As the now TWENTY-year-old debate as to whether Jack and Rose both could have fit on that floating door still won’t stop, James Cameron himself has decided to step in.
We know, we know - THE DOOR WAS HUGE, SURELY ROSE COULD HAVE SCOOTED OVER A TAD AND LET THE LOVE OF HER BLOODY LIFE LIVE GOD DAMMIT!
But anyway, yeah that didn’t happen.
Speaking to The Daily Beast, the Academy Award-winning director says there’s no way Jack would have survived, however, he did admit the door maybe should have been smaller.
“Look, it’s very, very simple: you read page 147 of the script and it says, ‘Jack gets off the board and gives his place to her so that she can survive.’ It’s that simple.
He then referenced the Mythbusters episode where a way for Jack to survive was proven, explaining:
“OK, so let’s really play that out: you’re Jack, you’re in water that’s -2 degrees [celsius], your brain is starting to get hypothermia. Mythbusters asks you to now go take off your life vest, take hers off, swim underneath this thing, attach it in some way that it won’t just wash out two minutes later — which means you’re underwater tying this thing on in — 2 degree water, and that’s going to take you five to ten minutes, so by the time you come back up you’re already dead.”
“So that wouldn’t work. His best choice was to keep his upper body out of the water and hope to get pulled out by a boat or something before he died. They’re fun guys [the Mythbusters], but they’re full of s**t.”
“Maybe we screwed up and the board should have been a bit smaller, but the dude’s [Jack] going down!”
While our heads say “stop talking and go find another door then! The ship was huge, surely you can find something to float on!” our hearts say Jack and Rose just couldn’t leave each other.
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