Open Post: Hosted By James Cameron’s Scientific Study To Prove Jack Couldn’t Survive On That Floating Door In “Titanic”
JACK DAWSON IS DEAD. He froze to death in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean in the wee hours of April 15, 2012, following the Titanic’s sinking. The question is… did Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) have to die? Rose (Kate Winslet) survived by floating on a door. Could Jack have also fit on that door and lived? In the 25 years since Titanic was released, many have asked this very important question. 47-year-old Kate Winslet is out there promoting another James Cameron project, Avatar: The Way of Water, and when she was asked, she answered, “I don’t fucking know.” But guess who does fucking know? James Fucking Cameron. In a Postmedia interview via the Toronto Sun, 68-year-old James revealed he literally commissioned a scientific study to “put this whole thing to rest and drive a stake through its heart once and for all.” The result? There was no way both Jack and Rose could have survived. RIP Jack Dawson. You were the hottest Leo’s ever been.
James says he conducted the study as part of an upcoming documentary for National Geographic:
“We have 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 on it that comes out in February. We took two stunt people who were the same body mass of Kate and Leo and we put sensors all over them and inside them and we put them in ice water and we tested to see whether they could have survived through a variety of methods and the answer was, there was no way they both could have survived. Only one could survive.”
I know this is a controversial topic, but I sort of agree. Have you ever tried floating on a paddle board or inflatable with two people? It’s hard. Also, the freezing water, waterlogged clothes, and general panic would have made things way more difficult. Either way, James says Jack needed to die:
“No, he needed to die. It’s like Romeo and Juliet. It’s a movie about love and sacrifice and mortality. The love is measured by the sacrifice,” he said emphatically.
James said the same thing to Mythbusters hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage in 2012 when they conducted their own study about the door death (they concluded that Jack could have lived had he tied Rose’s life jacket under the door to help with the buoyancy). James guested on the episode and told them, “The script says Jack dies. He has to die.” But in his recent interview, James admitted he could’ve made a slightly different choice:
“Maybe I didn’t do it in a way that everyone agrees with, but Jack had to die. It’s that simple,” he said. “If I had to make the raft smaller, it would have been smaller.”
So, in other words, if you think Jack could’ve survived, James will give you the middle finger as he did recently with people who booed him for not signing autographs:
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The most exciting part of this story is that the Toronto Sun article mentioned Titanic is being re-released in theaters for Valentine’s Day 2023. Is James Cameron an asshole? Yes. Is his Titanic script corny as hell? Oh, for sure. But is Titanic still my absolute favorite movie? 1000%. I love Titanic. I can recite it by memory. And I will drag my poor boyfriend to watch all 3 hours and 14 minutes of that shit for Valentine’s Day. Although, hopefully, this version will be 3 hours and 14 minutes, and 10 seconds. Include this stupid-ass deleted scene with Kathy Bates, you cowards:
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