20 Minor Flaws in Titanic Avid That Fans Consider Them As Giant Icebergs

Even though many decades have passed, there are legendary classic movies still sparking powerful, endless emotions in the audience’s hearts. After this opening line, many of you must have Titanic popped up in your mind right away, mustn’t you? Titanic is a forever masterpiece of the contemporary film industry, and its romantic story is always something people have to talk about for years after.

However, like any other movie, the production of Titanic is not immune to errors. Though the filmmakers strived their best to deliver perfect shots, they were still susceptible to a few minor mistakes that turned out to be icebergs for several diehard viewers. We’ve re-watched Titanic many times so far (we actually can’t even count!), and every time we observe more thoroughly, we discover another small detail that shouldn’t be on-screen.

If you’re a stringent viewer with ‘sophisticated’ eyes, you’ll surely find it hard to turn a blind eye to the following 20 mistakes in Titanic. Who said a cinema monument doesn’t have noticeable flaws? Scroll down and check out.

#1 Objects Appearing

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Let’s start with a funny error. Jack is wrongfully detained by the ship's officers, and Rose jumps to his defense. However, producers missed the fact that a pillow materialized out of thin air in the room in between scenes. Did someone make the decision to quickly nap?

#2 The Snotsicle

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We consider this an unreasonable point to have in a disaster movie. Jack and Rose are marooned in the middle of the icy Atlantic Ocean, grappling for survival while they wait for help. Both actors lend support to one another at the beginning of these scenes, and Jack receives what has come to be known as a snotsicle due to the extreme cold. But when Rose tries to wake him up because assistance has arrived after some time, the ice has already broken.

#3 Etiquette Mistakes

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One of the most commonly encountered mistakes in movies is the wrong custom. The central theme of Titanic is the romance between members of different social classes. As members of a privileged class, Rose and her mother Ruth DeWitt Bukater (played by Frances Fisher) are expected to be extremely knowledgeable about etiquette rules. In fact, Mrs. Ruth makes sure to remind people to follow them on several occasions. That's why it appears incongruous that, in multiple scenes, she wears gloves to snack, while etiquette specifies that she remove them upon entering any room where food is served.

#4 Changes in the Smokestack

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Another small detail that many fanatic viewers have noticed: The boat's smokestack, like the railings and the bow, appears to have its own life. The smokestack's appearance at the start of the movie is different from what we see as the ship starts to sink. That could have happened because remembering and preserving the set's exact specifications must have been very difficult and expensive.

#5 The Disappearing Crowd

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Mistakes sometimes lie in the set of figurants. Like in this scene of Titanic, thousands of people gather at the start of the film to say goodbye to their loved ones and watch them board the Titanic. However, if you pay close attention to the scene where Danny Nucci's Jack and his friend Fabrizio play cards to win their lucky tickets, you can make out the ship through the window. The crowd, however, is not present. Where did everyone vanish to?

We don't know that, but when Jack and Fabrizio board the enormous ship to set out on their new adventure, the crowd is back on the dock.

#6 Moving Guardrails

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We wonder why we missed out on this mistake the first time watching the movie. Look at this mistake with the props! The ship's bow was where Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his friend were standing in the first picture, which also showed how the guardrails on the sides were divided.

Later, the two main characters find themselves in the same location to recreate one of its most famous scenes: Jack holding Rose while the wind blows around them. However, the railings were now secured. Is it conceivable that the bars decided to embrace each other as well after being moved by the love this shot had inspired?

#7 The Cameraman’s Reflection

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Well, we may not see this kind of ‘basic’ mistake in today’s movies. As known, the movie was filmed in 1997, a time when technology was less developed than it is now, and each scene required multiple cameramen to follow the actors from various angles. One of them is visible in the glass reflection of one of the Titanic's doors. Without today's apps, it is undoubtedly difficult to detect and correct this error.

#8 Rose’s Nail Length

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You can call us an unpleasant audience, but hey, doesn’t it appear too obvious? Given that the movie's production lasted several months, Kate Winslet's nails undoubtedly increased in length. For her fictional character Rose, it was merely a few days. Her nails appear short in some scenes, and their length varies greatly from one scene to the next.

#9 Wrong Time of the Year

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Here comes another mistake related to the cast’s custom. Cal Hockley also has a problem with his wardrobe (played by Billy Zane). Due to his jealousy, this character agitates Jack by making fun of his poverty and highlighting his casual attire. However, seeing him in this scene wearing a dress suit, and shoes, but no socks raises questions. This is an essential piece of formal attire, and it was even more so during the period in which the movie was created.

#10 The Lake Jack Mentions

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Those not knowing well about Lake Wissota may not identify this error. Jack brings up ice fishing on Lake Wissota when he tries to talk Rose out of diving into the frigid Atlantic. The minor distinction is that the Titanic sank in 1912, whereas the artificial lake in question was not made until 1917. The Santa Monica roller coaster that Jack promises to take Rose on is similar in this regard. Actually, it wasn't constructed until 1916.

#11 Jack’s Hair

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Apart from the custom, the cast’s hair look is also something noticeable for stringent viewers like us. Jack's hairdo in a scene in third grade is another odd continuity mistake. Jack returns to the table after his endearing dance with Cora, where Rose is waiting for him with his hair in a mess. However, we can see how his hair is perfect and even has multiple layers of styling gel in the subsequent split second. Many of us desire his ability to quickly style our hair.

#12 The Ship’s Bow

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As we see later, the film set had a number of logistical and design flaws. One example is how the bow evolves. It's not the same as when Leonardo DiCaprio's character is joyfully watching the dolphins jump, as it is in Jack and Rose's memorable romantic moment.

#13 The Sky

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Let’s come to an error that requires some scientific analysis. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson addressed a number of mistakes in the movie. For instance, they didn't take into account the time of the trip, the route, or the constellations' positions that night. The expert claims that it is incorrect for Rose and Jack to be outside on a clear, moonless night as depicted in the movie.

#14 The Moving Mole

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Most people haven’t caught Rose DeWitt Bukater's (actor Kate Winslet) mole, which was quite a noticeable mistake. The young woman's mole was on the left side of her face when she was about to get on the boat, but a few shots later, it was on the right side.

#15 The Disappearing File

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Another significant continuity error was present in the well-known discord drawing. The image is found by Rose's fiancé Cal in a brown folder. He is furious and wants to rip it apart as soon as he picks it up. The funny thing is that when we see Cal holding the crumpled piece of paper in the following picture, the folder has vanished.

#16 Reconstructed Glass

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We discovered this error at the second watch - pretty easy to notice if you’re a detail-oriented viewer. Rose runs in an effort to free Jack, looking for something that might be able to help. On the wall of one of the corridors, she is able to make out an axe hidden inside an emergency glass. The glass is magically repaired after it is broken to access the axe, which is an interesting fact.

#17 Gravity-Defying Ropes

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A really intriguing aspect of this movie is how the ship hit the iceberg and immediately started to sink from the bow. As a result, the stern of the ship gradually rose, meaning that a significant inclination from the front caused the rise of the back.
Every object should fall in the direction of the body that has the greatest attraction for it, in this case, the Earth, according to the law of gravity. However, the ship's ropes appear to be tilted parallel to the Earth in the first picture. Although we assume that the producers corrected this error later on after becoming more aware of their error.

#18 Jack and the Disappearing Suspenders

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Interaction between Jack and Rose takes up the largest part of the movie, so it’s no surprise to see many errors occurring in their mutual shoots. There are numerous errors in the scene where Rose releases Jack from his handcuffs. One of them contains a glaring continuity mistake.

At one point, Jack's suspenders are clearly visible; however, they are gone in the following image when his beloved is about to release him. In other scenes, the exact same thing occurs repeatedly. It might have been easier to leave the suspenders out of the costumes altogether.

#19 The Drawing Line

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Once the emotion is evoked, nothing matters! Thousands of viewers were moved to tears by the scene where Jack draws Rose. It was probably difficult to spot the mistake in the drawing when feelings were high.

Jack draws a line that is quite thick in the beginning. But when we return to the canvas, the mark is gone. The technique is very refined, and the lines are much finer.

#20 Uneven Angles

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Later on, Rose is about to make a difficult decision because she is acting on impulse. Fortunately, Jack seems to convince her to think twice. The camera angle in this scene determines whether Rose's hand is holding the train of her dress or not, which is an important detail.
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