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This Amazing Historical Detail In "Titanic" Makes The Movie So Much Better

Meet. Me. At. The. Clock.

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It's been 20 years since Titanic was released, which means we've each watched it approximately 20 million times. And you know what? It still holds up.

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Therefore it might come as a surprise that there are few tiny itty bitty details that you might've missed — but for now, let's stick to one.

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Remember at the very end of the movie when — SPOILER ALERT — Rose dies* in her sleep?

*While we're not explicitly told that Rose dies, SHE CERTAINLY APPEARS TO.
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*While we're not explicitly told that Rose dies, SHE CERTAINLY APPEARS TO.

RIGHT after that, we're taken to the bottom of the ocean and aboard the sunken Titanic...

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...which comes alive again right before our eyes! Just as Rose remembered it!

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And then this guy holds the door and lets us (ghost Rose) inside a room full of Titanic ghosts.

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And, of course, there's one very important Titanic ghost waiting by the clock. It's Jack Dawson!

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Only real Titanic fans know this is a reference to an earlier scene in the movie where Jack joins the rich folk for dinner and gives a rousing speech about making life count.

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After the meal is over, he slips Rose a note...

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...and the note reads, "make it count. Meet me at the clock!"

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And she does.

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But that's not the only reference in the final scene!

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There's another detail, and you probably missed it. In fact, you need to look realllyyyyy closely to see it. — we're gonna need a closer look. ENHANCE.

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Close, but ENHANCE ONE MORE TIME.

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It's a little grainy, but that clock reads 2:20. Rose and Jack unite again at 2:20. You're probably thinking, "so what?"

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WELL, on April 15th, 1912, the Titanic sank... at 2:20 a.m.!!!!!

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It's just that sort of attention to detail that makes this movie so great!

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