If you’ve seen Titanic, the one scene that has most likely stuck with you all these years is at the end where Jack freezes to death in the water so that his girlfriend Rose could survive on a giant plank-raft while he faded down to the bottom of the ocean.
We’ve all asked one question since the movie’s release in 1997
WHY COULDN’T SHE HAVE SHARED THE RAFT?
It’s clear that there was space for at least 3 people on that big floating door, and it’s been the subject of some seriously intense analysis over the years.
Now, 20 years later, director James Cameron has finally shut down critics once and for all.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, he was asked if surely there really was room for both the characters on the lifesaving door.
His response: “Look, it’s very, very simple: you read page 147 of the script and it says, ‘Jack gets off the board and gives his place to her so that she can survive.’ It’s that simple.”
Despite his firm stance, Cameron had previously admitted on Mythbusters that the scene could perhaps have been done differently.
“Maybe we screwed up and the board should have been a bit smaller, but the dude’s going down!”
Well, that’s a let down.