Have you ever wondered why Rose didn’t make room for Jack on the floating door in Titanic? Well, director James Cameron finally addressed his reasoning behind the scene, and we don’t like it at all.
In a recent interview, Cameron discussed the controversial cinematic choice that has haunted us for the past two decades and revealed that Rose’s unwillingness to share more of the door was because Jack was supposed to die. (Gasp!) He said, “The answer is very simple because it says on page 147 [of the script] that Jack dies. Very simple. Obviously, it was an artistic choice, the thing was just big enough to hold her and not big enough to hold him.”
Cameron went on to reveal that the writers would have found another way to seal Jack’s fate, even if he and Rose hadn’t come across the infamous wood door. He added, “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. It’s called art, things happen for artistic reasons, not for physics reasons.”
Artistic choice or not, we’ll never let go, Jack.