Titanic movie, which was set against the backdrop of the great Titanic tragedy, is one of the classic movies of all time. Lead actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet soon became household names after playing one of the ideal couples on screen as Jack and Rose. Though 1997 movie was a blockbuster, many fans till date cannot digest the final scene of the movie in which Jack dies and Rose survives the tragic incident. The stars of the doomed romantic classic have been repeatedly asked their take on the movie’s end and recently James Cameron was asked the same in his recent interview with Vanity Fair too. He was asked, Why doesn’t Rose make room for Jack on the door?”
To which, he responded, “Had he lived, the ending of the film would have been meaningless. The film is about death and separation; he had to die. Obviously, it was an artistic choice, the thing was just big enough to hold her, and not big enough to hold him. I think it’s all kind of silly, really, that we’re having this discussion 20 years later. But it does show that the film was effective in making Jack so endearing to the audience that it hurts them to see him die. Whether it was that, or whether a smoke stack fell on him, he was going down. It’s called art, things happen for artistic reasons, not for physics reasons.”
Even Kate Winslet was asked during a Jimmy Kimmel show earlier that do you agree whether he could have fitted on that plank or no? She had replied, “I agree! I think he could have actually fitted on that bit of door. It’s been 20 years, and people still get such a kick out of it. It’s really quite endearing. And we do laugh about it. We were giggling about it last night. I was like, my god, can you actually believe that people just get so overwhelmed by the Jack and Rose thing.”
This is not the first time that he was encountered with the same question, earlier too he said that he was and will stand by his script when asked about the end and how there was an ample space for Jack to stay. The magnum opus which was debuted 20 years ago still make us weep everytime we watch. What do you think about James Cameron’s idea on Titanic’s end? Let us know in comments below.