James Cameron’s record romance Titanic is set to return to the screen with a new re-tuned release.
The 1997 film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, will return to cinemas in time for Valentine’s Day 2023.
Although the series has continued to fascinate viewers for two and a half decades, there has always been a lingering “plot hole” that fans cannot ignore.
The moment happens near the end of the film, when Rose (Winslet) is hovering over a door, after the Titanic capsized. Her lover Jack (DiCaprio) is seen floating in the water beside her, before eventually freezing to death.
While this scene experiences a powerful and heart-pounding moment of tragedy, many viewers throughout the years have asked the same question: Why didn’t Jack climb the door with her?
In fact, this question is so persistent that the film’s cast and even its director explicitly address it.
Winslet spoke at length about this, once saying, “I think he might really fit in that door.”
She also praised DiCaprio’s feelings towards the controversial ending: “He really didn’t care about the door.”
In an interview in 2017, Cameron was asked about Jack’s death.
“The answer is simple because it says on page 147 [of the script] Jack died,” Avatar director said. “Very simple.”
Cameron continued to express his disappointment when still being asked about the choice of art: “I think it’s silly for us to discuss this 20 years later. But it shows that the film has been so effective in making Jack so beloved by audiences that it makes them heartbroken to see him die.”
“If he were still alive, the ending of the movie would be meaningless. The film is about death and separation; he must die. So whether it is, or whether a pile of smoke falls on him, he will come down. It’s called art, everything happens for artistic reasons, not for physical reasons.”