1997 seems a long time ago but I still remember this coming out. That makes me feel old! And I am not one to sit through really long films without falling asleep. That makes me sound old! But I thoroughly enjoyed this film that has DiCaprio at his almost best (The Departed wins hands down) with a naked Kate Winslet. Classic!
The movie begins with a scene displaying the R.M.S. Titanic in 1912 a few minutes before departing on its Maiden Voyage. The 2200 people are seen waving goodbye for the last time, unknown to them.The endless waters of the Atlantic are seen sloshing as the title is displayed: TITANIC.
A submarine is then seen lowering into the ghostly Atlantic waters of the present day. Brock Lovett (Bill Paxton) and his team of “Treasure Hunters/Grave Robbers” come to see the spooky image of the “Unsinkable” Titanic appear from the clearing. Lovett and his team divulge into the wreck, seeing scattered remains such as glasses, boots, and masks. The sub goes into a tattered bedroom, looking something. Lewis Bodine (Lewis Abernathy), a co-worker and friend of Lovett uses the mechanical arms of the sub to move over furniture to find a safe, their prize.
They come back onto the surface to a boat where the rest of the crew is celebrating the find of the safe. Brock feels around inside the safe for what he is looking for. He finds paper and a sketchbook, nothing else. He has spent the last few years searching for the priceless diamond known as The Heart of the Ocean, and thought the safe was where it was, but he is left empty handed.
Back inside of the boat, Lovetts team is analyzing the papers that were found inside the sketchbook. One in particular is a nude portrait of a woman lying on a couch wearing a necklace. As Brock desperately tries to convince one of his comrades over the phone that the diamond could be somewhere else in the Titanic wreck, he spies the portrait and notices the necklace most of all. He compares the heart-like shape of it to the figure of the Heart of the Ocean from a photograph taken of it and realizes they are one and the same. He checks the date, April 14, 1912 (signed JD), the day of the Titanics sinking. He realizes whoever the woman in the picture is must know where the diamond is, but unfortunately has no idea who she is or whether or not shes dead or alive.
Meanwhile, in her quiet home, Rose Calvert (Gloria Stuart) is making pottery as her granddaughter Lizzie (Suzy Amis) casually goes about the house, feeding the dogs. The T.V. is heard in the background. It is on the news station and what catches Roses attention at first is a line said by someone mentioning the Titanic. It shows Brock Lovett as he discusses what he is doing. Rose gets up and listens in. Brock speaks of the care his experts on the ship are taking with what they found in the wreck. They show the picture of the woman and Rose stares in amazement, nearly speechless.
Back on the ship, Lovett is helping to launch the submarine into the water once again when he is interrupted by his comrade, Bobby Buell (Nicholas Cascone). Bobby claims that there is a call waiting for him that he will want to take. Brock reluctantly gets on the phone and speaks to the elderly Rose. The first thing Rose has to say is I was just wondering if you had found The Heart of the Ocean yet, Mr. Lovett? and he is hooked instantly. He asks whether or not Rose knows who the woman in the picture is and Rose certainly does; she is the woman in the picture.
The next thing seen is Rose, Lizzie, and their dogs being shipped by a helicopter over to Lovetts boat. Onboard, Brock is being briefed by Lewis on Roses background. He believes Rose is nothing but a fake, seeking publicity. He describes how the woman Rose claims to be, Rose Dewitt Bukater, died on the Titanic when she was seventeen, according to records. He has done a background check on her all the way back to the 1920s when she had worked as an actress. Back then her name had been Rose Dawson, not Dewitt Bukater. She later marrids a man named Calvert and they moved to Cedar Rapids, they had kids. Calvert is dead now. Still, Brock believes Rose may be who she says.
Rose and Lizzie are then seen coming out of the helicopter with their luggage. Rose shakes Lovetts hand and they go inside. Rose and Lizzie get set up in their quarters, arranging Roses pictures beside the bed. Brock asks Rose if she needs anything and her only desire is to see her drawing.
Rose goes into the room where everything recovered from the wreck is and sees the portrait in a tank of clear water and closes her eyes, remembering the day it was sketched. You see the hands of a youthful man sketching the drawing for the first time, long, long ago. You then see his blue eyes look up, wisps of blond hair in his vision… Rose opens her eyes and comes back to reality.
Lovett goes on explaining the origin of the Heart of the Ocean to Rose,describing its color and the famous rulers who wore it. Rose says she thought it was dreadful and heavy. Lizzie questions whether or not Rose is really the one in the drawing, and Rose is positive, and a little insulted. Brock has tracked down the insurance records. He said a man named Caledon Hockley bought this for his fiancé, Rose Dewitt Bukater, her. He believes the diamond went down with the ship.
Lovett then shows Rose some of the things recovered from what had once been her stateroom on the Titanic. She sees a silver mirror and a hair clip with a dragonfly on it that she eyes particularly. Brock asks if shes ready to go back to Titanic.
In the next scene, it shows Lewis giving a computerized version of the Titanics sinking. It shows the iceberg hit the ship on the starboard side below the waterline. The bottom compartments start flooding. As the water level rises, it spills over the watertight doors and it doesnt go any higher than E deck. This causes the bow to start going down and flooding, and the stern begins rising up faster and faster until the ship is standing up in the air. It shows the lights go out. The hull cannot deal with that pressure and so the stern section breaks off from the bow section and the stern section falls to a ninety degree angle for a few moments. The bow sinks and hits the ocean floor. The stern then stands up straight and bobs in the water for a minute, until it sinks completely at around 2:20 a.m., 2 hours and forty minutes after the collision. Rose remembers the experience as more horrific and Lovett asks if shell share the experience with them.
Rose stands and sees pictures of two double doors from the wreck. She suddenly remembers a time when two men stood there, happy to greet her inside. She begins crying a bit and Rose says its been eighty-four long years…but remebers the new ship so well. She begins telling her story:
The year is 1912 and the Titanic is seen docked at Southampton, England, roughly ten minutes before its maiden voyage. The world is lively and amazed at the sight of the Unsinkable ship. A little girl is watching with her father, then turns around at the sound of horns being honked as a very wealthy family pulls up. A carriage man opens a door of one car and helps out a woman: seventeen year old Rose Dewitt Bukater (Kate Winslet). Her eyes are green, and her hair is curly and red.
Rose remarks on how she doesnt think its size is much bigger than the Mauritania and is not as impressed by it as much as her fiancé, Caledon Hockley (Billy Zane). Cal tells Rose that Titanic is far to amazing to insult and tells Roses mother, Ruth Dewitt Bukater (Frances Fisher), that Rose is much too hard to impress. Cal then goes on to explain how God himself could not sink the ship when Ruth states how the Titanic is proclaimed Unsinkable. Cal then puts his manservant, Spicer Lovejoy (David Warner) in charge of his possessions as he, Ruth, and Rose board the Titanic.
The older rose is heard saying it was the Ship of Dreams to everyone else, but she desperately didnt want to board and go back to America. She was a well brought up girl, but was screaming inside.
The ships engines start up and release stem as it becomes ever closer to leaving. Meanwhile, inside a bar beside the lively scene, a group of four young men are seen playing poker. Two of them argue for a moment in different languages. On the other side are, an Italian young man with a strong accent named Fabrizio de Rozzi (Danny Nucci), and his young American friend, Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio). Jack has soft blue eyes and blond hair that often gets in his eyes because of its length. The two of them are dirt poor. One of the opposite men named Olaf (Bjorn Olsen) yells at his companion, Sven (Dan Pettersson) for betting their third class tickets for the Titanic. Jack states how Somebodys lifes about to change as they each reveal their card. Jack has a full house, winning. He and Fabrizio dance around with the tickets, then Jack piles the money and the tickets into a bag. Olaf grabs Jack by the collar and is about to punch him, but instead hits Sven for betting the tickets. Jack begins laughing merrily. They are exhilarated by the fact that they are going to America, but then the bar tender tells them that they arent going to America-Titanic does in five minutes.
Jack and Fabrizio then rush towards the ship talking about their great luck.They board then join the rest of Titanics passengers in waving goodbye to the crowd from the stern even though they know nobody there. The ships propellers start up as the ship sails off.
Rose is then seen in her stateroom, looking at paintings and marveling at them as she makes to put them up. Cal does not like them.Their maid, Trudy Bolt (Amy Gaipa) asks who they are by and Roses response is Something Picasso, who Cal thinks is worthless.
When the ship stops in Cherbourg, France, a woman boards named Margaret Brown (Kathy Bates), whom they called Molly, and history called The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Her wealth had come from her husband finding gold, and Ruth calls her new money. The next day, after stopping at Ireland, the ships continues on at Sea, with nothing around them but open Ocean. Captain Smith (Bernard Hill) says to First Officer William Murdoch to Take her to Sea, Mr. Murdoch. A fine scene of the Titanic down below is shown and you see the boilers in action as the people down there slave away to work them, covered in soot and sweat. They are seen adding coal to the giant furnaces to fuel the ships massive boilers, which work the propellers.
During that scene, Jack and Fabrizio go to the very bow of the ship and look down at the water as the ship plows ahead. Fabrizio states that he can already see the Statue of Liberty, but it is very small, of course. The two spot dolphins jumping out of the water merrily as the ships workers work away down below to keep the ship going. The captain is happy, the crew is happy, and everything is going just splendid. Jack stands up on the bars of the bow at shouts IM THE KING OF THE WORLD! He howls to the winds and puts his head back, closes his eyes, and spreads his arms out for balance. The ship is then viewed on a grand scale. From the bow to the hull to the stern it is seen, its incredibly huge size obvious. It seems incredible that man could have given birth to such a creation.
The scene then goes to Rose sitting at lunch with her mother, Cal, and Molly as well as Thomas Andrews (Victor Garber), the architect of the ship and Bruce Ismay (Jonathan Hyde), one of the men who had thought up the creation of the Titanic. Ismay and Andrews are seen discussing the design and creation of the Unsinkable ship. Rose takes out a cigarette and begins smoking it. Her mother disapproves of it, but Rose just blows smoke in her face. Cal reaches over and puts it out, annoying and saddening Rose. Cal then goes on to order Roses whole lunch, giving no regard to her opinion. Molly notices Cals overpowering behavior and asks with humor, “You gonna cut her meat for her, too, there, Cal?” but Cal is unamused. Molly then goes on to ask, “Who thought of the name Titanic?” Ismay says that he did, and he elaborates on how he wanted the name to convey size. Rose goes on then to ask if he knows of Dr. Freud, because His ideas on the male preoccupation with size might be of a particular interest to you. Most of them chuckle at the witty comment, but Ruth ridicules her. Rose gets up to leave. However, Ismay still wants to know who Freud is.
Back on one of the third class decks, Jack is sitting down next to Fabrizio. He is looking at a rather old man with a girl probably six years of age. Jack is seen sketching them in his thin, long, brown sketch pad with charcoals. He has exceptional artistic skills. Next to him, Fabrizio and a young Irish man are talking about who built the ship. The Irishman introduces himself to Jack and Fabrizio as Tommy Ryan (Jason Barry). Jacks attention is suddenly directed towards a beautiful red headed women who has stepped out of the first class lunchroom and is looking at the water. It is Rose. Tommy tells him to forget her. Jack just continues to stare and Fabrizio laughs as he waves his hand in front of Jacks face and he doesnt at all flinch. Suddenly, Rose glances down at Jack, but then away. Then she does it again, but leaves after a quick argument with Cal when he steps outside to retrieve her.
That night, Rose is at dinner with the entire first class. Everyone is chatty and lively but she is looking very sad and dazed and is ignoring everyone. The young Rose is seen looking down in a trance-like state as everyone else goes on. She closes her eyes.
The next thing seen is Rose running very fast across the ship. Her hair is pulled out, she is no longer as well made up as she had been, she is crying and whimpering and banging into people and not even looking back at them. She runs as fast as she can to the stern of the ship, not even noticing the only person there, a young man who is lying on a bench, smoking and looking up at the stars. Once she is at the back railing, she pauses and looks over at the bottom of the ship, where the name is displayed: TITANIC. Rose then pulls herself over the railing and holds onto the bars that are now behind her as she poises herself towards the waters, intent on killing herself. As she quivers, preparing to let go, the man who had seen the whole thing from the bench approaches her. Its Jack. He tells her not to jump, but Rose tells him to stay back and shell let go if he comes closer. Rose then tells him to go away because hes distracting her. Jack says he cant because he is now involved and if she jumps, he has to go in after her and he begins taking off his coat. Rose tells him thats ridiculous and that the fall alone would kill him. Jack says he knows it would hurt, but he is much more concerned about the temperature of the water as he removes his shoes. Rose reluctantly asks how cold it is and he said probably just over freezing. He asks if shes ever been to Wisconsin, and Rose is genuinely surprised at the casual conversation. Jack goes on to say that he grew up there and once fell in thin ice. The water was so cold he couldnt breathe or think about anything but the pain. Rose is a little haunted by the story, and Jack says thats exactly why isnt looking forward to jumping in there after her, but, like he said, I dont have a choice. He takes of his jacket. He tells her he hopes she will climb back over so that hell be let off the hook. He tells her to give him her hand again, and she does. She turns and faces him and Jack breathes a sigh of relief. Im Jack Dawson he says. Rose Dewitt Bukater Rose says. Jack begins to help her over. As she begins to climb over, she slips and is suddenly dangling off the side, desperately holding onto Jacks hand. She screams as Jack struggles to pull her up. She continues to cry for help and a couple of crewman hear her and come running. Jack tells her that hes got her and wont let go and that she has to pull herself up. She does now, more determined and at last she is back up on the railing and Jack has his arms around her tightly, coaxing her that he has her and he falls back on top of her as he returns her safely to the ship. The crewman arrive suddenly, and seeing Rose in shock with her dress torn halfway to her thigh and Jack over her does not look good at a first glance. He tells Jack to stand back and not move, then orders the others to fetch the master-of-arms to arrest him.
In the next scene, Jack is seen being handcuffed as Rose is wrapped in a blanket with a drink to calm her down. Cal walks over to Jack and begins yelling at him profoundly, but Rose then tells Cal it was an accident. What happened was she was leaning over to see the propellers and slipped. The master-of-arms asks Jack if that is true an he says yes as Rose gives him an expression to, even though that is not exactly what had happened. One of the men who was with them calls Jack a hero and then Cal asks Jack to join them for dinner tomorrow night and Jack agrees. As Cal, Rose and the other men start to leave, Jack asks Lovejoy for some cigarettes. They are alone when Lovejoy marks how interesting it is that Rose slipped so suddenly but he still had a chance to take his jacket, coat, and shoes off.
Rose is then seen alone in her dressing room when Cal walks in. He tells Rose he has noticed her melancholy behavior. He comes in and has a present for her and opens a small case with a blue diamond cut into the shape of a heart on a chain. Rose is amazed by it and Cal puts it on her to try it on. He notes how it is fifty six karats. He tells her it was worn by Louis the sixteenth and that they called it The Heart of the Ocean. Cal tells Rose that she is royalty and there is nothing he would deny her if she would not deny him and that she will open her heart to him, she knows it. Rose stares in her mirror, touching the diamond, with a haunted look on her face.
In the next seen, Jack and Rose are seen walking together on deck. Jack is talking about how he grew up. He then asks Rose what the real reason is that she came to see him. She has come to thank Jack for saving her and for his discretion. Jack says he was glad to do so and then asks why she wanted to kill herself. Rose says it was everything the; the people and how helpless she was. She shows Jack her huge engagement ring. Rose talks about how all of Philadelphias society will be at her wedding but she feels like shes so lost and nobody even notices it. Jack asks Rose if she loves Cal. Rose thinks that is a very rude question and refuses to answer, even though Jack is persistent about. Eventually Rose becomes completely bewildered that Jack is asking this and prepares to storm off. She shakes Jacks hand and insults him more, saying he deserved it, which makes Jack laugh. They still are shaking hands and at last Rose makes to leave when Jack mentions this. Then Rose comes back and says that they are at her part of the ship and Jack should leave. Jack laughs and says she is the one being rude. Rose, completely stumped on what to say next, sees Jack holding his sketch pad and seizes it as a way to spite him. Jack doesnt mind her taking it and watches her open it. She slowly, but still angrily, remarks on how good they are and then they sit down on two chairs. Jack tells Rose he used to live in Paris and she is surprised. She comes across some very graphic drawings of prostitutes in various poses. Rose notices he has used the same prostitute several times and she thinks the two had a love affair. Jack laughs and says he had an affair just with her hands because she was a one-legged prostitute and Rose chuckles nervously as Jack shows her a picture of the woman standing. He turns the page and shows picture of an older woman wearing a lot of jewelry. Jack says she used to go to that same bar wearing every piece of jewelry she owned, just waiting for her long lost love. They had called her Madame Bijoux. He tells Rose he drew her clothes as moth-eaten. Rose says Jack has a gift, he sees people. He says he sees Rose and knows that she wouldnt have jumped.
Inside, Roses mother is seen having tea with the Countess and another woman. Molly Brown starts coming up behind them and they all dislike her loose, casual behavior that came from the fact that her whole life she was not rich and wasnt raised as properly or elegantly as they were. They get up before she can sit with them, but to their dismay, she decides to join them for a walk on the boat deck. As they leave, the scene gives way to Bruce Ismay talking with Captain Smith. Bruce says he wants the last four boilers lit but the captain disagrees because they are making excellent time. Ismay disagrees, saying Titanics maiden voyage must make headlines. Smith does not want to push the engines, reluctantly complies to Ismays demands.
Then Jack and Rose are seen talking on deck as the sun begins to set. Jack tells Rose about how his life has gone. He never seems to have any restraints that keep him in any one place. Rose wishes she could be like that and go wherever she wants. Jack says she can and that they will go together and drink beer, ride roller coasters until they are throwing up, and ride horses on the beach right in the surf of, but she has to ride with one leg on each side, like a man. He says hell show her how and Rose ask Jack to teach her to Spit like a man! playfully, but Jack takes it seriously and begins leading her to a more quiet place where less people are. Rose is very nervous and tells Jack she cant possibly do it, but Jack spits into the water to give Rose an example. Rose says its disgusting, but she tries it after Jack pressures her to. She spits as plainly as she can and Jack tells her thats pitiful. Jack instructs her on how to do it better and he spits heartily into the water. Rose is seen and heard trying to follow and puts her head back a bit and spits again into the water, this time much better, but not as well as Jack. He continues to instruct her and Rose listens intently, but then she sees her mother coming up behind them with her companions. Rose starts motioning for Jack to stop, but he has already been spotted trying to spit and so has Rose. Jack turns around and swallows the disgusting concoction in his mouth, caught completely red-handed. Rose, embarrassed, starts to introduce Jack and explains how he saved her from slipping the night before. The other women are very impressed by Jack and how he saved Rose, but Ruth is seen eyeing Jack with disgust at his whole ensemble. As the dinner bell sounds, Ruth, Rose and the women leave to dress, except for Molly Brown, who addresses Jack while he watches Rose leave. Molly asks if he has an idea what hes doing. He clearly doesnt, as he was planning on attending dinner wearing just his casual, unglamourous outfit. Molly then takes him to find something more eloquent to wear.
The next scene shown is Molly putting the jacket of a tuxedo over Jacks shoulders. He is dressed in very wealthy clothing and looks like he is to fit right in with the first class crowd. Jack then is seen entering the Grand Staircase with his usually untamed hair slicked back very well. He looks around, not really knowing what to do and slumps beside a pole, but then tries standing up straighter and more sophisticated as he watches other men walking by. Cal is then seen coming down the staircase with Ruth, but he hardly even glances at Jack because he doesnt recognizes him at all. Rose then is seen coming down and Jack does a double take on her. Jack stands at the bottom of the stairs as Rose comes closer to him. Jack then takes one of her gloved hands and kisses it because he saw it in a Nickelodeon once and always wanted to do it. Rose laughs and continues to as she takes Jacks arm and he holds his head up very high, playfully. Rose then shows Jack to Cal and her mother. Cal is very impressed, saying You could almost pass for a gentlemen.
They then go into the dining room, where Rose begins telling Jack about some of the first class scandals. She points out a few notables such as John Jacob Astor (Eric Braeden) and his wife, Madeleine (Charlotte Chatton), who is pregnant at seventeen and the Countess of Rothes (Rochelle Rose). They then go towards their table and Jack the escorts Molly along with Rose. Rose narrates, saying Jack had to have been nervous, but didnt show it.
It then shows them sitting at dinner, where Jack is charming the table with his witty and wise comments. Jack is getting instructions from Molly and Rose on the side on when to use the table settings at the right time. Ruth asks Jack where he lives and he explains he doesnt dwell at one single place. Ruth asks how he has the means to travel, and he says he works from place to place, and got his ticket on Titanic at a lucky hand at poker. One of the men with them states how All life is a game of luck. Cal disagrees, saying A real man makes his own luck. Roses mother asks him if he finds that ruthless existence appealing. Molly is seen as being disgusted by that comment. Jack says he does and that all he needs is right there with him; air, blank sheets of paper, and he loves to awaken not knowing what will happen or who hell meet and glances at Rose, who is listening intently. He says Lifes a gift, and I dont intend on wasting it. You learn to take life as it comes at ya- and he throws Cal a lighter without warning as he pulls out a cigarette. Cal is caught off guard and annoyed. Jack continues talking, saying you have to make each day count. Everyone is very impresses and gladdened by Jacks words and Rose proposes a toast To making it count.
Towards the end of dinner, Jack is invited to have a few drinks in the smoking room with the men as the women stay at the table. He declines and Cal says it wouldnt interest him, considering its about politics and business. After they leave, Jack hands Rose a note secretly that reads; Make it count. Meet me at the clock. Rose nervously complies, watching Jack facing the grandfather clock at the top of the Grand Staircase. Rose walks up to him and Jack smiles and asks, So, you wanna go to a real party?
It then goes to a scene of a third class party. Irish music is being played, people are dancing around merrily, including Fabrizio with a young women, people are arm wrestling, and falling over from being so drunk. Rose claps happily as she watches Jack, whose hair is now a mess again and has removed his Jacket, dance on a platform with the little girl seen at the beginning . As the song ends, Jack tells the girl, whose name is Cora, that he is now going to dance with Rose. Rose is very nervous to and doesnt want to, but Jack pulls her up with him. They have to get close for the dance and Rose is quite unsure of what to do. Jack and Rose hold each others left hands as Jack holds onto Roses waist with the other and Rose grips Jack on the back the whole time. They move around the platform very fast and Rose is laughing and screaming at the same time and Jack laughs at Roses reaction.
Jack then lets go of Rose and begins step dancing to the music. Rose watches and, inspired, throws her heels to someone in the crowd and dances beside Jack the same way. The two add unique steps to the dance, both turning and spinning as everyone watches. They then dance by linking arms and turning around and around.
It then cuts to the smoking room, where the first class men are sitting down and discussing the dull topics of politics and business.
Back in the party, Jack and Rose watch as an arm wrestling match goes on between Tommy and another young man. Jack steals their beers and gives on to Rose. A man runs by and splashes the beer all over them. As Jack shouts after him, the wrestling match ends and as they start up again, Rose stops them. She asks if they are so tough why they cannot do this: Rose gradually begins standing on her very tip toes as Jack holds up the hem of her gown. She then falls, shouting a bit in pain, and Jack catches her. Tommy and the other man express how impressed they are and start clapping. Jack asks Rose if shes okay and she laughs, saying I havent done that in years.
It then shows Lovejoy spying at Rose laughing in Jacks arms from the entrance.
Back to the two, Jack and Rose clap as a couple of the people are running around the room together, holding hands. Fabrizio is on the end and offers Rose his hand as he passes. She grabs it and Jacks hand and they run around the room. Rose is laughing, having the time of her life.
The next morning, Rose is sitting down at breakfast with Cal. She is quiet and doesnt seem to enjoy his company. Cal then reveals to Rose that he knows what she was doing below deck. Rose is angered that Cal had Lovejoy spying on her again. Cal tells her that she will never act like that again and Rose, gathering up her courage, says he has to stop commanding her because she is his fiancé Cal gets extremely mad and flips over the table. He gets in Roses face and says that she has to respect him. Frightened, she agrees. Cal storms out.
It then shows Ruth tying Roses corset. She forbids Rose to ever see Jack again and tells her that their family is broke and that her marrying Cal will ensure their survival.Rose knows that they are broke but they keeping it secret as long as they can. Rose wants to see Jack, but knows she cannot.
In the next scene, it shows all of first class at Sunday Mass. Jack then tries to go in and see Rose. Lovejoy stops him and offers him money to back off, but he refuses, saying all he wants is a quick word with Rose. Lovejoy gives two doorman money to escort Jack back to third.
It then cuts to a part where Rose, Ruth, Cal, Mr. Andrews, and captain Smith are seen talking. A crewman comes over and hands Smith an iceberg warning. Smith tells them it is very normal and that he has even had the last four boilers lit.
Jack is then seen sneaking onto the first class deck. He sees an old man watching a child play with a toy and steals his coat and hat as a disguise.
Back to Rose, as she is strolling with her mother, Cal, and Mr. Andrews, she tells Andrews she doesnt believe there are enough life boats for everyone onboard. Andrews tells her she is right and they are half short because the deck would look too cluttered. Cal says its enough of a waste of space already with the boats that are there. They continue walking, but someone grabs Roses arm. It is Jack and she follows him into the empty gymnasium.
Rose explains to Jack that she has to marry Cal and that she loves Cal. Jack goes on to tell her that she may be a spoiled brat, but underneath she is the most amazing women hes ever met. He knows he has nothing to offer her, but he cant turn away without knowing shell be alright, and that if she jumps, he jumps. Rose says shes fine, but Jack disagrees, saying she is trapped and will die. Rose tells Jack she must go back and to leave her alone.
Rose then is seen having tea with her mother and two other women. She sees a young girl about seven or so years of age, learning to have tea and cookies in a very sophisticated style. She becomes sad to see this, and cannot help to see that in herself. That is not the life she wants.
You then see the ship plunging ahead in the water. Jack is looking at the water solemnly on the very bow of the ship as the sun sets. Rose then comes up behind him, saying she changed her mind. He smiles as she begins to describe how she found him, but he shushes her. He tells her to give him her hand. Smiling, she does. Then, he instructs her to close her eyes. Still smiling , she follows suit. He helps Rose to stand up on the bars and he holds her so that she doesnt fall. He asks if she trusts him, and she does. He puts her arms out to her sides and tells her to open her eyes. She gasps in amazement at the tranquil, breath taking sight before her. The wind is blowing forward against her as the ship goes on and all she can see is the Sea and the beautiful sunset. Im flying! She exclaims to Jack. Jack has his arms on Roses waist as they stand there at the beautiful, romantic scene, the only ones at the ships bow. They entwine hands as Jack sings an old tune, saying Come Josephine, in my flying machine… He brings her hands to her sides and looks at her. Rose turns to face him and then they share their first passionate kiss as they fly at the bow of the ship.
Suddenly, it is present day again and Rose Calvert says sadly that was the last time Titanic ever saw daylight. Brock says how that had been six hours before the sinking, and Lewis is very angry that Smith has an iceberg warning, and yet goes even faster. Brock says that Smith believed he couldve turned in time if he saw the berg, but he was wrong.
Back in 1912, Rose is laughing as she leads Jack into the sitting room. As she goes and unlocks the safe in the room, Jack eyes some of Roses paintings and is dazzled by them, much like Rose and unlike Cal. Rose then shows Jack the Heart of the Ocean. As he marvels at it, Rose says she wants Jack to draw her wearing this. He agrees, but then Rose adds wearing only this.
It then shows Rose pulling a green dragonfly hair clip from her curly hair. Jack is in the room and is positioning the couch the right way and sharpening his charcoals. Rose then comes in wearing nothing but a kimono and the Heart of the Ocean. Jack smiles at her and she says she has to have a nice drawing, as she is a paying customer, and throws him a dime. She looks at him sternly and then lets the kimono fall to the ground. Jack watches her very nervously and tells her to lie down on the couch and instructs the right way to position herself. Jack takes a deep breath. He puts his charcoal to the parchment and begins making The Portrait. Rose laughs, saying he is so serious and makes comments about his blushing playfully. Jack watches intently with his blue eyes, his hair falling in his face, and continues the artwork, becoming more and more shaped as time goes on.
It then goes back to old Rose. She smiles, describing her feelings at the time as the whole crew is staring at her, grinning dreamily. Lewis asks what happens next and Rose goes on.
It shows Jack sign the paper, April 14, 1912, JD. Rose has her kimono back on and thanks him and they share another kiss. Rose is then seen writing a letter and tells Jack to put it in the safe. Rose then puts the necklace in there, too.
It then goes to Lovejoy telling Cal nobody has seen Rose. Cal is angered, and orders him to find her.
Meanwhile, it is nightfall and the ship continues on. One of the crewman comes beside Captain Smith and says how calm the water is. Smith, however, is feeling guilty, as he knows there may be icebergs lurking and yet the ship is going at full speed.
Jack is then seen looking out the window, shivering at the cold. Rose comes in after changing into a pink and white gown and he tells her this. Suddenly they hear a door open and dash silently out of the room. Jack has forgotten his drawings and sketch pad, but they continue on anyway. Lovejoy walks into the empty room and then hears a door close. Jack and Rose go outside the room and start to leave but then Lovejoy sees the two. They glance over their shoulders and Rose yells at Jack to run and they both race down the hallway, followed by Lovejoy. The two barely catch an elevator and close it before Lovejoy gets to them. He angrily bangs on the bars and Rose shows him her middle finger and the two laugh as they wave goodbye, smiling. The elevator goes down and Jack and Rose get off on E deck and run down further, running into people and laughing all the way. They run through two doors and pause to catch their breath, but see Lovejoy coming up to them and they start their running again. Rose screams playfully as they find a dead end, but Jack then opens a door that leads to the boiler room and locks it. Lovejoy has lost them. The two go into the boiler room, witnessing the boilers working the huge machines. The leader of the workers comes and yells at them for coming down, but they just take off again.
They at last stop in a room where things are being stored, including the car first seen being brought onto the ship at the beginning. Nobody is inside except for them. Jack helps Rose into t he back of the car as he sits up front and honks the loud horn. With a British accent, he asks Rose Where to, miss? She whispers To the stars. Jack looks at her and Rose playfully grabs him by the back of his arms and drags him into the backseat with her. Jack wraps his arms around Rose and they look at each other. Jack asks Rose if she is nervous, and she says No. She kisses his fingertips as he watches her and then she looks back at him. Rose whispers Put your hands on me, Jack. And then they begin kissing passionately again.
It then shows two men watching out for icebergs in the crows nest , commenting on the freezing cold. It then shows Officer Murdoch talking with another officer and he then watches sternly out to the Sea.
Then, it goes back to Jack and Rose in the car, where the windows are completely steamed up. Inside, Rose asks Jack if he is alright because of his trembling, and he says hes alright.
The leader of the workers in the boiling room is then seen showing two crewman where Jack and Rose went, the storage room.
As they begin to look, it goes back to Cal in the stateroom as he opens the safe. He looks quizzically at Jacks sketch pad and opens it. There, he sees Roses naked portrait and a letter in Roses handwriting that reads:
Darling, now you can keep us both locked in your safe.
It indicates herself, as well as the Heart of the Ocean being locked away. Cal starts to tear the letter in fury, but then tells Lovejoy that he has A better idea.
Back to the crewman, they begin inspecting around the car. He notices the hand print and points to it for the other crewman to see. They both quietly creep towards the car, then one of them swings it open, shouting Gotchya! Only to find that it is empty.
On the deck, where both Murdoch and the men in the crows nest can see, Jack and Rose suddenly emerge from inside, hysterically laughing and holding hands. They spin around with each other and then stop. Jack laughs about Those guys faces with Rose, but then her smile and laughter fades as she puts a hand to his lips. She says to him When the ship docks…Im getting off with you. Jack says This is crazy. Rose laughs, saying, I know, it doesnt make any sense! Thats why I trust it. They look at each other in amazement and begin kissing again.
Murdoch smiles at the two and the men in the crows nest watch with grins as well. They laugh and talk about them for a moment and then look back out to Sea….where they see a huge looming iceberg. They phone the lower deck as fast as they can and tell them. All the crewman go on alert, shouting Iceberg and orders of Hard a starboard! Meaning to turn the ship quickly to the left. The people below deck and in the boiler room are in a frenzy, shouting orders, all intended to veer away from the iceberg. The men in the crows nest watch with concern as they move ever closer and the ship still hasnt moved. Murdoch desperately hopes for the ship to turn, but when it at last begins to, it is too late. One of the crewman shouts Its gonna hit! And it does. The iceberg rips into the starboard side of the ship.
Jack and Roses kiss is interrupted as they look around after feeling the ship begin to shudder violently. People all over the ship are shown looking around in confusion, including Fabrizio, who has been awoken from sleep. Thomas Andrews looks up at the shaking chandelier in his quarters. The crewman looking for Jack and Rose in the storage room are suddenly thrown against the walls as water comes rushing in. People on deck watch in amazement as the iceberg moves by, dangerously close to the ship. Jack yells at Rose to get back as chunks of ice come flying onboard. Murdoch runs and pulls a valve that will shut the watertight doors in the boiler room. All the men there begin rushing to get out before they are all closed, as the rooms begin flooding very fast. Some make it, some do not as all the doors close.
Captain Smith then comes to Murdoch to see what has happened and he explains everything, from the iceberg hitting to watertight doors being closed. Smith runs to the side of the ship, seeing one of the lifeboats hovering over the side and the people watching the iceberg go by.
Fabrizio is then shown looking at the suddenly soaked floor as he begins to leave the room. Tommy then comes running up to them and they leave the deck to higher ground, followed by many other third class passengers.
Jack and Rose are then shown as they begin to leave the side of the deck. They watch as a group of crewman along with Andrews and Captain Smith chatting rapidly about the condition of the ship. The two realize the situation is severe decide they have to tell Roses mother and Cal.
Cal is back in the stateroom, where Roses mother is awake and the master of arms is because Cal claims he has been robbed. Lovejoy is out in the hallway and witnesses Jack and Rose solemnly returning, hand in hand. As they walk towards the room, Lovejoy slips the Heart of the Ocean into Jacks pocket. Rose announces something critical is going on and Cal agrees as he orders the guards to search Jack. One then pulls the Heart of the Ocean out of his pocket. Jack and Rose both look in amazement and Jack yells at Rose not to believe he had stolen it. Rose doesnt understand how it couldve happened, since they were together the whole time. Cal suggests Jack did it while she was putting her clothes back on. Jack the realized that Lovejoy put it in his pocket, but Rose is still skeptical, and the fact that it is then realize that Jacks jacket was stolen doesnt help either. She does nothing as they take Jack away to have him locked up, all the while Jack yells at Rose to believe he is innocent.
It then goes to Andrews briefing the captain, the other crewman, and Ismay on the damage to the ship. He describes that the ship cannot stay afloat with five compartments flooded and that the ship will go down first by the head until completely underwater. He announces that there is nothing they can do, Titanic will founder. Ismay is in shock, saying But this ship cannot sink! Andrews disagrees, saying It is a mathematical certainty. The ship will go under in two hours. There arent enough lifeboats for half the people and Smith realizes that Ismay will definitely get his headlines.
Back to Rose, she is alone with Cal and he slaps her across the face, when a crewman comes in, telling them to both put their life belts on.
In third class, everyone is being awakened by crewman shouting to put on their life belts.
Smith then is shown telling the people in charge of morse code to send out a distress call that states we are going down by the head and need immediate assistance.
Outside, Thomas Andrews has rushed on deck and sees all the crewman getting the lifeboats ready for launch. He asks one men why the people arent outside and he says they were uncomfortable, as it was too cold and noisy. They clearly dont realize the seriousness of the situation, and Andrews is even more disturbed when he goes into first class and hears the band merrily playing music and another man offers him a drink.
Molly Brown is somewhere around there in a life belt. She wonders what is going on, like everyone else. Ruth then is shown telling Trudy to ready a cup of tea for her supposed arrival back to her room. Rose and Cal are with her, Rose looking sadly downward all the while. She spies Thomas Andrews pass by and tells him she saw the iceberg and saw the look in his eyes and wants to know the truth. He informs her that the ship will sink and Cal overhears this, as well. Rose knows how short they are on lifeboats and is in a state of disbelief.
Below deck, Jack is handcuffed to a pole and Lovejoy agrees to watch him, keeping a gun on him.
Back to Smith, he is informed by the people from morse code that the closest ship will arrive in four hours. Smith thanks him and as he leaves whispers My God. He then gives shaky orders to board only women and children in the boats first. As one officer tells people of this, the band sits outside to play.
In third class, Tommy and Fabrizio are seen trying to get up on deck, but the doorways are locked by crewman saying they cannot yet go on deck. Tommy, knowing the only reason they wont open the gate is because of their social status, goes to speak to the crewman. One young, perhaps six year old Irish boy with his sister of the same age, asks his mother what is happening and she tells him they are just waiting to be allowed on deck, though she knows something is amiss.
Outside, the first lifeboat is being lowered. They are sending up fireworks to catch the attention of nearby ships, and Rose is shown looking up at them, along with everyone else. They fall into the Sea beside the Titanic, which is already partially underwater. Jack, in a far down deck, realizes the ship will very well sink for the first time. Lovejoy notices this, as well, mentioning it mockingly to Jack. He loads his gun, puts it to Jacks head, then punches Jack very hard in the stomach and takes his leave.
Rose is then shown watching people being loaded into lifeboats, saying goodbye with tears to the men. Ruth then asks whether or not the lifeboats will be seated according to class, hoping they will not be too crowded. Cal smiles but Rose looks at her in disbelief, at last saying, Oh, Mother, SHUT UP! She grabs her mother and tells her that half the people on the ship are going to die. She looks around, mortified by the situation, then Cal mutters Not the better half. He goes on to say how he shouldve kept her drawing because by morning it will be worth much more. Roses face lights up as another firework goes up, whispering, You unimaginable bastard. Molly and Ruth then try to help Rose into the boat, but she bids them goodbye, ignoring her mothers screams for her as the lifeboat is lowered. Cal then tries to stop her, realizing she is going to find Jack and she tells him that shed rather be Jacks whore than his wife. He still tries to stop her, but she spits in his face, the way Jack taught her to.
Rose then finds Andrews again, asking him where the master of arms would have sent Jack. He gives her complicated directions.
Meanwhile, Jacks situation becomes more critical as the room starts to flood. Be tries to call for help or pull himself free, but it doesnt work.
Rose runs into an elevator, cursing as the man inside first refuses to take her down, but then does. The deck she has to go to is about a foot underwater. The elevator man leaves and she stays. She runs around, yelling for Jack, when at last she hears him call back. With relief, she finds him and apologizes for letting them take him. He asks how she found out he didnt do it, but she says she realized she already knew. She tries to look for a spare key, but there is none. All the while, the bow finally begins to go under. She runs outside to fins help, leaving Jack waiting in the flooded room. She finds nobody of use, find does find an axe. She brings it back, where she is now up to her waist in freezing cold water, and does a couple of practice swings with the axe, missing the target by about a foot. Jack tells Rose he trusts her to do it, and, shivering, she does, freeing him. They make their way out of the room, looking for an alternate route, as the stircase leading up is now underwater.
The boat is now about halfway underwater as people continue to give sad goodbyes and Lovejoy runs up to Jack, telling him he cannot find Rose. They then decide they have to find a crewman who will let the men go into the boats.
In a hallway, a door is then broken open as Jack and Rose stumble out. One crewman yells at them, saying theyll have to pay for it, but the two just turn around and simultaneously shout Shut up!
In third class, Tommy is yelling at the crewman to let them all out, and he does for a moment. People immediately start piling out, and he locks them again. Tommy screams, For Gods sake man, there are women and children down here! Let us out so we can have a chance! He then goes back down a bit and sees Jack and Rose there. Jack embraces Fabrizio as he comes along, as they havent seen each other in a while. Fabrizio informs Jack that There is niente this way!
Cal is briefly shown putting the Heart of the Ocean in his pocket, stating I make my own luck.
Jack, Rose, Fabrizio, and Tommy all run to another exit, but it is locked as well. The crewman refuses to open it, even as Jack furiously demands him to. Jack then yells at Fabrizio and Tommy to help him and they rip a bolted chair out of the floor. Rose ushers people out of the way as they plow the chair into the gate, collapsing it. The crewman orders them to stop, but Tommy punches him.
On deck, things are getting out of control. People try piling into lifeboats and the crewman have to threaten them with guns for the first time. Cal bribes Murdoch with money to save him a space on a lifeboat.
Jack, Rose, Tommy, and Fabrizio all rush by the band as it continues to play on deck, all trying to find a lifeboat.
Lovejoy has seen Rose waiting with Jack for a boat and tells Cal, who turns down a chance to board a lifeboat to go to her.
However, the constructor of the Titanic decided not to nobly go down with the ship and boards a lifeboat sadly. Murdoch watches him with disgust as the lifeboat is lowered into the Ocean.
An officer then tells Rose to get onto a boat, but she refuses to leave Jack. Jack desperately wants her to go and so does Cal, who suddenly appears beside them. The two look at him fearfully as he pulls the blanket off her Jack has given her and puts his coat on her instead. He tries to comfort her, but Jack pushes himself between them. He then tells Rose to board the boat again, but she says Not without you and tries clinging to him, when Cal insists he has an agreement where he and Jack can get onto a boat safely. Rose at last boards the lifeboat, tears filling her eyes as her hand slips away from Jack. The two stare at each other, Rose looking horrified and heart broken and Jack giving her reassuring nods. Cal then tells Jack he is a good liar, and Jack knows there is no arrangement, at least none that he can benefit from. Cal says he always win, one way or another. Jack looks sadly to Rose as they lock eyes again. Rose looks around at the crying families and back to Jack as another firework lights up behind him. She then realizes she cannot possibly leave him, and jumps back onto the ship. Cal and Jack yell at her to stop, but she is already onboard again, running to meet Jack. They at last reunite on the bottom of the Grand Staircase. They kiss each other desperately again and Jack tells her she is so stupid and demands why she did that. Her response is You jump, I jump, right? He smiles, crying along with her and says, Right.
They continue to embrace and kiss, Rose continuing to tell him she couldnt leave him, and all the while are being watched by Cal, who is on the verge of tears himself. Lovejoy pulls him away from the scene, but Cal spirals out of control and grabs Lovejoys gun. He starts shooting after Rose and Jack and they run away from him, back into he flooding decks below to escape. At last they are gone, and Cal screams after them I hope you enjoy your time together! He suddenly begins to laugh and Lovejoy asks him What could possibly be funny? Cal then tells him that he put the Heart of the Ocean inside the coat-the coat he put on Rose.
They are in a hallway that is nearly flooded and run into a young boy. They start to leave with him for an exit, but his father come and pulls him away. Jack and Rose realize they are running strait into a door that is going to burst open with water any second. It does, and Jack and Rose try to outrun it, but cannot. They are swept up by the waters, and when they finally do find a place of exit after nearly drowning, they realize it is another locked gate. It is deserted, but they see a crewman come along who reluctantly tries to open the gate and let them out, but drops the keys. He runs away and Jack feels for it under the water and then tries to unlock the gate. Jack barely unlocks it in time, only unlocking it after the room is completely underwater.
The two begin making their way back on deck, where Murdoch is threatening to shoot anyone who tries to get past him. Cal tries to, mentioning their deal bu Murdoch just throws the money in his face. Tommy is yelling insults at him and is suddenly hit from behind by a man and accidentally flings himself forward. Murdoch shoots him in the lung, killing him. Fabrizio looks up at Murdoch with tears in his eyes, shouting, Bastardo! Murdoch watches Tommys blood spill over the deck. Murdoch then salutes one of his crewman and puts his gun to his head. They shout for him to stop, but William Murdoch pulls the trigger, taking his own life.
Cal, now alone, finds a crying girl and uses her to get the both of them safely onto a lifeboat and is successful.
Jack and Rose are then seen running through a dining room, where they see Thomas Andrews staring at a clock. He apologizes to Rose for not making her a stronger ship, and has decided to go down with it. He bids Rose good luck and gives her his life belt. Rose tells him the same and they embrace. Jack nods his head to him in a salute. Andrews is left alone in the room as Jack and Rose make their way on deck again.
On deck, Captain Smith is watching the horrific scene. A woman with a baby comes by and asks him where to go, but he knows the lifeboats are all gone. He ignores everything said to him and walks into a room in front of the bow used to direct and steer the ship. It would be underwater if it were not for the windows.
The band then decides to play one last song entitled Nearer My God To Thee, a song that gives tribute to the sad tales of the R.M.S. Titanic.
Thomas Andrews fixes the clock he stands in front of to match the right time and then looks down sadly, struggling to stand upright as the ship begins to slightly stand up.
An eldely couple lies on a bed, embracing as the room fills with water.
The Irish mother tells her children a bedtime story, one that is just enough to lull them to sleep before they all drown.
Roses paintings float in her flooded stateroom.
Fabrizio, crying, takes Tommys lifeboat as Cal holds the crying girl and the people run around screaming.
An elderly man who has dressed his best and has prepared to go down with the ship like a gentleman watches in fright as the Grand Staircase he is in begins filling with water.
Gentleman, it has been a privilege playing with you tonight says one of the band members as he lowers his violin and the song ends.
Captain Smith is then shown with his hands on the steering wheel of the ship as the windows burst open and he id left to drown.
People are trying to get into a lifeboat that is stuck on the ship and has to have the strings on it cut. Fabrizio begins to do so and the ship later on is off into the Sea. Fabrizio then meets his demise as one of the pipes on the ship collapses on top of him as well as many others.
Everyone, including Jack and Rose, is seen rushing to the bow of the ship as it begins raising higher and higher. A priest, along with others, pray for their safety.
Jack and Rose make it to the bow and hold on to each other and the railing. Rose smiles at a crying woman uneasily, the same woman Fabrizio had danced with at the third class party. Rose then looks to Jack and says to him Jack, this is where we first met! With a big smile. Jack kisses Roses forehead and holds her to him tightly.
The ships is then shown hanging in the air, making perhaps a 30 degree angle between it and the water. People are slipping from the stern side and are falling all the way to the bow and crashing into the water. Others fall from the top of the stern, slamming into the water or hitting the propellars.
From the lifeboats, everyone is looking at the ship in horror and disbelief. Ruth is looking besides Molly Brown who says God Almighty. Bruce Ismay sees, too, and looks away painfully.
The lights on the ship have now gone out. The hull then breaks and Lovejoy is right where it is broken, and watches as many people fall into the electrical fire that is sparking. He then falls in himself. The ship then falls level with the water and then soon starts standing straight up, pointing towards the sky.Jack and Rose move so that are on the other side of the bars and are not clinging on and falling like everyone else has begun to, including the woman who had been with Fabrizio.
The ship then is pointing directly upward, and then begins sinking slowly. Jack grips Roses hand, telling her that she has to kick for the surface, take a deep breath when he says and NOT to let go of his hand. He tells Rose theyre going to make it, to trust him. I trust you! Rose shouts over the roar. Jack then screams NOW And they both breath in deeply as the Unsinkable ship finally sinks.
Jack and Rose are seen underwater, kicking. They struggle to hold onto each other as the suction pulls them down. But it is too strong, and the two are seperated.
Rose breaks the surface, shouting Jacks name, where she is surrounded by fifteen hundred others, also shouting.
A man then comes and starts holding Rose underwater as he tries to use her to keep himself afloat. Jack then reappears and sees this. He yells at him to get off her and punches him in the face a few times. Rose is then told by Jack to swim and he pulls her along by her life vest as she comments on the freezing temperature.. They come to a floating piece of wood. They both try to get on but their weight combined nearly topples it. Jack lets Rose get on as he stays in the icy water. They stay close to each other and Jack tries to calm her by telling them the boats will be back. An officer a few feet beside them is seen blowing his whistle, shouting for them to return the boats.
Meanwhile, many yards away, Molly Brown is trying to get the women to grab oars and go back to the people in the water. They are all crying, but do not move. The officer in the boat tells her to be quiet and she is, for the first time, hopeless.
However, Fifth Officer Harold Lowe (Ioan Gruffand) orders people to make room for one empty boat so he can go back.
Back in the water, the officer that had been seen with the whistle has stopped blowing it, as he has frozen to death. The screaming is considerably quieter. Jack and Rose have now had their skin begun to turn pale and a bluish tint and they both have icicles lining their hair. As he shivers violently, Jack tells Rose the boats will be back soon and that they are just getting organized. Rose watches him and then says I love you, Jack. He tells her not to say her goodbyes, that she will get out of there, go on, make lots of babies, watch them grow, and die an old lady, warm in her bed. Not there. Rose says she cannot feel her body. Jack tells her that winning his ticket was the best thing that ever happened to him; it brought him to her, and hes thankful for that. As he takes her hand, he makes her promise that she will survive and never give up no matter how dark or hopeless things are. I promise she says, almost crying. Never let go he says, and Rose swears she will not.
Harold Lowe has begun his search for survivors twenty minutes later. He hasnt found any and things are now dead silent. All he finds are frozen bodies, including the woman and her baby that never found a lifeboat. Lowe is sick with grief, knowing they waited too long, but they keep looking.
Rose is then seen from a sky angle, floating on her back on the board while holding Jacks hand. Near death, she is staring up at the bright stars, gently singing Come Josephine in my flying machine. Her face is then illuminated and her frozen hair crunches as she turns her head to see the disoriented image of the boat. She begins to shake her hand in Jacks to wake him up from sleep. She tells him theres a boat, smiling.But he does not move.She continues to shake him, calling his name, more fiercely now, her smile beginning to fade.He still does not stir. A few more times she calls him, tears coming to her eyes, whispering, Jack, Jack, theres a boat, Jack, and he does not awaken. She then realizes the truth; Jack is gone, fallen victim to hypothermia in the freezing waters.
Watching the boat move further away, she cries silently, and is tempted to stay there and die with Jack, but remembers her promise to Never let go. She very reluctantly and sadly unclamps Jacks frozen hand from hers, and, while saying Ill never let go, I promise and kissing his hand, drops his body into the Ocean. She watches as he disappears into the depths of the Sea. She is hardly able to swim, but she makes her way over to the frozen officer beside her with the whistle. She takes the whistle from around his neck and begins to blow it as hard as she can.
Harold Lowe hears the noise, turns, and shouts COME ABOUT!
Rose Dawson Calvert opens her green eyes and looks at the people listening to her story. She tells them Fifteen hundred went into the Sea when the Titanic sank. Twenty boats were nearby, but only one came back. Only six, including herself, out of fifteen hundred were rescued. Those seven hundred people in the boats could only wait to die, live, or for an absolution that would never come.
The former passengers of the R.M.S. Titanic seen floating in the boats, very cold, but not as cold as the fifteen other people who had not survived. Bruce Ismay is staring out at the Sea, unmoving. Cal is shivering and is offered a bit of Brandy to warm him up. Ruth is resting on Molly, looking very sad and Molly is looking sternly outward. Rose is lying in the boat, wrapped in a blanket and staring up at the sky, totally numb and in shock of what has happened. She glances up momentarily as a light sparks overhead. Officer Lowehas sent off a signal light and is shouting to another ship that has been spotted. Rose falls asleep, then awakens and sees a ship above her, displaying the name Carpathia.
All the mortified, disturbed survivors are seen scattered about as Cal comes down to the deck, looking around. He is trying to find Rose, but doesnt spot her. But Rose sees him and is angered that he survived whilst Jack did not. Older Rose then is heard saying that had been the last time she saw him and supposedly he later killed himself after the stock market crash ruined his interest.
Younger Rose is seen looking up at the statue of Liberty in the rain as the ship comes into New York. An officer asks for her name and she looks sternly at him and says Dawson. Rose Dawson.
Lewis then tells elderly Rose that there were no records of Jack ever found, but Rose didnt think there would be. She never spoke of Jack again until then, not even to Lizzies grandfather and that A womans heart is a deep ocean of secrets. But she was saved by Jack Dawson in every way possible. She has not even a picture of him. He exists now only in her memory.
The sub is shown returning to the surface and leaves the R.M.S. Titanic alone in the Sea once more.
That night, Lizzie and Brock are talking alone on the boat. Lizzie is sorry that he never will find the Heart of the Ocean. He says he thought of nothing besides Titanic for three years, but never really saw the real importance of it.Lizzie smiles sadly at him and he smiles back and then looks to the Sea.
The waters of the Sea are shown moving about once more and then we see elderly Rose. She steps onto the railing of Brocks ship, just as she had all those years ago. She opens her hand and reveales she has had the Heart of the Ocean all along. Back on the Carpathia she felt it in Cals pocket and is seen staring at it in amazement. She drops it into the Sea, feeling relieved.
That night, Rose Dewitt Bukater Dawson Calvert is seen sleeping in her bed, beside her precious pictures. She is seen posing as an actress, smiling beside an airplane, riding a horse with one leg on each side, a roller coaster in the background. Perhaps she is asleep, perhaps not.
The Titanic is then seen in its watery grave, but as we see further and further into the wreck, it is suddenly no longer a wreck. The ship is perfectly intact and a man nods and opens the fine, polished wooden doors that lead to the Grand Staircase with a nod. Inside, there is everyone who had perished on the Titanic alive and well again. Trudy is there, smiling with everyone else, John Jacob Astor, the band players, who nod, little Cora waves as she is held in her fathers arms, Tommy is smiling, Murdoch is there, Captain Smith is watching on a level above, Fabrizio leans beside the staircase, Thomas Andrews looks on happily…
And then in front of the clock, with his back facing everyone, Jack Dawson turns around and smiles in his comfortable 1912 attire. He extends his hand and then Rose takes it and she is in a white gown, young again, just as they had been so long ago.
They smile at one another as they are reunited once more after eighty four years. They kiss passionately under the bright light of the chandelier and the entire room applauds.
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