC sitcom “Guy With Kids” pokes fun at the iconic scene. As one character and his wife unenthusiastically prepare for a “Titanic”-themed fundraiser, he asks, “And what happens at the end of the night? You hog a piece of driftwood that could easily accommodate the both of us?”

But “Titanic” writer/producer/director James Cameron wants to set the record straight:

“It’s not a question of room. It’s a question of buoyancy. When Jack puts Rose on the raft, then he tries to get on the raft - he’s not an idiot, he doesn’t want to die - and the raft sinks, and it kind of flips. And so it’s clear that there’s really only enough buoyancy available for one person. So he makes a decision to let her be that person instead of taking them both down.”

Cameron also said that Discovery Channel's “Mythbusters” is planning to tackle the conundrum, and he’s going to help them do it. (Of course, the folks over a Reddit have already published a pretty in-depth equation, which found that the “force of buoyancy is less than force of gravity. The two will sink.”)

Next up for Cameron is the sequel and threequel to “Avatar,” which he said he’ll work on simultaneously. Check out the full interview below:

[[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W4N4kox2CU]]

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  1. AyRobot

    I think the real story can be told now.

    Jack did not die that night.

    As he gazed into Rose's panicked eyes in those last moments, she on the raft and he in the water, a thought struck him: this chick is going to get pretty hefty in a few years.

    We saw him sink into the frigid, inky depths. We did not see, moments later, a straw from the ship's dining room, moving upright through the water, seemingly of its own accord, in the direction of the slender woman in the nearby lifeboat.

    Roll credits.

    September 29, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. SKY



    September 22, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ohowmy Bignadsshoot

    Cameron is a tool.

    September 22, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. John Bignads

    If you have ever heard James Cameron speak, here is a guy that thinks he knows it all.

    September 22, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Holly

    Good grief. It's just a movie. Chill.

    September 21, 2012 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. quiet pups


    September 18, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  7. Ella Jay

    i'm sorry, i missed the reason why we are still talking about this ... anybody? it was a freaking movie. and ... wasn't it out, like a dozen or more years ago? to quote william shatner: you people need to get a life.

    September 17, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sinking

    its a movie..its not real...i want the blocs off and triology ended on this computer...do you understand me?

    September 17, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mother=Scorned

    i want the blocks off the computers...do you understand me?

    September 17, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  10. rose

    this is a movie and jack and rose have been dead for years ...i want you to take care of this in a
    professional manner...do you understand what i am saying to you

    September 17, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  11. GUTS

    i want this take care of do you understand me...

    September 17, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  12. Dirk Steele

    OMG. Jack dies at the end? THANKS FOR THE SPOILER, JERK!

    September 17, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  13. Scorned Mother

    not I. i want this rectified...do you understand me? there is a trio here going on for a very long time...i want the blocks off do you understand that?

    September 17, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  14. trilogy

    get the blocks off...do you understand me...

    September 17, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  15. Kenja

    Jack would have sank both of them, Superman can outrace the Flash, and God is outside of time.

    September 17, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  16. Meh

    there was actually talk of why both of them couldnt get on the raft? How can you make a Tacky-wood movie without someone suffering?

    September 17, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  17. i want the blogging issues rectified...

    do you understand what i am saying to you?

    September 17, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  18. She will always stand straight..

    do you understand that...you are not standing straight–let me help you...are you a woman?

    September 17, 2012 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  19. nobody benefits

    to hackers and hacking phones...do you understand that...

    September 17, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  20. its just a movie---

    rose is not hobbling...she doesn't exist ...its a movie do you understand that. if rose was going to get together with someone cnn would never know about it...do you understand that.

    September 17, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  21. there is no triology

    do you understand that?.....there is no triology and i want this cleaned up...do you understand what i am saying you.

    September 17, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  22. rose

    rose is not hear do you understand that..this was only a film

    September 17, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  23. do you understand...

    you are not permitted to do this...do you understand..your a movie..your nothing in terms of blogging do you understand that. triolgy is not happening anymore do you understand that...when i fool around why would i tell cnn about it..
    i want this fixed or your superiors will contacted...do you understand what i am saying to you.

    September 17, 2012 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  24. AntiRose

    I hated Rose! First, Jack had to save her sorry rich pudgy ass from jumping off of the ship. Then the pathetic raft scene..." I WILL go on, Jack" Glad she decided like a day after her suicide attempt that she damn well did want to live afterall. Then, fast forward to her old age. After riding horses and roller coasters the rest of her life, she hobbles as an old lady and throws the buzzilion dollar diamond off of the ship so NO ONE could benefit in any way from her life of self survival.

    September 17, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  25. kitcosper

    Cameron is planning two more in the Avatar series? I think it's time for an intervention.

    September 17, 2012 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  26. jim atmad

    It's a movie, people.

    September 17, 2012 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  27. throwdown(m)

    kate is so hot and on fire now more then ever.

    September 17, 2012 at 5:31 am | Report abuse |
  28. Rich

    If Rose had stayed on the lifeboat earlier, Jack could have used the floating debris.

    She killed him. Sure as cutting his throat, she killed him.

    September 17, 2012 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Lisa

      Yes! I always thought this and all my friends thought I was crazy. I found her stupid but my friends thought it was "so romantic". Ugh.

      September 17, 2012 at 4:44 am | Report abuse |
  29. throwdown(i)

    if i had gotton on it i will have held everything right in position even with the frigid air.

    September 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  30. syerra

    How could anyone not know that? If you're such a big fan of the movie, you watch Jack try to get on it and it not being able to hold him...

    September 16, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Movie

    heated waters are much more comfortable

    September 16, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  32. cnn blocked me or did someone else?

    on the phone right now.

    September 16, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  33. '


    September 16, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  34. anna

    frigid ... that was the problem-

    September 16, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Jim

    Jack had super powers and could have made the raft buoyant. After all, he enough super powers to survive for a lengthy time in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic.

    September 16, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  36. zobo the great....

    more like "body" pigs.

    September 16, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Prez Obzo

    I can't hardly believe with all the problems we have in this country/world people are going off on the ending of a movie! Are Americans really that dumbed down??? I'll bet 97% of those idiots are fans of American Idiot, Dancing with the stars, Totts & terrias, Dance moms, the Bachelorette & all the other trash TV! You are such busy body pigs!

    September 16, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer

      You'd be right if I could take your statement seriously but your spelling and grammar errors make it difficult.

      September 16, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      Anyone that blames an entire country of people based on what a few idiots do, say or think, is a moron themselves.

      September 16, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisa

      You might be more credible if you could spell and if you hadn't taken the time to comment on this article.

      September 17, 2012 at 4:46 am | Report abuse |
    • kitcosper

      I find it disturbing that you can rattle off the names of all those shows. I'm still trying to figure out what a Snooki is.

      September 17, 2012 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  38. throwdown(m)

    cameron needs a real serious kidnapping by another force...

    September 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Winonna

    love is wanting that person near you, making each other feel special, acting like you and he are the only 2 on the planet, man saying to the woman ... i'm so happy and proud of you as my girlfriend..fantasy? too bad ...thats the way
    i run the ship.

    its about the man and me and always checking in to make sure we're alright. able to leep tall buildings in a single bound is not love.

    September 16, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  40. i know all about 9/11

    i saw both planes smash into the world trade center....so don't lecture me about 9/11 ....k?

    September 16, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  41. shannon

    Okay..I admit. I cried watching this scene. Sure it's only a movie. It's all visual effects and great acting, however when one sacrifices his life for another....thats the greatest love. Think about the boyfriends/husbands in the Aurora CO shootings. They instantly covered thier loved ones to protects them for the bullets.

    Think about the heros on Flight 93 on 9/11. They heard about the other planes hitting the World Trade Centers and took action, knowing if they didn't more on the ground could die.. Sure its a movie, but in real life people sacrifice thier lives every day for others...it's the ultimate show of love.

    September 16, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Gerry

      The only heroes on 9/11 re: Flight 93 were the Ohio Air National Guard who shot down that United Flight!

      September 16, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Angela

      @Gerry - Denny's just called, you left your TinFoil Hat behind....

      September 16, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Ava here----

    studying for an exam.... see you in the week -

    September 16, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  43. Phil

    As for Avatar, I think it was the most over-rated movie in the last 10 year. Terrible plot, nothing original (other than the special effects), and a depressing and unlikely look at future space exploration. Please save us the disappointment of watching any more of that franchise.

    September 16, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Syndrome Zed

      Not to mention, we have the military technology here in the early 21st century to have eliminated the Navi, either completely or just as a threat to the mining operation, and we wouldn't have lost a single human life doing it. If we can take out Al Qaeda with drones now, how hard would it have been to do it when we have the remote piloting technology to pilot a biological organism (the avatars themselves)?

      James Cameron has something against the military – look at any movie he's made that involves soldiers. Even the mercs in avatar were supposed to be ex-military. Not once does the military perform at even the level of basic competence, they're held up as either the comic relief or the people that the civilian superhero of the story (Ripley, you're cool and all, but really?) has to bail out.

      Frankly, I wouldn't mind seeing Cameron get kidnapped and have to be rescued by the SEALS or Rangers, just to give him a little perspective. That's assuming they would actually be willing to go get him, though. 😉

      September 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Oscar Pitchfork

    Jack had to die so Rose could grow and ultimately fulfill her dreams of being a lesbian aviator and such...

    September 16, 2012 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  45. Stacked

    can't wait to share "thoughts" again.

    September 16, 2012 at 5:17 am | Report abuse |
  46. IaMomOf5

    Just curious...Has Mr. Cameron stayed faithful to the most current wife or did he find another young starlet to "endulge" with?

    September 16, 2012 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Thomas Bush

      Who cares? Is it relevant for this article?

      September 16, 2012 at 3:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      Yeah, I want a more far-ranging interview with James Cameron. Does he think the Tigers will catch the ChiSox in the A.L. Central? Does he agree with me that NBC committed a travesty by cutting The Who's performance at the Olympics to compel us to watch the hideous "Animal Practice"? Does he think this outfit makes IaMomOF5's question look big?

      September 16, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  47. StiffMeds

    i love decaprio...he's so hot ....

    September 15, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  48. bounceu

    fits real..just 1 wave not 2 or 3 waves around.

    September 15, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Bounceu

    everybody says the movie is a fit but yaaa know...lol

    September 15, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Rick

    The 3D blu ray is amazing

    September 15, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Jackson

    I haven't seen it yet thanks for the spoiler warning you ruined it for me

    September 15, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Terry Brookman

    With every ejaculation about 22.000.000 little swimmers try to make it to the finish line. most if not all die. Every now and then one makes it and thats the way we are, we will die to let her live the way she wants, spend our lived in boring jobs so she can live. Remember you are special, you out swam 22,000,000 to get here. Live your life well so you can die well.

    September 15, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  53. konaehukai

    Considering that it's been proven they both could fit on there, I'd love to see his evidence to the contrary.

    September 15, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |

    people cry in movies that are still not real....i cried for rocky balboa ... he aint real. i cried for dorothy because i thought the witch was going to kill her...that ain't real either....

    if you need help call someone.

    September 15, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Dude

    This movie made me cry for a guy I have never cried but in this movie

    September 15, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Fantasy Island

    True story.

    Jack and Rose both survive.
    Rose finds out she is preggers and sue's Jack for all he is worth.
    Since Jack is dirt poor, Rose runs back to Cal
    and convinces Cal that its his baby.
    Rose pops out a kid that looks just like Jack, and Cal shoots Rose.
    Happy ending.

    September 15, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  57. its fake....

    its only motion picture and none of it is real.

    September 15, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  58. more2bits

    In real life things would go pretty much the same. Men have died for their loved ones since the beginning of time. Every soldier who goes to war does the same thing. Fighting for their loved ones and their way of life.

    September 15, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Adrien

    great poem "PAUL" baaahwwwahhha

    September 15, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  60. That's all it is.....

    a movie. your cnn power trips are a bore–we are working–

    September 15, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Paul

    "I'll never let go Jack, I'll never let go..." At least not until some warm dude with a lifeboat and a lantern come by. Then it's Sinksville for Jacksicle.

    "So what's the glory in living
    Doesn't anybody ever stay together anymore
    And if love never lasts forever
    Tell me what's forever For"
    Chew on that, young/old Rose

    September 15, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  62. go away

    great movie between the 2 of them and i may watch it again

    September 15, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Tim

    It was in the script that the raft would only keep one of them afloat, because IT'S A MOVIE!!

    September 15, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  64. PunchBack

    Thanks .....

    September 15, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  65. Jope

    Thanks a lot CNN!

    September 15, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • uraprincess

      wow really. spoiled a movie from 15 years ago. Im sorry the whole world is not bending backwards to your every nuance. It must be really hard for you since people go about their lives without any regard to what you think. F OFF.

      September 15, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • getsjokes

      Well I thought you were funny...

      September 15, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Laffsatjokes

      Princess, get yourself a sense of humor.

      September 15, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joanne

      Spoiler Alert: The boat sinks!

      September 16, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Fabe

      Spoiler alert?
      That's like complainimg because an articlle says Jesus dies in a movie about his life.

      September 16, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  66. Movie.

    kate always accepted direction from leo for a quiet sweet performance between the 2.

    September 15, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  67. Morn

    great movie

    September 15, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  68. Norm

    My wife worked at Blockbuster Video (remember them?) when the movie first came out on VHS (Wow, am I dating myself, or what?). One of her customer's reactions to the hype over the movie was priceless. It was "The ship sank. Get over it!". Still remember that everytime someone mentions the movie.

    September 15, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • peridot2

      One dislikes bursting your bubble, but that's not original. It was a t-shirt and a bumper sticker. Your lady wife's customer doubtless saw one of the other and repeated it for her amusement.

      September 15, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  69. despairatreading

    6 minutes of my life I can't get back after reading this article & comments. 3 hours of my life I can't get back after watching this movie. Its fiction!!!!!!! It's fake!!!! it's a movie!!!! People news flash That guy is Leonardo Dicaprio, He actually lived. Crap theres another 1 minute lost.

    September 15, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  70. KWW

    Its a frickin' MOVIE. Get over it!

    September 14, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Lae

    Cameron had the power of choice.

    September 14, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  72. K1PTOO

    I don't buy Cameron's bouyancy argument. Anyone who knows anything about marine activities knows that if Jack had simply gone around to the other side of the "raft" and climbed up that way, counterbalancing the weight, they both could have been on it. It started to flip because he was trying to climb on from the same side, throwing all the weight on one end.

    September 14, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Norma

      Yes, I totally agree with K1PTOO.

      September 14, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maron

      me too

      September 14, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scratchee

      It's not the "tipping" that is critical. It's the SINKING once both of them are on it. Regardless of how he gets on, it will not support both of them. A floating object can only support so much weight.

      September 15, 2012 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
    • BenBreeg

      They didn't have to know this. And they thought the lifeboats will come and pick them up any minute, so they didn't want to risk sinking the raft.

      September 15, 2012 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
    • SZF

      K1PTOO – you sound like the sort of fanboy that earnestly debates the merits of Jedi lightsaber styles...

      September 15, 2012 at 4:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Snarf

      You can try that at your dish washer.
      Get a piece of wood. Place it. Then place a screw on it. It will float. Place the 2 screw.... it will start to sink but not go under.
      Place the 3... and the 3 will sink.

      September 15, 2012 at 5:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Saiko

      Cameron is one who knows even more than "anything" about marine activities. The scene as depicted in the movie looks entirely convincing, and always looked that way. By the way, people having false understanding of buoyancy drown every year because of that.

      September 15, 2012 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
    • monotrophic

      "Anyone who knows anything about marine activities" Wow. Like... wow. I mean... wow. I'm pretty sure you meant to replace "marine activities" with "physics", but you were too busy being an idiot, so it's ok.

      September 15, 2012 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
    • blueiis0112

      It was a movie and the actual event happened 100 years ago. Long past floating around for anyone.

      September 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pat

      Amen K1PTOO, I thought the same thing in 1997 seeing it for the first time. After all the characters went through on the ship & they couldn't figure out how to both get on!! A stupid move Cameron on your masterpiece.

      September 15, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sane Person

      Yes, because marines constantly float in the ocean on flotsom from 100 year old ships.

      September 15, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Suckajuwia

    with both indian tribes non approval this will even be a more explosive movie.

    September 14, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Okon E. Ewum

    Best and wonderful story of all time. The death of jack is not a good idea. Here in South-South Nigeria guys are still hunting for this great movie

    September 14, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  75. M B

    Well DUH!!!! Geez, 15 years and these idiots couldn't figure it out. I was 10 when I watched this movie and I even knew that...

    September 14, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  76. folks it thinks its really rose..

    your a silly man

    September 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  77. keep calm my sasquach...

    i don't need coffee...there is another meal i am looking for.

    September 14, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Multiple Personalities...

    Ignore it...

    September 14, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  79. yeahright

    This is just an ad to boost sales of the Blue-Ray DVD. No one gives a hoot whether or not they both could have fit on the wood or not. If this really happened, I am sure there was plenty of things floating in the water that Jack could have got on to get out of the water. He could have then paddled it over to where Rose was and be rescued along with her. But IT"S ONLY A MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 14, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  80. phearis

    I soooooo can't wait for "Battle Angel Alita"!!!!!!!

    September 14, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Peik

    James Cameron has plenty of catching-up to do if he wants to attack capitalism as often as Michael Moore has done it.

    September 14, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rose Dawson

      I pawned the heart of the ocean diamond. I didn't really throw it off the ship. I've been eating well ever since.

      September 14, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Nutbag

    Whoever the nutbag is spamming this board with random stuff you aren't funny and you are trying way too hard.

    September 14, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Dan

    Kate Winslet isn't Rose. Rose was an old hah that was so fat she let her boyfriend drown. Kate Winslet is the hottie in the Mummy movies. I liked those Mummy movies. Action packed and realistic.

    September 14, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Dan

    I really think it would have been cool if some of the life boats had had flame throwers mounted on them so they could have shot fire at Rose in her little raft. That would have jazzed it up a little bit.

    September 14, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • M B

      What would be even better would be to have several storm troopers in place of the flamethrowers.

      September 14, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  85. hipster

    And this was BEFORE Leonardo DeFatrio got hefty.

    September 14, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  86. dirty Joe

    It's just a movie idiots!

    September 14, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Tomquca

    I liked rose breasts

    September 14, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Push Up

    multiple personalities

    September 14, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Azzy

    Just wait until Cameron has to explain that jack and rose werent actually real.

    September 14, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Rodney in Dallas

    Any idiot can watch the movie and realize that if they both got on, it would sink or flip. How could anyone be upset with Rose for "hogging" it? That's just stupid.

    September 14, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  91. pushup

    dont pay attention to these people..more then 1/2 are the same.

    September 14, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  92. shoddymill

    Thank you, DIVERDL. Never mind the raft scene, as soon as they started diving for the key, this thing was in fantasyland. They would have been long dead.

    The one moment that gave me a shiver was the shot that shows the ship from a distance, and the lights flicker and go out. I hadn't thought of how much of this must have unfollded in pitch darkness.

    September 14, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Valerie

    Good Lord. 15 years later and Cameron STILL has to explain this? I saw the movie ONCE and it was quite clear to me when Jack attempted to get on the raft too that it would not hold both of them. I'm not even the smartest person in the world and could figure this out. Hahaha!

    September 14, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  94. KrisTaL Mac Leod

    it was a stupid movie anyway effects were great but a stupid storyline 4 sure

    September 14, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • M B

      I completely agree. Somehow we take a tragedy and turn it into a love story. Pure bs.

      September 14, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  95. skdk

    Same problem on the 23 side...thats what makes it exciting.

    September 14, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Gary Sumner

    Who cares about the raft? I want to know why she throws a Million dollar diamond into the ocean? what did it accomplish? bet her grand-daughter would have liked to have it for kids college? retirement? that ticks me off still!

    September 14, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Valerie

      She was throwing away the last material possession tying her to the past with a resolve to start anew gaining spiritual goods, not material ones. It is made quite clear at the end where they show all the pictures displayed of her in America "living life".....learning to ride horses, flying a plane...etc..............

      September 14, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • JL

      But, Valerie, I thought she died at the end? So that ticked me off too. I agree, why waste it. Hell, she could have given it to charity at least: umm..Jack was poor, he opened her eyes to fact that poor people where 'worthy' so why not give money to some poor sap who lost their family on ship: there were tons of other people there on the 'steerage' deck when rescued! It ticked me off too. The first time I watched the movie I assumed she was going to have given it to that lady who had been yelling about they can't all be dead on the steerage deck. Funny how one scene can ruin a whole movie and that scene did for me.

      September 14, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Valerie

      Seriously JL, it's just a movie.........who really cares?

      September 14, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chicago7

      Rose had to have held onto the diamond for years because if she had turned it in, Calvin and her mother would have known she was alive. But at the end of her life, I agree, it bothered me too that she just pitched it into the ocean, probably with the intention of it getting lost in the wreckage of the ship below. I didn't see the point. What would have been the harm for her granddaughter to have sold the thing? The insurance company that paid the Hockleys for its loss would have gotten a chunk of its value but there would've been plenty left over for Rose's family to enjoy. And the diamond would've done some good after all.

      September 14, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • amanacep

      Throwing the diamond into the ocean is what made the movie great. It provided a closure to the character, and thus to the audience that related to Rose's life story. It made life look bigger than death.

      September 15, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |

    With the temp of the water he wouldn't even be able to talk. He'd be dead in mins. That cold of water would send alot of people into cardiac arrest as soon as they hit it.

    September 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  98. poopoo

    jumpy bloggers today huh?

    September 14, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |

    best part was the four musicians doing the sad song

    September 14, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  100. angryersmell

    There's bodies all around wearing life jackets...there's wood floating all around from broken furniture. I wonder if I could make this raft float better somehow? Nah. I'll just die. At least that will make a good ending for the movie.

    ...don't think too much about movies, because...they're movies.

    September 14, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  101. blue19

    Rose should have given him some wood, after all he did the same in the car scene on the ship.

    September 14, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Brian

    This is an iconic scene? I thought you were talking about a scene from "White Heat" or "North by Northwest".

    September 14, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike

      What, is there a limit to how many iconic scenes can exist in the universe at any given time? All the iconic scenes got used up, so any movie made after 1960 is out of luck? Way to be a movie snob...

      September 14, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Durty Gurl

    Outrider Ratrider had it right. Rose was a wh 0re.

    September 14, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Humbly

    Ha! I think everyone was like "move your ass over, Rose" after seeing that movie.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  105. @

    Winslet's delicious wagon butt just took up too much space. Dat azz.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Daniel

    Well, if she dieted before getting on that boat and making love like a teenager, this would not have happened.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  107. jock

    if anything ever happened...it would have to be underground anyway...

    September 14, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  108. i would never

    hurt your bear–

    September 14, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • el tee

      love that show....

      September 14, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • never ever..

      i will remind you every waking minute of that horrid day..sure...but i don't have the guts to hurt you.

      September 14, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  109. JUST A JOKE

    dont take a pooooo in your pants

    September 14, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  110. THX1953

    It Is A P Hocking Movie.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  111. wink

    They make a special powder for that part of sheets, you should get some or borrow some of mine, I have lots of extras!

    September 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  112. have the coffee ready.


    September 14, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  113. ready ?

    babe see you very early tomorrow

    September 14, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  114. Pete

    Can we please get over it? The film had it's run....MOVE ON!

    September 14, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  115. pia

    almost all of the above r so funny! thank u!

    September 14, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  116. theherd..

    is right here..

    September 14, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  117. your just a fake.

    and nobody cares "chad"

    September 14, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Chad

      Pathetic little person who hides behind their keyboard. Join the rest of your clan, clammering for attention.

      September 14, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Dad Felix thomas Clauss

    Fat Warren Buffet wants to cull the herd.

    September 14, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  119. Jack Nasty Boy Clauss

    Midgets should not be exploited by Hollywood.

    September 14, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  120. Chad

    Sad that people are starving all around the world and here people are debating whether or not two fictional characters could survive on a raft. Stupidity at it's highest!!!

    September 14, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • I'll Never Let Go

      Why are you reading this article, when you should be out feeding the homeless in your community!

      September 14, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rocko

      Ahem – you obviouly read the article numnut – so you care about it! Hahahahaha!

      September 14, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay G

      We need more people to starve. The world is overpopulated.

      September 14, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Filicity Nuthatch

      Jack and Rose are not real ?
      You just ruined my life.

      September 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hanging Chad

      Shut up and get me a samwitch.

      September 15, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Michael Caliazzo

    Hollywood is an Abortion that we should not tolerate.

    September 14, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Darth Cheney

      Yeah, well, paisan, we tolerate you, and you would seem to be a partial-birth abortion.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Michael Caliazzo-Delaware

    Why cannot Elliot Spitzer be our president.

    September 14, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  123. Learn

    dont be a boring wet noodle.

    September 14, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  124. Josh

    Most of their weight was their wet clothing.

    If they both stripped naked, the raft would have been able to float with both of them.

    September 14, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  125. bryan

    This passes for news? The article is more like extra publicity for the movie as yet another DVD was released this week.

    September 14, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Jackson

      And the only thing haters accomplish by clicking on the article and posting on it is to increase the number of people who read it. This makes it look even more popular to CNN, so they will run more of them in the future.

      Haters have no one to blame but themselves for the continuation of stories like this, because all their clicks and negative comments just increase the popularity. You are causing the very problem you claim to want to end.

      September 14, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  126. Steve

    Raft buoyancy aside... if Rose had stayed on the damned lifeboat, then Jack could have used the raft... Rose killed Jack.

    September 14, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Sherry

      EXACTLY! she should have trusted his resourcefulness and believed he'd find a way to survive. 🙂

      September 14, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Coeur De Merde

      Rose was the most self obsessed person ever! Did you see the dozens of framed photographs she took with her wherver she went? Only one person in them.....

      September 14, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  127. tony

    its like its talking to a real person...

    September 14, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  128. tammy

    its like it lives through blogging.

    September 14, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  129. tanita

    somebody makes these blogs into a reality

    September 14, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  130. teresa

    this is just blogging and meaningless...your take it way to personal.

    September 14, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  131. Seenit

    James cameron is lucky there werr a lot of 14 year old girls with an allowance in this country. This movie was for them and no one else. It sucked then, it sucks now...why am I wasting my time talking about it, matter of fact, why did I waste my time reading about ut? I'm out.

    September 14, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Googlezon

      Your inference being that, at the time, you were a 14 year old girl with an alowance?

      September 14, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Big t's

    the best part is after the movie..when you hit the sheets

    September 14, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  133. Bit T's

    the best part is the very after the movie..when you hit the sheets...

    September 14, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  134. Traynesha

    Was Jack the guy that got chopped with the ship propeller? That was awesome. Only good part of the whole movie.

    September 14, 2012 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  135. The truth

    They're remaking it with an all-colored cast like Steel Magnolias.

    September 14, 2012 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  136. Jaws

    not sure if she was that heavy-i got 265 for sure

    September 14, 2012 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  137. Nate

    That Rose was a big giant hippopotamous. It is a wonder the raft didn't sink with just her in it. She musta weighed 450 or 500 pounds.

    September 14, 2012 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Jackson

      Stand next to Kate Winslet. I guarantee you are bigger than she is. That must make you 600 pounds then.

      September 14, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Derigible

      Naw, that was kathy Bates.

      September 15, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  138. LovePower

    very sad. saw it once and was not able to ever see it again.

    September 14, 2012 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
  139. jugs

    better ending would have been for Jaws to come out of the water and swallow Rose.

    September 14, 2012 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  140. Donald Porterfield

    A really great story.

    September 14, 2012 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  141. Asher Ross

    A wondeful story about the creative side of Moss Barker,

    September 14, 2012 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  142. Ellen Claire Kowit

    I agree wthe story worked better with Jack ddying prior to ending.

    September 14, 2012 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  143. sumyth23

    Reblogged this on MYth's REALity.

    September 13, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Brian Mouland

    Think the story worked better with Jack dying the ending with both of them getting away would have been tacky

    September 13, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |

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