Factual error: The lake that Jack told Rose he went ice fishing on when she was threatening to jump is Lake Wissota, a man-made lake in Wisconsin near Chippewa Falls (where Jack grew up). The lake was only filled with water in 1918 when a power company built a dam on the Chippewa River, six years after the Titanic sank. (00:39:05)
A masterpiece. One of, if not the greatest film ever made. Bringing together history, romance, drama and suspense this film is an iconic film for all generations that pulls at the heartstrings of all that watch it.
I write this on the 106th Anniversary of the ship striking the iceberg and you really get a feel for how good the acting in this film is. It really draws you in and makes you feel for the passengers on the ship. Heartbreaking scenes where we see young children, elderly couple and even baby's dying. The film tackles these scenes with the respect deserved. Easy to see why it won 11 Academy awards.
From the start we see a rich woman learn that life is about more than money and reputation as she learns what true love is when meeting a third class, fly by the wind down to earth guy who wins a ticket in a game of poker.
Trivia: Gloria Stuart (old Rose) and Kate Winslet (young Rose) were the first two actresses to be Oscar nominated for playing the same character in the same movie. Kate Winslet did it again in 2001, when she was nominated Best Supporting Actress for Iris - she played young Iris Murdoch, while Judi Dench played old Iris.
Question: What happened to Rose's mother after the sinking? I'm curious because she made it very clear while she was lacing up Rose's corset, that she was entirely dependent on Rose's match with Cal to survive. Whether she was exaggerating or not, she made the statement that she would be poor and in the workhouses if not for the marriage and Cal's fortune to support them. Obviously, since Rose is presumed dead after the sinking, she did not marry Cal and her mother was not able to benefit from his money. So would she then, in fact, end up poor and in the workhouses as she said? Rose didn't just abandon Cal and that lifestyle to start anew, she also had to abandon her mother. So did she leave her mother to be a poor and squandering worker? At the end of the movie, Rose gives her account of Cal and what happened to him in the following years, but never anything about her mother. I realize this question would probably be more speculation than a factual answer, but I just wondered if there were some clues at the end that I maybe didn't pick up on or if there were some "DVD bonus" or behind the scenes I haven't seen that answered this.
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