Titanic has been breaking our hearts since its premiere in 1997. The truth is that we are all convinced that Jack fit on that table. James Cameron, the film’s director, has had to hear that for the past 25 years. And now he’s determined to prove us wrong. Interested? Keep reading!
Here we go!
Jack’s death broke our hearts and it does every time we rewatch Titanic. Rose and Jack deserved a future for their love. Cameron confronted fans hurting over the fact of what could have been from the film’s release to the present day.
He always claimed that Jack’s destiny was death because Titanic is about love and sacrifice. Jack sacrifices his life to save Rose, in every sense of the word, so the movie tells that tragic love story that we all suffer from but can’t stop watching over and over again.
Over the years many fans have proven that Jack fit on that table so it seemed a given that the movie ended tragically because it was what Cameron wanted. But what if we were wrong?
It seems that James Cameron took it as a personal challenge to show us that it is so. In a statement to Postmedia, which is reported by Toronto Sun, Cameron pointed out that he wants to put this argument to rest once and for all and he worked with a group of scientists who:
“Have since done a thorough forensic analysis with a hypothermia expert who reproduced the raft from the movie and we’re going to do a little special on it that comes out in February. We took two stunt people who were the same body mass as Kate [Winslet] and Leo [DiCaprio] and we put sensors all over them and inside them and we put them in ice water and we tested to see whether they could have survived through a variety of methods and the answer was, there was no way they both could have survived. Only one could survive.”
In addition, James Cameron took the opportunity to emphasize that if there had been even the slightest possibility that Jack would fit on that table, he would have made the table smaller, because Jack’s destiny in Titanic was always to die.
Personally, we think James Cameron went to a lot of trouble to prove the inauthenticity of a 25-year-old fan theory. However, the good news is that we will be able to judge the results of the study for ourselves since Cameron is set to release a documentary about it on Valentine’s Day at National Geographic.
That means we’ll soon know if Jack fit into that table or not, but until James Cameron proves us otherwise, we’ll still think he did.