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Why is Titanic's Astor asking if Jack is from the Boston Dawsons?

Since the sinking of the RMS Titanic was an actual event, there are people depicted in the film who were genuinely on board the ship. John Jacob Astor and his wife, Madeleine were both real people ...
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Why did Cameron show the baby doll so prominently in Titanic?

Well, this movie was inspired from the real incident. This porcelain head of a child’s doll is still lying 12,000 feet under the surface of the Atlantic Ocean next to the wreckage of the luxury liner ...
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How can someone readily know the sky Rose saw when the Titanic sank?

The guy's a world-renowned astrophysicist, he's the director of a planetarium… you know, one of those exhibitions that shows detailed imagery of the night sky for the edification of 'you & me', ...
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How can someone readily know the sky Rose saw when the Titanic sank?

Latitude In the Northern Hemisphere, one obvious check is that the North Star should be visible, and its elevation should indicate the latitude of the observer. This is true for any location, any day ...
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Why did Cameron show the baby doll so prominently in Titanic?

Instant unsettling feeling creation 101 If you'd like to make a viewer feel like something very bad happened, show something that appears empty or abandoned and make the viewer think of kids - often ...
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Why did Rose keep the Heart of the Ocean so long?

It's not stated anywhere in the movie or on the internet why she kept that diamond for long. Why she kept the diamond this long with her, even when she never used it during her bad days. She could,...
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Why is Titanic's Astor asking if Jack is from the Boston Dawsons?

Google won't help you a lot, as the specifics are made up even though, as we all know, the sinking of the Titanic actually happened (and certain passengers were known to be on board). For instance, ...
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Did Caledon and Rose ever have sex?

There has been debate over whether Cal and Rose had sex or not. Some sources say they had whereas others deny this. As per the Titanic Question and Answer page from Movie Mistakes, When he says at ...
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Why does Rose's grandmother say the following dialogue?

This is actually meant to confirm the doubts that Lewis Bodine had about her actually being Rose Dewitt Bukater. Lewis and Brock were arguing before Rose and her granddaughter arrived about the ...
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How can someone readily know the sky Rose saw when the Titanic sank?

I don't know specifically how Neill deGrasse Tyson would spot an inacurate depicting of the night sky at a specific time and place. But everyone has different areas of epertise and knowledge. ...
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How did they film the Titanic splitting in half with all the actors on it?

A large scale model and computer graphics. James Cameron was able to get the studio to build a giant water tank on the Mexican coast and had a full scale model built of the ship (minus a couple of ...
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Why did Rose in the Titanic act as if others were guilty when she took a seat on a lifeboat as well?

I'm not 100% sure if it's only the fact that they didn't come back for the people in the water. It could also partly be a reference to survivor guilt (from Wikipedia): Survivor guilt (or survivor's ...
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What happened to Rose's mother after the sinking?

She likely survived as she made it into a boat. This is supported by the originally scripted scene on the Carpathia. Cal was intended to actually find Rose aboard the Carpathia after the sinking. ...
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How did Jack have access to the place where Rose was planning to jump?

The rear of the ship was a common area, accessible by all classes. As you can see, there was direct access from the Third Class staircase as well as from the A-Deck promenade. In the film Rose comes ...
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Why did Rose keep the Heart of the Ocean so long?

I don't think there is an answer in the film or anything else that is remotely canon but -- wouldn't you? It was the only physical remembrance she had of her Great Love. Jack was dead, the drawings ...
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Why did Jack let go of the plank?

This is an old question, but I just came across this article so there is now a "direct from the Director" reason: One question that people ask me a lot about Titanic, and I’m assuming they ...
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Why is Titanic's Astor asking if Jack is from the Boston Dawsons?

It's a joke. It's meant to be funny. "Are you related to so and so?" was a way that wealthy people socialized. It was small-talk on Astor's part. There might be "Boston Dawsons" and there might be "...
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What does 'All Stop' mean precisely from the captain?

The "All" part of it is because large ships had twin screws (propellers), each one connected to an engine with a clutch. The Titanic (and her sister, Olympic) actually had 3 screws. To assist the ...
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Is Jack and Rose's love story real?

Is Jack and Rose's love story real? Then the answer will be, No. But there are other secondary characters who are based on real-life people. History.com tried to list them. But many people draw a ...
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What did Lovejoy think happened between Rose and Jack on the deck?

He knows there is more to the story I think you are right that he sees through their story, but I think you are wrong in assuming that he concludes that it must mean the rape story was true. After ...
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Is Katy Perry's song "The One That Got Away" homage to Titanic?

It is never stated that the song was paying homage to the Titanic. Katy Perry stated in this video that the song was about Josh Groban. You can also read about the music video in this wiki article.
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In the collage pan of Rose's pictures in Titanic (1997), what was this picture intended to exhibit?

She's gone fishin' Here's the full image:
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Does Titanic (1997) really show these 3 pictures of Rose Dawson and her new family?

Yes. You show them. College one is first red from right. Children and grandchildren one is likely second red from right, next to the college one. The actress one is likely the one with the bi-plane.
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Why did Cameron show the baby doll so prominently in Titanic?

To satisfy my curiosity, I checked the commentary from the Special Edition. This is what Cameron has to say during those scenes: This is our best guess at what we thought it would look like inside ...
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Is there a close-up of a boot or a wheel in Titanic?

Not a boot as such but it does seem that Cameron has something about feet or establishing shots starting from ground level. There are a number of shots in Titanic which start with feet/footwear. ...
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What does 'All Stop' mean precisely from the captain?

It's an order to "Stop All Engines" usually passed to the Engineer / Engine Room by an Engine Order Telegraph or E.O.T. Wikipedia An engine order telegraph or E.O.T., often also chadburn, is a ...
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Why did Jack let go of the plank?

Titanic director James Cameron has acknowledged that Jack might have physically fit on the door with Rose; however, his survival wouldn't have been that simple. He emphasized that Jack's priority was ...
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In Titanic,Why does Old Rose throw the diamond in the sea

In the Beginning, Cal to Rose: OPEN your Heart to me Rose. Immediate action by Rose She puts her hand on the Heart of Ocean blocking/CLOSING it. At the end of the film, old Rose luckily manages to ...
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Is Jack and Rose's love story real?

No, the love story wasn't real. Some of the events were based on true events (i.e. The Unsinkable Molly Brown demanding the lifeboat go back to look for survivors), but Jack and Rose were pure ...
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Recurring song in the movie 'Titanic'

To Rose, it's Jack's song The deleted scene is when we first hear it. The song is just a popular tune: 88 EXT. BOAT DECK - NIGHT The stars blaze overhead, so bright and clear you can see the ...
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