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Titanic Bloopers

Discussion in 'Movie Trivia Bloopers and Games' started by Shelley Dziedzic, Jul 9, 2002.

  1. Thought we would have had a thread for this before now but can't find one under topic- so here goes! My favorite from ANTR is the lady putting salt on her cantaloupe and the top falls off with torrents of salt pouring out. She continues chatting and spooning without missing a beat. The 1953 Titanic has the Navajo Rag played which wasn't written till the 1950's, horns in the ship orchestra, sirens wailing during the lifeboat loading, the ice striking the port side, the crew in Brit Navy uniforms, the ship throws a shadow on the berg, Madeleine Astor as a busty blonde, the steward says the Astors are in cabin A-54, the life rafts are WWII convoy issue,and everyone stands and croons Nearer My God to Thee ondeck, Barbara Stanwyck walks away and the footsteps continue although her shadow lurks behind a doorway -have you got a favorite?
  2. Matthew Lips

    Matthew Lips Member

    Um, let me see. I'm no authority on Titanic movies, but one blooper which comes to mind is in Cameron's movie where we see the Statue of Liberty all lit up as the Carpathia passes. The Statue was not lit until the 1950's. I must say, that 1953 movie sounds like a comedy of errors - I'd love to see it!

    Of course, if we count Britannic as a Titanic movie I could be here all day, but the subject has been well covered elsewhere!
  3. Pat Cook

    Pat Cook Member

    Dearest Shell,

    Far be it from me to point out an error in your post, however, I humbly submit that "Oh, That Navajo Rag" was written in 1903.

    As far as errors in movies, I always think of 2 in conjecture with the 1979 "S O S Titanic". First, that the Titanic hit the iceberg on Sunday, April 12th and the classic sequence of showing Mary Sloan (Helen Mirren) in the lifeboat with Ismay about to be lowered and then, a couple of scenes later, she shows up in the Smoking Room, speaking to Andrews.

    Ever your humble servant,
  4. Pat Cook

    Pat Cook Member

    Oops - far be it from me to point out an error in MY post but I just ran "Navajo Rag" over a couple of search engines and found out it came out in 1911, not 1903. Apparently, my first source was wrong.

    As ever, and red-faced at that,
  5. Cookie- mea culpa! My "Music Man" ragtime authority gave me some bad info- the rest I think is accurate though. Shall we dance that Navajo rag- I'll be Annette! Did you notice the lady that plays Madeleine Astor, Frances Bergen is Candice Bergen's Ma?-But that's not a blooper...hopefully!
  6. John Meeks

    John Meeks Guest

    With regard to the Cameron movie, I've always been a little worried about some of the paintings 'Rose' had in her cabin...by Picasso, Manet et al...
    But before I make a fool of myself again, I'm just gonna do a little more research and ask, in the meantime, if any other of you 'art-buffs' (who may have the DVD) have any observations......


    John M
  7. Popped the 1953 Titanic in the VCR to do a little homework last night-had been years since I sat through it- and wanted to check on the bloopers already listed. The steward at the beginning does have the Astors in A-56, the ice warning comes from the Baltic first, then somehow one from the Caronia turns up dated April 12 which arrives on the 14th. They all seem perplexed about this and one officer mumbles to himself whether they may be about different bergs. Richard Sturges who gets aboard by convincing a sterrage passenger in Cherbourg to sell his ticket, boards with no luggage. Miraculously a full- service tailor and haberdashery appears aboard Titanic with full dinner dress available for Richard and long pants for Norman. Was delighed to hear Annette's wardrobe contained designs by Lanvin and Lucile! Also magically appearing was a sort of ballroom where many couples were swaying enthusiastically to the strains of a good-sized orchestra with a brass and wind section. Sunday morning's hymn-sing produced out of frame a wheezing pump organ. Annette appears hatless ondeck several times which may have been unusual for an 18 year old debutante- Barbara Stanwyck also seems to wear one only at boarding. Most of the hats do have broad brims, but significantly smaller than was the rage for 1912. Most unlikely is the scene in the men's smoking room where Maude Young's Molly Brown character presides over a 24-hour poker marathon which has Clifton Webb's character shaving in a corner whilst Barbara Stanwyck observes from a fainting couch in the corner. The ship IS holed on portside in the underwater scene of the spur, with the berg popping up on alternating sides in various frames. The ship develops a great list to port where it increases wildly as the film goes on. Sometimes the actors remember to struggle while walking but often forget and stroll against the leaning deck angle like a stroll in the park. Fleet makes the sign of the cross when he sees the berg- maybe high-church anglican? Just before the final plunge the lights aboard flash on and off like a bad neon sign for many minutes as the Strauses sing "Nearer My God to Thee"- a Christian hymn- with gusto along with a perfectly composed throng of men with all the panache of the Mormon Tabernacle choir. Still and all the film works..and a lump does rise in the throat when Barbara receives Norman's little gloves in the lifeboatand father and son have that last poignant conversation at the rail. Catch any more?
  8. John- Picasso was born in 1881 and had launched the cubism approach to art long before 1912. So Rose was avant-garde and had a savvy eye ! Now I must watch that part of the film again- I believe there are some Degas ballerinas and Monet,-Manet died in 1883. Hmmm-looks like another night in front of the tube! I daresay with the calibre of the art and set historians involved, this scene is probably right on the money though.
  9. John Meeks

    John Meeks Guest

    Hi Shelley,

    Yeah, you are probably right.

    I was personally a little concerned about the Monet "Waterlilies" ( Yes...even now I get my 'Monet and 'Manet' mixed up at times...!). I'd always thought of them being pretty large works, not at all like the 18"x24" I saw in the scene! (Actually, the final ones are virtually murals, aren't they!)

    Now, I've remembered that the old boy had been painting literally hundreds of 'Waterlily' studies for some time!

    So....yeah, they might be 'right on the money' after all.


    Best Regards,

    John M
  10. Boat #6 is shown being lowered to the deck below, which is not enclosed. In reality it was enclosed, and passengers never boarded #6 from A-Deck.
  11. There was another thread called "Analyzing Rose" or something like that.......

    I wrote:
    ....."The Impressionists were nothing terribly new in 1912. Monet's (b 1840) Lilies was a series from his own pond that started in the 1890's through 1908 or so. Even Picasso's (b 1881) paintings were fairly well known by 1904 (his Blue Period). Degas was even older (b 1834, d 1917) his dance class series was 1870's."

    I don't think Rose was as avante guarde as she thought! But she was only 17. Her knowledge of Freud would have been impressive ( or perhaps just snide, I'm not sure LOL)

    Artist sometimes do make studies, large and small, perhaps a watercolor sketch before a final oil painting.

    Cameron got into some trouble with the (Jack) sketches he made of the Parisian prostitute and the others. They were sketches taken from photographs w/o credit I believe.

    Tim B
  12. The Russians land a helicopter onboard- but it is a U.S. -made Huey- the kind of chopper flown in Nam-but with a red star painted on the side.
  13. The BIGGEST blooper in Cameron's Titanic that REALLY chaps my bits is Rose lighting up a cigarette at the table in the Palm Court Cafe during lunch. The Cafe is beside the "First Class Smoking Room"...but in this era they were absolutely ANAL about smoking in public, especially by women. Rose would certainly NOT have been smoking anything anywhere near the Palm Court. Even smoking in staterooms was "discouraged" as they provided smoking rooms for both men and women of different classes.
  14. Adam McGuirk

    Adam McGuirk Member

    Where was the women first class smoking area?
  15. The "smoke rooms" on the Olympic class ships were designed to be 'U' shaped so ladies could "retire" to one side of the room and gentlemen could play cards and generally socialise in the other wing of the 'U' without upsetting any sensibilities of the ladies. Although contained within the same large room, the ladies enjoyed an "area" of the smoking rooms. My point was that smoking in other rooms of the ship was not tolerated. This was a glaring error on Cameron's part.
  16. Kris Muhvic

    Kris Muhvic Member


    Thank you for pointing out what has always bothered me, but now finally able to speak of...the "Jack's Drawings".

    Remember "Madame Bijou"? In the theater the first thing I thought of was Brassai...circa 1930! It is in the collection "Paris en Nuit"; or for a "brought to life" depiction, see the film "Henry and June".

    I can not speak for the other drawings, but I do get a kick out of that one!

  17. If you pay a visit to www.imdb.com and search the movie TITANIC (1997) and then click GOOFS under the movie, it will list all the bloopers or goofs from the movie. The last time I looked there was almost 100. It's interesting to read them. Hope it helps! -Eric-
  18. Oh no! My secret repository for bloopers is exposed at last! There are some good ones there I never noticed myself. The IMDB is a great resource for anything and anybody on film and television-and there is both a UK and American site.
  19. That is a great site, thank you
  20. Alex McLean

    Alex McLean Guest

    Hi everyone, some errors I've found are as follows
    *The window arangement of the second class promenade on C deck is  , however in the movie during several scenes of the sinking, the arangement is   , the other two windows have been whited out.
    *When Rose and Jack appear at the aft end of the A deck promenade late in the sinking (just before the forward funnel falls), everyone is running up A deck and the Boat deck, but despite the overhang, people are clearly seen walking up the B deck promenade.
    *In the same sequence, the scene before this shows a great bow to stern shot of Titanic just after the bridge went under and people are scrambling into collapsible A, in the mad rushm, thee appears very few people at the aft end of the A deck promenade, however when Jack and Rose appear, it is crowded.
    *A ventilator on the forcastle and the skylight behind it keep changing sides during the '"Take her to sea, Mr. Murdoch"/King of the World' scenes.
    *Cheif Officer Wilde is sen swimming from the ship (it is hard to spot, but he is holding the gin out of the water) not wearing a lifebelt, however when Rose takes the whistle from him, he is wearing one. Where would he have gotten a lifebelt from? Any lying on the decks would have been snatched up by frantic people still aboard. Also, would it not be very difficult to put it on in the water?
    *When Ruth gets into her lifeboat, there is a steward/attendant behind her in the boat. This boat also counts amoung it's occupants Molly Brown. Everyone knows that the boat Molly Brown was in had only 3 men in it at the time of launching; the Irish stowaway with the broken arm, Fleet, Hichens, and Peuchen (though at this stage, he would not be in the boat).
    *When Molly Brown leans over to Ruth and remarks "Now there's somethin' you don't see every day...", there is a shot of the port side bridge of the ship, which included lifeboats 4 and 2. The red port side light is showing, a very bright red (obviously digitally changed), and the reflection in the water also is red, however the reflection on the bottom forward end of lifeboat 2 is green.
    *The horizon keeps changing colours, from blue, to grey to even a reddish brown just before the forward funnel falls.
    *There are spotlights visible from the tops of the funnels in several sinking scenes (although you cannot see them, you can see the brightness on the tops of the funnels).

    These are just a few, I have a huge list.
    Maintain speed and heading, Mr. Lightoller.