This Amazing Historical Detail In "Titanic" Makes The Movie So Much Better
Meet. Me. At. The. Clock.
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.
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.
Remember at the very end of the movie when — SPOILER ALERT — Rose dies* in her sleep?
RIGHT after that, we're taken to the bottom of the ocean and aboard the sunken Titanic...
...which comes alive again right before our eyes! Just as Rose remembered it!
And then this guy holds the door and lets us (ghost Rose) inside a room full of Titanic ghosts.
And, of course, there's one very important Titanic ghost waiting by the clock. It's Jack Dawson!
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.
After the meal is over, he slips Rose a note...
...and the note reads, "make it count. Meet me at the clock!"
And she does.
But that's not the only reference in the final scene!
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.
Close, but ENHANCE ONE MORE TIME.
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?"
WELL, on April 15th, 1912, the Titanic sank... at 2:20 a.m.!!!!!
It's just that sort of attention to detail that makes this movie so great!
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