James Cameron’s record-breaking romance titanic will return to screens with a new remastered re-release.
The 1997 film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, will return to theaters in time for Valentine’s Day 2023.
While the film has captivated viewers for two and a half decades, there has always been a lingering “plot hole” that fans couldn’t let go.
The moment occurs near the end of the film when Rose (Winslet) is floating on top of a door after the Titanic capsizes. Her lover Jack (DiCaprio) swims alongside her in the water before eventually freezing to death.
While the scene has endured as a powerful and heartbreaking moment of tragedy, many viewers over the years have asked themselves the same question: Why didn’t Jack just climb on the door with her?
In fact, this question has been so persistent that the film’s cast and even its director have specifically addressed it.
Winslet has spoken at length about the issue, once saying, “I think he actually could have fit on that piece of door.”
She’s also praised DiCaprio’s feelings about the controversial ending: “He really doesn’t care about the door.”
In a 2017 interview, Cameron was asked about Jack’s death.
“The answer is very simple, because it’s on page 147 [of the script] that Jack is dying”. avatar director said. “Very easy.”
Cameron went on to express his dismay at still being asked about the artistic choice: “I think it’s really silly that we’re having this discussion 20 years later. But it shows that the movie made Jack so endearing to audiences that it pains them to see him die.”
“Had he lived, the ending of the film would have been meaningless. The film is about death and separation; he had to die. Whether it was that or a chimney fell on him, he went down. That’s called art, things happen for artistic reasons, not physical reasons.”