One of the most widespread debates in film history is whether it was really necessary for Jack to lose his life at the end of ‘Titanic’. Own James Cameron recently announced that it had made a special to scientifically prove that the character of Leonardo Dicaprio I had to die yes or yes. Well, in it he had to admit that there was at least one way he could have survived.
The study has been carried out in the special ‘Titanic: 25 Years Later With James Cameron’ which will be broadcast soon on National Geographic and consists of three tests to see if it was feasible for the two lovers to survive until the arrival of the lifeboat. To be as accurate as possible, the filmmaker hired two specialists with a weight similar to that of DiCaprio and Kate Winslet by then.
The first test served to dismantle the most widespread theorybecause it is true that there was space for both of them on the table, but that leads to most of the body of both being submerged in the icy water, which would have ended the lives of both.
Things get a little more complicated in the second, as both Jack and Rose would both be on the board with their upper bodies above the water – the goal was to keep their vital organs out of the submerged body part. About, Cameron already hints that Jack could have lasted long enough.:”Out of the water, the violent jerks of his body were helping him. Making a projection, she could have lasted quite a bit. like hours“.
There it would have already depended on how long it took for help to arrive, but it enters the scene the theme of resistance. The two specialists did the test well rested, a situation in which Jack and Rose were not, so everything indicates that they would not have been able to maintain that safe position for long enough to survive.
Where Cameron had no choice but to admit that Jack could have survived was in the third test.. In it, the stuntmen had to go through an activity comparable to what Jack and Rose have before the ship sinks and added a detail that is not included in the film: Rose gives Jack her life jacket. Given that, Cameron concluded the following:
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It’s stable. There comes a point where if we projected that, it could have held until the lifeboat arrived. Jack could have lived, but there are so many variables. I think his thought process was, ‘I’m not going to do anything to put her in danger,’ and that’s 100 percent in character for him.”
Come on, for there to be a chance for Jack to survive, that would have been an added danger for Rose. Neither of them knew then how long it would take to come to the rescue, so that change could well have resulted in the death of both as well. The only totally certain thing is that Cameron wanted to close the debate here and everything indicates that he is not going to achieve it, he is simply going to make him change the focus. In fact, he himself admits that what he concludes now is that if he went back, he would make the table smaller to avoid all this mess.