James Cameron Tells Fans That Jack Had To Die In ‘Titanic’

It’s been the topic of debate since the movie came out in 1997: why couldn’t Jack just stay on the floating door with Rose in the film “Titanic”?

By Admin on November 27, 2017
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 14: Writer/director James Cameron of 'Avatar 2' speaks onstage during CinemaCon 2016 as 20th Century Fox Invites You to a Special Presentation Highlighting Its Future Release Schedule at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 14, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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It’s been the topic of debate since the movie came out in 1997: why couldn’t Jack just stay on the floating door with Rose in the film “Titanic”?

Scientists have even claimed that Jack could’ve been saved.

However, in an interview with Vanity Fair, the film’s director James Cameron thinks otherwise.

“The answer is very simple because it says on page 147 [of the script] that Jack dies,” James Cameron said in a wide-ranging Q&A. “Very simple.”

He even added that he thinks it’s “silly” the topic still comes up 20 years after the film’s release and that it was an “artistic choice.”

“Had he lived, the ending of the film would have been meaningless,” he explains. “The film is about death and separation; he had to die.” Cameron adds that he thinks the door was, in fact, big enough only for Kate Winslet’s character. But if even that weren’t the case, Jack was still going to die. “It’s called art, things happen for artistic reasons, not for physics reasons.”