Titanic Bloopers


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A funny goof I can never unsee in the ‘97 movie is when the stern is upright after the break up. A random guy falls and hits one of the big bollards, it bends and there’s an audible ‘clunk.’
 
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Kyle Naber

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A funny goof I can never unsee in the ‘97 movie is when the stern is upright after the break up. A random guy falls and hits one of the big bollards, it bends and there’s an audible ‘clunk.’

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This part?
 
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There are plenty of bloopers in all the Titanic related films. In A Night To Remember there was the non-existent Christening ceremony complete with a bottle of champagne, Kenneth More's Lightoller all but saving every survivor by himself (including floating off Collapsible A) and worst of all, the smoke from one of the funnels going the wrong way in one of the sinking frames (with Ismay's face in the foreground). The 1953 film Titanic and 1979 TV movie SOS Titanic are so full off bloopers that they are not even worth mentioning. But for a Titanic purist like me the biggest bloopers of all are in Cameron's film: they are called Jack and Rose.

Aaw, I have a special place for Rose and Jack in my heart :D
 
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Without the Jack and Rose story Camerons Titanic would never had been made. I didn't mind the Jack and Rose story line. While pretty unrealistic it was entertaining. Without it we probably would have never got the best recreation of the ship so far in a movie.
 
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That is very true. A Night To Remember is still my favourite movie overall but the special effects on Titanic were quite stunning. I remember watching the trailer for the first time on the TV and was quite shocked and felt a bit sick.
 
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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!
Just running through these old posts........as usual . LOL
Frances Bergen was also Edgar Bergen's (the Charlie Mc Carthy ventriloquist) wife.
Also I don't know if it was the high heels but doesn't she look taller than the actor playing John Jacob Astor ?

Frances Bergen was 50 years old in 1953.
Madeline Astor was 18 years old in 1912.

Kathy Bates was 49 years old in 1997.
Margaret Brown was 45 years old in 1912.

Gloria Stuart was 86 years old in 1996.
"Old Rose" would have been 102 years old in 1996.
 
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One kind of a historical blooper I find from Cameron's Titanic is Molly Brown taking Jack down to her cabin to fit Jack with her son's tuxedo.What a coincidence that her son's tuxedo perfectly fits Jack.The historical blooper to me is that if Molly Brown's son is not accompanying her on this trip,Why would Molly Brown pack her son's tuxedo into her luggage? Sincerely,Jerry Nuovo
Maybe they had a sale on tuxedos somewhere along her trip and she picked up one for a present to her son ?
Hey !......... Hasn't someone remarked "You can do anything in movie" ?
Incidentally Mrs. Brown was never known as "Molly" in 1912. That came out much later.
And in the 1953 movie the "thinly disguised 'Molly Brown' character" was known instead as "Maude Young", played by Thelma Ritter.
Space does not permit listing all the goofs in the 1953 movie.
 
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Without the Jack and Rose story Camerons Titanic would never had been made. I didn't mind the Jack and Rose story line. While pretty unrealistic it was entertaining. Without it we probably would have never got the best recreation of the ship so far in a movie.
This is nof exactly a blooper but a connection with the "Jack and Rose story" and the "Annette and Rose story."
In both cases the girl falls in love with the boy.
In the 1997 movie "Old Rose" says that "Jack" ..... "He saved me in every way possible."
In the 1953 movie "Annette" first puts off "Gifford" with the remark "Shouldn't you be in school ? ".....But she seems to have warmed up to him a bit as evidenced in the episode of the singing off all those college Alma Maters.
In both movies the line "I wouldn't have missed this !" is identical.
Another case of Cameron borrowing an idea from the 1953 movie ?
I don't know about the "Annette and Gifford story" but I don't think the 1953 movie would never have been made without the "Richard and Julia story".
 
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There are so many errors and goofs in the 1953 "Titanic" that I have lost count. :-(

But the following is one which I am certain is pure fiction and one wonders why it is part of the movie with all the true facts available ?

In the first place, before the ship is leaving port, ( J. Bruce Ismay - to name one of many missing persons - is not in the movie) A person, presumably a White Star Official named "Sanderson"comes aboard for a short talk with Captain Smith and is then escorted off to a tender.

But the question I have is whether this is pure fiction or based on some obscure fact ?
A bellboy comes to the bridge with a package for Captain Smith , who examines it and remarks that it is from "Captain Henry Evans.....I thought he was dead ? " and is the flag from the first ship on which he served, "The Star Of Madagascar" and flew from the mainmast on that ship. The flag is rather tattered and torn, but Smith tosses it to Lightoller and tells him it is "Not top issue now.....But up she goes !"

And to think that preface in the movie that everything in the movie was taken from actual records meant that everything in the movie was actually factual ! But this was five years before "A Night To Remember".
 
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