So, we're all agreed that Jack totally could have fit with Rose on that floating door and survived the same way she did at the end of Titanic, right?
This is a question that many have pondered over the years, and now, we finally get to hear Director James Cameron's thoughts on the matter.
In a recent Vanity Fair interview, Cameron was asked just why Jack couldn't just jump up on the door with Rose.
Obviously it was an artistic choice, the thing was just big enough to hold her, and not big enough to hold him...
It’s called art, things happen for artistic reasons, not for physics reasons.
Had he lived, the ending of the film would have been meaningless. . . . The film is about death and separation; he had to die. So whether it was that, or whether a smoke stack fell on him, he was going down.
OK, we have to admit, artistically, he has a point.
I think it’s all kind of silly, really, that we’re having this discussion 20 years later. But it does show that the film was effective in making Jack so endearing to the audience that it hurts them to see him die.
Jack could have fit on that board also!!! Rose was being a hog.— Cori (@medpepper) November 26, 2017
Check back with us in another 20, James, maybe we'll be over it then.