"Titanic" Mystery Explained: Only One Person Could Survive, Says James Cameron

Every viewer of the cult movie "Titanic" must have wondered at least once why on earth the main character Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) didn't climb onto the improvised raft next to Rose (Kate Winslet) and thus save his life.

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"Titanic" Mystery Explained: Only One Person Could Survive, Says James Cameron

Every viewer of the cult movie "Titanic" must have wondered at least once why on earth the main character Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) didn't climb onto the improvised raft next to Rose (Kate Winslet) and thus save his life. But it seems that the mystery has been solved once and for all.

The movie "Titanic" is one of the most famous stories in the world, and although at first it looks like a great romantic movie, it ends in a real disaster, as well as the death of the main character. Rose, played by Winslet, manages to survive thanks to the fact that she was able to rely on the floating door, while her great love, Jack (DiCaprio), met his end just by holding on to it.

Almost everyone who watched this movie, and especially this scene, is of the opinion that it could have ended quite differently, and that there was enough room for Jack on the improvised raft. The eternal mystery has now been solved by the director of the film, James Cameron, revealing that he conducted a scientific analysis and came to the knowledge that only one person could have survived there.

"We 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."

He went on to explain the details of the analysis.

“We took two stunt people that were the exact body mass of Kate and Leo,” Cameron explained of the process, “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 by this method or that method”.

“And the answer was that there was no way they could both survive, only one could survive,” he shared. “So we actually did a scientific study to put this whole thing to rest and drive a stake through its heart once and for all”.

He also announced that after the analysis, he will make something "special" that will be shown in February, when the 4K restoration of "Titanic" coincides with the one that should be shown in cinemas on Valentine's Day weekend in 2023.

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