Fans of the 1997 blockbuster – Titanic, will always remember how Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) remained in the freezing water and died, while Rose (Kate Winslet) lied on the top of a floating piece of the wreckage and survived.
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Did Rose leave Jack to die by not letting him up on the makeshift lifeboat as they floated in the ocean?
The Discovery channel’s ‘Mythbusters’ recreated the conditions and through a series of hypothermia tests proved that Jack, could have survived the freezing conditions if he had lifted himself onto the raft on which Rose, settled herself and survived.
Titanic director James Cameron told Mythbusters that he believed the wooden life raft would not have supported both Jack and Rose. But the team and the show hosts, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman found that if Rose had taken off her lifejacket and put it under the raft it would have given them enough buoyancy to keep both of them afloat.
Check out this “Mythbusters” experiment in which a dummy with gelatin flesh and was used to create Di Caprio’s character.
Cameron in the end told the TV show that Jack had to die as that’s what the script called for.
'I think you guys are missing the point here.The script says Jack died. He has to die. So maybe we screwed up and the board should have been a little tiny bit smaller, but the dude's goin' down.' He said.
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