James Cameron Uses Science To Prove That ‘Jack Might Have Lived’ In ‘Titanic’

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James Cameron is taking a stroll down memory lane by discussing Titanic. He used scientific testing to prove that ‘Jack might have lived.’ Cameron recreated the scene in a pool with actors who had the same build as Kate and Leo back in the day. The first experiment disproved the fan theory that Jack could have survived if allowed on the raft.

Earlier, Winslet said, “I have to be honest: I actually don’t believe that we would have survived if we had both gotten on that door. I think he would have fit, but it would have tipped, and it would not have been a sustainable idea. Yes, he could have fit on that door, but it would not have stayed afloat. It wouldn’t.”

The following experiment involved placing the two people on the raft and ensuring each vital organ was not submerged in the water. Cameron said of this experiment, “Out of the water, [his body’s] violent shaking was helping him. Projecting it out, he could’ve made it pretty long. Like, hours.” In the third test, he puts his subjects through all the rigorous activity the actors had to do the day the ship sank and switches to the part where the woman gives the man the life jacket.


He continued, “He’s stabilized. He got into a place where if we projected that out, he just might’ve made it until the lifeboat got there. Jack might’ve lived, but there’s a lot of variables. I think his thought process was, ‘I’m not going to do one thing that jeopardized her,’ and that’s 100 percent in character.”

What other movie do you think deserved the award for Best Picture the year Titanic won?

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